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The Ecology School

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Organization Overview

The Ecology School inspires stewardship of and connection to the natural world through experiential learning in ecology, conservation, farming, and sustainability.
Through immersive, hands-on experiences at our River Bend Farm campus, The Ecology School inspires ways of living, learning, working, and playing that are restorative to the world around us.


Sustainability has always been integral to our mission. At The Ecology School, sustainability means living, learning, working and playing in ways that are restorative to the world around us. Our River Bend Farm campus rises to the “living building challenge” that asks for spaces to give more than they take from the environment around them. Our working farm, dormitory, kitchen and the Poland Spring Education and Dining Commons exceed every official green standard, modeling regenerative and self-sufficient ways to grow and prepare food, power our buildings, and utilize technology to minimize negative human impact on the ecosystems we inhabit. River Bend Farm opens our eyes to what’s possible, reimagining the future, now.

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The Ecology School at River Bend Farm is your destination for living, learning, working & playing sustainably. Contact The Ecology School to learn more and create a custom meeting or retreat for your business or organization.
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