TREE’s Environmental Education programs are unique hands-on learning opportunities that utilize the shores of Bauneg Beg Lake and over 100 acres of forested landscapes. These natural resources allow individuals to dive in and take experiential learning to a whole new level. Join us at the TREE Center for a 2-hour, 4-hour, or 5-week (2hrs./week) program. All lessons are aligned with Maine State Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

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Students attend the TREE Center Environmental Eductional program

We ask that you encourage your students to dress appropriately on the day they visit the TREE Center since our lessons take place outside, weather permitting.

Below is a list of suggested clothing items we encourage student to wear or bring along for the day’s activity:

  • Sturdy shoes or boots for hiking/walking in the forest
  • Waterproof shoes (if you have them) or shoes that can get wet/muddy
  • Long pants for hiking/walking in the forest
  • Rain jacket or waterproof layer in case of rain
  • Layered clothing appropriate for day’s temperature and weather conditions


  • Warm and waterproof boots for snowshoeing/winter hiking
  • Warm, windproof jacket
  • Warm gloves and hat

Ticks:Students attend the TREE Center Environmental Education program and take samples of the Bauneg Beg water

Please be aware we may come into contact with ticks.  All appropriate measures will be used to ensure that your students do not leave our grounds with ticks on them or their clothing.  Instructors will conduct “tick checks” during and after every lesson.

There are some things you and your students can do before arriving at the TREE Center; wear long, light colored pants, long socks, and heavy duty shoes.  These measures will help prevent ticks from coming in contact with skin.