Before the school year ended, we have had a busy week on the trail. The weather was finally on our side. We ordered a two-yard load of crushed rock to hold the cedar posts. Logan and Max dug two different two-feet deep holes with a spade that Brandon’s family loaned us. Logan had to remove Read More
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Use these cool apps to help you explore Maine this summer, and all year round! All apps can be downloaded in the Apple iTunes or Google Play Store. eBird Created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, eBird is a must-have app for any birder – or anyone who’s simply interested in nature’s feathered friends! This Read More
On May 2, 2019, we did a My Water Journey activity. The point of this activity was so we could understand the way the water moves through the hydrosphere. We wanted to do this project because it would give us a further understanding the project we have been working on for many months with the Read More
Each day, all of us students have duties to do to make sure the fish stay healthy. We need to do daily tests to make sure the PH levels and ammonia levels are safe. We test the PH so that we constantly know the level of acidity, which should stay between 6.8 and 7.8. To Read More
Some dads get ties for Father’s Day. Some get tools. Jeff wanted a Lincoln’s Sparrow. Those first two gifts are pretty much guaranteed: we’ve never heard of a store running out of ties or power drills. Just check your friendly neighborhood store. On the other hand, acquiring a Lincoln’s Sparrow takes some effort. Since we Read More
As the year comes to a close and we wrap up months of hard work, we are proud to say that our project was certainly a success! At the beginning of the year, we began this recycling program to benefit both our school and our environmental, but the project also taught us about how important Read More
As the school year comes to an end, so does our work on our school nature trail. The weather finally cooperated enough so that we could really get outside and create the nature trail! Our sixth grade students spent many class periods outside planning, clearing, raking, moving brush, and learning about the woods around our Read More
You can’t miss all the lovely lupines in bloom right now. They are the poster child for the quintessential Maine summer — universally loved and cherished. And who could forget Miss Rumphius (The Lupine Lady)? The prolific lupines of Maine’s countryside are actually native to the West Coast and have only been here since the Read More
Municipalities and taxpayers in the United States have been footing the bill for recycling programs for too long. It is a funding model that is rooted in a time when our wastes were much simpler. The problem today is that our waste stream is more complex than it has ever been. It is filled with Read More