The rain never stopped the fun before! Yes, we have had quite a bit of rain for the start of this session, but, the fun continues. We waved goodbye to Trillium, Clintonia, and Trout Lily, who all made their way to Big Eddy Campground. They will all be camping on the shores of the Penobscot River and during the day adventuring on the trails and in the river. Trillium and Clintonia groups will be off for day hikes in Baxter State Park, while Trout Lily group will be joined by two Chewonki veteran whitewater kayakers to learn skills of navigating and playing in the river. There will be a total of 4 girls groups at Big Eddy for the next three days. They have big plans, some include a pizza party and an Outreach presentation by Chewonki staff member Chrissy Burnham on Bears. Here is a brief description of the program:
Bears of North America — Beauty or Beast? (all ages welcome)
Both respected and feared by humans, bears are some of the largest land mammal predators in the world. References to bears are found in mythology, Native American legends, children’s stories, and cartoons. Unfortunately, bears are commonly portrayed as snarling beasts and villains in these various tales.
This program features slides and activities that help students understand more about the three bear species found in North America: Black, Grizzly (or Brown), and Polar Bears. Participants also help assemble a real Black Bear skeleton, and as they examine these bones, they compare them with their own skeletons.