School Outreach

Public Service Announcement:
West Bath Elementary School 3rd Grade
June 2019

On May 22, 2019 two FOMB volunteers, Dick Brown and Ed Friedman gave presentations on the importance of water (and Merrymeeting Bay) to the 3rd grade classes of Lori Sawyer and Ida Beal at West Bath Elementary School. A tentative goal of the two classes was to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) based on what they learned. What follows is a note from one of the teachers and a link to their resultant video (time 3:40):

To FOMB (Dick & Ed),

We have finished our PSA! Thanks so much for the wonderful photos and maps you sent us. They were perfect! We added some other images as well, and we think the PSA came out very nicely considering they are only 3rd graders! They wrote the script from the great resources you shared with them. 

We think you’ll enjoy it! Please do not feel that we expect you to use this on your site. If you like it and wish to do so, great! But if you don’t, that’s entirely up to you. It’s been a great experience for them one way or the other. But if you should use it somehow, please let us know. The class would be excited to know that!

We will share your contact info with next year’s 3rd grade teacher, Kelsey Marco. She would be doing this module at this same time of year next year. With more planning, participation in Bay Day would likely be a great addition! 

It’s been a real pleasure to work with you both! Thanks again for all the resources you shared and the great job you both did on your presentations. It was perfect for our module studies.  The students are ready and eager to present to the public tomorrow at our Celebration!

Have a wonderful summer! 



Watercolors by
Sarah Stapler