AUGUSTA, ME—Through a grant from the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Mt. Ararat Middle School students are beginning to learn about the causes of climate change and potential solutions.
With guidance from their teacher, John Wironen, middle schoolers at Mt. Ararat will examine the ways they can reduce climate-changing pollution in their homes, activities, school, and community. Students will propose practical steps they can take and create a video so they can share the solutions they discover with younger students and the Topsham community.
Students at Mt. Ararat Middle School are among those at eight schools throughout the state to receive one of NRCM’s Middle School Grants. The purpose of these grants is to help Maine students carry out hands-on, outdoor conservation learning experiences that focus on healthy waters, forests and wildlife, climate and clean energy, and a sustainable Maine.
To follow the projects’ progress, please visit the NRCM blog at https://www.nrcm.org/blog/students-engaging-in-the-nature-of-maine/.
NRCM is the leading nonprofit membership organization working statewide for clean air and water, healthy people and wildlife, forest protection, clean energy solutions and sustainable communities. NRCM harnesses the power of science, the law, and the voices of more than 20,000 supporters to protect the nature of Maine.