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And so it begins

posted Sep 1, 2013, 3:36 AM by Jotham Oliver   [ updated Sep 1, 2013, 5:32 AM ]
Year Two: the water year, eco-hydrology. This painting from the Maine Memory Network and the Fryeburg Historical Society shows not only the Saco, but our first major hike....Mount Kearsarge. According to the website:  "The artist Benjamin T. Newman was originally from Bath, but was so charmed by Fryeburg's scenery that he became a resident. He was skillfull colorist and his paintings have a charm of actual scenery."

This painting is a great glimpse of what our year will look like. Certainly, the physical and biological aspect will take center stage, but our students will also look at how society has changed in regards to water use and protection. Looking at this painting, the Saco has changed considerably: the course, itself is not the same, Walker's rips was Walker's Falls not too long ago, now farmers are able to pumped hundreds of thousands of gallons (if not millions) each season, and so much more.