About the Speakers
Val Peacock, Education Specialist at Rural Aspirations Project and member of the Community Learning for ME design team
Val Peacocks has been working in education in some capacity for over 15 years. She believes strongly in hands-on, relational and place-based education. She’d taught biology and created a pathways program at Sumner High school and has been working with Rural Aspirations Project since 2013 creating curriculum and helping schools expand their use of project-based learning experiences for students.
Sarah Hooper, Education Specialist at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park and member of the Community Learning for ME design team
Sarah Hooper has worked in education since 2006 and before that was a wildlife biologist for the Bureau of Land Management in New Mexico, Arizona, and Oregon. She is passionate about science and creating unique, hands-on learning experiences for students in Maine.
Val and Sarah are representing the CL4ME design team, a group of Maine educators working to increase access to the wide array of educational resources provided by organizations and businesses throughout the state. We are committed to providing a bridge from organizations to students, families, and educators.