• 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

Plan A Field Trip

Use the links above for help planning an education-based field trip-an island expedition. Information about what is available on the Boston Harbor Islands can be found in the PowerPoint presentations and documents below.

» Introduction to Boston Harbor Islands (PPT - 13.0Mb)
» Expedition Landmarks (PDF - 3.1Mb)
» Island Expedition Worksheet
(PDF - 52kb)


Please fill out the field trip request form to provide us with information about your requested date, island expedition, curriculum unit, permit, water transportation and field trip needs.

The Boston Harbor Islands education team is available to provide guidance and help you with planning. Contact the education team with any questions.

Our goal is to make island expedition planning easy and efficient. After your island expedition, please take a moment to provide us with your feedback.

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