The Penobscot River Trails provided a new and alluring destination for an April 12 cross-country ski, right before spring break. I drove north on I-95, passing miles of mostly bare ground and wondered if there would be enough snow outside of Medway to make this long drive worth it. About 12 miles north on Route Read More
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On April 2, 2019, Tandem Coffee Roasters launched an ambitious initiative to drastically reduce waste at both of their locations in Portland. The company has lowered all drink prices by 25 cents and started charging customers 25 cents if they need a single-use cup for their drink order. The main intention is to get people Read More
To help you decipher what’s next in the review process for Central Maine Power’s (CMP) proposed corridor and how you can get involved, here’s more information about what the CMP’s for-profit transmission line faces in the months to come. Flawed PUC Decision On April 11, the Maine Public Utilities Commission issued a certificate of public Read More
In Mrs. Ripa’s Science class we learned about the different types of trees and how to identify them. It’s important for us to know about our trees so that we know more about our environment. If we are building, we know more about our natural resources that surround us, and if we are lost, some Read More
Earlier in the year, we shared that we’ve decided to pursue a “mindfulness birding” Maine Big Year in 2019, keeping track of the different species we identify (by sight or sound) in the state. We noted, you may recall, that people who compete in Big Years do so with the hope of breaking a record. Read More
We, the Mahoney Green Team, are excited about the progress of our project, which is in part thanks to the Natural Resource Council of Maine and their program. So far, we have been working with the Portland Water District (PWD) to teach sixth graders about the hydrologic cycle and water quality. They teach multiple lessons, Read More
We are a group of sixth graders at Strong Elementary School in Strong, Maine. We love getting outdoors and doing activities like hiking, hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling. For most of our years in middle school, our science and physical education teachers have been taking classes outside to the trail beside a stream located Read More
Last week, my sixth-grade class went on an excellent field trip. We started off the day by breaking into six different groups. Three groups went to the Audubon in the morning, while the others met two guest speakers at two different stations at school. Then we swapped. Before we met the guest speakers we used Read More
“I can remember when I was in fourth grade at the school, I would watch the middle level kids working on the marsh project,” says Brooke Hoppe, now a seventh grade student at St. George School. Evie Thissell, a classmate adds, “When you enter middle school, you start to do things for the community and Read More