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Family Fun at Gilsland Farm
with Molly Woodring
Weekly on Wednesdays, 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 for members, $20/week nonmembers)
Full-Moon Snowshoe Hike
with Sophia DeMaio
Bundle up and join the Fields Pond Audubon staff for a moonlit walk along the Sanctuary trails. Hot beverages will be available indoors following the walk. Snowshoes will be available for those in need, but pre-registration is required to reserve a set.
Environmental Film Series
Join us this winter for a monthly environmentally focused film showing on the “big screen” at Fields Pond. Films run in length between 40 and 90 minutes, with time for discussion afterwards. Please call Fields Pond to find out what will be showing this month or check out our Facebook page for details. $5 suggested donation.
Birding Tour: Costa Rica
with Doug Hitchcox
Join this private birding tour for Resplendent Quetzals, Scarlet Macaws, and a long list of other fabulous tropical birds and specialties in a beautiful country with Field Guides Inc and Maine Audubon.
This Costa Rica tour has been designed to sample many of the country's major habitats on a short tour while keeping travel time between sites to a minimum. Targeting many of Costa Rica's most charismatic bird species, we'll travel to the steamy Caribbean lowlands, up through the foothills and cloudforests of the bird-rich eastern slopes, into the gorgeous oak forests and the scrubby paramo of the high Talamanca mountains, and down into the transitional forests in the Pacific coastal lowlands. All along the way, we'll be staying in comfortable lodges or hotels, often with fantastic birding right outside our doors!
A full trip itinerary is available here: Maine Audubon Costa Rica Tour Itinerary
More information including past trip lists and registration info is available here: Costa Rica 2020 with Maine Audubon
Requiem: The Sounds of Human-Driven Extinction
with Steve Norton
Requiem is sound installation by sound artist and musician Steve Norton. The work’s topic is human-driven extinction. It is an electronic music composition whose sound materials are exclusively the sounds of bird and frog species which have gone extinct during the era of recorded sound, enabling us to hear them once again, forever or until the power goes out. Steve will address the audience at the Fields Pond Center regarding the making of Requiem, his artistic research, the work’s context and a little about the technology involved. Steve was a working musician in the Boston area for over thirty years, playing woodwinds and other instruments in the avant-garde jazz and free improvisation communities. He has recently completed an MFA in Intermedia at the University of Maine. Note: The Requiem installation will be open to the public at Fields Pond from January 13th through February 13th.
Winter Tree Identification
with Sophia DeMaio
Come join staff Environmental Educator and Forest Ecologist, Sophie DeMaio, to look at trees a little more closely. We will use ID keys to begin recognizing our favorite trees, even in winter.
Next Generation Recycling
with Shelby Wright
Join Shelby Wright, Director of Community Services at Coastal Resources of Maine, to find out the latest recycling technology in your neighborhood. Gathering the waste of over 100 of our local communities, the new Hampden facility uses Fiberight’s proprietary state-of-the-art technology to recover resources from our waste stream and convert them into value-added products and bio-fuels. Come find out what’s happening with your trash!
Moose, Winter Tick and Climate
with Lee Cantor
Maine has the most progressive and scientific moose management program in the United States. Join Lee Cantor, Maine’s Moose Biologist with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, as he explains what the research is telling us about the survival and future of this iconic Maine species.