I was attracted to GMRI initially by their work in building community among disparate stakeholders struggling to understand and steward the Gulf of Maine. As a Board member, I learned of the overall excellence of the organization in research, in education and in community-building, and in pioneering an adaptive model that links these aspects together for long-term progress in preserving this unique resource. interested in the Gulf of Maine and their vision for using rigorous scientific exploration to support both an ecosystem view of the Gul
I found the staff to be genuinely interested in the various programs at NSF. They asked relevant questions and were very enthusiastic. The work that is done by GMRI is first class and the educational activities are truly impressive. The people of Maine are fortunate to have the GMRI.
GMRI is a world class institution. I beleive it will be looked at in years to come as the most significant public/private partnership in Miane. The research is world class and the education is a transforming opportinity for young children through out the state.
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.
Even before moving to Maine five years ago, I disovered the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's website. I have consistently found it chock full of information; and of course, the photos that go along with the many articles and postings are glorious! Thank you for all you do in educating both our children and everyone else and for sound research.
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.
What a great organization with wonderful and committed people. They are always open to collaboration and new ideas. I like that when I call them about an idea or to find information, they always find a way to address it.
I can only speak to GMRI's educational center because that is the portion I know best. As an instructional consultant who advocates for experiential and inquiry-based learning, I think that GMRI is doing a great job of pressing the boundaries here. I look forward to seeing them go even farther in this direction, as well as diversify the settings for their teacher professional development.