Join Coastal Carol for TOUCH TANK TUESDAYS at the Kennebunk Toy Company, home of a large 100-gallon touch tank filled with local sea life. Learn cool facts about each of the intertidal creatures while getting the chance to hold them without getting your feet wet.
The Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association is a local chapter of the National Marine Educators Association. Join marine enthusiasts and educators, both formal and informal, in becoming stewards of the world of water, both fresh and salt.
The Shoals Marine Lab, located 6 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, NH is a world-renown leader in the field of marine science education. Whether you are a high school, college or graduate student, SML has courses to introduce or advance the knowledge of marine science. Island sustainability opportunities are also available.
Tracy Kane has brought to life fairy houses and gnome homes to the young and young-at-heart. With several books, videos, and workshops, Tracy keeps the magic alive.
Yarmouth artist, Alison Bramhall, creates colorfully, whimsical creations that make you smile. Her wide array of products and designs are appealing to anyone who loves the sea.
Watercolor artist extroadinaire, Mimi Gregoire Carpenter, is a master at her craft. Her attention to detail is impeccable when she re-creates the beach treasure scenes so commonly found on the shores of Maine.
Looking to add nutritionally packed sea vegetables to your current diet? Larch Hanson has been hand-harvesting local species of seaweed along the coast of Maine for years. His low impact approach to harvesting assures complete sustainability of his products. His air drying process is simple and energy efficient. Sea vegetables are full of protein, iron, calcium, iodine and trace metals and are virtually fat-free.
How many of you remember the store, Northern Sky Toyz, at the bottom of Exchange St. in Portland? They were the ones responsible for flying the kite “laundry line” over the highway in Back Cove. Well Bob Ray, former owner, couldn’t stay away from the world of kites any longer. Join him for one of his many kite making workshops aimed at fun and getting outside. We could all use time away from technology.
You may have enjoyed a SEA BUS program with Coastal Carol. If so, you don’t have to look any further for a touch tank of your very own. Schools across the country are purchasing touch tanks to house marine fauna and flora for students to observe on a year round basis. The tanks are made right here in Biddeford, Maine. Marine Ecological Habitats will construct a touch tank to suit your classroom needs.