Here’s a picture of staff member, Melissa Luetje, KHS, Pam Morgan, UNE, Leia Lowery, Director of Education, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, receiving the Gulf of Maine Council 2019 Visionary Award in Nova Scotia. The Award recognizes innovation, creativity and commitment to marine protection by businesses, environmental organizations, or individuals who are making a difference to the health of the Gulf of Maine. Each were recognized for the outstanding work on the Gulf of Maine Studies Community Based Stewardship Initiative. The educational collaboration among Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, University of New England, and Kennebunk Regional High School has inspired creation of similar programs in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Nova Scotia. This innovative approach to combining interdisciplinary classroom education with outdoor learning and local environmental stewardship projects is having a lasting positive impact on students throughout the Gulf of Maine.