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News from Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove
August 2020

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Welcome to Week 6!

Can you believe we are over halfway through summer already! Although we missed you all this summer, we have been busy preparing for when we can see you again.

Our staff members have been part of the Nature Based Education Consortium working to support schools and community members with plans for this fall. 

Tanglewood's Director, Jessica Decke, and our state-wide director, Ryder Scott will be presenting at the 1 Plan: 3 Falls virtual conference hosted by Community Learning for ME happening from August 11 to August 13th.

We've also been busy at our camps with facility improvements like repairing screen windows and doors and gardening!
          

What do you miss?

One of the things we hear that our campers miss most are meals! Do you have a favorite meal or meal-related memory from camp? Email your memory to extension.tanglewood4h@maine.edu and we may include it in a future newsletter or on our website!

In the meantime, scroll down to see a couple of our favorite recipes from camp!
 

Educational Resources

Try It - Picture Frame Activity
  • Cut out different size rectangles from cardboard, cardstock, or paper.
  • Cut out the middle of each rectangle so that there is about an inch of border remaining; the result looks like a miniature picture frame.
  • Bring your picture frame outdoors and find something beautiful, interesting, or something you wonder about to enclose in your frame.
  • Begin by looking at it through your frame at a distance, and gradually move closer, zooming in on what you see. You might not be able to keep the entire object in your frame the whole time.
  • What part or parts did you choose to focus on
  • Invite someone nearby to look through your frame and see if they notice the same things you do!
What drew your attention to the thing you framed? How did your perspective and appreciation change as you got closer? How did what you framed compare with what someone else framed?
Check out the Educational Resources page on our website for additional activities you can try at home! You can also follow us on Facebook to see live video demonstrations.
Congratulations, Hannah and Erik!

Hannah Raymond, our STEM Professional, gave birth to twins, Lilac Dawn Wayfaring and Fern Eventide Wayfaring in July. The whole family is doing well and Hannah already has them out in the garden!

Alumni Memories:

To see our collection of alumni memories or submit your own memory, visit the alumni page on our website!

Support us!

Visit our website to see ways you can support our programs!

Recipes from Camp!


Christian's Roasted Cauliflower

1 bag frozen cauliflower (thawed) or about 1-2 heads fresh cauliflower broken into 2-inch flowerets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
garlic powder

Preheat oven to 450*F
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper for an easy cleanup

In a large bowl, toss cauliflower with olive oil until well-coated. Sprinkle and mix in parmesan cheese. 

Spread mixture out on prepared cookie sheets and carefully dust with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, take out sheets, flip cauliflower pieces and bake for another 10 minutes until well-browned and crispy.

         
Cowboy Cookies (adapted recipe) 

3 cups butter (room temperature, softened but not melted)
3 cups white sugar
3 cups brown sugar
6 eggs
3 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking soda
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups crispy rice cereal
6 cups chocolate chips
3 cups rolled oats
3 cups shredded coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350*F, prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper or lightly coating in baking spray.

In a mixer or by hand (in a very large bowl) beat butter and sugars together. Once smooth add in eggs and vanilla extract.

In another bowl, sift salt, baking soda, and flour together.

Carefully and slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Blend until well mixed.

Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop by rounded spoonful onto cookie sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes. Carefully transfer to wire racks (they're really fragile) to cool completely. 
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