Peaks Students Explore Tide Pools

In May, Peaks Island third, fourth and fifth grade students spent a morning exploring tidepools at Sandy Beach. Their work included doumenting digitally the locations of the tidepools using PILP's new GPS unit!

To read the Island Times article written by Sarah Hennessey, Island Institute fellow, click here.



Jack Carroll, Danius Bukauskus, and Dustin DiBiase explore tide pools
as part of a school project. Photo by Kelly Hasson
Drawing of a vernal pool

Vernal Pools on Peaks!

Do we have Vernal Pools here on Peaks Island?

Click here to read the article by Lynne Richard, and hear the call of a wood frog!

Battery Steele Selected to National Register

Battery Steele is not only the largest gun battery built on Peaks Island, but also an example of the largest battery ever built anywhere in the United States.”

from An Island at War by Kim MacIsaac and Joel Eastman

Click here to read Steve Schuit's article!

Battery Steele

photo by Mark Shain

Photo caption: Will Mitchell trains Art Astarita (left) and Don Stein (right) how to use PILP’s new GPS unit.

Peaks Island Land Preserve Purchases New Global Positioning System Unit

With the help of a generous grant from MBNA, PILP recently purchased a Global Positioning System, or GPS, unit. To read more about how the GPS will help PILP to better care for conserved properties on Peaks Island, click here.


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