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Something here about what Newburyport is doing. What grade level does it serve?

Who are the lead teachers?

How long has this site been active?

What are past projects?

What are highlights of the curriculum?

Who does it partner with?


The GOMI course at Kennebunk High School, Maine is called “Gulf of Maine Field Studies”. It is led by Melissa Luetje, and is open to students in 9-12 grade. Students at the site are engaged in an ongoing effort to shift the Goat Island Light House to sustainable energy.


As part of their course, they hold live (and virtual) meetings with the town manager and other town officials, and they survey members of the community to gain a deeper understanding of their positions regarding local climate change adaptation. They also have regular meetings with local scientists, including folks from the Rachel Carson Center, the Wells Reserve, and UNE.

The Kennebunk site is our first school partnership, and in 2019 was recognized with the Visionary Award by the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment.

Students who take the course earn high school and university credit.


Core topics

-Sea level rise

-Climate Change adaptation

-Sustainable Energy


-University of New England

-Kennebunkport Conservation Trust

-Kennebunkport Climate Initiative


-Goat Island Lighthouse project

-Sea level rise in our community in the GoM -Invasive species

Educational Materials

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