Welcome to CSI-Maine

CSI-Maine supports schools, teachers, and students in scientific work that helps Maine communities manage their softshell clam fisheries. The name is short for “Maine Community Science Investigations.”  CSI-Maine is a collaboration between the Downeast Institute, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park.

This website provides supports for teachers.  It also is a place to share stories, data, and lessons learned, and to reach out for help. And … one more thing … this website is still a growing, changing place. Some things are not yet finished, others might be improved since your last visit.  To help you quickly find out how things have changed, we created a “What’s Changed” page.  You can also click the “Follow CSI-Maine” button at the lower-right of this page to receive updates about new posts.