Address: 180 Wescott Road, South Portland, ME 04106
In 2005, Anne Cyr started the Learning Gardens at the Skillin Elementary School. The Learning Gardens contain three habitat gardens on the school grounds, which include a Bird & Butterfly Garden, Rain Garden and Nature Trail & Outdoor Classroom. The purpose of the gardens is to encourage teachers to utilize the gardens more in their lesson planning and to host an Ecology Day every spring (similar to a field day). Project Coordinator: Anne Cyr and Richard Bicknell.