Maine Student Tour Itinerary
Start your tour at the Old York Historical Society in York where you may visit seven historical buildings dating back to the mid-1700s. Costumed interpreters provide period programming to help you learn about 18th century life. Following lunch students will visit the University of New England's Marine Science Education and Research Center where they will learn more about marine mammal rehabilitation, aquaculture and aquarium science and environmental education at this Biddeford, Maine campus. The students go from the sea to the stars when they visit the Southworth Planetarium at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. There are astronomy and laser light shows to choose from. Dinner and overnight in Portland/South Portland.
Travel to the Maine Wildlife Park for one of their programs that teaches students about animals that are native to Maine. The next stop is the Norlands Living History Center in Livermore where the students can participate in programs that will teach them about rural life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Lunch is included in the program. After a couple of days of educational programs, it's time to for some fun. The group drives to The Forks for dinner and overnight before a day of rafting on the Kennebec River.
Rise and shine for a day of whitewater rafting. Choose from one of several rafting companies. The group rafts in the morning, stops for lunch along the river's edge and continues down river in the afternoon. At the end of the day the group gathers to watch a video of their rafting trip and has the option to buy photos so they will remember how much fun they had. Dinner and overnight in The Forks.
Time to leave the Maine woods behind and head for Augusta, the state capital. The group will visit Old Fort Western on the central part of the Kennebec River, to learn more about the importance of this river in American history. Benedict Arnold used the fort as a staging area for his attempted assault on Quebec City during the Revolutionary War. Another option is to visit the Hinckley Museum and participate in one of their many programs about mammals, plants, wetlands and other natural history programs. From the state capital, the group would travel to Boothbay Harbor for lunch and an afternoon whale watching cruise. The group has the option to stay in Boothbay Harbor or travel to Portland for dinner and overnight. Depart for home.