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Science Island Extreme

Educational programs, Science and nature camps
278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME

The nationally renowned faculty members of Science Island Extreme, in conjunction with Saint Joseph’s College, City of Portland’s Fireboat division and military survival experts, will lead rising high school juniors and seniors through a six-day, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Science Island Extreme Summer Camp teaches students how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are used in survival training. Students participate in training sessions and hands-on instructions that integrate STEM’s core knowledge with physical challenges in an educational and fun curriculum. The results: earning insight into the real-world application of STEM concepts, and three college credits.

Science Island Extreme is not just about teaching; it is also about experiencing. Students will use their scientific knowledge in a real-life survival environment, a mock shipwreck and rescue simulation on deserted Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay. Under the supervision of camp staff, students will challenge themselves to find food and water, build a shelter, care for group members and discover ways to collaborate on rescue techniques. Camp faculty working in collaboration with the Portland Fireboat will operate a rescue training exercise on the island.