ACE MV is collaborating with Northeastern University to offer a series of classes on-Island dedicated to Sustainability: Addressing the Challenges. Professors from the university will travel to the Island to lead the five two-hour sessions on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning March 7 and continuing to April 11.

The series includes the classes Ocean Genome Legacy — Capturing the Biodiversity of the Oceans; From Food Webs to Fisheries: The Interdependence of Socioeconomics & Ecology in the Gulf of Maine; The Importance of Biodiversity for Coastal Habitat Sustainability; Tide Gate: Colonial Legacy Becomes Modern Day Blessing/Curse; and Scientific Challenges to a Renewable Energy Future.

This opportunity for Islanders was made possible in part thanks to a generous anonymous donor to ACE MV. The classes will be half price for all high school students, and educators and seniors get a 10 per cent discount. There are scholarships available for those interested in attending. Early registration is recommended since class size is limited.

Registration is available now online at For scholarship application, questions and to sign up for luncheon discussions with the professors for this series, call Lynn Ditchfield at 508-693-9222.