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Family Fun at Gilsland Farm


with Molly Woodring

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Jan 8, 2020

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)

Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk
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Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk


with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2020 at 8 am
5 additional sessions through Feb 27, 2020

Members: $5, Nonmembers: $8
Location: Gilsland Farm

Registration not required, cash only

Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.

We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow. Walks last approximately 2 hours.

A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here:

Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237

(No walk on Thursday, December 26)

Groundhog Eve at Fields Pond


with Lynn Havsall

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 1, 2020 at 2 pm

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Members: $5 (kids $3),  Nonmembers: $8 (kids $6)

It's almost Groundhog Day! Celebrate with yummy holiday treats and discover fascinating facts about woodchucks, the only rodent with its very own holiday!  Unravel Groundhog Day lore and learn how differently this holiday was celebrated in the old days.  Test your knowledge with a Groundhog trivia game!  This is a family friendly event.

It Takes A Village: Journey to the Rooftop of Africa, a Kilimanjaro Trek
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It Takes A Village: Journey to the Rooftop of Africa, a Kilimanjaro Trek

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with Holden Land Trust

Calendar Next session starts Feb 5, 2020 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Tickets: Donations Requested

Mainers Betty Jamison, Kris Reid and John Bryant recently travelled to Tanzania to hike/climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Experience the 5 habitat zones on the way up the mountain, the logistics of getting there, and the beauty of the struggle to 19,400 feet.

Program cost is by donation.  Note: This presentation is a fundraiser for Fields Pond and Holden Land Trust hiking trails.  Thanks for your generous support!

Project WILD


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Feb 8, 2020 at 9 am

Location: Husson University, Bangor
Member: $25, Nonmember: $30

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. All curriculum materials are backed by sound educational practices and theory.

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.


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

Click here to find our more about Project WILD.

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

Full Course

Winter Fun Day at Fields Pond

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2020 at 10 am

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

FREE Event

A day to celebrate all things winter!  Both indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. A complete schedule will be available closer to the event date.  Details coming soon! Free for all!

Winter Wildlife Tracking


with Dan Gardoqui

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 9, 2020 at 9 am

Members: $55 Nonmembers: $70
Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

The winter landscape is a fabulous time to connect with the lives of our local wildlife. Mammals, birds (even winter insects) leave behind tracks, trails and signs of their presence. Spend the morning exploring the fields and forests of Gilsand Farm with certified wildlife tracker Dan Gardoqui, learning to interpret the abundant clues of our wild neighbors. Dan is the founder of Lead with Nature has been teaching wildlife tracking for over 25 years and is an engaging and enthusiastic naturalist and Registered Maine Guide.

Participants should be dressed to be outdoors for the entire 3 hours – regardless of temperature. Dress in layers. Bring snacks and a drink. Program runs regardless of snow cover. For adults & interested teens. Group size is limited, so sign up quickly.

Environmental Film Series

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Suggested donation: $5 at the door

Session 1, Jan. 14: “CALL OF THE FOREST” challenges viewers to participate in a global reforestation project to reverse climate change while exploring the world’s ancient northern forests in an inspiring journey with beloved botanist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger. Diana meets the conservationists and scientists working to replant and protect native trees, while exploring the irreplaceable role they play in human health and happiness.  There will be time for discussion afterwards.  For more information please call 989-2591.

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