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with Linda Woodard
Member: $23, Nonmember: $25
Join us for this lively and engaging professional workshop at our Fields Pond Center, where you will be doing hands-on activities in our pond. Participants are introduced to Project Aquatic WILD materials, activities, and strategies. Educators gain the experience and confidence needed to work with their students and to integrate Project WILD into their teaching.
All receiptents will receive the NEW REVISED AND UPDATED Project WILD Aquatic K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems with 40 multidisciplinary activities for grades K-12.
Each Project WILD Aquatic activity contains objectives, method, background information, a list of materials needed, procedures, evaluation suggestions, recommended grade levels, subject areas, duration, group size, setting and key terms. A glossary is provided, as well as a cross-reference by topics and skills.
Field investigation activities in Aquatic WILD enable students to learn methods and protocol for conducting scientific investigations, including how to formulate a research question, engaging in systematic data collection, and drawing conclusions.
The In Step with STEM activity extensions make use of a variety of tools and instruments, from litmus tests to smartphone applications, and involve students in the application of technology, science concepts, and math skills as part of their problem-solving efforts.
Contact hours provided.
If you need to make a payment with a method other than credit card, please call Beth Pauls at 207-781-2330 ext. 273 to register. If you have questions, contact Linda at 207-781-2330 ext 213.
August Full Moon Canoe Tour
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 6:30 pm
Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100
Bar Harbor Pelagic 2019
with Doug Hitchcox
Members: $135 Nonmembers: $175
Maine Audubon’s annual fall pelagic trip out of Bar Harbor has long been a must-do outing for the region’s birders. The trip is so eagerly anticipated because of a great boat, great camaraderie, and, of course, great sightings of birds and marine mammals!
Past trips have encountered all three jaeger species, both Great and South Polar Skuas, thousands of shearwaters and storm-petrels, gannets, puffins, Razorbills, and Common Murres. Beyond birds, the marine mammal and fish show can be equally stunning with six different whale species, porpoises and dolphins, gray seals, and schools of tuna seen over the years.
Information packet available here: Maine Audubon Bar Harbor Pelagic 2019
Registration questions: Beth Pauls – (207) 781-2330 x273
Location: Scarborough Marsh
Join us for a marsh-wide bird survey. Participants will go on foot, canoe or kayak. Novices welcome and will be paired with advanced birders. We have been doing this survey for over 20 years. All the data collected helps researchers determine the health of the marsh and is entered into eBird.
Advanced registration appreciated biut not required. Call 207-883-5100 and press zero or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bird Walk at Fort Williams
with Doug Hitchcox
Join us for a bird walk around the picturesque Fort Williams Park during the peak of spring migration. This coastal park is a great spot to see migrating songbirds as they make landfall after their noctural migrations, as well as a great diversity of seabirds just offshore.
Conserving vernal pools in Maine's towns
with Arum Calhoun
Member: $8 Non-Member: $10
Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Conserving vernal pools in Maine's towns using a locally driven, collaborative approach: The Maine Vernal Pool Special Area Management Plan
Towns in Maine now have access to an innovative, locally driven vernal pool conservation tool that addresses both the conservation of vernal pools in towns rural areas while supporting development in town's growth zones. This voluntary tool is being implemented in Orono and Topsham, Maine and may open the door to fostering both economic and ecological health in our towns. Arum Calhoun, our speaker, is a wetland ecologist and faculty member at the University of Maine. Her work stresses the importance of conserving natural resources (wetlands and vernal pools) and/or target species (wood frogs, spotted salamanders, and blue-spotted salamanders) on private lands by addressing both human and ecological dimensions.
Photo via Flickr user The Marmot
Earth Day Clean-up
Location: Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
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.
If you have any questions you can contact Linda at email@example.com or call 781-2330 ext 213.
Earth Day Film Festival
Location: Gilsland Farm
Maine Outdoor Film Festival presents the sixth annual special conservation-themed version of the popular film tour. Join us for a curated selection short independent films, a beverage, and an evening celebration of Earth Day.
Sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Maine Magazine, Allagash Brewing, and Chickadee Wine.
This event is 21+.