Becca Abuza co-teaches our science class, Natural History of the Maine Coast. She has a long history at Chewonki. She participated in Chewonki wilderness trips as a teenager, is a Semester 35 alum, and returned to lead wilderness trips, teach for the Traveling Natural History Program, serve as lead instructor for Chewonki’s Outdoor Classroom program, and, most recently, she was a science and outdoor program fellow at the Semester. Becca graduated from College of the Atlantic with a degree in Human Ecology, focusing on field biology and experiential education. She has conducted research on frogs in Ecuador and circumnavigated Mt. Katahdin by canoe. Becca is also an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and a Leave No Trace master educator.
Before working at the Maine Coast Semester Becca worked with the Park Service in Yosemite on an amphibian research crew. After graduating from College of the Atlantic, she lived in the Ecuadorian cloud forest writing a conservation plan for several species of threatened amphibians and lead trip leader training for her college’s outdoor program.
In the Community
Becca is passionate about canoeing and can’t wait to get students out on the water. Becca charts amphibian activity every year in Chewonki’s vernal pools and believes strongly in observation and citizen science.