The Katahdin Learning Project, established in 2016, is a place-based learning initiative in the Katahdin region with grass-roots beginnings, with the intent of getting students and the broader community outside and connected to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.  Katahdin region teachers teamed up with National Park Service Staff to build this program in connection to Katahdin region schools.  The Katahdin Learning Project welcomes educators and students from all areas to engage in programming in the Monument, for more information contact Kala Rush, Education Director at


We envision a community where learners benefit from a breadth and depth of place-based experiences, forge lifelong connections to nature and their communities, and realize the full potential of their education. We envision a community where Wabanaki people determine how Indigenous and settler peoples learn about the history and culture of the Wabanaki Nations.


The mission of the Katahdin Learning Project is to nurture connections between learners and land in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and the surrounding communities.

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