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HELPING AMPHIBIANS CROSS THE ROAD

Hope’s Sweet Tree Arts and Sweetland School was awarded funding for child and adult safety vests and headlamps to be used by the school’s volunteer scientists during Maine’s Big Night Amphibian Migration Monitoring activities. The project was created as a direct result of observing the mortality impacts roads are having on amphibian populations, and seeks...

NATURE TRAIL AT HOPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Hope Elementary School science teacher Colin Amundsen was awarded a grant to create a nature trail and outdoor classroom on a one-acre piece of gifted property adjacent to the school campus. Having an outdoor space, Amundsen says, will allow students to better explore their local environment and have a richer learning experience. “Experiences in the...

MONITORING THE QUALITY OF WATER AT RILEY SCHOOL

Rockport’s Riley School was awarded S.E.A. funding for water monitoring equipment to be used in the school’s hands-on science program, which emphases collecting and interpreting scientific data. “At Riley School we’ve always encouraged children to have a voice in their education, and what better way to give them a voice than to have them be...

Searching for Micro-Plastics in Camden Harbor

Pen Bay Pilot article Saturday, February 6, 2021 CAMDEN — Students thrive on discovery. And it’s through some of those discoveries that local elementary, middle and high school students are today preparing for a future filled with possibilities and opportunities. With support of the Stewardship Education Alliance (S.E.A.) – a year-old nonprofit with the mission...

The Riley School Water Project

In 2020 S.E.A. gave a grant to The Riley School, which they used to learn about water. The Riley School is fortunate to have an extensive campus that includes a stream as well as frontage on an ocean cove. This “Profile of the Child as Learner” written about one of the students was sent to...

S.E.A. gives grant to PeoplePlace

In January, 2020, S.E.A. gave a grant to PeoplePlace toe send two teachers for professional development at Herring Gut Learning Center. Unfortunately, the pandemic forced Herring Gut to cancel courses last summer, but PeoplePlace developed a terrific alternative that Director Sessa Salas explained to the Board of S.E.A. From Sessa Salas: I was talking with...

Touch Tank

Why a Touch Tank? What’s the best way to show why stewardship of the watershed matters? A Touch Tank seemed the answer because it would give people of all ages the chance to interact with sea creatures they might have never seen. The first person we asked for advice was Dom Gioia, Captain of the...

Discovery Bags and Books

Camden Public Library offers many popular themed Discovery Bags for families to borrow.  S.E.A donated funding for three bags that give teachers, parents, and grandparents, and other community members a way to examine the water in our watershed.  With guidance from Esperanza Stancioff, Climate Change Educator at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Manager of Youth...

Studying Kelp

Teacher Jenny Gold from Camden-Rockport Elementary School takes a course about raising kelp at Herring Gut Learning Center, and then shares what she learned with her students.  

Zoe Foster – Children’s Place

Zoe Foster (left), who teaches at Children’s Place Montessori School, took a course in aquaponics at Herring Gut Learning Center. The following semester, students helped set up an aquarium, studied the water for their fish, and then set up pipes to use water from the tank to grow vegetables, making sure the PH was correct...