Service Learning Outdoors

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Learning to be good stewards of Maine's precious resources is an integral part of understanding and connecting with the natural world.

It is important that Outing Club experiences demonstrate responsible enjoyment of recreational lands and build this sense of stewardship. Outdoor volunteer projects increase awareness that these resources need protection and that we each play a role. After a day of clipping & clearing brush on several miles of new trail, teen volunteers commented that they would never again take recreational trails for granted! Teens To Trails welcomes the chance to link teens & high school Outing Clubs to opportunities for them to work & volunteer in the outdoors. Use our SEARCH of "T3 Partners" to locate ideas & get contact information.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.     ~ Maya Angelou

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.     ~ Ancient Native American Proverb

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.     ~ Betty Reese

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world.     ~ John Muir

Trails throughout the State depend on volunteers. Check out the smiling faces of these teens as they worked on trails with Maine Huts & Trails and Acadia National Park.

Our "T3 Partners" have opportunities for outdoor service learning & volunteer projects for teens & Outing Clubs. SEARCH our database for ideas...

Check out the smiling faces of these teens as they worked on trails in Acadia and Carr

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