Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki

DITL: Maine Coast Semester

6:45 | Wake up The morning starts with a loud 6:45 wakeup- everyone’s alarms go off at the same time, …

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Wild Wonki Wizards!

As classes were beginning and my peers and I were just beginning to know each other, I discovered a common …

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Books and Best Buddies

Growing up, I have always been an avid reader. I was always a more advanced reader than my peers and …

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Ha-MOOSE-inating in Maine

For some reason, I’ve always had an affinity for moose (or as I like to call them, Meese). They’re just …

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A Springtime Swim

I had just gotten back to my cabin after our field lab when suddenly we heard a knock at the …

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Going Solo! – 48 Hours on Chewonki Neck

Applying to Maine Coast Semester, I always knew about the iconic Chewonki Solo. Sure, it was 48 hours spent out …

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Big Night: A Blog From the Frogs

I came to Maine Coast Semester for many reasons, but amphibians were not one of them. I was oblivious to …

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Introducing our 2023 Maine Youth Environmental Leaders Scholars

We are pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the “Maine Youth Environmental Leaders Scholarships (MYELS),” a $15,000 scholarship awarded …

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Outdoor Leadership Weekend!

From Thursday to Sunday last week we had our Outdoor Leadership Weekend, and I was put into the half of …

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The Power of the Plunge

On January 29, 2023, day one at Chewonki, I completed my first-ever polar bear plunge. Having only before this day …

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Life Among the Crabs

In what one would expect to be the heat of early April, Tuesday’s field lab set off under a sheet …

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An Ex-STREAM-ly Fun Field Lab

When I first came to Chewonki, I was the most nervous about our field labs. Five hours in the woods? …

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A Maine Coast Semester Birthday!

What do you get when you cross 42 students with four months time? A lot of birthdays! Throughout Semester 70, …

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Lambs

Into the Night: 3 AM Lamb Watch

Picture this–lamb cam has been going on for WEEKS and just the other day the first two lambs were born. …

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A Day in the Life of a Wonky Student

6:20 – Wake up  This is the time that the majority of my cabin mates wake up, so everyone’s alarms …

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Uh Oh… SPECIES QUIZ!

When I arrived at Chewonki, I was most nervous about the infamous Species Quizzes. I had been told terrifying tales …

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Chewonki Chicken Chores

One of the things that really sold me on coming to Chewonki was the farm. As a total city kid, …

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A Stellar Sighting: Finding the Steller’s Sea Eagle

In our Natural History and Ecology of the Maine Coast class we have been talking a lot about birding. Luckily …

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Morning Kitchen Chores

Every morning we have to be dressed and out in the frigid cold by 6:55 to be ready for chores, …

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Connecting at Chewonki

Although my time here at Chewonki is still in its beginning stages, I have found so many deep and meaningful …

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Hanging with Hobart: Welcoming Life at the Farm

Last night, nearing the end of study hours, Semester 70 was scattered across various rooms when we received some very …

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Ready, Set – Ringette!

During my first week of school here, I had a meeting with my advisor, Andrew, that was scheduled for one …

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Meet Semester 69’s Maine Youth Environmental Scholar!

For the past four years, Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki has offered a merit-based scholarship to support emerging young leaders …

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Living With New People

For four months I get to call South Hall my home. It’s red with a moss covered roof and fairly …

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