October 14-18, 2019


In the Field: Update from the Wilderness & Place in Maine (TERRAIN testbed) Team


TERRAIN students returned to Peter Gray Hatchery in Machias to work with the Downeast Salmon Federation this week. They helped hatchery staff release thousands of parr (juvenile salmon) into the East Machias River. A team from Fox News was on site to capture the recovery work. Check out the video!


Behind the Scenes


This week Marketing previewed four TERRAIN promotional videos with the Sustaining the Flagship team. Each video is targeted for a different audience (e.g., students who are interested in the environment but uncertain about an academic major, school counselors, etc.). The videos will be part of a strategic marketing campaign for TERRAIN.


The STF team also revisited our “to do” list and were pleased to note progress on a number of goals including (1) specifying Canvas user roles/responsibilities to enable effective use of our LMS to support expeditions; (2) development of an FAQ sheet to support faculty and staff interaction with prospective students and visitors during Open House; (3) capturing b-roll of TERRAIN  testbed experiences; and (4) drafting a transcript template that will enable us to communicate clearly about the disciplinary content students have studied within expeditions and fusion courses.


For those of you who might have missed one, here is the link to the weekly TERRAIN update archive.


I look forward to seeing many of you at Open House today and having another opportunity to share information about TERRAIN with our prospective students and visitors.





Jennifer L. Cartier, Ph.D. (she, her, hers)

Dean of the School of Environmental Citizenship

Professor of Education

Unity College

Unity, Maine 04998

(412) 215-6511 (cell, preferred)

(207) 509-7282 (office)


Office: Constable Hall 201