Chewonki Outdoor Classroom

Can the Impact of Environmental Education be Measured?

Chewonki Science Educator Jessica Woodend is working with Teach ME Outside on their new Environmental Education (EE) Evaluation Collaborative. The group was formed earlier this year to better understand the impacts of outdoor education in Maine schools.  Teach ME Outside works in partnership with Maine communities to ensure that all Maine youth have access to …

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Heirloom in the Veggie Patch

Wiscasset, Maine. A family heirloom lost on Chewonki Neck last spring was recently returned to its owner, and the unlikely tale of lost-and-found is worthy of “clove” attention. Madison Cooper, a rising eighth-grader from Wiscasset Middle School, was mulching garlic seedlings with her classmates on Salt Marsh Farm during a visit to Chewonki in early …

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Happy 45th Birthday Outdoor Classroom!

Today, April 5th, marks the 45th anniversary of the Outdoor Classroom program at Chewonki. In the early days, the program was referred to as “Outdoor Challenge” or “Environmental Awareness Programs, or “Environmental Education” (E.E. for short) but the original curriculum has remained remarkably popular with local and regional school groups.  Don Hudson, president emeritus of …

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Hannah Marshall Named Lead Educator

Hannah Marshall, a Chewonki Outdoor Classroom leader in 2017 and 2018 who has also led our Central Quebec Canoe Trip, Allagash Canoe Adventure, and 10-day program for Camp Chewonki for Girls, has been named the Outdoor Classroom’s lead educator for 2019. Along with her program experience, Marshall has led a training expedition for Chewonki Wilderness …

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