Year Round Programs at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation
In class Workshops
LLNF staff work with all of the island's schools to deliver in-class science and nature lessons for all ages on a wide variety of topics.
After School programs
LLNF also offers after school programs during the school year in collaboration with partners such as the Nantucket Community School. Our latest program was Engineering Exploration in the spring of 2018.
Throughout the year LLNF offers workshops for adults. Examples of past programs include workshops with the Saltmarsh Senior Center, collaborations with the Nantucket Book Festival, hosting a Nature Story Slam in partnership with the Nantucket Atheneum, and Birds and Brews!
Check out our special programs like the popular Trails and Treats and Phenology Fun Fest! Exciting, new events are in development...we'll make sure to let everyone know when special events are coming up!
LLNF hosts a monthly Science Pub in collaboration with local bars and restaurants on island to bring scientific talks to the community in a fun, relaxed setting. Now in it's 4th year, LLNF is partnering this season with Island Kitchen to host the talks at their new upstairs lounge.
Outreach and Engagement
LLNF partners with other non-profit organizations for collaborative programming. Staff also advance science communication in-person at community forums and digitally by writing for local news outlets and publishing educational materials such as our popular Species of the Week series!
LLNF staff mentor and help students pursuing independent projects to design ecologically-sound research.