Environmental Living and Learning for Maine Students (ELLMS) is a collaboration of residential environmental learning centers (Chewonki, The Ecology School, Schoodic Institute and UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Bryant Pond and Tanglewood) working in partnership with Maine schools to provide outdoor learning experiences that empower students to create healthy, vibrant communities.
The five well-respected Maine non-profit organizations have 120 combined years of experience in residential environmental education. . ELLMS allows the five partner organizations to share best practices and administrative resources, reach a much greater number of students, and work together to teach a rising generation how to be responsible stewards of their environment, their own health, their communities, and their state.
To date, the ELLMS Project has allocated $1.3 million to support over 10,000 students from Maine schools.