Do you see An important connection with the role you play at Maine East and our future on this planet? Would you like others in our community to know more about your efforts?
She said “I am lucky to have many opportunities on campus to acquaint students with the natural world. We are currently collaborating with the special education department and students to maintain a vegetable garden that supplies our salsa-making competition in the Fall. We learn about the storm water management and biodiversity benefits of native prairie plants in our butterfly garden outside the science wing and are working on getting a grant to put up an educational sign. We are finalizing plans for our annual native plant sale - this year on Memorial Day.”
The Maine East students work in groups to do service-learning projects each year so they are always looking for ways to collaborate with community partners on local ecological or environmental issues.
Feel free to contact Shelby with ideas! They are also looking to start a Friends of the Maine East Nature Spaces digital newsletter. Send an email to be added to their list: firstname.lastname@example.org