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The PenBay Pilot Monday, April 1, 2019 CAMDEN — Watershed School juniors Pearl Benjamin and Rachel Sizeler-Fletcher have recently received recognition for their writing. Pearl Benjamin was the winner of The Telling Room’s 2018-19 statewide writing contest. Her winning entry, titled Voice of Mother Trust, comes with a cash prize, the opportunity to be published in The Telling Room’s spring anthology, and an invitation to share the prize-winning piece with...
The Camden Herald Camden students demand action on climate change Local students participate in global Climate Strike By Daniel Dunkle and Morgan Brooke | Mar 15, 2019 CAMDEN — About 20 students from Watershed School and Camden Hills Regional High School marched through the streets of Camden waving protest signs Friday, March 15, as part of a movement of young people around the world demanding action on climate change. The students marched to the municipal offices for the...
Bangor Daily News By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff June 8, 2018 9:35 am   Camden recently became the first Maine town to join nearly 7,500 cities and towns from around the world in committing to an agreement that aims to combat climate change at a local level. But unlike in the thousands of other municipalities that signed on to join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, local high students are the ones who have conducted the groundwork research for Camden by...
The Camden Herald By Susan Mustapich | Oct 11, 2018 CAMDEN — Home heating and vehicle fuels top the list of carbon emissions producers in Camden, according to an inventory conducted by Watershed School students. The inventory is the first phase of a project to assist the town of Camden to reduce the emissions commonly called greenhouse gases. Students completed the inventory in June, and will review and update their work during the spring 2019...
As Watershed School looks forward to a year of enriching and expanding both its curriculum and its campus, Maine-based foundations have stepped up this summer to support the initiative. Maine Community Foundation recently awarded Watershed School two grants, one in the amount of $25,000 from the directors of the component fund of the foundation. Additionally, Watershed received a second grant from the same foundation to support a science lab and climate change resource center in its new...
Watershed School has received a prestigious grant in the amount of $75,000 from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. The Edward E. Ford Foundation, which challenges and inspires schools to leverage their unique talents, expertise, and resources to advance best practice in teaching and learning, provides grants to strengthen and support independent secondary schools. “The Edward E. Ford Foundation grant sets the stage for our upcoming capital campaign,” says Chris Davis, Watershed...
Watershed School will hold a 15th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 9 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Watershed School, 1 Free Street, in Camden. The party will feature music by members of the Gawler Family, a street contra dance with caller Chrissy Fowler, and food by local restaurants and sponsors. A reception following Watershed’s commencement will be held from 6:00 - 7:00, and will include music by current and past Watershed students. The contra dance, which will close Free Street...
On June 9, 2018, Watershed School is throwing a 15th Anniversary party, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at their new home at One Free Street in Camden. The public is invited. The festive gathering, with food from community sponsors, contra-dancing and live music, celebrates a legacy of quality learning and rich community and school partnerships.   Watershed School, Midcoast Maine’s only independent high school, opened its doors in 2003 in Rockland. Since 2012 the school has called Camden home...
The 2018 Maine State Science Fair (MSSF) was a huge success, and the excited buzz emanating from the Thomas College gymnasium provided solid evidence for that claim. On March 24, nearly 300 Maine teens exhibited their science and engineering projects to their peers, teachers, parents, and judges. Representing 30 high schools, these students vied for nearly 100 awards including scholarships and a chance to compete in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF). As they do every...
Back row: Alex Facq, Jacob Faunce, Bea Buckley. Front row: Hallie MacDougal, Nick Ryan 17-year-old Hallie Macdougal is passionate about plankton. A senior at Watershed School in Camden, Hallie has been studying the effects of climate change on the ocean since she started high school. Watershed School allows students to pursue their desired field of study during elective periods, and Hallie has chosen to put her time and energy into marine science and climate change. Her research has...

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