MOS has been AMAZING!! My students have been able to take what their have learned in our science curriculum and incorporate it with hands on learning. The outdoor classroom has made many of my hands on/visual learners be successful and has increased their self esteem, which has increased their participation in all academic areas. As a teacher, I have learned right along with my students.
— Milbridge Elementary School 3rd Grade Teacher

Who we are.

 

Maine Outdoor School (MOS) exists because we believe that personal and community resilience in rural Maine is essential to the resilience of society as a whole. We believe that resilient, nourishing communities are rooted in the careful study of our history and natural surroundings by lifelong learners of all ages, backgrounds, and occupations.

What we do.

Educational Programs

All MOS educational programs focus on personal and community resilience through custom-tailored outdoor, place-based experiences.

Organizational Services

We offer a wide array of organizational services to help advance your business or non-profit's capacity for resilience and innovation.

Speaking Engagements

Add context, focus, or energy to your next gathering with one of MOS's presentations on topics ranging from resilience and sustainability to education and the outdoors.

What do our programs look like?

Experiential. Hands-on. Interdisciplinary.

What better way is there to learn about the diversity of flower colors than matching them to color sample paint chips?

What better way is there to explore coastal ecology than pawing through tidepools?

What better way is there to learn new activities to teach than by diving in and experiencing them yourself?

MOS educational programs and organizational services are fully customizable, rooted in the outdoors
and science, and can be standards-aligned for schools.


Recent Work

June 2019: Milbridge 3rd Graders Did a Phenology-Focused Radio Show!  Listen and read more here.

June 2019: Milbridge 3rd Graders Did a Phenology-Focused Radio Show! Listen and read more here.

April 2019: We led a living willow shelter-building project with the 2nd graders at Jonesport Elementary in collaboration with Transforming Rural Experience in Education (TREE).  Read the article featuring TREE and this project in The Ellsworth American here  and watch a hyperlapse video of the building project  here !

April 2019: We led a living willow shelter-building project with the 2nd graders at Jonesport Elementary in collaboration with Transforming Rural Experience in Education (TREE). Read the article featuring TREE and this project in The Ellsworth American here and watch a hyperlapse video of the building project here!

May 2019: MOS Co-Founders Presented and Taught at the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage in NY.  Read about it here.

May 2019: MOS Co-Founders Presented and Taught at the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage in NY. Read about it here.