Upcoming Talks

The Deep Impacts of Composting

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Museum for an illustrated talk presented by lifelong composter, Jayne Merner, of Earth Care Farm who will paint a picture of the lasting effects compost has on our world. Co-hosted with Fishers Island Waste Management.

Gardening professionals Suzanne Thompson and Petie Reid are back by popular demand to help us plan, plant and expand native gardens that support the birds, bees, and other pollinators that we all depend upon.

Chasing Shadows

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Museum for an illustrated talk with author Ret Talbot, who will address the complex relationship between humans and sharks dating back thousands of years, today’s challenging public safety issues, and what may be on the horizon.


July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This illustrated talk by Kim Hargrave, Education Director of the DPNC, examines the fascinating world of Mustelidae, a diverse family of carnivorous mammals that include mink, otters and fisher cats.

Quetzals: Icons of the Cloud Forest

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Renowned ornithologist and author Alan Poole will present an illustrated talk based on his new book about a dazzling bird that is native to the cloud forests of Mexico, and Central and South America.

The House that History Flowed Through

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Museum Director Pierce Rafferty’s illustrated talk chronicles how the history of Fishers Island from the Colonial era to date can be traced through the evolution of a single island structure: the Mansion House. Reception to follow.

Jellyfish Near Fishers Island and Beyond

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Mary Beth Decker, Research Scientist in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale, will give an illustrated talk that sheds light one of the ocean’s most mysterious invertebrate animals.

Megan J. Wolff, Ph.D., MPH, Health Policy Director of Beyond Plastics returns to the Museum to discuss what efforts individuals can make to reduce their consumption and exposure to plastics. Co-hosted with Fishers Island Conservancy.

Season of the Osprey

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the FI Theater for a night of entertainment and conservation education with CT filmmaker Jacob Steinberg. Following the screening there will be a Q&A and discussion with the filmmaker.


August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Filmmaker Jacob Steinberg will present an illustrated talk documenting his current work in progress: a film illustrating the critical importance of menhaden to our fisheries and our development as a nation.

The Wondrous World of Fireflies

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Biologist and professor emerita at Tufts, Dr. Sara Lewis will present an illustrated talk to unlock the mysteries of one of our greatest ambassadors for Earth’s natural magic.

Museum Director Pierce Rafferty will give an illustrated talk commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first national English Springer Spaniel Field Trial that was held on Fishers Island.

During the summer season our adult lectures are a mixture of in-person & virtual, sometimes both.

Information is posted on this website, on the PO Bulletin Board, and on FishersIsland.net.
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