Year: 2018

Ya Wanna Wanigan?

Standing at the head of his portable sawmill, stationed in front of the Whitehouse, Mike Reed, a sawyer from Nobleboro, Maine, is sawing boards from white pines harvested on Chewonki Neck, transforming tree trunks into  2”- and ½”-lumber that Camp Chewonki boys will use next summer to make miniature wanigans*, toy boats, birdhouses, and other …

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Globicephala Algebra

Globicephala Algebra -or- Precalculus Is A Whale of a Good Time! -or- Cetacean Creation Yields Curve Verve Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki students recently noticed Science Fellow Kyle Wonser helping some visiting Outdoor Classroom students assemble a pilot whale skeleton. “Why can’t we do that?” they asked. Math teacher Katie Curtis heard them. “I thought …

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Which Hazel?

As the days grow short and the cold settles in, the witch hazel tree presents sprays of pale gold blossoms to brighten the path outside the Center for Environmental Education. Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a Maine native. Ruffed grouse enjoy its seeds and deer nibble its twigs and leaves. Witch hazel bark, leaves, and …

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