ALNA — The Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education of Alna was named winner of the Maine Environmental Education Association’s School of the Year Award.

The school, which commits to sustainable practices, is being recognized for its unique efforts to connect their students to themselves, to each other, and to their communities through studying both natural and human environments in a hands on manner, according to a news release from the MEEA.

A conference and awards ceremony will take place today at the Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset.

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