Sarah Gladu Promoted to Education Director
Sarah Gladu has been promoted, from part time Education Coordinator to full time Education Director. We’re thrilled! Her full title is now Director of Education and Environmental Monitoring.
This move is part of DRA’s strategic plan. It recognizes the growing success of DRA’s education programs for adults and youth. It reflects an increasing demand for these opportunities.
It means more chances for kids to experience a wild island for the first time. More classes for adults on growing your own oysters or harvesting seaweed. More hands-on programs in schools and on our lands about Native American history and culture. A deeper understanding of the Damariscotta River.
It also ties to our expanding environmental monitoring work throughout the Damariscotta River Estuary: water quality, horseshoe crabs, invasive species.
Camp Mummichog summer day camp offered more sessions and served more children than ever this past summer. Partnerships with groups like Salt Bay Chamberfest have opened new doors to learning in nature through music and the arts.
Programs for adults, like Oyster Gardening and Midcoast Stewards, continue to expand along with workshop from seaweed to mushrooms. Homeschool and school-based programs are on the rise.
The Damariscotta Estuary Education Program (DEEP), once a successful pilot in Great Salt Bay and Bristol Schools is now expanding thanks to our partnership with Darling Marine Center and several key grants.
DRA is pleased to be able to make the commitment to support these programs in a deeper way thanks to the support of members and friends like you!