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MARINE SCIENCE DAY

From the moment she began reading about Buzz Scott and his mission on and under the Gulf of Maine’s warming waters, Barbara Lawrence was hooked. Lawrence, founder and president of Stewardship Education Alliance (S.E.A.), a Midcoast nonprofit launched a year earlier, was sure she’d found a kindred spirit in Scott. With his role as educator,...

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...

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...

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...