Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chewonki Foundation

On May 9, 2011, L'Ecole Française du Maine brought in the Chewonki Foundation for several of their Traveling Natural History Programs, which were directed towards each grade level.
In the grades 4-6, students learned about climate change, and had fun with the hands-on and engaging presentation on "Our Changing Climate - Global Warming and Renewable Energy".

In 2006, North America experienced its’ hottest year on record! In fact, globally, the 8 warmest years on record have occurred since 1997, including every year since 2001.

Chewonki presentation started with “In Hot Water,” a video that examines past climate history, what humans are doing to cause the global climate to warm, and some of the ways we can cool things down again. The second half of our presentation focuses on ways that renewable energy and conservation can make a big difference. Students rotated through our five stations: biodiesel and alternative fuels, measuring electricity usage, wind power, human power, and solar energy.

Check out the photos of our future scientists in action!

Students gave a warm welcome back to Marjolaine Whittlesey (former teacher assistant at L'Ecole Française du Maine) who teaches French at Chewonki Semester School.