Environment

March Programs, Wells Reserve at Laudholm

March Programs, Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 to 8 pm
How Bright is Orion's Light?
GLOBE at Night is a global citizen-science campaign that encourages people to record the brightness of their night sky. Joan Chamberlin, a NASA Ambassador from the Astronomical Society of Northern New England, will tell us the best ways to reduce light pollution and show us how to measure light levels in our night sky. Will Orion's shine be bright? Dress appropriately and bring a light with a red filter if you have one. Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Snow date March 2. Registration required. $7/5. 207-646-1555.

Saturday, March 5, 9 am to 1 pm
Growing Up WILD Early Childhood Educator Workshop Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. It is administered in Maine by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

CORNING INCORPORATED FOUNDATION HELPS EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT WELLS RESERVE

WELLS, MAINE - School field trip programs and public education offerings at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve are getting a boost from a donation made recently by the Corning Incorporated Foundation to Laudholm Trust, the Wells Reserve's nonprofit partner.

"The educators at the Wells Reserve do an excellent job engaging people in environmental learning," said Diana Joyner, president of Laudholm Trust.
"This grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation will give them the support they need to keep innovating."

Every year, Wells Reserve education programs give hundreds of school children and their teachers hands-on instruction in a variety of coastal habitats and a dedicated teaching laboratory.

CORNING INCORPORATED FOUNDATION HELPS EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT WELLS RESERVE

WELLS, MAINE - School field trip programs and public education offerings at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve are getting a boost from a donation made recently by the Corning Incorporated Foundation to Laudholm Trust, the Wells Reserve's nonprofit partner.

"The educators at the Wells Reserve do an excellent job engaging people in environmental learning," said Diana Joyner, president of Laudholm Trust.
"This grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation will give them the support they need to keep innovating."

Every year, Wells Reserve education programs give hundreds of school children and their teachers hands-on instruction in a variety of coastal habitats and a dedicated teaching laboratory.

Recycling Records Broken Every Month

Recycling Records Broken Every Month

ecomaine has broken its own recycling record every month for the past 12 months. From December 2009 through November 2010, its recycling facility has averaged 5,404,660 pounds per month and the organization expects that average to continue increasing well into 2011. Chairman of the Board of Directors Michael Bobinsky, who is Portland’s Director of Public Services, said, “Our educational outreach about the importance of recycling – both environmentally and fiscally – has been a major factor in convincing more people to make recycling a part of their daily routine.”

The fiscal impact, according to Bobinsky, from increased recycling for municipalities, universities, and businesses is significant because the cost of trash disposal is far greater than the cost of recycling.