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Bird Feeding Celebration
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Bird Feeding Celebration

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Calendar Next session starts Jan 26, 2019 at 10 am

Join Maine Audubon in celebrating National Bird Feeding month!

Transform your backyard into a bird sanctuary with the help of The Nature Store.

Offering food and water nurtures birds through the harsh winter, and allows us the chance to observe them up close. This is also an excellent opportunity to introduce kids to the natural world right outside our windows. Join us for tips on how!

We will be offering informal talks throughout the day.

Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. 

 

Discussion Course - Reconnecting with Earth

$40

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jan 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Location: Fields Pond

Monday evenings starting January 7th (six sessions), 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Our world is changing at such an astoundingly fast pace. We get caught up in our daily lives and the problems we face—we end up losing touch with that deep connection we have to our planet. Reconnecting with Earth helps participants explore how our cultural beliefs and personal values affect the way we view and treat Earth. Together, we’ll discuss how our well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of our planet. Participants discover a deeper respect for the planet and a renewed commitment to act—a shift that could be the key to real and lasting change.

Members: $35, includes course book

Non-Members: $40, includes course book

Ecology Club - February/March

$20

with Stanley Sampson

Calendar Next session starts Feb 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm
3 additional sessions through Mar 19, 2019

Nonmembers: $20/class

Members: $15/class

Students in Grades 6-8 meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 at Gilsland Farm  Starting February 28-March 19.

Students will engage in activities designed to help them learn about local ecosystems and their environment.  Activities will include environmental problem solving, advocacy, educating others about protecting ecosystems, conservation, service learning and stewardship all in a fun, experiential, and interactive way.

If signing up for 3 or more sessions, scholarships are available.  Please contact Beth Pauls, 207-781-2330 x273.

Ecology Club - January

$20

with Stanley Sampson

Calendar Next session starts Jan 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm
3 additional sessions through Jan 29, 2019

Nonmembers: $20/class

Members: $15/class

Students in Grades 6-8 meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 at Gilsland Farm  Starting January 8-29.

Students will engage in activities designed to help them learn about local ecosystems and their environment.  Activities will include environmental problem solving, advocacy, educating others about protecting ecosystems, conservation, service learning and stewardship all in a fun, experiential, and interactive way.

If signing up for 3 or more sessions, scholarships are available.  Please contact Beth Pauls, 207-781-2330 x273.

Eyes on Owls

$15
Calendar Next session starts Dec 9, 2018 at 10:30 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 9, 2018

Adult Member: $10,  Adult Nonmember: $15
Member Child: $5, Nonmember Child: $10 

Location: Gilsland Farm

Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson for Maine Audubon’s annual live owl show. Each show includes a hooting lesson, an entertaining slideshow and a close-up look at several different owl species.

People of all ages love this show – come get close and personal with live owls!

Three Shows:

10:30 – 11:15 am (shorter program, most suitable for young children)
1:00 – 2:15 pm
3:00 – 4:15 pm

The Wilsons (Dunstable, MA) first brought their owls to Maine Audubon in 1999 and have come to Gilsland Farm annually since 2003. Their owl sanctuary is licensed to house up to 22 owls and they typically bring six to eight owls of different species with them when they come to Maine. Learn more at their website.

Children: 12 and under

 

Cancellation Policy

Family Fun at Fields Pond – Winter

$80
Calendar Next session starts Jan 10, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Location: Fields Pond

January 10th– February 14th, 2019    9:30–10:30 am

Weekly on Thursdays. 6-weeks/session for children ages 2-5.

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings. 

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome ONLY if space is available.

Child members: $60  Child non-members: $80.  Siblings under 2 free 

Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jan 8, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Jan 8, 2019

Weekly on Tuesdays (**please note new times!)
9-weeks/session, no class 2/19

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. ($15/week members, $20/week nonmembers)

Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Mar 26, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 26, 2019

Weekly on Tuesdays
9-weeks/session, no class 4/16

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. ($15/week for members, $20/week nonmembers)





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