CREST Summer Students Take Technology Back into the Community

wwf_frontpage…from Working Waterfront

“Operated by the Island Institute (which publishes Working Waterfront), CREST’s Summer Institute gives 16 coastal and island schools access to state-of-the-art technologies in a camp-style environment. CREST is a five-year program that provides 55 teachers and 110 students from Maine’s island and remote coastal communities with intensive training in technology and career path development.

“CREST focuses on delivering database development, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, web design and ethnographic research skills in an interdisciplinary approach that reconnects students to their communities and provides insight into applicable science and technology careers through local service-learning projects.”