• Lush vegetation on the top of Spectacle Island's North drumlin dominates the foreground. Boston's skyline can be seen in the distance.  The park's logo with tag line minutes away, worlds apart empashises the stark contrast between the city and islands.

    Boston Harbor Islands

    National Recreation Area Massachusetts

For Teachers

These resources will help you provide meaningful instruction for your students while all of you enjoy your experience on the Boston Harbor Islands.
  • As you plan a field trip, you may need to apply for an island-use permit and must plan water transportation.
  • Select curriculum materials to view our classroom lessons and island expeditions.
  • Workshops for professional development are available to help teachers earn PDPs and develop new curriculum.
  • Park staff can assist you with other resources such as curriculum-based classroom and on-islands programs.

The tools outlined above will help teachers use the Boston Harbor Islands to facilitate the education of their students. For questions, please email us.

Did You Know?

Boston Light

Constructed in 1716, Boston Light on Little Brewster Island is the oldest lighthouse site in the country. British forces burned down the original lighthouse when they fled Boston in 1776. It was rebuilt in 1783 and is now open for visitors to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. More...