Telstar High School
How can we use natural resources to positively impact local communities?
How might we develop an experiential pathway that connects our local economy, environment, and culture to challenges of past, present, and future sustainability so that students contribute in real time as active citizens exploring place-based career paths? This question is currently being considered by Telstar High School's Summit to the Sea classes as they begin to design an outdoor learning space at their school. The school was awarded a Rethinking Remote Education Ventures Grant from the Maine DOE to support them in this process. Students are currently in the research phase of this project and have recently visited Agnes Gray Elementary School, Young's Greenhouses, Alan Day Community Garden, and Buckfield Jr/Sr High School to get ideas about what they can and should design as part of their outdoor learning space.

They were able to learn about how to best utilize outside spaces for learning and growing small student led gardens at Agnes Gray School. 

They learned about how to best prepare for using greenhouses at Young's.

They were able to discuss the importance of community and coming together while gardening and growing at Alan Day Community Garden.

Finally the students visited Buckfield Jr./Sr. High School to learn about their maple sugaring operation and their sugar shack. 

Telstar Community Slideshow Share
Students in Telstar High School's Summit to the Sea class have created a video to share how the natural resources of their area connect with their community. Click the video to watch!