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Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Deb Cook
Members: $10/class, Nonmembers: $15/class
Location: Gilsland Farm
Join Deb Cook for the return of longer days, springtime energies, and Monday Night Yoga. Beginning Deb will lead a weekly class blend of Meditation, Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra/Deep Relaxation as we tune in to the emergence of spring. This popular class is open to all levels, no experience and all experience is welcome.
Class begins at 5:15pm with a 10-minute guided meditation to cultivate relaxation and awareness. This is followed by a mix of gentle yoga and ends with a Yoga Nidra (a guided relaxation that relaxes and restores core energy). Participants can come for the full 75 minutes or arrive at 5:30 as schedules allow.
Deb is a Kripalu-certified Yoga Teacher and Kripalu-certified Yoga Nidra Guide, and has been leading meditation and yoga classes and retreats at beautiful nature-based locations in Maine for 20 years. Please bring your own mat and any props you may like to use in your practice. Feel free to contact Deb for more information at email@example.com.
Growing Up WILD
with Linda Woodard
Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Members $23, Nonmembers $25
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
with David Lamon
Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Members: Free, Nonmember: $8
Learn about the wonders of the American Woodcock in a short presentation revealing secrets of our weirdest shorebird. After the program we will proceed outdoors to 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.
Speaker Series: The Penobscot Nation's Ten Thousand Year Stewardship Legacy *CANCELLED*
with John Banks
***This program has been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.***
Penobscot people and communities have been stewarding habitat and other natural resources in what is now Maine for millenia. Even recently, Penobscot leadership is credited with international conservation success stories such as the Penobscot River Restoration Project. Join long-time Natural Resources Director for the Penobscot Nation, John Banks, as he shares stories and weaves learning from his ancestors, childhood, education, and illustrious career.
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Beth Pauls at 207.781.2330 x273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Two weeks advance notice of need for accommodation is requested.
Buildings with Birds in Mind
with Doug Hitchcox
Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Members: Free, Nonmember: $8
Nick Lund, Maine Audubon Outreach Manager, will talk about which architectural features are most dangerous to birds and what architects and municipalities can do to reduce their impact.
World Migratory Bird Day
Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a birding adventure at the Fields Pond Audubon Center! The wetlands, forests, and open field habitats of Fields Pond attract a wide range of bird species that are easily accessible for viewing along our miles of trails. Join Maine Audubon’s Doug Hitchcox, members of the Penobscot Valley Chapter, the Fields Pond Young Birders Club, and other Maine Audubon staff for this annual birding blitz!
In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day the Nature Store at Fields Pond will be having a special binocular sale: 15% off of all in-stock Nikon binoculars and 10% of all in-stock Zeiss binoculars.
Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh
with Noah Gibb
Location: Scarborough Marsh
Registration not required.
Join us for this Wednesday morning Bird Walk. We meet at the Nature Center and check out the birds there and head to local hot spots in Scarborough. We may hit Pine Point, the Eastern Trail, Pelreco and Dunstan Landing.
Forestry For Maine Birds
with Sally Stockwell
Location: Winthrop High School, Winthrop, ME 04364
Join Maine Audubon for an afternoon of outdoor exploration and forest habitat assessment in Winthrop. Participants will learn about how to identify forest birds; what features songbirds need to breed successfully; different approaches to forest management, and then discuss options for techniques that help support forest birds and other wildlife. Forestry for Maine Birds is geared toward landowners, natural resource professionals, and anyone interested in learning about managing woodlands "with birds in mind." We will start in the classroom and then take a walk in the Roger Guerrette Community Trails.