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THORNDIKE, Maine (AP) — Students from a Maine middle school are attempting to visit every state park in the Pine Tree State this year.

The students are from Mount View Middle School in Thorndike. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says the students got started in early February by picking up park passports and maps from Commissioner Walt Whitcomb.

Maine has 48 state parks and historic sites, and they are located all over New England’s most vast state. The students are visiting the parks as part of the “I Know ME” program and are sponsored by The Game Loft in Belfast. The Game Loft is a 4-H program open to all children.

The state began its “Park Passport Program” in 2010. The state says there are more than 200,000 passports in circulation.