The rhythm of Maine Coast Semester changes on weekends. On Friday evenings, local speakers are invited to engage with semester students on subjects ranging from photography to sustainability. On Saturday mornings, students and faculty develop their sense of place through excursions to local points of interest, volunteering in nearby towns, or outdoor activities on Chewonki Neck, such as canoeing or orienteering.
Recent Friday Night Speakers:
Roger Richmond, Photographer: Seeing Nature through 3D Photography
Tom Twist, Bates College Sustainability Manager: Starting Green Projects at Your School
D. Whitney King, Colby College: Ocean Chemistry and Climate Change
Janice O’Rourke, Senior Leadership Development and Organizational Learning at L.L. Bean: Effective Presentation Skills
Recent Saturday Activities & Field Trips
Commonground Country Fair, Unity, ME
Investigating Sustainable Island Communities on Monhegan Island, ME
Homesteading Day at Salt Marsh Farm at Chewonki
New England Youth Identity Summit, Waynflete, Portland, ME
Climate March, Augusta, ME
Annual Spring Mudrove at Chewonki’s Montsweag Brook
Saturday evenings are often a high point of the week, featuring a special dinner and activity prepared by a small group of students and faculty. Entertaining, creative, and inclusive, these evening activities can be anything from a coffeehouse to a no-holds-barred bake-off to a contra dance.
Weekends also provide downtime for students to study, relax, call home and enjoy our 400-acre campus.