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Some of our activities include……..

The Art Barn


The Art Barn is generally open in the afternoons, and is a place to create anything your imagination brings to you?  Arts and crafts supplies are provided, and people are also welcome to bring in their own projects.  Spending time in the Art Barn is great fun for all ages.




A Historic Star Island Tour

A fantastic interactive tour led by the Historical Cottage Curator, which gives an overview of Star Island and the Isles of Shoals from the 1600’s through the present.

Appledore Trip

Experience more of the Isle of Shoals than just Star Island – this is an afternoon trip traveling to a neighboring island that was the home to famous poet Celia Thaxter in the nineteenth century.  Visit the garden that inspired Thaxter’s “My Island Garden” and see the Marine Laboratory that is part of Appledore Island today.

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It is an annual tradition at LRE week to have a softball game against the Island Staff, affectionally known as “Pelicans”   This is great fun for everyone, and brings about plenty of friendly competition!




Botany Walk

On the botany walk, the Island Naturalist will conduct a tour of the vast island flora, including a discussion on edible and medicinal plants native to the Shoals.

Marine Lab

The Marine Lab is open from 9-4 most days.  The littlest children can come by the lab to hang out in our kids’ corner, which features age appropriate experiments, coloring books, reading materials and more!  People of all ages also enjoy our display tanks where they can get up close and personal with sea creatures of all varieties.

In addition to the daytime programs and activities, there is a conference-wide evening program each night, including…..

  • *A Bonfire on the rocks
  • *A Talent show that all conference participants are invited to be part of
  • *The “Pel Show”, put on for the conference by the island staff
  • *A Dance
  • *Ghost Stories and music



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