"The mission of the University of Maine at Machias is closely linked to its unique location on the rugged Atlantic Ocean coast, among forests, glacial lakes, and abundant aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. Through its liberal arts core and broad range of environment-related baccalaureate programs, the University prepares students for life-long intellectual growth, individual success, leadership in a global society, and the advancement of a sustainable environment. The University's applied research and public services contribute to the improvement of the quality of life and economic development in Down East Maine. The University of Maine at Machias collaborates with each of the other six campuses in the University of Maine System to fulfill the needs of public higher education in the state of Maine"
Excerpted from the preschool's website