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Apple Day Family Festival

$7
Calendar Next session starts Oct 6, 2018 at 10 am

Maine Audubon Members Free, Nonmember $7 each for adults and children over age 3.

Become a member! Get your whole family in for free!

Join us for a "bushel" of fun at the 31st Annual Apple Day Celebration! It’s packed full of fall fun with games, workshops, cider-making and other "a-peeling" activities. Join us in our historic apple orchard to learn about bees and pollinators and why wildlife habitat is at the "core" of our mission!

We "picked" out a few highlights of the day:

Cider Press

Apple Toss

Scavenger Hunt

Book signing: The Maine Play Book with Jennifer Hazard 10-12

Crafts

Face painting

Music by the "Sea Slugs"

Thank you to L.L. Bean and Sweetser’s Apple Barrel and Orchard for their support of Apple Day.

 

Birding Basics: Finding Birds

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Oct 25, 2018 at 7 pm

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

Back by popular demand, we will spend a few weeks revisiting the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the 'pros' to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a different topic that is essential to birding. You can review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

You've got the tools, you know how to identify them, but where are they?! This class will focus on how to attract birds to your yard and how to find birds.

Other sessions:

November 1 - Birding Basics: Behavior

November 15 - Birding Basics: Making it Count (eBird intro)

Birding Basics: Identifying Birds

$15

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next session starts Oct 11, 2018 at 7 pm

Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15

Back by popular demand, we will spend a few weeks revisiting the basics of birding. This is the perfect opportunity for people newly interested in birding, novices needing a refresher, and for even the 'pros' to learn something new. Every two weeks we will cover a different topic that is essential to birding. You can review the courses and join us for the topics that interest you!

Identifying birds: There are 10,000 species of birds in the world -- with 455 spotted in Maine -- but which is the one you are looking at right now? This class will teach you the essentials of identifying birds: from beak to tail, we will teach you the things to look for when identifying birds.

Other sessions:

October 25 - Birding Basics: Finding Birds

November 1 - Birding Basics: Behavior

November 15 - Birding Basics: Making it Count (eBird intro)

Cider-bration! Live Music & Dance

$20
Calendar Next session starts Oct 6, 2018 at 2 pm

Join us for a 21+ afternoon of live music & fun! Your ticket is good for the following:

2:00 - 3:00 in the Visitor Center

Enjoy a special presentation by Maine's own nationally recognized apple expert, John Bunker, from the Maine Heritage Orchard. Got an unidentified apple tree - bring a sample for an ID.

3:00 - 6:00 in the Apple Orchard

Live music with The Larry Williams Band

2 tickets for beverages from Rocky Ground Hard Cider, Allagash Brewing, and Chickadee Wine

Appetizers

Make Your Own Cider

Lawn Games

 

Climate Change Communication
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Climate Change Communication

Free
Calendar Next session starts Oct 3, 2018 at 1 pm

Join the Maine Climate Table and ReVision Energy for an interactive workshop to explore the results of in-depth research about climate change messages that resonate especially well with Mainers. 

This half-day training, led by GrowSmart Maine’s Tyler Kidder, will help you communicate more effectively with Mainers on the topic of climate change. Based on extensive social research conducted by a team of strategic communication professionals, the training workshop includes information on modern brain science as well as findings on how to change opinion and move audiences to action. No matter your audience, you will gain helpful insights on how to better reach and connect with them. All are welcome, and all trainees who complete the training workshop will receive the print edition of Communicating with Mainers on Climate Change Toolkit.

Light refreshments are provided. Please RSVP here.

For more information please contact Jill at jmclaughlin@revisionenergy.com or 207.221.6342.

Ecology Club for Teens and Tweens

$25
Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm
7 additional sessions through Nov 13, 2018

Nonmembers: $25/class

Members: $20/class

Students in Grades 6-8 meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 at Gilsland Farm  Starting September 25-November 13.

Students will engage in activities designed to help them learn about local ecosystems and their environment.  Activities will include environmental problem solving, advocacy, educating others about protecting ecosystems, conservation, service learning and stewardship all in a fun, experiential, and interactive way.

If signing up for 3 or more sessions, scholarships are available.  Please contact Beth Pauls, 207-781-2330 x273.

Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Sep 18, 2018 at 9:15 am, runs for 9 weeks
1 additional session on Sep 18, 2018

Weekly on Tuesdays
9-weeks/session

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. 

Field Sketching Workshop

$50

with Sherrie York

Calendar Next session starts Oct 13, 2018 at 10 am

Members $40, Nonmembers $50

Field Sketching Basics

Join artist Sherrie York for a 3-hour outdoor introduction to Field Sketching.

Field sketching is a vauable tool for artists, scientists, gardeners, journalers, and anyone who wants to know more about the world around them. Even if you think you can't draw a straight line, you can keep visual field notes.  In this workshop we will cover sveral basic drawing and observation skills and techniques, including contour, memory, and gesture drawing.  Non-artists welcome and encouraged.

Participants should bring:

  • A sketchbook at least 7" x 10"
  • A #2 (HB) pencil
  • A portable camp chair or stool
  • Clothing apropriate for being outside in October
  • Optional: snacks, water, other drawing materials

 





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