Projects

Projects are filed under appropriate grade levels, academic content area (e.g. language arts, math, etc.), issues (e.g. community enrichment) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (e.g. zero hunger, life on land, etc.).

UN Sustainable Development Goals establish targets for all countries in order to achieve a high quality of life, equality for all citizens, and to combat climate change. More information can be found at their website, sustainabledevelopment.un.org.

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Colrain Central School wins 2020 Green Difference Awards for trout repopulation, reusable bags

June 29, 2020
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Video Production to Address Community Needs

March 20, 2020

Video Production to Address Community Needs Students learned about… Social-emotional learning, ELA, health, video production through technology Students investigated needs…

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Sweets, Treats and More-Raising Money For Local Charities

March 20, 2020

Project: Sweet Treats and More: Raising Money for Local Charities Students learned about… ELA, Math, Social Studies, Cooking and Local…

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Body Shaming & Racism in Media

March 20, 2020

Project: Body Shaming and Racism in Media Students learned about… How media influences people in everyday life Students investigated needs…

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Community Health- Genetics

March 18, 2020

Project: Community Health Students learned about… Science, genetics, health, public health Students investigated needs related to… How genetics, environment, and…

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Food Insecurity

January 21, 2020

Project: Food Insecurity Students learned about… Food scarcity in their local community, the needs of community members, local food supply,…

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Food Deserts

December 11, 2019

Project: Food Deserts Students learned about… Food deserts, public health/nutrition, racial inequity Students investigated needs related to… Food deserts in…

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School Readiness

December 11, 2019

Rising fourth graders investigated needs related to kindergarten readiness for children in their community based on information they learned about…

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Food Insecurity

December 10, 2019

Fifth and sixth grade students began their project by hearing from community partners involved with Backyard Bounty of the Berkshires,…

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Speak Out For Understanding – Disability Education and Self Advocacy

April 19, 2019

Special needs students at Harwood Union High School in South Duxbury, VT realized that the majority of students in their…

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Adopt Trees – Wildlife Identification

April 19, 2019

In their study of living organisms, kindergarten and first grade students learned to identify different tree species on the nature…

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21 Not 12 – Underage Drinking Prevention

April 19, 2019

During a course on medical occupations, juniors and seniors met with staff from the local March of Dimes to discuss…

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Creating a River CD – River History

April 19, 2019

During their study of local history and folklore, fourth grade students were challenged by their teacher to find folklore or…

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Playground Shade – Improving School Grounds

April 19, 2019

During the first weeks of school, kindergarten students commented that playground equipment was too hot to play on. In their…

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Kids Guide to Montpelier – Community Guide

April 19, 2019

During a class field trip to the Capitol Region Visitor Center in Montpelier, Vermont, second graders discovered that there was…

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Learning French – Teaching A Foreign Language

April 19, 2019

When parents at Winthrop Grade School completed a survey on changes they would like to see at the school, a…

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Homeless Animal Awareness – Animal Welfare

April 19, 2019

Third-grade teachers invited staff from the Animal Rescue League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) to talk with students about the problems…

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Agents of Change – Injury Prevention and Safety

April 19, 2019

During a LifeFlight visit to their school, fifth graders learned that a large number of LifeFlight patients are young people,…

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Stepping into Fitness – Fun Run and Trail Marking

April 19, 2019

After learning in health class that childhood obesity is a growing problem in Maine and across the country, fifth graders…

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Turtle Power – Protecting Turtles

April 19, 2019

As part of their science curriculum on vertebrates, fourth-grade students decided to do a service-learning project. The class began by…

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Vernal Pool Trackers – Ecological Inventory

April 19, 2019

To explore options for a service-learning project in their science ecology unit, fifth-grade students in York, Maine met with York…

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Peace by Piece – School Mural Promoting Respect

April 19, 2019

Fifth and sixth graders received an invitation from their school principal asking if they would work with him to artistically…

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Paper and Can Recycling

April 19, 2019

When students were invited to help make their school “greener,” they began to pay attention to areas of waste and…

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Recycling Bins

April 19, 2019

During curriculum studies on energy, the conservation of matter, and sustainability, middle school science students undertook a project designed to…

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Hunger Banquet – Hunger Awareness

April 19, 2019

In their social studies class, high school students read Ron Suskind’s A Hope in the Unseen. This book, which follows…

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Promoting Maine Shrimp – Marine Economics

April 19, 2019

Through reading a Portland Press Herald article entitled “Plenty of Shrimp, Few Buyers,” students in a high school business enterprise…

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Bear Baiting Referendum – State Referendum Education

April 19, 2019

In the fall of 2004, Mount Desert Island High School offered a course, “Election 2004: Democracy in Action,” designed to…

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Solar Greenhouse – Solar Power for School’s Greenhouse

April 19, 2019

High school physics students joined with teachers and community members to construct a solar energy system for their school greenhouse—as…

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Tapping into the Bottled Water Problem

April 19, 2019

During a lab investigation, students became aware of the environmental costs of plastic water bottles. Following a lively discussion, students…

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Composting

April 19, 2019

During units on ecology and the human body, students were invited to undertake a service-learning project. In collaboration with the…

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