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Earth Day Film Festival

$15
Calendar Next session starts Apr 22, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Gilsland Farm

Maine Outdoor Film Festival presents the sixth annual special conservation-themed version of the popular film tour.  Join us for a curated selection short independent films, a beverage, and an evening celebration of Earth Day. 

Sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Maine Magazine, Allagash Brewing, and Chickadee Wine.

This event is 21+.

Family Fun at Fields Pond – Spring

$14

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 9:30 am
5 additional sessions through May 30, 2019

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Members; $10, Nonmembers: $14

9:30–10:30 am

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

Drop-ins are welcome if we have room: $10/session for Members, and $14/session for Nonmembers

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.

Siblings under 2 free 

Guided Nature Walks at Fields Pond

$5

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Apr 26, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Join us on Friday morning's this spring for an easy walk along the Sanctuary trails at Fields Pond.  We'll be sure to see plenty of birds, so bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outdoors.  We'll meet at the kiosk in front of the Nature Center.  Walks typically last 1&1/2 hours.  Free for Members.

Woodcock Watch

$10

with Lynn Havsall

Calendar Next session starts Apr 26, 2019 at 7 pm

Member: $8, Non-member: $10

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Learn about the wonders of the American Woodcock in a presentation revealing secrets of our weirdest shorebird. After the program we will check out the fields around Fields Pond to experience one of spring's delights— the dazzling displays of courting woodcocks!  Hear the “peents” and twittering of the wings while watching the amazing spiral sky dance.  Dress warm and bring binoculars.

Maine Spring LIVE: Wildlife, Science & YOU!
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Maine Spring LIVE: Wildlife, Science & YOU!

Free
Calendar Next session starts Apr 27, 2019 at 10 am

Join us on April 27 for a very special event!

Maine Spring LIVE: Wildlife, Science & YOU!

Hosted in partnership with Maine Public as part of a project with PBS and the acclaimed Nature series, this day-long festival will feature something for everyone, including:

  • Live animal presentations in our Visitor Center
  • Bird and nature walks throughout the day
  • Presentations on citizen science projects and opportunities
  • Birdhouse construction demonstrations (leave with your own kit!)
  • Solar energy tours and information
  • Games, face painting, food trucks

Be a part of this exciting event! Admission is free, but parking is limited.

Spring Nature Journaling ~ Birds!

$40

with Andrea Lani

Calendar Next session starts Apr 27, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Member: $30, Non Member: $40

Location: Fields Pond, Holden. 10 a.m - 2 p.m.

In this workshop we'll use our nature journals to learn more about the birds that populate our fields and forests.  Maine Master Naturalist, Andrea Lani, will lead participants through a variety of nature journaling techniques—from field sketching to detailed drawings, note-taking to poetry-writing—that will help you become acquainted with our feathered friends. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced journal keepers. We'll start with an introduction to nature journaling during which participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears. From there we'll explore a different aspect of the natural world using a variety of journaling techniques specific to bird-watching.

NOTE: We will spend time both outdoors and inside, so please dress accordingly. Bring a blank book, notebook, or journal and your preferred writing and drawing tools (a # 2 pencil is sufficient, but a drawing pen and colored pencils are welcome, if desired), and something to sit on outdoors (lightweight camp chair, sit mat, extra jacket, etc.). If you have binoculars and/or a field guide to birds, please bring them as well.

Earth Day Clean-up
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Earth Day Clean-up

Free
Calendar Next session starts Apr 28, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Spring will be here before we know it and it will be time to clean up the marsh, beaches, Nature Center, and grounds for the new season. Join Maine Audubon, Friends of Scarborough Marsh, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Scarborough community for a work day, and help make our corner of the earth a better place. Groups are welcome!

This year we are partnering with Project G.R.A.C.E. to collect food. Bring some nonperishable food or a store gift card to the clean-up and help the human neighbors of the marsh.

This event is Free! Registration is helpful for planning for food and supplies, but you are welcome to drop in. 

Sign up today!

If you have any questions you can contact Linda at  smac@maineaudubon.org or call 781-2330 ext 213.

Aquatic WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts May 3, 2019 at 8:45 am

Member: $23, Nonmember: $25

Join us for this lively and engaging professional workshop at our Fields Pond Center, where you will be doing hands-on activities in our pond. Participants are introduced to Project Aquatic WILD materials, activities, and strategies. Educators gain the experience and confidence needed to work with their students and to integrate Project WILD into their teaching.

All receiptents will receive the NEW REVISED AND UPDATED Project WILD Aquatic K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems with 40 multidisciplinary activities for grades K-12. 

Each Project WILD Aquatic activity contains objectives, method, background information, a list of materials needed, procedures, evaluation suggestions, recommended grade levels, subject areas, duration, group size, setting and key terms. A glossary is provided, as well as a cross-reference by topics and skills.

Field investigation activities in Aquatic WILD enable students to learn methods and protocol for conducting scientific investigations, including how to formulate a research question, engaging in systematic data collection, and drawing conclusions.

 The In Step with STEM activity extensions make use of a variety of tools and instruments, from litmus tests to smartphone applications, and involve students in the application of technology, science concepts, and math skills as part of their problem-solving efforts.

Contact hours provided.

If you need to make a payment with a method other than credit card, please call Beth Pauls at 207-781-2330 ext. 273 to register.  If you have questions, contact Linda at 207-781-2330 ext 213.





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