Atlantic Salmon Protection in Maine
7-day STEM Tour
This STEM trip in the Maine wilderness includes canoeing, camping, hiking, and more. Beyond the benefits of getting in touch with nature, this trip will also allow students to gain a hands-on approach to environmental education while also protecting an endangered species, Atlantic salmon.
Though Atlantic salmon was once plentiful, all Atlantic salmon bought in supermarkets today has been commercially grown. Today Atlantic salmon are still considered an endangered species.
This trip is run by an EMT and Registered Maine Guide. This trip also includes chaperones from the host organization.
Sample Daily Itinerary
6 am: Optional Fire Starting activities
7 am: Breakfast
8 am: Kayaking
9:30 am: Overview of National Resources Conservation Service
10:00 am: Evaluate how to implement their criteria of help reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters
10:30 am: Tracking migration survival and ecology in estuaries and coastal oceans
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Improving connections between the ocean and freshwater habitats important for salmon recovery.
5:00 pm: Kayaking
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Reflections
These trips are only available May through October. In addition to the daily STEM education, these trips include professionally-led lessons in hiking, kayaking, fire-starting, canoeing, and camping.
These trips have had groups from Pennsylvania in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, and beyond. They have also had New Jersey groups from Essex County, Burlington County, Union County, Warren County, and more.
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Contact us to book a trip
We can have a bus pick up your group and drop them off from your school, campus, church, or other location.