Friends of Casco Bay developed the “place-based” Casco Bay Curriculum to help 4th through 6th grade teachers incorporate locally-focused environmental education into their classrooms. Our goal is to instill an ethic of stewardship in our youth, by helping them understand the immediate marine world around them through the use of hands-on science, inquiry activities, and actual data.
Most children will not be able to travel to rain forests or to the Arctic, but our communities’ students can experience Casco Bay first-hand. We seek to promote understanding about issues facing our community, demonstrate why these issues are important, and offer ideas on how they can be resolved.
The objectives of the Casco Bay Curriculum are to:
Provide teachers with up-to-date information about the health of Casco Bay;
Inform students about citizen actions that can protect the environment;
Foster a sense of stewardship for the Bay, the watershed and the environment; and,
Demonstrate how environmental issues facing our communities can be resolved.
Learn more at the Friends of Casco Bay website.