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Current Project

This year the Gulf of Maine Field Studies class is taking the community awareness campaign about Sea Level Rise last year's class developed and moving toward actionable change.  Working on collecting data and instruction on creating a living shoreline in a marsh the town owns, students aim to educate and engage the community in a mitigation project that will continue the focus on Sea Level Rise, a real threat to this area.

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We are currently working on creating a sign, video, podcast, and scale model of Goat Island to help inform our community on the impacts of sea level rise.

Overview of Sea Level Rise
Overview of Sea Level Rise

By Connor Keefe, Finn Fairfield, Lily Martin, Mae Richardson

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General Effects of Sea Level Rise
General Effects of Sea Level Rise

By Ainsley Morrison, Chase MacIver, Curtis Morgan, and Rachael Plaisted

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Taking Action Against Sea Level Rise
Taking Action Against Sea Level Rise

By Ivy Hammer-Gumbrell, Hazel McEnaney, Rowan Pow, and Samantha McGrath

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Overview of Sea Level Rise
Overview of Sea Level Rise

By Connor Keefe, Finn Fairfield, Lily Martin, Mae Richardson

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Sea Level Rise Bulletin Boards

We created bulletin boards for Kennebunk High School to address the impacts of sea level rise on a local and global scale.

How Does Sea Level Rise Affect the Kennebunks?
How Does Sea Level Rise Affect the Kennebunks?

By Ivy Hammer-Gumbrell

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European Green Crabs in the Gulf of Maine
European Green Crabs in the Gulf of Maine

By Lily Martin and Rowan Pow

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Importance of Salt Marshes
Importance of Salt Marshes

By Ella Boxall and Finn Fairfield

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How Does Sea Level Rise Affect the Kennebunks?
How Does Sea Level Rise Affect the Kennebunks?

By Ivy Hammer-Gumbrell

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Climate Impact Posters

We made posters that describe the impacts of climate change on our marshes, beaches, economy, and local culture. These are attached here, and we will be presenting them to the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport community on April 28, 2022.

_Living Shorelines vs Hardscape Poster Board
_Living Shorelines vs Hardscape Poster Board

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Copy of Langsford Rd Proposal
Copy of Langsford Rd Proposal

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_Importance of salt marshes through 3 lenses
_Importance of salt marshes through 3 lenses

Describe your image

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_Living Shorelines vs Hardscape Poster Board
_Living Shorelines vs Hardscape Poster Board

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Beach Profiling

Once a month, groups of students go to Wells Beach and Goose Rocks Beach to collect data to monitor erosion of the shoreline.

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Students Ainsley Morrison, Finn Fairfield, and Mae Richardson with Isaac Schuchat, Assistant Director of Programs & Outreach at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.

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Students Ainsley Morrison, Finn Fairfield, and Mae Richardson with Isaac Schuchat, Assistant Director of Programs & Outreach at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.

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European Green Crab Data Collection

We went out as a class to Reddin Island and collected European green crab population data for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI).