Roseanne Saalfield

After 18 Years at Chewonki, Willard Morgan Stepping Down as President, Nancy Kennedy Named Acting President

After 18 years at Chewonki, including twelve years as President, Willard Morgan will be stepping down from his role at the end of August. Under Morgan’s leadership, Chewonki has continued its century-long tradition of nature-based education while expanding operations on and off the main campus located on Chewonki Neck in Wiscasset. “The meaningful and joyful …

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Chicken-of-the-Woods and Other Marvelous Mushrooms

Rain promises some of spring’s most welcome gifts.  I walk back and forth along the camp road, anticipating.  It’s only a matter of time until the annual flush of Chicken of the Woods will greet us with stunning layers of orange and yellow flesh.  Found on dead and decaying hardwood species, the old oaks along …

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Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge

Over the last month the 7/8 class has been creating innovative solutions to local problems in nature using biomimicry. Biomimicry is creating inventions inspired by natural processes. This project originally started as an entry to submit to the biomimicry youth design challenge, but we quickly realized that we wouldn’t have time to finish the project for the deadline.

UMaine Offers Scholarships for Waypoint Grads

Orono, Maine — University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy announced today that qualifying high school graduates from the Lerner Foundation’s Aspirations Incubator programs, including Chewonki Waypoint, for rural Maine youth will receive $500 merit scholarships and automatic admission to UMaine or to its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias as UMS TRANSFORMS Affiliates.

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