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Family Fun at Gilsland Farm


with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next available session starts 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)

Environmental Film Series

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm
1 additional session on Feb 11, 2020

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.

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


with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Dec 5, 2019 at 8 am
12 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

Project WILD


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available 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

Winter Carnival
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Winter Carnival

Calendar Next session starts Feb 15, 2020 at 10 am

Maine Audubon Members: FREE
Non-member: $9, Children 2 & under are free

Location: Gilsland Farm

Registration not required.

Join us for a celebration of winter weather and wildlife! Learn, create, and play at a variety of indoor and outdoor activity stations, including a winter wildlife touch table, tracking activities, snow science and art, face painting, snowshoeing with L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School, and more!

This event made possible by L.L.Bean.

No pre-registration required. 

Non-members, or lapsed members, can sign up now to avoid long lines at the door.


Preschool February Vacation Camp
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Preschool February Vacation Camp


with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Feb 18, 2020 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Feb 21, 2020

Registration coming in December!

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 You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Preschool Camp Frequestly Asked Questions (pdf)

Tuesday: Snow Science
Are all snowflakes really unique? How do they form? We’ll explore freezing and melting today as we investigate snow and ice. 

Wednesday: Animal Hide and Seek
Who is hiding in the snow? What animal evidence can we find? Today we’ll practice following and identifying animal tracks and explore camouflage, too! 

Thursday: Feathered Friends
Not all of our birds fly south for the winter! Today we’ll look for those that stick around (or come to) Maine and learn about how they adapt to the cold.  

Friday: Winter Wildlife
Who is sleeping under the snow? Who is active? After a special meet and greet with an animal ambassador, we’ll hit the trail to search for active animals and cozy winter homes.



Live Animal Show: Winter Wildlife Adaptations


with Center for Wildlife

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 21, 2020 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 for an up close look at several of their animal ambassadors. We’ll learn about the adaptations that help these creatures survive in the wild, how they became non-releasable ambassadors, and what we can do to live in harmony with wildlife. 

 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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