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MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) has launched a new series of Saturday writing workshops in November.

Silent Spring essay contest for Maine 7th graders

WELLS, Maine, September 27, 2012 — To mark the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s revolutionary work “Silent Spring,” the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge invite seventh-grade students in Maine to enter an environmental essay contest with prizes including an iPad, a camera, and binoculars. Essays should be emailed to suzanne@wellsnerr.org by December 1, 2012.

School Gardens to hold Open-House Events on Saturday, Sept. 29

School gardens around Maine will hold open-house events this weekend to showcase the effort of students and highlight the many benefits of educational gardening programs.
Participating school systems include Scarborough, Bath, Saco, Portland, Standish, Waldoboro and South Berwick. The open-house events are being coordinated through the Maine School Garden Network (MSGN), according to Kat Coriell, MSGN organizer. A full listing of school gardens in Maine is available at the MSGN web site.
“School gardens are one of the best things to add to a school curriculum,” Coriell said. “School gardens get children outside, exploring nature and science, being active and learning about eating healthy foods and good nutrition. Kids will even try broccoli if they grow it.
“We would like all parents, friends and visitors to see the exciting things going on across Maine in our school gardens,” the MSGN official said.

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

YEA! focuses on a broad definition of entrepreneurship - the transformation of an idea into an enterprise that creates value. Nominate a student for this unique experience at yea@midcoastmaine.com
 
The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is excited and proud to bring this program to our region with support from the Kauffman Foundation*, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Economic and Community Development and Southern New Hampshire University.
 
Whether it is the newest version of the Baby-sitters Club in the neighborhood, or the Environmental Action campaign at their school, young people have the imagination, courage, and intelligence to develop and launch their own, unique entrepreneurial ideas.
 
At YEA! students brainstorm ideas for business creation or social change and develop a business plan.