Science at Chewonki

The Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki has a strong focus on sciences. In addition to our science class, Natural History of the Maine Coast, where we learned about the environment surrounding us, we also had a weekly energy systems seminar about agricultural ecosystems and alternative energy solutions like solar and wind power, electric cars, and geothermal heating. We had 2 hours of work program on Tuesdays and Fridays where we got hands on experience with these systems while working either on the farm, the trails, or eliminating invasive species. All students went on Science Field Trip once a week, completing a field journal project with site maps and descriptions, species accounts, data collection and analysis. We also did a phenology project over the course of the semester, noticing and detailing changes in our individual phenology spots on campus as fall turned to winter. Below are several examples of work from both my field journal and phenology notebook.



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