In an effort to fulfill our mission to bring students to the downtown during the off-season, ReMain has collaborated annually with Worcester Polytechnic Institute since 2013. The students arrive on Nantucket from October through December and work on immersion projects utilizing their university disciplines. Their Nantucket Project Center is intended to assist local nonprofits and town departments in areas as diverse as alternative energy, parks and recreation, waste management, museum studies, coastal erosion, pedestrian safety, and affordable housing.
To orientate and welcome new students each year, ReMain has worked with Exploration Station’s Melanie Hajjar to design a Downtown Treasure Hunt. It’s packed with both practical clues for living here and interesting facts about the Island and finishes with a treasure chest of gift cards to local restaurants and other activities to enjoy during their stay.