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August Full Moon Canoe Tour
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August Full Moon Canoe Tour

$14

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Aug 24, 2018 at 7 pm
2 additional sessions through Aug 26, 2018

Members $12/Nonmembers $14

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.

Arrive no later than 6:30 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

 

 

Children's Nature Series: Creatures of the Marsh
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Children's Nature Series: Creatures of the Marsh

$7
Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2018 at 1 pm

Member $5/Nonmember $7

Discover the interesting creatures that inhabit the marsh.  Come join us as we search for elusive insects, catch some fish, explore the algae for slippery slimy critters, look for mammals tracks and look to the skies for some of the many marsh birds.

The Children’s Nature Series is designed and led by trained naturalists. Ages five and up.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

Children's Nature Series: Nature Detectives
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Children's Nature Series: Nature Detectives

$7
Calendar Next session starts Aug 23, 2018 at 1 pm

Member $5, Nonmember $7

Become a detective and discover the mysteries around us. Join in on a scavenger hunt, make your own nature notebook, and learn how to use the tools of the trade.

The Children’s Nature Series is designed and led by trained naturalists. Ages five and up.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

Create a Seashell Wreath
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Create a Seashell Wreath

$20
Calendar Next session starts Aug 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Members $17, Nonmembers $20

Join us for an evening of creativity and sculpture as we make unique wreaths out of seashells and sea glass. You can bring your own shells and sea glass or use ones we have collected. Participants will be guided through the process of how to create the base and add the shells to the wreath. Whether you are a Maine resident or just a visitor to our shores, you will be able to bring back the beauty of the salt marsh to display in your home for all to enjoy.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

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Daily Guided Canoe Tour
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Daily Guided Canoe Tour

$12
Calendar Next session starts Jun 23, 2018 at 10 am

Members $10, Nonmembers $12
Children $9

Experience the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Paddling through the marsh, you will be exposed to its many inhabitants, from the snowy egret catching fish along the edge of the river to the mummichogs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one.

This tour is suitable for both novice and experienced paddlers. 

No reservations are needed.  If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck
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Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck

$7
Calendar Next session starts Jun 27, 2018 at 10:30 am
9 additional sessions through Aug 29, 2018

Members $5/Nonmembers $7

Explore the marsh for plants and animals through discovery-oriented, fun-filled activities that use all five senses. Participants will touch the marsh fish, the mummichog, look for the many migrating and resident birds, and look through algae to discover the minute creatures living there. This program is for "children" of all ages.

No reservations are needed.  If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp (K-5)

$390

with Karen Arno

Calendar Next session starts Jun 25, 2018 at 9 am
6 additional sessions through Aug 20, 2018

Member $315/Non-member $390

Location: Gilsland Farm Nature Sanctuary

For Campers entering Grades 1-5

June 25-29, Animals Great and Small
Campers will learn about the variety of animals we have at Maine Audubon and how they survive.  This week will include a visit to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray and a visit from a biologist.

July 9-13, Aquatic Adventures
Ponds, oceans, marshes, and tidepools - we will explore it all!  Campers will get a close look at amazing tide pools with a exciting field trip to Kettle Cove.  

July 16-20, Emerging Ornithologists
Dive deep into bird anatomy, habitat choice, and food preference.  Working with Maine Audubon's team of shorebird biologists, we will learn how to use field guides and binoculars to identify local bird species. 

July 23-27, "Bringing Nature Home"
Campers will learn about the importance of native plants for insects, and how birds depend on insects to grow their families.  We will take a trip to Portland’s East End to conduct a habitat stewardship project.  

August 6-10, Nocturnal Navigation
During this day time session, we will discover what nocturnal creatures are roaming Gilsland Farm at night.  Campers will design experiments to learn who is here and what attracts them.  We will also host an optional family night time event focused on bats and moths!

August 13-17, Secrets of the Forest
From the forest floor to the treetop canopy, the forest holds many secrets.  Through exploration, a trip to Mast Landing Audubon Sanctuary, and a visit from a guest biologist, campers will solve some of the fascinating mysteries of our forests.

August 20-24, Wildlife on the Move
Hop, skip, waddle or fly into our last week of camp as we observe how animals move - and how we can help.  This week will include a trip to a stream to learn how fish use unobstructed waterways as part of their lifecycle.  

Daily schedule: (subject to change based on weather and field trips)
-Morning meeting
-Movement
-Snack/Bathroom
-Scientific Exploration
-Lunch/Book/Bathroom
-Freeplay
-Options (craft, hike, etc.): low and medium energy activities to support each camper's needs
-Closing circle
-Check out


Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

Kayak Tour
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Kayak Tour

$15
Calendar Next session starts Jul 21, 2018 at 1 pm
1 additional session on Aug 11, 2018

Member $13, Nonmember $15

Discover the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Gliding through the marsh, you will be exposed to its many inhabitants, from the snowy egret catching fish along the edge of the river to the mummichugs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one. Must be 16 or older.

Please arrive at 12:30 pm.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

 





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