In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.
Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.
… Educational Society With strict conservation measures the lobster industry has remained healthy along the Maine coast from Kittery north including…
… sloop was in 1870 the Sawer Bait out of Yarmouth measured 55 feet long. To get an idea of how big some of the masts were, the leach of the sail…
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will give middle and high school students a broad overview of America’s ash tree population, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) threatening it, and the importance of the ash tree to the Wabanaki people in Maine. Students will look at Maine’s geological/glacial beginnings as well as Wabanaki oral histories for a general understanding of how the ash tree came to be a significant part of Maine’s environmental history. Students will compare national measures to combat the EAB to the Wabanaki-led Ash Task Force’s approaches in Maine, will discuss the benefits and challenges of biological control of invasive species, the concept of climigration, and how research scientists arrive at best practices for aiding the environment.