friends, nature, spirituality, enlightenment

NATURE -- Nature is at its finest out on Star Island. Whether you are sedentary, active, young or old, there are beautiful skies, sunrises, sunsets, flora, geology, birdlife and ocean water for all to appreciate.

ENLIGHTENMENT -- Natural History Week at Star Island is a week-long family retreat enjoyed by people who share a common interest in natural history. Each year, we present a different conference theme pertaining to natural history, ecology, or nature. Our speaker this year will be Bernd Heinrich, noted naturalist and author, will speak of his owl acquaintances; his experiences with ravens, the brainy wolf-birds; the opening process of his favorite Star Island iris; and the why of metamorphosis. Bernd was a speaker at Natural History Week in 2003 and we are very pleased to have him back.

SPIRITUAL RENEWAL -- Everyone deserves some down time, away from the stresses of everyday living on the mainland. At Star, you are invited to relax on porch chairs, read a book, write your first novel, knit a sweater, listen to music, meditate, reflect and be inspired by interesting conversations and presentations by our conferees, and sermons by our minister of the week. Each day at Star will be a gift you give to yourself. This year, The Reverend Nancee Campbell is our minister of the week. Nancee is retired from parish ministry and is currently engaged as a hospital chaplain and advocate for elderly and disabled in Central Maine.



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