Student Work

CREA strives to connect students of all ages to nature, outdoor recreation and scientific studies through their programs, which provide opportunities for youth to work in a variety of public forums, including serving on the CREA board of directors.

Mt. Ararat High School Honors Biology Student Research

These posters are final projects that represent many days in the field on the Cathance River Preserve by Glenn Evans and his students from Mt. Ararat High School. The 2019-20 posters were presented by each student on January 28, 2020 at the Topsham Public Library.













Dragonfly and Damselfly Independent Study Project

This YouTube movie was created by two Mt. Ararat students in the Fall of 2011 for a Dragonfly and Damselfly Independent Study Project:

Thank you to mentor, photographer, and naturalist David Reed. Click here to visit David’s Cathance Preserve Site.

5th Grade Insect Study

This insect data summarizes the Woodside Elementary 5th Grade Scientific Method Aquatic and Terrestrial Insect Study, done throughout the fall of 2011.


Remote Wildlife Camera

Some students set up a motion-sensing wildlife camera and took pictures to study the mammals who live in the Preserve.

Remote Wildlife Camera Videos:

Brunswick High School Independent Study on Vernal Pools

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Videos on YouTube

Check out our YouTube channel to see more videos created by students.

Coffin Elementary Student Poems

Ms. Cameron’s third grade class from Coffin School came to CREA in Fall of 2009 and made poems and pictures of their visit that they read online.

Coffin Elementary Students Read Their Poems

Service Learning at CREA

CREA’s educational philosophy is firmly rooted in hands-on, inquiry and place based education models. We incorporate service learning in both our operations at the Preserve and as a key component in many of our programs.