Natural History of the Maine Coast (Honors/Required)
Taught by Becca Abuza and James Kary
This course examines the evolution and diversity of life along the Maine coast, but it does so in an unusually exciting and rewarding way. Rather than rely exclusively on the lectures, textbooks, and labs of a traditional science classroom, we open the door at Chewonki and go exploring. Each week we spend approximately four hours in the field, complementing our work in the classroom by visiting rocky intertidal zones, sandy shores, salt marshes, freshwater marshes, ponds, streams, bogs, and forests. Studying community and systems ecology at each site, we gain a thorough understanding of the natural history of the Maine coast.