Saco, Maine (May 7, 2018) — The Ecology School has received a generous donation of $2,000 from Bangor Savings Bank Foundation in support of educational materials including The Ecology School Field Guide: An Ecological Tour of New England's Coastal Ecosystems and The Ecology School Teaching Guide.
Developed by The Ecology School, the publications are used as guides in fully-immersive educational residential programs in which thousands of students explore coastal Maine ecosystems each year. The Ecology School Field Guide: An Ecological Tour of New England's Coastal Ecosystems is a 120-page field guide organized by ecosystem and includes the most common species found in each. It encourages students to take a closer look at plant species and learn to identify the organisms that exist in the environment around them. Created from the field experience of The Ecology School staff, The Ecology School Teaching Guide provides classroom teachers, home school educators, naturalists and nature center volunteers with 230 pages of illustrated ecology-based activities, worksheets, and lesson plans.
About The Ecology School
Founded in 1998 in Saco, Maine, The Ecology School has brought outdoor science, environmental and sustainability education to more than 170,000 students and teachers from throughout Maine and New England. Through hands-on, experiential programming, students learn to become stewards of their environment as they explore local forests, coastal ecosystems, and food systems. We deliver our mission through single-day and residential programs for elementary and middle school students; workshops and presentations in schools; professional development for teachers; community engagement events; and distributing original field and curriculum guides. www.TheEcologySchool.org
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