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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)

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

Growing Up WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Apr 13, 2019 at 8:45 am

POSTPONED from Feb 2.

Join us at our Fields Pond Center for this in-depth 4-hour workshop is designed to provide training for early childhood educators.

Growing Up WILD is an education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

Growing Up WILD is a multi-award winning program having received the 2009 Family Choice Award and the 2011 Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award.

  • Workshop participants will receive the activity guide, Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, which:
  • Is written especially for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7.
  • Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature based, ready-made thematic units.
  • Includes outdoor explorations, scientific inquiry, art projects, music, health and movement, conservation activities, reading and math connections.
  • Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
  • Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
  • Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains

 

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.  

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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!

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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). 

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.

 





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