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A Picture of Health

When COVID-19 descended on Maine last spring, Chewonki, like all educational institutions, came to a near standstill. Maine Coast Semester …

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Lise Goddard

Welcome Lise Schickel Goddard

We are very pleased to introduce Lise Schickel Goddard, our new Interim Head of Semester School for Maine Coast Semester …

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Step by Step: Building Anti-Racist Culture at Chewonki

Our entire staff recently participated in an anti-racism training facilitated by Martha Haakmat of Haakmat Consulting and Alissa Schwartz of …

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Alumna Talks Wealth, Class Privilege, and Chewonki

Olivia Woollam, an alumna of Semester 38, is using her class privilege to support the redistribution of power and resources …

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Foggy morning on the farm

A New Year of Learning Begins

Less than one week from today, Chewonki will welcome thirty-four elementary and middle School students to campus for their first …

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#bipocatchewonki

We are grateful for the courage and clarity of thought expressed by many individuals who have recently chosen to share …

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From Residential to Remote – A Story of Academic Adaptation

The abrupt, nationwide shift to remote learning this spring was more than unexpected, it was stunning. But perhaps we shouldn’t …

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Viral Volunteerism – Young Alumnus Responds to Pandemic

High schoolers who attend Maine Coast Semester are adventurous, hard-working, and community-oriented, and we are often inspired by their work …

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An Anti-Racism Message to the Chewonki Community

The death of George Floyd under the knee of a white police officer, recorded for nearly nine horrifying minutes, opened …

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Our 2019 Annual Report

“Next normal” is a phrase I am seeing, and now beginning to use, to describe how we’re redefining our everyday …

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5 Principles of Place-Based Learning You Can Use With Your Child

On the first day of COVID-19-induced home-schooling, one Chewonki alumni family with three children under 10 asked me by telephone, …

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Empty Hand, Empty Brush

Chewonki Welcomes Guest Artist Kichung Lee Lizee for an Exploration of Eastern Calligraphy Last Friday we were fortunate to welcome …

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Chewonki Waypoint Harvests Ice in Historic Reenactment

Chewonki Waypoint eighth graders helped mark, saw and convey huge blocks of ice in a historical reenactment of ice harvesting …

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Boatbuilders Expedition: Not your Average Wilderness Trip

Chewonki’s Boatbuilders Expedition is not your average wilderness trip. While after most trips you take home photographs, grains of sand …

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At the End of Wilderness Trips, What’s Left?

Last Saturday, on September 28th, Semester 63 students returned from their five-day wilderness trips. Vans arriving from all different parts …

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Semester 63 Doesn’t Waste a Moment!

Exactly four weeks ago, on August 28th, 39 students from 17 states and 34 high schools arrived at Chewonki to …

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Home is Where the Heart is

It’s sort of intimidating to move into a cabin with six other girls for an entire semester. Before coming to …

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Meetup at the Common Ground Fair

Join Chewonki alumni, participants, families, staff and faculty for a meetup at the Common Ground Fair in Unity Maine on …

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Out in the Woods by a Crackling Campfire on the Coast

I groaned as alarms blared through the cabin, jolting me from a deep, dreamless sleep. “Is it morning already,” I …

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Entering the Mega Snow Globe: Snowshoeing Woodcove

Wilderness trips were highly anticipated in semester 62. After filling out a survey to figure out which four-day trip I’d …

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Nature Notes

Sitting on a rock, the cold tickles my cheeks and the smell of fresh snow and trees soothes me as …

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Digging in to Semester 62

It’s 5 degrees under a blue sky and the 41 new students of Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki are digging …

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Semester 61 Human Ecology Capstones

AISLING, Cheverus High School, Portland ME: Great White Sharks in Maine: Effects and Misconceptions   ALEX, Seacrest Country Day School, …

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Semester 61 Fall Art Show

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