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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Sprouts
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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Sprouts

$285

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jun 17, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Aug 12, 2019

Member: $228 Nonmember: $285

Ages 3-5

9am-1pm

Location: Gilsland Farm

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Our half-day camps provide a gentle introduction to camp for children ages three through five. We will spend each week learning about the plants and animals at Gilsland Farm through hands-on exploration, outdoor play, art, music, and more! Our daily adventures will foster an understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

Preschool Camp Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

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). 

Dates and themes:

June 17-21: Who’s Home?
What is a habitat? How do plants and animals survive in different habitats? From meadow to marsh, pond to forest, we will explore all that Gilsland Farm has to offer this week!

July 8-12: Our Five Senses
Why does a slug feel slimy? Can you tell the song of a chickadee from a robin? Join us for a week of sensory exploration as we challenge ourselves to look, listen, hear, and feel more carefully while learning about animals with super-senses, too.

July 22-26: Butterflies and Bees
How do bees make honey? Why are pollinators important? Learn about the life cycles of these fascinating insects and the important role they play in the life cycle of a plant, too!

August 12-16: Wildlife Wonders
What animals live in Maine? What makes them special? We’ll search high and low for wildlife around Gilsland Farm and learn what life is like from their points of view.

Insect Monitoring

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 10, 2019 at 8 am

Join us for insect monitoring day at Scarborough Marsh

Help us survey the habitat around the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center.  We have been doing this survey for 7 years and our data is shared with scientist to help determine the health of the marsh and to notice any changes or new trends that are developing.

Our day will begin with an orientation and materials will be provided to aid in identification and recording data.   We will have a knowledgeable leader with each group. Beginners are welcome! Snacks will be provided. 

Please email smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100 and Press 0 for more information or to sign up for this event!

Kayak Tour
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Kayak Tour

$13
Calendar Next session starts Jul 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

Member $11, Nonmember $13

Location: Scarborough Marsh

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

 

Nature Pottery
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Nature Pottery

$9
Calendar Next session starts Jul 16, 2019 at 10:30 am
1 additional session on Aug 13, 2019

Members $7, Nonmember $9

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Explorers search the marsh for natural artifacts like shells, grasses and flowers and incorporate these treasures into their own handmade pottery.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

 

Night Hike & Bats!
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Night Hike & Bats!

$6
Calendar Next session starts Aug 1, 2019 at 8 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.

Snowy Egret Day
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Snowy Egret Day

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 17, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Experience a day of family fun, including a canoe tour, nature crafts, used book sale, nature and bird walks and more. There will be special programs for children as well as displays and information.

A used book dealer has given us a large amount of nature books so our used book sale will be HUGE this year.  We will also have excellent art books donated from the estate of Father Paul Plante.  Come join us for this fun-filled day and celebrate all that Maine’s largest salt marsh has to offer! This event is held in conjunction with the Friends of Scarborough Marsh.

Fee for some programs.

Sunset Canoe Tour
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Sunset Canoe Tour

$14
Calendar Next session starts Jun 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
3 additional sessions through Aug 30, 2019

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 before 6:30 PM.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100.

Tiny Tot Tour
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Tiny Tot Tour

$7
Calendar Next session starts Jun 28, 2019 at 10:30 am
1 additional session on Aug 2, 2019

Members $5, Nonmember $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Introduce your wee folk to this unique habitat through interactive hands-on activities.  They will experience the marsh first hand, looking through algae for small critters, jumping in the mud, looking at fish and insects up close and more.  There will also be a story and a craft. 

An adult needs to accompany each child.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

 





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