Challenger Learning Center of Maine Announces 2015 Summer Camp Series

A Summer of Exploration is in store for students entering grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine!

Astronaut Academy provides students entering grades 6-8 with the opportunity to test their skills, as they train to live and work in space during the week of August 3-7. Challenger's astronaut cadets will practice agility, build shelters, conduct scientific experiments, work through emergencies, learn about launch systems, see how space suits work, and meet food intake requirements using only space-approved food. Their week-long training will prepare them to fly a space mission where they will work together as mission controllers and astronauts, using Challenger's mission control, spacecraft, and space lab simulators. Special NASA guest speakers and offsite trips help to create an out of this world experience for Challenger's 6-8 grade astronauts in training!

Inaugural Maine Science Festival Set for Bangor

New event to the region aims to demonstrate, Science is Everywhere!

Inaugural event set for March 20-22, 2015 with dozens of thought-provoking events at Cross

Center – Maine Science Festival organizers think Science is really fun to talk about, for all ages and venues throughout downtown

Science is everywhere and the organizers of the Inaugural Maine Science Festival want to prove it. So as they designed the more than forty events planned as part of the inaugural festival, they decided to try and make something for everyone. After all, you don’t have to be an adult to find interest in alternative energies or a child to appreciate the technology behind Pixar movies.

Machias Savings Bank Funds Missions at Challenger Learning Center of Maine

Machias Savings Bank recently awarded $5,000 to the Challenger Learning Center of Maine to provide Washington County students with the opportunity to fly space science missions at the Challenger Center.

"Because of Machias Savings Bank's continuing dedication to the Challenger program, thousands of students have now had the opportunity to become inspired to pursue higher levels of science and math education. We appreciate their investment in the future by making this possible for so many of Maine's students," stated Susan Jonason, Executive Director.

Shine a Light on Autism for April, Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day and to celebrate, thousands of people are coming together to shine a light on autism. Join Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative to show your support this April

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine

100+ Maine women meet four times a year and each member writes a $50 check to a local charity they have voted on. Find out how you, too, can make a difference.

Keep Bees and Save the World!

Keep Bees and Save the World!


Albert Einstein is reputed to have said, “If bees should disappear from the face of the earth, mankind would follow within four years.”

Haunting words considering the trouble honeybees have been having in recent years.

“Pollinators, and honeybees in particular, are critical to our food supply,” says Peter Cowin, aka “The Bee Whisperer”. “It’s in all of our best interest that more people keep honeybees and take a long hard look at what we can do to keep them well fed.”

Fortunately, there are a lot of people now doing just that. Keeping bees is a hobby more and more Mainers are getting into. “Two years ago I was asked by Orono and Hampden Adult Ed. to give evening classes in Beekeeping for Beginners. More than 70 students took the classes and most started their first bee hives that year. Last year this grew to include Adult Ed. in Bangor, Ellsworth, Hampden, Bucksport, Newport and Mount Dessert Island, with more than 270 taking my class!”

17th Annual Gene and Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby

17th Annual Gene and Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby

Winter is now in full swing and the ice is thick enough to get out there and find the best fishing hole to catch “the big one” and win great prizes at the 17th Annual Gene and Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby on February 22nd at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center in Waterville.    


The event benefits Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels and other programs to keep seniors and adults with disabilities safe, healthy, and independent in their homes in memory of avid sportsman and environmentalist Gene Letourneau and his wife Lucille Letourneau.