Deer Isle-Stonington kids taking learning outdoors

A boardwalk at the school was built with small donations and a $5,000 grant from Friends of Acadia.

Via The Ellsworth American (full story)

DEER ISLE — A swampy area between Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School and the high school has been turned into a walking path for children thanks to construction of a boardwalk and an outdoor classroom and kiosk.

The boardwalk came first, built with many small donations and a $5,000 grant from Friends of Acadia, said Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School science teacher Mickie Flores. The trail for the project was cleared in 2016.

The boardwalk proved to be a respite for students and staff alike when everyone returned to in-person education after months of remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.