Thanks to our Business Partners and individual donors, the board of Brunswick Community Education Foundation is thrilled to announce that over $47,000 will be awarded to fund 33 different teacher and staff generated projects in amounts ranging from $200 to almost $4000 in Brunswick’s public schools in 2018. For the first time, Region 10 Technical High School will join Brunswick High School, Brunswick Junior High School, Harriet Beecher Stowe School, Coffin School and The REAL School as a grant recipient. See the full list here. Highlights include:
-Funds to purchase blacksmithing and colonial craft materials and pop up tents to prepare for and hold the first annual Old Brunswick Day, bringing a living history of colonial Brunswick and the American Revolution to Harriet Beecher Stowe School and the community
-Gardening tools and supplies to expand the Coffin gardening program to include nearly all Coffin students. Students will grow seedlings, plant them at Coffin and at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s community garden, monitor plant growth and donate harvested produce to local charity.
-Funds to host a variety of hands-on workshops so that seventh grade students at Brunswick Junior High can create a replica of a Wabanaki artifact in conjunction with their social studies unit on Maine’s Historic Tribe/ Wabanaki Confederation. Students will intern with local artisans and community members to make items such as baskets, tools or wigwams.
-Materials and supplies to create a working genetics laboratory at Brunswick High School.
-A Certified Nursing Assistant lab at Region 10 Technical High school to enable certification as a State of Maine testing site
-Film and set design equipment to allow students at The REAL School to learn the basics of film production and create their own short films.
To see the full array of exciting projects, please click here.