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FAQs



Q:

When and where does ESMM meet?

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The Midcoast Maine location started in 2016. EarthSchool Midcoast is currently looking for a new location for our Midcoast location! If you have any suggestions or great leads, please let us know!

Q:

What types of classes are offered?

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Class offerings are dependent on what parents (and teens!) have volunteered to teach. Each session has a variety of classes for all age groups. Past sessions have included art (painting, clay, sewing), theater, outdoor skills, cooking, math games, creative writing, entymology, and much more.

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What is the age range?

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ESMM usually around 35 member familes, with children ranging from newborn to 18 years old.

Q:

What does a typical day at ESMM look like?

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ESMM members arrive at 9:30 am to help set up our rental building. Two classes are held from 10:00-11:00 and 11:00-12:00, then we break for lunch from 12:00-1:00. There are two more classes from 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00, then members put away chairs and tables and clean up. ESMM does not have "drop-off" classes - all children must have their parent(s) or other responsible adult at the building for the day.

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What does it cost to join ESMM?

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Our current membership fee for the 2019-20 year is $200.00 per family. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Some teachers may also require a fee to cover the cost of supplies for a particular class.

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How much of a time commitment should I expect as a member?

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ESMM runs on the energy if its members. Families have many volunteering options to choose from, so all members can contribute according to their strengths. All parent members are required to volunteer 3-4 hours each Tuesday - options include teaching classes, assisting classes, helping in the infant/preschool room, and setting up and cleaning our space.

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How do I get more information about EarthSchool of Midcoast Maine?

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If you have any more questions, please get in contact with ESMM at [email protected]. If you would like to request membership for your family for the 2019-20 year, please fill out our registration form.