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King School Celebrates Deering Oaks Project

On Nov. 17, students and teachers from King Middle School joined leaders from Portland Parks, Maine Audubon, and others to unveil a new interpretive sign about an ongoing, collaborative, environmental stewardship project in Deering Oaks park.

A short ceremony included remarks from various partners about the “living laboratory” project and its importance, as well as a ribbon cutting to present the site to the community.

Learn more about the event and the project and see photos in this blog post from Maine Audubon. 

Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action.

The Portland Public Schools is Maine’s largest school district, with approximately 6,500 students, and is also the most diverse. About one-third of the district’s students come from homes where languages other than English are spoken—a total of more than 60 languages. 52 percent of the district’s students are white and 48 percent are students of color. Approximately half of PPS students qualify for free or reduced-price school meals.