The Maine Environmental Education Association has produced the Maine Environmental Education Guide (2007) that lists organizations, resources and topics for teachers and parents who want to find support for environmental education. This comprehensive resource offers a snapshot of what’s available around the state.
The University of Maine’s “4-H Earth Connections Program” has a wealth of nature-based activities appropriate for school classes, camp groups and families. A list of their activities is available on the Earth Connections website.
For more information about opportunities in your immediate area, contact your local Cooperative Extension Office, regional nature center, or land trust to learn what routine or periodic offerings or customized programs might be available.
Those interested in summer camp opportunities that involve environmental education can contact the Maine Youth Camping Association which has an annual directory listing more than 100 member camps. Schools interested in doing outdoor education in the fall or spring can also contact the MYCA as some camps offer short sessions for schools in the shoulder season.
To learn more about the natural history of Maine and common species found in the state, please see the following sites:
State Wildlife Information: http://www.state.me.us/ifw/wildlife/species/index.htm