Weather is my passion. It’s been that way since the Blizzard of 1993 hit my home in Massachusetts when I was 10 years old (quick math, how old am I?). I knew from that early age that I wanted to do what I loved when I “grew up.” So I slugged through Calculus, Physics, and Thermodynamics Read More
Nature of Maine Blog
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We woke up this morning to the thin, quivery whistles of the “Old Sam Peabody” song of one of the two White-throated Sparrows that have made it through the entire winter in our yard. The songs were not the strong, perfect version that we all know as a quintessential sound of summer in Maine but Read More
I have been an animal- and nature-lover since I was a little girl. It comes as no surprise to those who know me to know how important the issue of protecting nature is to me. Living and working in beautiful, coastal Maine is a gift…one we all must not take for granted. Our restaurant is Read More
The seventh grade at Leonard Middle School in Old Town is gearing up and getting excited to launch our Nonpoint Source Pollution project on Pushaw Lake! With support from the Natural Resource Council of Maine, we were graciously awarded one of the grants through the Engaging Maine Middle School Students in Protecting the Nature of Read More
At China Middle School, recycling has been a long standing tradition. It began over 15 years ago and the Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) program has been facilitating recycling since the inception. Each week JMG students travel around the school with a large recycling container to collect paper, magazines, cardboard and returnables. Over the past 15 Read More
Greetings from Harrison Elementary School! Harrison Elementary School is nestled in the woods on the north of the Sebago Lake Watershed, next to Long Lake. Our students come from the local communities of Harrison and Waterford, and are in third through sixth grade. Our project “Revitalizing the Harrison Elementary School Nature Trail,” plans to utilize Read More
What’s the buzz about Windham Middle School? Seventh grade students on the Beal/Williamson academic team will soon embark on an interdisciplinary project based learning endeavor involving the importance and protection of Maine’s bees. Hi, my name is Erin Beal, and I teach seventh grade at Windham Middle School. I’m elated to tell you about an Read More
This past fall at Messalonskee Middle School, students were given a variety of field guides in Mrs. Ripa’s science class. We looked at the different ways the guides were organized and thought about how useful they would be to us in our school forest. There were “Mammals of North America,” “Birds of the Northeast,” “Trees Read More
On February 8th, sixth grade students in Mrs. Franzoni’s class at Windham Middle School welcomed 300 brook trout in the eyed egg stage and will be studying them in part thanks to a grant from the Natural Resources Council of Maine. Prior to delivery, students learned about the water cycle, water pollution, and the impact humans Read More