Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) on Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals, Maine has been dedicated to undergraduate education and research in marine science since 1966.

Appledore is the "Learning Island," where participants and faculty members can literally and figuratively immerse themselves in their explorations. The rocky intertidal zone, seabird colonies, and the open sea are right outside the door at SML, providing participants with a direct route to the world of marine science.