S.E.A. in the News

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STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION ALLIANCE EXCEEDS GOAL

The Stewardship Education Alliance exceeded its Winter Capital Campaign goal of $5,000.00. The S.E.A. offer grants to schools in Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, and Rockport.
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GRANTS AVAILABLE TO CAMDEN AREA SCHOOLS

The Stewardship Education Alliance has announced the opening of its Winter Grant Cycle for schools in Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, and Rockport.
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STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION ALLIANCE EXCEEDS GOAL

Science teacher John Dietter wanted to take his 7th Grade students at Camden-Rockport Middle School to Camden Harbor to trawl for tiny particle of disintegrating plastics called micro-plastics. Micro-plastics enter our watershed in many ways including when we launder materials made with plastics, litter, and even from the air. The challenge? Where to get professional quality trawls and a boat trip that would accommodate his students. John applied for and won a grant from S.E.A. that allowed him to buy the trawls, which will be used for many years, and a boat trip. As a side benefit, for many of our students, this was their first trip in the harbor.

Each trawl the students made revealed in the lab that it contained micro-plastics. The photographs below of students on their trip and in the lab show their work, and their conclusion, that the micro-plastics look so much like food sources that many sea creatures eat them.

The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay has just concluded a study showing that micro-plastics are harmful to lobster larvae.
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STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION ALLIANCE ELECTS STUDENT TO ITS BOARD

The Board of the Stewardship Education Alliance has announced the election of Jenna VanRyn, a student at Camden Hills Regional High School, to the S.E.A. Board.
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ALL ABOARD SCHOONER APPLEDORE

Forty friends of S.E.A. enjoyed a sunset cruise aboard Schooner Appledore as a fund and awareness raising event.
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S.E.A. FAIR 2021

On June 4th, 16 environmental organizations sharing the mission to foster good stewardship gathered at the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre to show their stuff!
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POETRY ON WINDOWS

When COVID-9 interrupted plans for spring and summer events, Board Member and teacher Elphie Owen suggested S.E.A. sponsor Poetry on Windows. Students and local poets submitted poems with an environmental theme, which scribes wrote on shop windows downtown Camden. A Scavenger Hunt lures participants to the stores and the event was such a success that we were asked to extend it for a second week.