GULF OF MAINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Rating: 4.38 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 350 Commercial Street Portland ME 04101 USA

Mission: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is a neutral and strategically-focused marine science center. Our goal is to support the Gulf of Maine's emergence as one of the world's most vibrant marine communities.
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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I was immediately impressed with the science class GMRI provided for 6th graders. Honestly, I don't think I have ever seen children so excited about science! Now that I've learned a little about GMRI, my wish is that its symbiotic relationship between education, research and the community continues to flourish.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could expand its education and research operations. For example: GMRI could conduct research overseas. provide scholarships/fellowships to undergraduates and graduates. Install a field study program led by professors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The people involved with this organization are so committed not only to their work, but to the Gulf of Maine as a whole. They realize the importance of collaborating to achieve a common goal: A Healthy Ocean Stewarded by a Vibrant & Science Literate Community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my behaviors regarding a healthy environment. (I recycle more and am more concious of my impact on the ocean & watershed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the learning, every day I am there, I learn so much. This org. is so committed to learning it permeates all levels, from specific prgrams and research to teaching an intern about the way an org. like this operates etc.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so diverse! There are people from all over the world working to help make Maine a better place. The wide range of life experiences held by everyone make for some very open and interesting conversations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

achieve its goal of finding sustainable funding for thier programs. (reach every 5th & 6th grader, help every fisherman, & connect the community to the ocean in a way that inspires them to protect it, backed by world class research)

Ways to make it better...

I got a stipend as an intern.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

growth. They have grown so quickly and may not have necessarily addressed little issues when they were smaller that might now be bigger issues as they grow.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish everyone could see the importance and the good that comes from the work they are doing at GMRI.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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