SEARSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER Maine) — Searsport Elementary School is just a walk away from the beach. It’s the reason why students chose the shores of Penobscot Bay as the location of a year-long study.

Third graders at the school have spent several days of the year walking to the town pier during low tide. They take trash bags with them to pick up whatever pollution they find in the sand and seaweed. The work is part of a Weather Blur Project that is overseen by the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance.