Here are some of the experiences that girls have shared at Coastal Studies for Girls...
Explore Leadership through experiential discussions and outdoor adventures
Create a self-portrait to explore "Who am I as a leader and learner?"
Create a personal leadership plan to identify healthy goals and actions
Hone communication skills and practice decision-making
Snowshoe at Maine Huts and Trails, Poplar Stream Falls
Rock climb at Maine Rock Gym
Camp and backpack in the White Mountains
Sea kayak in the Deer Isle-Stonington Archipelago
Cross country ski at Pineland Farms
Visit scientists and their research projects in the field
Core the Cousins River Salt Marsh with Dr. Peter Lea of Bowdoin College
Dredge for organisms in the Damariscotta River with the Darling Marine Lab
Visit Waldoboro and Damariscotta Mills to witness the annual spring migration of alewives
Gather baseline eelgrass data at Frenchman's Bay with Dr. Jane Disney of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, as part of a regional restoration project
Attend lectures in our community with noted leaders and welcome guest lecturers to the school
Carl Safina, Blue Ocean Society: "In the Same Net: Ocean Life, Ethics, and the Human Spirit"
David Gallo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: "The Titanic and Beyond: Lessons From the Deep Ocean"
Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist: "Sustainable 350.org"
Maya Angelou, poet and author: "Spreading Rainbows"
Hayat Sindi, Pop Tech Fellow, Harvard Researcher: "Diagnostics for All"
Anne Hayden, Bowdoin and University of Maine: "Impact of Climate Change on Lobsters in Maine"
Dr. Danielle Swenton, Clark University: "Adaptive radiation in three-spined stickleback in Alaska"
Explore Core Academics with projects and field trips
Present original readings at our own Friday Coffee House and publish Triumphant Girl literary journal
Visit Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England
Reenact the French Revolution in the Little Yellow Farm House
Visit Museum LA on a Field trip, return to school and share family histories and immigration stories
Create Foreign Language Public Service Announcement and Movie Trailer videos
Present individual applied math presentations on topics ranging from body biometrics to music theory
Share Residential and Community Life
Give back to the community during Service Week, doing trail work at RippleEffect and Wolfe's Neck Farm, sorting donations at Freeport Community Center, or leading marine science workshops at the Girls Unlimited Conference
Share at the Talent Show with songs, skits, stunts, dances, and readings
Create and practice Personal Sustainability Practices
Confidently share learnings with the public at the end of the semester "Exhibitions of Learning" presentations