This project will prepare 250+ elementary students from rural and immigrant/refugee communities to participate in Maine’s growing aquaculture industry through an integrated suite of carefully designed learning experiences. These experiences will include hands-on field experiences at active aquaculture farms, mentorship with local farmers, and classroom-based activities which foreground the affordances of scientific modeling as a means to represent, test, and understand relationships within the natural world.
The goal is to establish a bridge between the classroom and a regional workforce, and to develop multiple areas of skill and knowledge – including systems thinking and economic reasoning – that can be flexibly deployed across a students’ entire academic career and across evolving future work environments. This project will elucidate a model for connecting local youth with regionally relevant careers and contribute to the understanding of how a learning model connecting students with a local workforce can support the development of STEM knowledge and identities, particularly in those from underrepresented backgrounds.
This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, award #2048828.
With an annual average sea surface temperature (SST) of 54.14 °F — more than 4 °F above normal — the Gulf of Maine experienced its …
Across the country, fishermen eager to engage effectively in fisheries science and management processes will be returning to in-person to MREP workshops throughout the year.
We're launching a new speaker series in collaboration with Gateway Community Services Maine (GCSM) to raise awareness about important topics related to climate migration.
State and city leaders join the fishing community and GMRI staff to celebrate our effort to protect and preserve Union Wharf.