Traveling Natural History Programs

Chewonki Educator Rescues, Rehabilitates Stranded Seals

On a cold, windy day earlier this year a small crowd watched curiously as Chewonki Science Educator Jessica Woodend, along with her husband, struggled to lift a seventy-pound harp seal into a large crate. Earlier, a passerby had noticed the seal alone and dehydrated, prompting a call to the Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) response …

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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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Chewonki Debuts Rooarring New Exhibit in NYC

This past weekend, thousands of visitors at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City had the chance to interact with a brand-new Chewonki exhibit exploring the “three bears” (black, brown, and polar) as part of a larger series of Arctic-themed displays. Chewonki educators Jessica Woodend and Kyle Wonser captivated guests, large and …

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As the Crow Flies

Chewonki Traveling Natural History Program educators are looking forward to giving people a greater appreciation for American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) with the help of our two new resident crows, “A” and “Z” (proper names yet to come). They arrived at Chewonki from a Verona, Pennsylvania, wildlife rehabilitation center, where both were delivered as hatch-year birds …

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