Maine Outdoor School takes learning outside

6/28/19 in The Ellsworth American
“Leigha, who enters third grade at Harrington Elementary School in the fall, is interested in all kinds of small living things, including ants, worms and moths. “She’s always outside until she has to come in for the night,” said her mother, of Columbia. Leigha discovered her passion during a lesson by the Maine Outdoor School, a Milbridge-based organization that primarily serves schools in Hancock and Washington counties. Co-founders Hazel Stark and Joe Horn create outdoor lessons that work within a school’s established curriculum and help schools seek grant funding to pay for it.” Read more here.

J. Billings photo

J. Billings photo

School support program addresses barriers to learning

5/25/19 in The Ellsworth American
“Joe Horn of the Maine Outdoor School assists Jonesport Elementary School students… with tying together willow branches for the construction of a fort. The activity is part of the Transforming Rural Educational Experience, which aims to reduce barriers to healthy development and learning.” Read more here.


Maine Outdoor School: Connecting Down East Students With Nature

5/2/19 on
“Now they share their love of immersive outdoor education with students throughout Washington and Hancock Counties. Their programs are extremely popular with Down East schools. Additionally, the school’s geographic reach is growing steadily.” Read more here.

Skippers program students gather in Northeast Harbor

12/19/18 in The Mount Desert Islander
“Joe Horn of Maine Outdoor School and a volunteer, Richard Arnold of Lamoine, kicked off the day teaching students about salt water fly tying for mackerel and cod.” Read more here.

A. Sarnacki photo

A. Sarnacki photo

‘They can get so much information packed into an hour outside’: Maine school leaves classroom behind

10/4/18 in The Bangor Daily News
“They can get so much information packed into an hour outside, where kids can look at and touch what they’re studying,” Carol Ann Lisee, who teaches fifth and sixth grade English and language arts at Milbridge Elementary School, said. “It’s like bringing the science to life.” Read more here.