Taking Back Maine’s Future

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Date(s) - May 5, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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WMS Cafeteria

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Taking Back Maine’s Future!

Windham Middle School students fight Maine’s opioid crisis by going back to the future… DeLorean Time Machine and all.

Students at Windham Middle School in Windham, Maine, are embarking on an exciting and impactful Project Based Learning endeavor that aims to turn back the high tide of Maine’s opioid epidemic.

The “Back to the Future” themed project’s name is “Taking Back Maine’s Future”. 2022 marks its third annual community event.

Students have carefully studied the impact of Maine’s current opioid epidemic using extensive research and exposure to a panel of experts including Governor Mills’ Director of Opioid Response Gordon Smith. They now seek to predict what Maine’s future may look like in two vastly differing futures…

A future where their generation is able to find solutions for the state’s horrifying opioid epidemic, ending the crisis before it gets worse; and a future in which the current trends of opioid addiction and overdose continue to rise.

Students have created newspapers from both possible futures: The year 2055 to be exact. Some papers report from the bright future, free from opioid abuse; and some from the dark future where opioid addiction has continued to grow at alarming rates.

These newspapers, along with a real DeLorean time machine, will be on display for the public at the third annual “Taking Back Maine’s Future” event on Thursday May 5th 2022 from 6:30-8pm at Windham Middle School.

You are cordially invited to this monumental event!

Official Event Website:

https://sites.google.com/grsu14.org/takingbackmainesfuture/home

A sampling of prior event media coverage can be viewed here.

http://wgme.com/news/local/windham-middle-school-students-confront-the-opioid-crisis

http://www.wmtw.com/article/windham-students-predict-future-impacts-of-maine-s-opioid-crisis/21207674

http://news.keepmecurrent.com/students-take-back-future-with-opioid-project/

Come see Maine’s future headlines from the year 2055 as they are delivered by a REAL BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN TIME MACHINE!!

Get your picture taken with the iconic DeLorean time machine, and see what Maine may be like in two very different futures!

Back To The Future Models

Time:

Thursday 5/5/22

6:30 to 8:00PM

@ WMS Cafeteria

408 Gray Rd. Windham, ME

 

Open to the public.

Admission is FREE!

 

Generously sponsored by: Windham PTA and Sebago Rotary Club

 

For more information contact:

Douglas Elder

Grade 7 Teacher

Windham Middle School

207-892-1820

 

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