Ethics Statement: 

The following testimonials were gathered through post-program surveys we send to clients in order to solicit feedback about our programs. Writing a testimonial on this form is optional and we honor respondents' preferences to stay anonymous when indicated. Respondents are not remunerated for providing testimonials.

 Milbridge Elementary School Milbridge, Maine    “Maine Outdoor School is an amazing program which integrates cross-curricular subject matter with outdoor activities. The students benefit from their experiences in many positive ways. They are able to work in teams in order to solve problems in a creative manner while learning about the environment. I strongly recommend Maine Outdoor School to any school interested in increasing students' ability to think creatively, learn teamwork skills, and enjoy outdoor activities that meet Maine State curriculum standards.”     -Carol Ann Lisee, Milbridge Elementary 3rd grade teacher, 2018  (Read more  here )

Milbridge Elementary School
Milbridge, Maine

“Maine Outdoor School is an amazing program which integrates cross-curricular subject matter with outdoor activities. The students benefit from their experiences in many positive ways. They are able to work in teams in order to solve problems in a creative manner while learning about the environment. I strongly recommend Maine Outdoor School to any school interested in increasing students' ability to think creatively, learn teamwork skills, and enjoy outdoor activities that meet Maine State curriculum standards.”

-Carol Ann Lisee, Milbridge Elementary 3rd grade teacher, 2018 (Read more here)

 Mano en Mano Milbridge, Maine    "Students in my class loved Outdoor Explorations. It was a positive experience for them in terms of social interaction, learning new things and being physically active."    -Teacher, Mano en Mano's Blueberry Harvest School, 2017  (Read more  here )

Mano en Mano
Milbridge, Maine

"Students in my class loved Outdoor Explorations. It was a positive experience for them in terms of social interaction, learning new things and being physically active."

-Teacher, Mano en Mano's Blueberry Harvest School, 2017 (Read more here)

 Harrington Elementary School Harrington, Maine    “Joe used our nature trail to tie into our curriculum, engaged my students, and encouraged them to observe the environment around them more closely.  They had a great time.”     -Sandi Leackfeldt, 2nd grade teacher at Harrington Elementary, 2018  (Read more  here )

Harrington Elementary School
Harrington, Maine

“Joe used our nature trail to tie into our curriculum, engaged my students, and encouraged them to observe the environment around them more closely.  They had a great time.”

-Sandi Leackfeldt, 2nd grade teacher at Harrington Elementary, 2018 (Read more here)

 Mountain View School Sullivan, Maine    "This is an amazing program and I would love to have them back!”     -Sandy Giuffrida, Mountain View School’s After School Site Leader, 2018  (Read more  here )

Mountain View School
Sullivan, Maine

"This is an amazing program and I would love to have them back!”

-Sandy Giuffrida, Mountain View School’s After School Site Leader, 2018 (Read more here)

 Harrington Elementary School Harrington, Maine    "Having a MOS instructor with the knowledge of science in the outdoors really brought my unit on life science to another level."     -Jeff Chick, Harrington Elementary 5th grade teacher  (Read more  here )

Harrington Elementary School
Harrington, Maine

"Having a MOS instructor with the knowledge of science in the outdoors really brought my unit on life science to another level." 

-Jeff Chick, Harrington Elementary 5th grade teacher (Read more here)

 WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMUNTY COLLEGE CALAIS, MAINE    “Joe and Hazel are deeply committed to their vision of nature-based experiential education. Their passion for their work is contagious! Joe and Hazel are a pleasure to work with.”    -Scott Fraser, Adventure Recreation & Tourism Instructor, Washington County Community College, 2017  (Read more  here )

WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMUNTY COLLEGE
CALAIS, MAINE

“Joe and Hazel are deeply committed to their vision of nature-based experiential education. Their passion for their work is contagious! Joe and Hazel are a pleasure to work with.”

-Scott Fraser, Adventure Recreation & Tourism Instructor, Washington County Community College, 2017 (Read more here)

 D.W. Merritt Elementary School Addison, Maine    "MOS was the highlight of my students' week; they had a blast and learned a lot!"     -Nancy McCarthy, Pre-K teacher at D.W. Merritt Elementary School, 2017  (Read more  here )

D.W. Merritt Elementary School
Addison, Maine

"MOS was the highlight of my students' week; they had a blast and learned a lot!" 

-Nancy McCarthy, Pre-K teacher at D.W. Merritt Elementary School, 2017 (Read more here)

 UNITY COLLEGE UNITY, MAINE    "Maine Outdoor School is an outstanding addition to our educational community here at Unity College Adventure Programs.  Joe and Hazel have kindled a fire with their work through MOS. Their timely and inspirational mission welcomes others to join them in sharing the light - a vision of education for not only the great state of Maine, but all of New England."     -Dr. William Hafford, Associate Professor of Adventure Therapy, Unity College, 2017  (Read more  here )

UNITY COLLEGE
UNITY, MAINE

"Maine Outdoor School is an outstanding addition to our educational community here at Unity College Adventure Programs.  Joe and Hazel have kindled a fire with their work through MOS. Their timely and inspirational mission welcomes others to join them in sharing the light - a vision of education for not only the great state of Maine, but all of New England."


-Dr. William Hafford, Associate Professor of Adventure Therapy, Unity College, 2017 (Read more here)

 Harrington Elementary School Harrington, Maine    "It’s so great to see a program that is bringing children back into their natural habitats, getting their hands dirty, exploring and being kids again!"     -Elementary Teacher, Harrington Elementary, 2017  (Read more  here )

Harrington Elementary School
Harrington, Maine

"It’s so great to see a program that is bringing children back into their natural habitats, getting their hands dirty, exploring and being kids again!" 

-Elementary Teacher, Harrington Elementary, 2017 (Read more here)

 Ella Lewis School Steuben, Maine    “The program was amazing. Each week new kids wanted to participate."    -Wanda Stanley, Kindergarten Teacher and After School Site Coordinator at Ella Lewis School, 2018  (Read more  here )

Ella Lewis School
Steuben, Maine

“The program was amazing. Each week new kids wanted to participate."

-Wanda Stanley, Kindergarten Teacher and After School Site Coordinator at Ella Lewis School, 2018 (Read more here)

 Peninsula School Prospect Harbor, Maine    “Although our students live among the forests, bogs, and coastline of Maine, they are not necessarily observant of the details of their surroundings. This program teaches an admiration and respect for nature and to prepare our youth to a greater understanding of the environment.”     -Jeffrey S. Young, After School Program Support Staff at Peninsula School, 2018  (Read more  here )

Peninsula School
Prospect Harbor, Maine

“Although our students live among the forests, bogs, and coastline of Maine, they are not necessarily observant of the details of their surroundings. This program teaches an admiration and respect for nature and to prepare our youth to a greater understanding of the environment.”

-Jeffrey S. Young, After School Program Support Staff at Peninsula School, 2018 (Read more here)

 Pembroke Elementary School Pembroke, Maine    “My students loved being able to participate in this program.  It opened their eyes to what Cobscook State Park has to offer. It made them more aware of their surroundings and wildlife living in it.”     -Beckery Renaud, 5th/6th grade teacher at Pembroke Elementary School, 2018  (Read more  here )

Pembroke Elementary School
Pembroke, Maine

“My students loved being able to participate in this program.  It opened their eyes to what Cobscook State Park has to offer. It made them more aware of their surroundings and wildlife living in it.”

-Beckery Renaud, 5th/6th grade teacher at Pembroke Elementary School, 2018 (Read more here)