Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been almost 2 years since kids in school have attended in-person educational field trips, so when Maranacook Community Middle School students were given the opportunity to learn a little about Maine history, it was all hands on deck.

According to WMTW, on Wednesday, students at Maranacook Community Middle School took part in the school's first-ever ice harvest on the frozen Maranacook Lake in Readfield.

Students had a chance to cut and form the ice into blocks and harvest them as a team, just as it was done years ago. The ice collected by the students is being stored for future educational projects like making ice cream.

Interested in what the process of ice harvesting looks like? In the video below, you can watch Maranacook Community Middle School students participate in the process and learn the history of a little piece of what was once one of Maine's biggest industries.


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