Science Around ME connects a growing network of science at natural settings in Maine. At each location, the app introduces relevant science information and invites visitors to respond in writing and publish within the app to a wide, online audience. Our first location at the Penobscot riverfront features the science of local birds and fish, the ongoing challenge to maintain water quality, and the river's logging history
Science Around ME is part of the Maine Intersections partnership, a collaboration between the Maine Writing Project and Maine Discovery Museum to encourage science and literacy exploration for youth, educators, and the community at large.
What is Intersections? A national network of partnerships between National Writing Project (NWP) sites and Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) members. The Maine Writing Project and Maine Discovery Museum join sites in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
What do Intersections partnerships do? Intersections teams develop programs at the intersection of science and literacy learning...assess and promote promising practices to strengthen science literacy learning in formal and informal settings...and share what they learn nationally through NWP and ASTC.
How is Intersections funded? A four-year Intersections program has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1224161. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.