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$500 Grant Opportunity for Maine Middle Grades!!!

Wow! The Natural Resources Council of Maine is offering a wonderful opportunity to middle grades schools and clubs in Maine Six $500 grants Theme:  Protecting the Nature of Maine—Projects that educate and engage students in Maine’s environment and the value … Continue reading

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Samantha Smith Challenge Celebration

The first Monday in June is designated Samantha Smith Day in Maine. This year the first annual Samantha Smith Challenge celebration was held in the Hall of Flags at the Maine State House on Samantha Smith Day. Over 500 students … Continue reading

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One Student Can Make a Difference!

Lindsay Mahoney from Messalonskee reports how one student took on the Samantha Smith Challenge: “How can we work together with the Maine Government to reduce homelessness, hunger, and poverty in our state?” That was the essential question for our Samantha … Continue reading

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Samantha Smith Challenge

Do you remember when a group of Freeport elementary students took on fast food giant McDonalds and won? Concerned about the environmental impact of styrofoam packaging,  the students convinced Freeport’s town council to ban its use. McDonalds had to come … Continue reading

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