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Forging the Future at MeANS

Thanks to the generous donation by Richard (Dick) Tessier MeANS has welcomed the new addition of our very own forge. Along with the grants and money saved up since 2017 we built our multi purpose barn, home to some of our students’ new favorite place, THE FORGE!  For this article we interviewed the instructor, Tad… Read more »

MeANS Coffee House: Thursday, Feb. 2

Maine high school students listen to music.

Community is one of our core values here at MeANS. We’re always looking to build it any and every way we can.  Toward that end, we have brought back the MeANS Coffee House where students, faculty, alumni, and our extended community come together to share poems, songs, instrumental performances, karaoke, and conversation.   The next… Read more »

MeANS Harvest Festival 2022: Celebrating Students And Their Work!

Agricultural high school students checks water quality in Maine river.

Harvest Festival 2022 is coming up on Oct. 14th, 3-5 p.m. While part of the focus is eating wood-fired pizza in an oven from Maine Grains (with ingredients grown and harvested on our campus); live music by Maine songwriter Mike Stackhouse; and lawn games galore (you know we love them!)—the real stars of the show… Read more »

Learning About Farming: MeANS Students Talk Agriculture at Common Ground Fair 

MeANS students speak at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine

MeANS is proud to be a part of rural living in Maine and showed it at the 2022 Common Ground Country Fair! Held Sept. 23-25 at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners (MOFGA) Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine, the Common Ground Fair featured 1,000-plus exhibitors and speakers emphasizing rural communities, sustainable living, local… Read more »

MeANS 2022 Graduates: We Did It!

The backdrop of MeANS 2022 graduation ceremony

Two sets of Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (MeANS) graduates walked across the lawn on our campus in Hinckley, Maine, stepped under our timber frame pavilion, and were handed well-earned high school diplomas in late July.  MeANS graduates were honored in a ceremony on Friday, July 29, and graduates of our Threshold program were honored… Read more »

Featured Artist Series:  Summer Celebration 2022 With Maine Singer David Mallett 

The Maine Grains mobile pizza oven at the 2022 MeANS Summer Celebration

A school is nothing without community, including students past, present and future, as well as parents, staff, supporters, partners and neighbors.  All were made welcome at the Maine Academy of Natural Science’s (MeANS) Summer Celebration 2022 on Sunday, June 26. Visitors to our campus in Hinckley, Maine, were able to lounge around the property in… Read more »