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Growing Up WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Apr 11, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Location:  Online - Zoom
Two 1.5 hours sessions on April 11 & 18 from 10-11:30 am

Members $23, Nonmembers $25

We will be doing this workshop with Zoom.  We will have two 1.5 hours sessions on April 11 & 18 from 10-11:30.  There will be some minimal homework to bring it up to the 4 hour requiremnt for the class.  Participants will be mailed their book and contact hour certificate, at the completion of the course.

This in-depth 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

 

Full Course

Earth Day Film Festival

$15
Calendar Next available session starts Apr 22, 2020 at 6 pm

Members: $12, Nonmembers: $15

Location: Online

PLEASE NOTE: We're working out the details of making this an online event. Please check back for details. 

Maine Outdoor Film Festival presents the seventh annual special conservation-themed version of the popular film tour.  Join us for a curated selection of short independent films featuring the outdoors, a beverage, and an evening celebration of Earth Day. 

Titles are still being determined. Check back for more information.

Sponsored by Allagash Brewing, and Chickadee Wine.

This event is 21+.

Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration
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Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration

Free

Our theme is: What Can you Do Today That Tomorrow Will Thank You For?

We'll have programs and displays, crafts and activities - all about what you can do to support the first two R's of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This event is for all ages.

Here's a sample of some of the organizations and people that will be here:

ReVision Energy will be on hand to talk solar energy

ecoMaine will display some of the Upcycle 2020 Challenge submissions https://www.ecomaine.org/upcycle2020/

Master Food Preservers from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be here to demonstrate how to preserve foods to reduce waste

Anna Hewitt, a Master Food Preserver, will share her passion for finding the satisfaction of making things by hand and finding abundance from what might seem like waste.

Cathryn Falwell - Maine author of the new book "A Space for Me" and many other children's classics.

This event is sponsored by ReVision Energy

Earth Day Clean-up
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Earth Day Clean-up

Free
Calendar Next session starts Apr 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Postponed!  We will let you know the new date. Meanwhile help by cleaning up your yard.  But remember stay safe!

Project G.R.A.C.E is still in need of resources.  No actual food but gift cards to supermarkets are helpful.

Location: Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by helping clean up Scarborough Marsh and Beaches!

Spring will be here before we know it and it will be time to clean up the marsh, beaches, Nature Center, and grounds for the new season. Join Maine Audubon, Friends of Scarborough Marsh, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Scarborough community for a work day, and help make our corner of the earth a better place. Groups are welcome!

This year we are partnering with Project G.R.A.C.E. to collect food. Bring some nonperishable food or a store gift card to the clean-up and help the human neighbors of the marsh.

This event is Free! Registration is helpful for planning for food and supplies, but you are welcome to drop in. 

Sign up today!

If you have any questions you can contact Linda at  smac@maineaudubon.org or call 781-2330 ext 213.

Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Deb Cook

$15
Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2020 at 5:15 pm
3 additional sessions through May 18, 2020

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 liveyourpractice@gmail.com.

Carbon credits, Climate, and Conservation

$8

with George Jacobson

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 29, 2020 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Members: Free,  Nonmember: $8

George L. Jacobson is Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change at the University of Maine.  Since his arrival in Maine in 1979, Dr. Jacobson has been a member of the Climate Change Institute, and he was Director of the Institute for nearly a decade.  His scientific research has focused on long-term climate variability and specifically on forest responses to climate changes during the past 60,000 years.  Prof. Jacobson’s projects have included sites in North America, South America, and Europe.   Among other things, he has served as an outside advisor on climate to the European Science Foundation, and to the Finnish Academy of Sciences.  From 2008 to 2014, he had the honorary designation of Maine State Climatologist.

Growing Up WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available session starts May 2, 2020 at 8:45 am

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

 

Woodcock Watch

$8

with David Lamon

Calendar Next available session starts May 5, 2020 at 7 pm

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.





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