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Harpswell Students get Muddy for Science

By Walter Wuthmann HARPSWELL — A dozen Harpswell Community School students went crashing through grass and water, unleashed by the end of the school day and a salt marsh. It was a warm afternoon June 6, and the great blue heron the kids were trying to trap was definitely not going to show up while they… Read more

The Larsen Kids Explore Harpswell with HHLT

The Larsen Kids Explore Harpswell with HHLT

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
September 2, 2015

For the last few years, 9-year-old Scottie and 7-year-old Elliot Larsen have explored tide pools, mud flats, salt marshes and other habitats, while learning about the animals and plants that live there, thanks to programs offered by Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT). “Especially living in Harpswell, to understand and appreciate our environment is really important,”… Read more

“Real, tangible science” in the Classroom

by Kara Douglas From the March 2015 edition of the Harpswell Anchor Nina Beattie turns around in her seat and smiles. “We have 200 class pets,” she proclaims, pointing toward the corner of the classroom. In the front of Megan Philips’s third grade room at Harpswell Community School (HCS) sits what looks like a large… Read more

Great article in the Harpswell Anchor: The Nature of Outdoor Education

By Sarah Fountain The Holbrook Community Foundation (HCF) and The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) share a common goal: protect the town’s natural habitats, thereby preserving its culture and marine economy for the local community and future generations. Not an easy task, nor one with a deadline, but these organizations have channeled their passions into… Read more