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Education Programs

Kids on skisDowneast Lakes Land Trust offers educational programs that build knowledge, appreciation, and respect for the natural environment, local cultural heritage, and natural resources and their traditional uses in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest and surrounding areas.

Our public programs serve both adults and children.

Children’s Summer Programs

2023 dates: July 12th through August 16th (6 weeks)

Every Wednesday, 9am – 12pm

Meet at the James Brite Schoolhouse, 15 Water Street, Grand Lake Stream

Free weekly educational activities for children ages 7-16 (all ages are welcome). Be ready for outside activities, rain or shine!! A NEW topic will be explored every week.

Family Programs

These programs consist of year-round free or low cost workshops, presentations, and outdoor activities which focus on conserving and developing natural and cultural history knowledge of the region. All ages are welcome to participate. Some programs are offered in conjunction with the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society. Full details with meeting times and locations can be found on the events calendar.

DLLT’s YouTube Channel @DowneastLakes has a small sample of recordings that will give you an idea of the variety and flavor of our programs, education, and management of our forests and waters. An example from the 2023 Naturally Curious Series is a recording of the Alpine Plants webinar with Andrea Tirrell shown here:

Private Programs

When visiting the Grand Lake Stream area, if busy schedules don’t align with our public program dates, we now have another educational option.  DLLT is pleased to be offering “Private Education Programs” in the Grand Lake Stream area for a donation to DLLT. Please email if you would like to schedule a program.

For details on upcoming programs, please check the events calendar, or subscribe to our news updates.

School Programs

Downeast Lakes Land Trust offers programs for K-12 school groups designed to provide authentic hands-on learning experiences in the forests and waters of the Downeast Lakes region.

DLLT school programs are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards so that they can easily be integrated into school schedules. Some of these programs are based on the awarding-winning Project Learning Tree and Project Wild curricula.

DLLT is willing and eager to design and develop programs that meet the specific needs and goals of schools and individual teachers. Contact DLLT Education and Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Cote at to schedule a program in your school or the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.