Member Businesses: Education

Island Heritage Trust

The Island Heritage Trust is a non-profit private land trust dedicated to conservation that protects significant open space, scenic areas, wildlife habitats, natural resources, and historic and cultural features that offer public benefit and are essential to the character of the Deer Isle area.

Our membership is open to all. We are funded by the tax-deductible charitable contributions of our members. A board of 11 volunteer members governs the Trust through its Chair and Executive Director and staff.

Mission Statement

IHT contributes to the well-being of the island community by conserving its distinctive landscapes and natural resources, maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline and islands, and by providing educational programming for all ages.

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42 Sunset Rd
Deer Isle, ME 04627 

Website

207-348-2455

Golden Sun Childcare

Childcare Center on the Blue Hill Peninsula providing amazing care and education for your children.

Accepting children from 6 weeks – 5 years old!

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8 South St
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

Website

(207) 266-6509

Native Gardens of Blue Hill

The mission of Native Gardens of Blue Hill is to create public gardens of Maine native plants to demonstrate their beauty and value and to encourage sustainable gardening practices. Since 2015, we have been building a demonstration garden at the campus of Bagaduce Music on South St with the help of volunteers. Recently, we have begun to deepen our mission to include training and support for existing and new businesses in the field of sustainable landscaping, including the nursery trade. We envision serving as a training ground for entrepreneurship and innovation, a hub for ecological best practices in the community, and the supportive home to a regional guild of sustainable landscape stewards.

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On the site of Bagaduce Music at 49 South Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Chickadee Compost

We are a community composting business that collects compostable waste from around the peninsula and turns it into a high quality soil amendment.

641 Reach Road
Sargentville, ME 04673 

Website

(207) 213-0699 (Main)

Friends of Fort Knox

Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1991 to preserve Maine State Historic Site Fort Knox. Assumed complete management under contract with Maine DoT for Penobscot Narrows Observatory in 2007 and Dept Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in 2012. We perform major and minor restoration, preservation, conservation projects on the Fort and grounds as well as provide Interpretive History Tours, Gift Shop, Attendance Booth, Operations, Special Events and PNO Attendants from May 1st through Oct 31st. One FT year-round employee (director), 22 seasonal part-time employees and hundreds of volunteers annually.

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740 Fort Knox Road
Propect, ME 04981 

Website

(207) 469-6553

Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering programs of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. The college serves approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students in career-oriented degree programs. The job placement rate for MMA graduates exceeds 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. The college is consistently recognized for providing a high-value education by organizations such as the Brookings Institution, Money Magazine and U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit mainemaritime.edu.

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One Pleasant Street
Casinte, ME 04420 United States

Website

(207) 326-2659

Eastern Maine Community College Business & Industry

The Center for Business and Industry offers customized trainings for your business. Our vast community college resources, competitive pricing, and innovative training methods set us apart as a prime workforce development tool for businesses.

We also offer a host of credit and noncredit continuing education courses and professional certifications.

Please contact us for a free consultation to see what we can do for your business. The Center for Business and Industry can provide access to community college conference facilities, labs and equipment. We can also help with access to funding resources from the Maine Quality Centers program.

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354 Hogan Road

Bangor, ME 04401 United States

Website

(207) 974-4673

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Mission: Investigate craft and art in aesthetic climate that honors tradition while acknowledging the rich potential of contemporary visual art, craft practice and research. Architecturally significant campus and focused energy of Haystack provide an environment that supports serious exploration.

Offering two-week residency, one- and two-week workshops, conference; May-September. blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, graphics, metals, textiles, wood, writing, and more. Scholarships available. Residency and Scholarship applicant deadline: March 1. General applicant deadline: April 1. All levels welcome.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

89 Haystack School Drive, Deer Isle
On campus tours are offered on Wed., 1 p.m.,
for a nominal charge, from June 3 to August 26;
evening presentations, open to the public, 7:00 p.m.
348-2306 HYPERLINK  http://www.haystack-mtn.org

 

 

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89 Haystack School Drive
Deer Isle, Maine 04627 United States

Website

(207)348-2306

Nature Links at The Historic Hen House

Originally started in Miami Florida by Dr. Gregory Bush, a University of Miami History Professor, Nature Links for Lifelong Learning addresses the often unmet needs of young adults with intellectual disabilities of the middle to higher range.  After high school many have little to do, might not have the social skills to succeed in work situations, but have so much to offer and much to learn. They need continuing education related to the natural world (cooking, gardening, art, healthy habits, job training) and independent life skills of that they may be able to live more independently. Programs  meet live or online 3 days a week, involve travel training, videography, outside speakers.  We seek to empower out young adults and try to make them models of more sustainable habits.  Greg Bush purchased the Historic Hen House in Blue Hill in October 2016. It was originally the home of WERU and Noel Paul Stookey’s Recording studio. It now has apartments and is home base for Nature Links in Maine.

515 Falls Bridge Rd

Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States

Website

(305) 926-5001

The SEED Barn

The SEED Barn is an art gallery, education center and community engagement space that serves as a foundation for SEED :: disperse. The mission of SEED :: disperse is to encourage cross-pollination between the arts and sciences through fine art exhibitions and creative dissemination methods in combination with multi-sensory exploration and education to celebrate the miracle of seeds. Visitors to The SEED Barn are invited to look through the lens of the seed to explore connections between art and science and their personal relationship to the natural world.

53 Falls Bridge Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

Website

207-374-2947

Lawrence Family Fitness Center / Blue Hill YMCA

We are a non-profit, community-based health and fitness center with membership and programming for all ages.

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32 Mines Road
Blue Hill, Maine 04614 

Mon - Fri 5:30am - 8:00pm / Sat - Sun 8:00am - 12:30pm

Website

207-374-5358

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is a non-profit organization that works to secure a diversified fishing future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond. We do this by developing and implementing innovative programs that provide value for today’s fishermen and drive more sustainable management approaches for future fisheries. An essential component of our work is connecting the knowledge of fishermen, the findings of scientists, and the world of policy makers.

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13 Atlantic Ave
Stonington, ME 04681 

Website

(207) 367-2708

Shaw Institute and Blue Hill Research Center

55 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

Website

207-374-2135

George Stevens Academy

An independent town academy serving as the 9-12 high school for students from the Blue Hill Peninsula and beyond. Discover your world at GSA.

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23 Union Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

Website

207-374-2808

Blue Hill Heritage Trust

The mission of the Blue Hill Heritage Trust is: To lead in conserving land, water, and wildlife habitat on the greater Blue Hill Peninsula. To teach and practice a stewardship ethic. To promote ecological, economic, and community health for this and future generations.

BHHT maintains a vast network of trails and road systems across the Blue Hill Peninsula and offers free programming year round. Visit their website for a list of events, trail maps, and more!

Who We Are:

We are a nationally accredited nonprofit, donor-based land conservation organization founded in 1985 by residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula in coastal Maine. We are working to conserve the farmland, forest, wetlands, and wildlife habitat needed to sustain ecological and community health in a changing climate. Our goal is to protect the resources and sense of place upon which traditional livelihood depends, and to work with our communities to embrace a stewardship ethic. We recognize the value of conserving land and water for its own sake, as well as valuing the recreational, economic, and quality-of-life benefits of conservation. By advancing this vital connection between healthy land and healthy communities, the Trust strives to be fully involved in peninsula communities through strong collaborations with our partners, including municipalities. To date, Blue Hill Heritage Trust has protected over 10,000 acres of land that will be forever stewarded for wildlife, recreation, scenic beauty, sustainable use and historical importance.

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157 Hinckley Ridge Rd
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

Website

207-374-5118