Maine Outdoor Education Program
Since 2012, MOEP has been committed to creating a meaningful and enriching opportunity for students, emphasizing environmental awareness and lifetime fitness. MOEP has developed an interdisciplinary curriculum to complement the students’ classroom teaching with time devoted to outdoor activity. This serves to integrate an awareness of aerobic fitness with future stewardship of the environment.
Through MOEP’s spring and fall programs, students from fourth grade through high school learn lessons in botany, geology, geography, and ecology, while participating in four-hour activities such as kayaking, canoeing, biking, and cross-country skiing. These field trips take place in the Penobscot watershed, on the Passadumkeag River, in the shadow of Mount Katahdin and Baxter State Park in Maine’s North Woods, and the Cobscook Bay region.
MOEP programs are executed by experienced outdoor recreation centers that serve the Northern and Easternmost Maine communities. Since 2012, more than 10,000 students have taken part in MOEP programs.