Getting kids outside – what could be better than that?!
The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend planning team is thrilled to announce the latest round of projects to receive small grants to support their efforts to incorporate kids and school groups in their GMOW activities.
This fall, the team was able to allocate $1,000 and support 5 different projects. Thanks to the generous support of the Elimna B. Sewall Foundation, we will be able to offer this small grant program for 2017 and 2018. We encourage organizers to consider applying for this opportunity – get in touch with Kaitlyn if you would like more information.
Sept 2016 GMOW Projects supported:
- Acadia Mountain Guides will offer 2 free half day rock climbing sessions for 10 students from Orono, Bangor, or MDI.
- Midcoast Conservancy will host 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in their region for a full day of activities including a story walk, naturalist hike, and a guided mountain bike tour.
- Maine Coast Heritage Trust is organizing a salt water kayak trip with the Lubec Outing Club to Treat Island, a MCHT property between Lubec and Eastport.
- L.C. Bates Museum will offer family programs at their 101 Things at the Pond event during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Programs will include guided walks around the pond, hands-on water testing, and studying wetland insects!
- Mahoosuc Land Trust will cap off their summer nature play programs at the Valentine Farm Conservation Center with kids nature activities at their Saturday GMOW event. Kids activities will include giant bubbles, sunprints, nature kaleidoscopes, and an orienteering scavenger hunt.
Huge thanks to all of the organizations who submitted proposals!