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’Maine Tree’ program helping students gain knowledge of the great outdoors

Maine Tree program helping students gain knowledge of the outdoors
Maine Tree program helping students gain knowledge of the outdoors
Published: Aug. 26, 2020 at 11:55 PM EDT
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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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