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Harpswell Heritage Land Trust Provides Funding for Community and School Gardens

In addition to preserving land, building trails and providing educational programs, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust also supports community and school gardens! In 2005 an anonymous donor set up a fund to provide grants to Harpswell-based community and school gardens. Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) manages the fund. In 2019 HHLT awarded five grants. Harpswell Community… Read more

Review of Nature Notes from Maine

By Doyle Dietz Published Dec. 2, 2018 in the Pottsville (Pa.) Republican Herald These four books knock it out of the park with a grand slam of gift giving for Christmas or any occasion. From left to right are “The World Is Our Classroom: How One Family Used Nature and Travel to Shape an Extraordinary… Read more

Review of Nature Notes from Maine

By Fredric Price, Publisher, Fig Tree Books So why would a New Yorker (a real one!) who doesn’t camp and whose life in the outdoors consists mainly of playing ball with my dogs in the yard and watching them spelunking for voles and rabbits in the woods be interested in buying, reading, and then commenting on… Read more

Nature Notes from Maine: River Otters, Moose, Skunks & More

Nature Notes from Maine: A collection of stories and images to celebrate the natural world around us Volume one released in 2018 by Harpswell Heritage Land Trust “This book is full of great stories about Maine’s wild animals. The stories are highly entertaining and brought back memories of some of my own wildlife encounters. These… Read more

Third graders raise and release Atlantic Salmon

Every year third graders at Harpswell Community School raise Atlantic Salmon from eggs to fry in a tank in their classroom. Harpswell Heritage Land Trust educator Julia McLeod presents a series of lessons about life cycles, biodiversity, adaptations, clean water and migration. The students release the salmon in the Little River in Lisbon in May…. Read more

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

“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