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Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh
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Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh

$5
Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2020 at 7 am

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. 

 

Daily Guided Canoe Tour - Reservations Required
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Daily Guided Canoe Tour - Reservations Required

$13
Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2020 at 10 am

We are offering daily guided canoe tours by reservation only.  Please call 207-883-5100

This schedule could change at any point due to COVID-19 circumstances.
  

Members $11, Nonmembers $13
Children $10

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. 

We strongly encourage visitors to bring their own life jackets. We will have a small number available for purchase.

If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Chickadee Club

$5
Calendar Next available session starts Jul 15, 2020

Calling all children ages 3-8 and their families! You are invited to become a founding member of the Maine Audubon Chickadee Club, a monthly subscription program for young adventurers. There are two ways to join:

Digital club members pay just $5/month for access to downloadable, printable activities, art prompts, templates, and more. Print as many copies as you need to explore all of your favorite outdoor spaces!

Opt in to the Gilsland Farm Flock for: 

  • A new activity kit to pick up at Gilsland Farm each month, chock full of the information, materials, and tools you’ll need for outdoor play and exploration, nature-inspired art, and more! 
  • Notifications of pop-up adventures you can do as a family at Gilsland Farm
  • Special opportunities to virtually interact with Maine Audubon educators and scientists 
  • Access to digital content so you can save and print more copies of favorite activities 

Cost: $30/month (Extra supplies for multiple children in the same household are available for $15/additional child per month.) 

How to sign up: Sign up anytime to access that month’s digital content. For Gilsland Farm Flock members, please see important dates below: 

July/August: Sign up by July 10 to receive an activity kit. Pickup will be July 15-17 at Gilsland Farm

August/September: Sign up by August 1 to receive an activity kit. Pickup will be August 12-14 at Gilsland Farm.

 Financial aid is available. If cost is prohibitive to your family's participation, please reach out to scholarships@maineaudubon.org.

Sunset Canoe Tour
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Sunset Canoe Tour

$14
Calendar Next session starts Jul 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm
2 additional sessions

Call 207-883-5100 and press 0 to register

Members $12, Nonmembers $14

Experience the marsh at this beautiful time of day.  See the reflection of the setting sun on the calm waters of the Dunstan River, observe the herons and shorebirds flying back to their roosts, and enjoy the sounds of the evening marsh.

Please arrive a half hour before start time.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100, Press O

Stream Explorers Survey Training - Part 3
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Stream Explorers Survey Training - Part 3

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 1, 2020 at 9:30 am

This is Part 3 of a 3-part training and is optional. (Parts 1 and 2 are online webinars and are required.)

Date: August 1, 9:30 am–3:30 pm

Location: Lakes Environmental Association's Maine Lake Science Center, Bridgton, ME

This optional in-person class is a follow-up to the webinars. Practice identifying live insects and honing your identification skills. Sessions will be limited to 1.5 hour time slots with a small number of volunteers at each slot.

To protect yourself and others, we strongly encourage all participants to wear masks.  All trainers will be wearing masks.

To register for a time slot please email conserve@maineaudubon.org or call 207-781-2330, ext. 219.

August Full Moon Canoe Tour
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August Full Moon Canoe Tour

$16
Calendar Next session starts Aug 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm
2 additional sessions

To register Call 207-883-5100 Press O to reserve

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

Location: Scarborough Marsh

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 7:00 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

Family Night Hike
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Family Night Hike

$6
Calendar Next session starts Aug 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Location: Scarborough Marsh


On this family-oriented hike, participants will use their senses to discover the night life at the marsh. We will try to find many different species of wildlife including a special night mammal, the bat. Participants will be able to use Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meters (www.EchoMeterTouch.com) to detect them and may want to download the free smartphone app in advance. 

 

Advanced reservations are required.  Please 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 13, 2020 at 10:30 am

Member $5, Nonmember $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

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





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