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Village Soup news story LINCOLNVILLE, HOPE — Through grants from the Natural Resources Council of Maine, students at Lincolnville Central School and Hope Elementary School are getting help with hands-on conservation learning. Lincolnville Central School students are beginning to survey and map their local watershed in hopes of learning more about the ecology of the… Continue Reading
When the HDMS Environmental Club first met in September to discuss potential environmentally focused school projects, we decided to focus on food waste reduction in the cafeteria. First, we needed to find a local farmer to pick up food waste on a daily basis, to alleviate concerns from the Manager of Buildings and Grounds and… Continue Reading
The fifth, sixth, and seventh grade GATES (gifted and talented) students from Loranger Memorial School are working together on this project with help from their teacher, Mrs. Nye. The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is helping us by providing a grant that we will use to go on field trips to local trails in… Continue Reading
The 7th grade class from Hope Elementary School (HES) is undertaking a project funded by the Natural Resources Council of Maine to investigate invasive aquatic plant species. With their teacher, Mr. Amundsen, they have proposed to survey and detect the presence of invasive aquatic plant species from a local lake in Hope. Invasive aquatic species… Continue Reading
At Athens Community School, we have a unique Friday afternoon program called Learning Power. In this mock community, students choose a group to join for the year where they learn and practice real-life skills. This year, my group is a 4-H Club. In 4-H, children “learn by doing” while applying life skills, strengthening the fundamentals… Continue Reading
Terra Matters Youth Climate Summit Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon USM Hannaford Hall – 88 Bedford Street in Portland NRCM was pleased to participate in the Terra Matters Youth Climate Summit, where environmental clubs from Maine middle and high schools presented their environmental action projects. A climate march and rally immediately… Continue Reading
Maine is a state with a little bit of everything. Whether you prefer to spend your time tucked in a cozy cabin, climbing mountains, strolling along the coast, or enjoying lobster and Maine blueberry pie with friends and family, it’s easy to lose yourself in all Maine has to offer. But what might all those… Continue Reading