Outdoor Activities Alive at Winter Family Carnival

Outdoor Activities Alive at Winter Family Carnival

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Maine Outdoor School served as a co-host for the recent Winter Family Carnival at the Mission’s Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, ME. In addition to many available indoor activities, families were also offered — and took part in — outdoor activities.

These photos of kids having fun and learning outdoors at the Family Carnival are courtesy Maine Outdoor School’s Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Naturalist Educator Hazel Stark.

“We had a blast helping families get to know the forest using their senses this weekend at the Winter Family Carnival,” said Maine Outdoor School in a tweet.

Mission Teams with Downeast Roots Group to Share Resources, Work Together

Mission Teams with Downeast Roots Group to Share Resources, Work Together

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington recently announced the Mission’s collaboration with a new group called Downeast Roots; “a group of local organizations who promote each other’s work, share resources, and work together on projects for the benefit of our community,” according to the group web site.

Other member groups are the Women’s Health Resource Library, Maine Outdoor School, TREE, Mano en Mano, and the Milbridge Public Library.

The purpose of Downeast Roots is to promote collaboration among Downeast area organizations in order to strengthen our overall impact. We are committed to fostering a strong sense of belonging while ensuring that our community is a place where people, their cultural identities, and the environment thrive. We draw on the strengths of our relationships within our communities to strive towards a deeper understanding of adversity and practices that build resilient and dynamic solutions to complex, modern challenges.