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K-5 February Vacation Camp

$75

with Catherine Griset

Calendar Next session starts Feb 19, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Feb 22, 2019

Member price $60 per day, Non-member price $75 per day

Sign up for individual days or all week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

We will start our camp day with scientific exploration, make a connection with a book at lunch, have free play, and reconnect with an activity or craft tying into the theme of the day.

Daily Camp themes

Winter Birds (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)

Learn about the many bird adaptations!  Where are they coming from, what type of nest will they build, what are they going to eat?  Campers will be active learning about bird migration and get creative thinking and acting like a bird.

Wildlife On The Move (Wednesday, February 20, 2019)

Fly, hop, crawl, and waddle your way into camp where we will explore how iconic and endangered species move through nature.  Campers will learn what these species need and will be able to create special messages through movement and art.

Snow Science (Thursday, February 21, 2019)

Explore how snow is formed and how it creates homes for many critters in the winter.  We will get creative with frozen art and science experiments!

Predator Prowl (Friday, February 22, 2019)

Today we will explore predators in winter during our Live Animal Show (10:30-11:30)  provided by the Center for Wildlife!  We will finish our day with an exploration in nature.  

Cancellation Policy

Preschool February Vacation Camp

$60

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Feb 19, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Feb 22, 2019

Member: $48, Nonmember $60

Register for single days or the whole week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

Ages 3-5

Our half-day (9am-1pm) preschool camps are an opportunity for children ages 3-5 to learn about winter wildlife through play and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, free play, games, stories, and songs.

Partial scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance. Please call 207-781-2330 x.273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Preschool Camp Frequestly Asked Questions (pdf)

Tuesday: Winter Warm-up
From fur to feathers, we’ll explore how animals stay warm (and practice bundling ourselves up, too!)

Wednesday: Snow Science
How do snowflakes form and what makes them special? We’ll experiment with freezing and melting today.

Thursday: Over and Under the Snow
We’ll follow animal tracks over the snow and figure out who is keeping warm under the snow, too.

Friday: Animal Adaptations
What special behaviors and body parts help animals survive? We’ll see them up close and personal at a live animal show with the Center for Wildlife.

 

Maine Audubon February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond
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Maine Audubon February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond

$50

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Feb 19, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Feb 22, 2019

February 19th– 22nd (4 days), 9AM to 3PM 

Students, grades 3 – 5

$40/session Members, $50/session Non-member

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Looking for something to do over school vacation week? Maine Audubon winter vacation camp is an opportunity for children in grades 3-5 to learn about winter wildlife through hands-on activities and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, science, games, and stories.  Each day will have a different theme and include topics about animal adaptations, snow science, tracking, and winter ecology.

Scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance. Please call 207-781-2330 x273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Forestry for Maine Birds

Free

with Sally Stockwell

Calendar Next session starts Feb 21, 2019 at 6 pm

Forestry for Maine Birds (FFMB) approach integrates bird conservation into forest management and planning. You will learn how to:

• Improve habitat for priority forest birds and a variety of other wildlife species

• Take care of your woodland

• Work with other forest management goals

• Enhance the value and enjoyment of Maine woodlands for many generations to come

Live Animal Show: Predators

$15

with Center for Wildlife

Calendar Next session starts Feb 22, 2019 at 10:30 am

Adult Member: $10,  Adult Nonmember: $15

Member Child: $5, Nonmember Child: $10 

Location: Gilsland Farm

 Join Maine Audubon and our friends at Center for Wildlife as we get an up close look at several fascinating species of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, mammals, and other critters. With the live animals and interactive discussion, we’ll learn more about these animals up close, and explore our connection to them.  

 Please note: This program entails a formal presentation involving live animals, and is most appropriate for school-aged children and older. Guests are asked to remain still and quiet throughout the 45-minute presentation so as not to disrupt the animals and other people. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

Project WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Mar 2, 2019 at 8:45 am

From awareness to action, Project WILD's hands-on approach to learning engages students in investigating the world around them, connecting them to conservation careers, and participating in solid STEM activities. 

The NEW REVISED AND UPDATED  Curriculum and Activity Guide can easily be adapted to meet the learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from science and environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts.

Educators may choose one or more Project WILD activities to teach a concept or skill. The activities may be integrated into existing courses of study, or an entire set of activities may serve effectively as the basis for a specific course.

WILD workshops are designed so teachers become familiar with the activities and their multidisciplinary use in the classroom.

Workshops:

  • include background information about Maine's wildlife and natural resources
  • provide hands-on WILD experience with activities that address every subject and skill area
  • assist participants with integration of WILD activities into their curriculums.

The activities found in Project WILD curriculum guide are intended for use in both classroom and informal settings. 

If you would like to pay a different way then by credit card call, please call Beth at 207-781-2330 ext 273

Mexico: Oaxaca Birding Trip
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Mexico: Oaxaca Birding Trip

$2,475

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Mar 16, 2019

Escape Maine’s winter doldrums on a week-long tour with Field Guides Inc and Maine Audubon to Oaxaca, Mexico. This tour offers excellent birding in an area of Mexico with a high concentration of endemic species around a city with a rich archaeological and cultural heritage. The city is located at the crossroads of several major biogeographic regions of Mexico, and its bird life is influenced by all of these. Among the resultant mixture are two dozen species endemic to Mexico, including West Mexican Chachalaca, Boucard's and Gray-barred wrens, Dusky and Beautiful hummingbirds, Bridled and Oaxaca sparrows, Gray-breasted Woodpecker, Russet Nightingale-Thrush, Red Warbler, and Slaty and Dwarf vireos. We'll look to see them against Oaxaca's rich backdrop of culture and ruins.

A full trip itinerary is available here: Maine Audubon Oaxaca Tour Itinerary

More information including past trip lists and registration info is available here: MEXICO: OAXACA IN 2019 with MAINE AUDUBON

Piping Plover Party

$25
Calendar Next session starts Mar 16, 2019 at 4 pm

An indoor/outdoor party at the beach in March! Why? Why not? We're going to have a blast at the Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center in Saco. If it's warm enough, we'll have outside activities on the beach but we also have plenty of indoor activities, including dinner and beverages for adults & kids. It's the perfect party to shake away the winter blues and get ready for spring. Let's get together to celebrate our beloved Piping Plovers and all their shorebird friends.

Join us to learn about Maine Audubon's Piping Plover Project and shorebird initiatives. At the same time you will enjoy:

  • Food & Drinks
  • Music 
  • Beach Volleyball, Bocce, and more Games
  • Hands-on Educational Activities 
  • Silent Auction
  • Bird Walks
  • Beach Clean-up

...and more!

The event benefits a scholarship program for Maine Audubon's shorebird interns, supporting up & coming biologists who will help shape Maine's environmental future.

Generously sponsored by Rising Tide Brewing Company

Maine Audubon adult members & Maine UU members 21+: $20 (includes 2 tickets for beer or wine)

Non-members 21+: $25 (includes 2 tickets for beer or wine)

Members 6 - 20 yrs old: $8

Non-members 6 - 20 yrs old: $10

All children 6 and under - FREE!

 





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