’Maine Tree’ program helping students gain knowledge of the great outdoors
HAMPDEN, Maine (WABI) -As we know, there will be a different approach for students going back to school this year.
A program called Maine Tree is supporting students by helping them gain more knowledge about the great outdoors.
They sponsor a number of efforts including Project Learning Tree.
On Wednesday, a six-hour outdoor training workshop was held for the Bangor Y staff.
The staff can then take what they learned and use it at all of their after school locations.
“Maine Tree sees Project Learning Tree as a great opportunity, especially where people want to and need to be learning outdoors. It’s a time tested model, it’s been around for over four decades. So, the opportunity to come up here and pull the full Bangor Y school-age program staff together and train them on this tool is the first opportunity for us and we think it’s a model we will be able to copy and use elsewhere,” Jonathan Labonte, Executive Director, Maine Tree, said.
The forest-based curriculum provides activities for all grade levels that meet national and state learning standards.
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