By Leah Trommer, Community Engagement Coordinator

Camden-Rockport’s 7th graders have spent the fall immersed in an incredible project based learning adventure. In September, Land Trust staff, board and volunteers took all 90+ seventh graders out with their nature journals to 6 preserves as part of this Learning How to See project (based on Leonardo Da Vinci quote) where they were tasked to observe and record what they saw around them. They went back to their classes where they did research on the symbiotic relationships they observed (in science class), wrote poetry based on their observations (in ELA class) and created drawings on porcelain tiles (in art class). 

Nine art pieces were displayed at Beech Hill Preserve with QR codes that linked to their poetry!  To see more of the students’ work, visit the Bagel Cafe in Camden.

It has been such a pleasure to collaborate with these innovative dedicated educators: Kristen Andersen (Art), Hilary Flagg (ELA) and John Dietter (Science) as part of our growing Learning Landscapes program!