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Secretary Dunlap unveils updates, new features on Maine Kids' Page

August 26, 2019
Secretary of State

Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski, 207-626-8400

AUGUSTA - Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is unveiling the department's new Maine Kids Page today at https://www.maine.gov/sos/kids/ , which features a Maine woods and waters theme, and a new animation about lawmaking in Maine.

"We are excited to unveil this redesign of the Kids Page, which is one of the most popular sections of our website," said Secretary Dunlap. The resources here are a great point of reference for anyone who wants to know more about the State of Maine.

The Maine Department of the Secretary of State has hosted the Maine Kids Page since the mid-1990s. It is the only State agency to host a full section of its website focused on connecting children with Maine history, facts and information. This redesign is the first major update since 2006. Department staff in the SOS Central Office have been working on the redesign for more than a year, in conjunction with staff at InforME, the State online services host.

This upgrade makes the Kids Page more user-friendly and accessible to teachers, students, and even for adults who may have forgotten facts such as the scientific name for our official state soil, said Secretary Dunlap.

The Kids Page is an important resource for teachers and parents, with a significant collection of information about the State of Maine. The page features:

  • Official Maine symbols, such as the state flower and state bird
  • A timeline of Maine history
  • Famous Mainers
  • The State song
  • Games and puzzles
  • Recipes featuring Maine foods
  • Explanatory information about Maine government
  • Maine places, products and native wildlife
  • Student programs and contests
  • The Path to Maine Lawmaking animated video
  • And much more, including links to additional educational resources

The Kids Page is accessible from the Department of the Secretary of State homepage at https://www.maine.gov/sos/ , in the left-hand navigation column. Those with questions about student programs, contests or other content can contact the Maine Department of the Secretary of State main office at 207-626-8400.