Nature Based Education Consortium grows!

In the past two years a diverse group of Maine organizations has converged around a shared vision of deepening youth connections to nature through learning, service, and leadership. This group has been called the Nature Based Education Consortium (NBEC). The Consortium has a steering committee and multiple task forces (Advocacy and Policy, Communications, and Understanding the State of Nature-based Education in Maine) and has developed a shared vision:

In twenty years, Maine is known as a place where our schools and other means for educating young people are key elements in vibrant communities connected to the natural landscapes of Maine - the lands, waterways, and ocean. Maine students understand the connection between their health and the health of the natural world. They are civically engaged members of their communities, towns and regions.”

Now the Consortium is ready to hire its first staff member! Jump to our page for Job Seekers to learn more and apply today!

Jennifer Page

Dr. Jennifer Page graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Marine Science and earned her Ph.D. in Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She then returned to UMaine as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Marine Sciences before joining the faculty of Bangor High School, her alma mater. Jenn helped develop the school's STEM Academy and became even more passionate about bringing authentic research experiences and inquiry curriculum to students. While at Bangor High, Jenn coached the Speech Team and spent summers at MDI Biological Lab as a volunteer mentor and a Visiting Scientist. She enjoys helping other educators as an instructor with the New England Institute for Teacher Education and spends her spare time knitting, playing games, and snagging quality time with her husband and two cats. Jenn is excited to be part of the Hurricane Island community where she can combine her passions for marine science and education into an incredibly fulfilling career.