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Ticket proceeds from The Maine Women’s Spring Expo will to to Coastal Studies for Girls, a science & leadership school for girls in Freeport, Maine.

About Coastal Studies for Girls

Since its inception in 2010, Coastal Studies for Girls has been a leader in experiential education by teaching 10thgrade girls to embrace science, develop leadership skills, and speak with confidence as critical thinkers.

Coastal Studies for Girls is located on a 600-acre oceanfront land preserve in Freeport, Maine. Each semester, up to twenty girls from a variety of schools across the country come to Freeport and live for one semester of their sophomore year in a renovated historic farmhouse on the shores of Casco Bay where they study an interdisciplinary place-based curriculum of academic high school courses in addition to Leadership and Marine Ecosystems. CSG’s Marine Ecosystems class is an immersion in fieldwork culminating in a public presentation of individual research projects. Many previous CSG semester school students have received national awards for their groundbreaking Marine Science research papers completed while attending the semester school.