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Maine’s Positive Story of the Day ~ Greenbush Public Schools

While COVID19 has brought great disruption to schools, there have been many positive outcomes as well. Our PreK-2 students now get outside in outdoor classrooms on the school grounds and spend far more time breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the sunshine. Our students in Grades 3-5 have spent time in their camp chairs and at Acadia working in their various content areas while students in Middle School are participating in a year-round Outdoor Adventure Classroom on Caribou Pond. In addition to all the academics we normally do, our students are also learning about forestry, Maine waters, the woods, snow-shoeing, creating a walking trail, and basic survival skills. This year, we expanded our Outdoor Adventure Classroom to include a paddling program for students in Grades 5-8. In Greenbush, along with all the important subjects of learning, we are also teaching students to love and appreciate the environment where they live and to cherish the friendships they forge when they fish, swim, gather wood for a fire, cut brush on a trail, and cook their own meals.

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