Schools

First Grade Friends Assist Coats for Kids

Imagine this:
    It is 10:30 at Boothbay Region Elementary, and 42 first grade children are racing to get their coats and lunchboxes, as it is now recess and lunchtime at BRES!
    Oh no! Ten children have discovered their winter coats are missing. It is hardly above 30 degrees outside, without a coat there will be no recess for these first graders!
    This was the scenario as the Coats For Kids campaign unfolded in our classrooms, the coats having been secretly removed. A dialogue was created amongst the students and teachers regarding the importance of appropriate outerwear in winter. Many expressions of concern followed, for not only those whose coats were missing, but also for others who may not have a winter jacket.

Bowdoin, UMaine Upward Bound Programs Team Up with FAME

Event:           "Keys to College"
Date:             November 11, 2010
Location:        University of Maine
Times:           11:15pm – 4:30pm (See attached schedule for details).

In a collaboration between the Upward Bound programs at Bowdoin College and the University of Maine, and with support from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), 125 students from 20 high schools across Maine will convene at the University of Maine campus Thursday afternoon, November 11 to participate in  “Keys to College.”
 
Students will tour the campus, participate in a financial literacy workshop and have a question-and-answer session with current college students and recent graduates about paying for college and managing personal budgets, credit cards and student loans.

JMG Students Explore the World of Energy at the Downeast Energy Career Day

Downeast Energy introduced 24 Jobs for Maine’s Graduates students to the energy industry at their headquarters in Brunswick on Thursday, October 28.  Students from the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland and students from LearningWorks/ Youth Building Alternatives in Portland participated in this Career Day as part of JMG’s job readiness program that prepares students for meaningful careers.

Not only has Downeast Energy pledged $12,500 in financial support to JMG over the last three years, but the company has also consistently enhanced its relationship with JMG by having employees interact directly with JMG students.

Interaction with Maine employers is critical to the experience-based JMG curriculum.

Bowdoin College Science Team in DC for Science Expo on National Mall

Nine Bowdoin students and their professors are going toe-to-toe with astronauts, leading physicists, engineers, and all manner of scientist as participants in the first-ever USA Science & Engineering Festival, going on this weekend in Washington, D.C.

Bowdoin is one of only two colleges invited to participate in the Festival's Science Expo, Oct. 23-24, the culminating event which features over 1,500 exhibits and interactive presentations by leading institutes, government and federal laboratories, universities, and science and engineering societies.

Described by organizers as "a giant science party on America's front lawn," the free festival is designed to re-invigorate the interest of young people in science, technology, engineering and math by presenting some of the most exciting, educational and entertaining science taking place in the nation.