Happy New Year to you and yours! As 2022 begins, we make an important transition together. This Weds, Jan 5th we will be hosting the 12th webinar in the New Moon Teachings series. While this will be the last webinar, we invite you to join us as we gather one more time and consider how our learning will continue into 2022 and beyond.
αkəlo-ssaməwehsit-kisohs, “Moon that provides little- food grudgingly” drum painting by James E. Francis, Sr., Director of Cultural and Historic Preservation, Penobscot Nation
New Moon Teachings: Please join us for New Moon Teachings on Weds, Jan 5th from 5 to 6:30 PM EST. This month’s New Moon Teachings will wrap up the webinar series with teachings from Dr. Imelda Perley Opolahsomuwehs (University of New Brunswick from the Maliseet First Nation). She will be joined for the Q & A and moments of reflection by Suzanne Greenlaw (doctoral candidate at U Maine from the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians) and Andrew Bossie (Executive Director of Friends). To RSVP for New Moon Teachings, please visit our website.
Snowshoeing and Winter #AllInKatahdin: While we’re awaiting a bit more snow for grooming to make XC skiing and snowmobiling happen, now is a great time to snowshoe. The Seboeis River Trail near the north entrance to the park is a newly improved trail in the area and a wonderful place to snowshoe. You can preview the trail with photos posted here on our Facebook. For other ideas about ways to enjoy winter fun, check out the Winter #AllInKatahdin Guide (compiled with over 250 survey replies about the best things to do in the region during the snowy months).
Adventure Fridays with Katahdin Learning Project: Adventure Fridays will be in full swing in January. During Adventure Fridays, Katahdin Learning Project staff travels to Katahdin Elementary weekly for place-based learning programs. These programs are designed to build off each other to increase students’ appreciation and stewardship of nature. Katahdin Learning Project staff designs these programs based on feedback from students and teachers on what they are passionate about. Working with the same students weekly, year-after-year helps KLP make meaningful connections with the students.
2022 looks to be a year where meaningful connections will continue to move us forward together. This month, we will be welcoming Sheldon “Mark” Wimmer as the new Superintendent of Katahdin Woods and Waters. There is growth and transition on the path ahead and we look to walking with Mark and supporters like you.
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