For five weeks every saturday we returned to a site on Chewonki Neck that we selected individually. The hour spent each week at that site was meant to be a time alone, away from the rest of the semester. I, and other students I talked to, spent time reflecting in a journal, meditating and observing the a small piece of the north east woods of Maine in as unaltered a state as possible. It was indeed fascinating to observe the advent of spring on a small and personal scale. Last weekend marked the end of phenology when we turned in our projects, which represented a culmination of our thoughts and observations.
-Quincy, The Thacher School, CA