Fish jumping in brookRelated Organizations

Related governmental, non-governmental and private organizations involved in Agriculture and Natural Resources Education

Maine has a very active Agriculture & Natural Resources Education community, reaching Maine students and citizens of all ages. Although the organizations associated with this community are constantly increasing and changing, the following list may provide some helpful resources. Should any organization wish to be added to this listing, they may contact the Agriculture & Natural Resources specialist.

Maine Educational Farms

These locations provide educational tours and presentations to schools and other groups.

Maine Government Agencies

These agencies’ mandates and programs are closely connected to Agriculture & Natural Resources Education.

Maine Non-Profit Organizations

These groups provide educational programs related to Agriculture & Natural Resources Education.

  • Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben – Offers scientific seminars, workshops and lectures related to natural history and trails.
  • Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Association – Organization that provides teacher trainings, outreach and educational grants.
  • Maine Audubon – Offers environmental education for all ages, camps, research, conservation and policy advice.
  • Maine Environmental Educators Association – Promotes environmental education in Maine, informs groups, individuals and educators on issues and events, and organizes the annual statewide conference.
  • Maine 4-H – Administers youth leadership and educational programs related to agriculture and community.
  • Maine FFA Association – Youth leadership organization for middle and high school students enrolled in classes related to agriculture and natural resources. The association provides training, classroom presentations, scholarships, competitions and awards.
  • Maine School Garden Network – Helps introduce school gardens and related curriculum.
  • Maine State Grange – Oversees community and social programs, events and scholarships related to agriculture.
  • Maine Tree Foundation – Provides information, trainings and programs for teachers and students related to forestry, Project Learning Tree.
  • Project WILD – Manages conservation education programs and trainings for teachers and students grades K-12.

Maine Promotion Boards & Sites

These organizations provide resources for promoting Maine agricultural products.

National Organizations

These national-level groups provide Agriculture & Natural Resources Education.

  • National FFA Organization – National youth leadership organization that serves teachers and students enrolled in middle-secondary agriculture and natural resources. FFA also provides membership, resources, competitions and scholarships.
  • North American Envirothon – Organizes environmental education competitions for teams of high school students and provides environmental resources for educators.
  • Project Food, Land & People – Compilation of nationally developed lessons related to agriculture and natural resources for teachers K-12, with trainings provided through Maine Agriculture in the Classroom.
  • Project Learning Tree – Nationally developed lessons related to forestry and natural resources for teachers K-12, with trainings provided through Maine Tree Foundation.
  • Project WET – Nationally developed lessons related to water resources for teachers K-12.