School Programs and Curriculum Consulting


The Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary provides a variety of school-based and field-based environmental educational programs for local students on Mount Desert Island.  Programs are customized to teacher’s individual needs and curriculum goals, with particular emphasis on involving students in project-based, inquiry learning.  Sample topics include:



Loon Biology, Behavior, & Conservation

Floating Classroom Watershed Science

Healthy Watersheds

Wetland Ecology

Winter Ecology

Migratory Fish

Invasive Species                                                         


MDI Wildlife

Somesville’s Historic Mills and Dams

For more information please contact Director Billy Helprin at (207) 460-9390 or email