Tag: Climate Change Observatory Network

Oceanside Conservation Trust Climate Change Observatory Sites

Oceanside Conservation Trust of Casco Bay (OCT) is part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative’s Climate Change Observatory Network. OCT has installed a Climate Change Observatory (CCO) site on Long Island, Little Diamond Island and Cliff Island. Crowdsourced photos taken by community members, visitors and stewards at each of the CCO photo monitoring post locations are instantly integrated into the sites time lapse video to help monitor environmental changes that occur over time and to assist with the observation, measurement and documentation of long-term climate change trends in our communities.

King Middle School Deering Oaks Restoration Project

King Middle School students are the stewards of a portion of Deering Oaks Park in Portland, ME. Since 2016, King students have dedicated their time and focused their learning towards helping to restore the park to a native Maine ecosystem. Through the planting and maintenance of native species, King students are creating an ecosystem that hosts wildlife, educating the public and building a long term data set to monitor the health of the ecosystem. All of this work is accomplished through collaboration with local organizations and experts including: Maine Audubon; Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative; Friends of Deering Oaks; and US Fish & Wildlife.

Press Release: King Middle School To Join In Sign Unveiling

Press Herald / The Forecaster: School Notebook Dec. 1, 2021

About King Middle School

King Middle School’s mission is to awaken our students to the possibilities around them, as leaders in their own learning. To instill a sense of wonder and personal agency that can only be achieved through the exploration of real-world challenges and their potential solutions. To accept students as they are, and in so doing, encourage them to discover their best selves.

King Middle School is part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative Climate Change Observatory Network, a photo monitoring program designed to work with environmental organizations and communities to assist with the observation, measurement and documentation of long-term climate change trends.