Edna Drinkwater School Climate Activity Follow Up

Edna Drinkwater School Climate Activity Follow Up

As highlighted in previous seedlings and OverSTORY articles, Maine TREE Programs and Outreach Coordinator Kelly French worked on a research investigation during the spring semester with the 6th-grade science class at Edna Drinkwater School in Northport. First, the students collected tree cores from trees found on their school’s campus. They then looked at the ring widths and local climate…

Sanford High School Wildlife Biology Class Visits Maine Wildlife Park

Sanford High School Wildlife Biology Class Visits Maine Wildlife Park

by Lindsay Strout – Wildlife Biology Teacher, Sanford High School I want to give a huge thank you to Maine TREE for helping fund Sanford High Schools’ Wildlife Biology field trip to the Maine Wildlife Park.  Twenty-four of my students got to see all the animals that we’ve been studying all year long. From huge…

LD 1902: A Resolve To Establish a Pilot Program To Encourage Climate Education in Maine Public Schools

LD 1902: A Resolve To Establish a Pilot Program To Encourage Climate Education in Maine Public Schools

Since 2020, the Nature Based Education Consortium’s (NBEC) Climate Education (Advocacy Working Group has been committed to expanding the access to outdoor and environmental learning for all of Maine’s students. One of their early successes came in the inclusion of climate education in the Maine Climate Council Climate Action Plan. To create a state of…

Trees & Me: Activities for Exploring Nature with Young Children

Trees & Me: Activities for Exploring Nature with Young Children

With the continuous evolution of education pedagogy, Project Learning Tree (PLT) is consistently creating and revising curriculum for all ages of students to create captivating activities for students and educators. PLT’s newest addition, Trees & Me, was released this March contains hundreds of ideas for fun, easy-to-do, hands-on experiences to connect young children to nature,…

Edna Drinkwater School Students Research Climate Change Effects on Local Tree Species
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Edna Drinkwater School Students Research Climate Change Effects on Local Tree Species

This winter, a 6th-grade science class at Edna Drinkwater School (EDS) in Northport, ME, is diligently investigating the impacts of climate change on their school campus’ trees. Their research question is one that many academics and professional researchers still seek to answer, as many tree species respond very differently to disturbances and differences brought on…

Maine TREE welcomes Lena Ives as Director of Education

Maine TREE welcomes Lena Ives as Director of Education

Maine TREE is excited to welcome Lena Ives as its new director of education. This position is responsible for sustaining and expanding Maine TREE’s capacity to meet the needs of schools, teachers, parents, students, and other partner organizations for environmental education programs connected to Maine’s forests. Lena graduated from the University of Connecticut with a…

Appalachian Mountain Club Brings Green Jobs to Piscataquis County Classroom

Appalachian Mountain Club Brings Green Jobs to Piscataquis County Classroom

After completing a climate change unit, middle school students from Sedomocha and Piscataquis Secondary School were excited to see what they could do in their local communities. Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) Director of Maine Conservation and Land Management, Steve Tatko, joined students for a day in the life of a Forester. Students explored their school’s…

FCCI Webinar and Tour Session at Holt Research Forest

FCCI Webinar and Tour Session at Holt Research Forest

One of the numerous benefits of owning Holt Research Forest (HRF) is the abundance of outreach and educational opportunities Maine TREE hosts on the property. There is no more perfect time to take to the woods than the early winter. Ticks are hibernating, mosquitoes are nowhere to be found, the mud is frozen, and the…

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Sanford Pleasant River Mill Tour – Maine TREE and Sanford High School JMG

SANFORD – This past month, Maine TREE partnered with Sanford High School JMG (formerly known as Jobs for Maine Graduates) to support an opportunity for students to learn about Green Jobs in Maine through in-class Project Learning Tree Green Jobs activities and a field trip to a local mill. On November 16th, Maine TREE joined…

University of Maine Students Participate in PLT Workshop

University of Maine Students Participate in PLT Workshop

OLD TOWN, Maine – Maine TREE is always eager to support and help facilitate Project Learning Tree workshops, and we were thrilled to work with Dr. Jessica Leahy and her Environmental Interpretation class this last September. PLT Facilitators Joanne Alex and Kenny Fergusson led a professional development PLT workshop with Dr. Leahy’s class, comprised of…