Within this magnificent 100 acre classroom we find nearly limitless on-going examples of the island's most important environmental systems, studied through enjoyable, rewarding, educational experiences for all ages.   Natural progression leads from research and planning to education about this important, remarkable, and vital environmental restoration. 

Students from elementary grades through university and post-graduate studies, marine and environmental scientists, biologists, hydrogeologists, botanists, local, state and federal employees, and national and  international experts have contributed to the vast research and education that has gone into all aspects of the Deer Harbor Stewardship Project over decades.

Mycoremediation, a phrase coined by Paul Stamets, is a form of bioremediation, the process of using fungi to degrade or sequester contaminants in the environment.