The Gloria C. MacKenzie Foundation has awarded $60,000 to DEI to support, “Shellfish Industry Education for Maine Students & Teachers”. Students and teachers from Maine schools work side by side with the education staff and scientists from DEI to learn how to manage, protect, and restore valuable shellfish resources. Our education program helps students develop a stewardship ethic towards the marine environment and imparts important knowledge and skills for their futures on the coast.
DEI promotes and develops STEM skills in hands-on ways while instilling a sense of responsibility for the sea and shore. The Gloria C. MacKenzie Foundation is dedicated to awarding grants that will advance educational opportunities and support strong economic development in the state of Maine.