We hope this
collection of sites will be useful and interesting to you. There
are several organizations that qualify for more than one
category listed below. However, we've placed them where we
thought made the most sense.
Please understand that the Maine Tree Foundation is not responsible for the content of
these pages. Feel free to email
us with any suggestions you may
have for other sites that should be included here.
Nature Conservancy Maine Chapter:
mayflies to mapping, this site is full of information about
Maine’s natural history and landscape and those places in
Maine that are special because of their ecological diversity.
Center for Conservation Sciences:
Teaching shorebirds of New England to your students?
Curious about the flora and fauna of Belize? Visit this site!
Forest Society of Maine:
Protects and conserves Maine’s forestlands, including important natural areas such as lakes, rivers and mountains by purchasing easements from willing landowners and providing monitoring services.
Find out all about the many top-notch
educational programs Chewonki offers, from the Center for
Environmental Education to the Maine Coast Semester.
& Nature Network:
Building a Movement to Reconnect Children and Nature.
time you go on an adventure outdoors, you learn something
new…. like how the forest changes in spring, summer, fall, and
winter. That’s what’s so cool about getting to know the
your high school students involved!
Envirothon is an environmental competition for high
school students focusing on the improvement of the quality of
life and quality of the environment.
Paper: International Paper Company offers
"Life of the Forest" educational poster sets available
free to teachers. They were designed to help our young people
learn the importance of good forest stewardship. Plus they are
compatible with a variety of Project Learning Tree preK-12
Affective Education, Inc.: Year-round educational and
leadership programs for students of all ages.
Interested in Maine’s natural history?
Visit this site and sign up for one of the many programs
From class field trips to their nature centers in Falmouth or
Holden, to bird watching in the Galapagos, this site
outlines the wide variety of hands-on educational programs for
students of all ages offered by Maine Audubon.
Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife:
Lisa Kane, Project WILD Coordinator,
284 State Street, SHS 41,
Augusta, ME 04333,
Tel: 207-287-3303, Lisa.Kane@state.me.us
Environmental Education Association: Need
ideas for your classroom or funding for a project?
This site has information and links for you!
Math and Science Alliance:
Get information on improving Math and Science education in
Farm: A 50-acre farm, agricultural education center and
farm product outlet promoting Agriculture
Child Left Inside:
A special initiative of Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell,
coordinated by the Connecticut Department of Environmental
Protection to encourage Connecticut families and visitors alike
to enjoy all the recreational resources and outdoor activities
available in Connecticut's state parks, forests and
waterways. From Kent Falls in Kent to Stratton Brook in
Simsbury to Fort Trumbull in New London, it's time to discover
the great outdoors!
American Association for Environmental Education: From
policy to employment to funding sources, this site is the A-Z
guide to environmental education.
and perspectives on forest-related issues for for everyone from
professional through to the young naturalist.
Learning Tree: Information about how PLT is correlated to
state learning results and loads of other environmental
education information and links.
University of Maine's
CRSF: University of Maine's Center for Research on
Maine's School of Forest Resources: University of
Maine's School of Forest Resources in Orono, Maine.
Arboretum (formerly the Pine
Tree State Arboretum):
a Community Project? Want
to take your class snowshoeing? Check this site out.
www.oldfilm.org :1-800-639-1636 Videos and dvd’s about life in New England from Arts and Ethnic Interests through forestry, fisheries, boat building and railroad stories.
Tree Farm System: Learn
all about what it means to have a certified Tree Farm.
Logging Professionals Program: Information on how to
become certified. Also,
tips on logging techniques and practices, a schedule of events
and more. Check it
Logger Education Alliance:
The Maine Logger Education Alliance (MLEA) was
created to serve as a portal and focal point for training and
educational resources for Maine's professional logging
community. You can also join them for updates on Facebook
and link to their calendar at Google
Tree Farm: The Maine Tree
Farm Committee makes arrangements for professional foresters to
inspect and certify Tree Farms while providing on ground
assistance and advice to landowners and help them develop management
plans that meet their goals and expectations.
Wood Products Association:
A great source of information on bringing Maine wood
products into the everyday marketplace.
Land Plan: American Forest Foundation's website for
woodland owners who want to protect and enjoy their land.
Resources Council of Maine: Lots
of information here including information on FSC-Certified wood
and what’s going on in Augusta related to natural resources.
Woodland Owners Association of Maine:
Chock full of
information for small and large woodlot owners alike including
events and workshops to further your education and involvement.
Steward Program: A resource for landowners seeking to learn
more about their land and options for its long-term
stewardship. This interactive program was designed with
the private woodland owner in mind. While there is always more
to learn, try it yourself to see if you already are a
State of Maine
Department of Conservation:
Log on to this
site for conservation-related grants, land use regulations,
parks and recreation information and more!
Department of Education: From statistics to salaries to
home schooling, this site has the answers for you.
Department of Environmental Protection Online: Interactive
site chock full of state environmental information both teachers
and students will enjoy!
Interested in Maine forest
issues such as policy, protection or management? Visit this site!
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: Everything you ever
wanted to know about animals in Maine from hunting regulations
to endangered species. This site is full of information!
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