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Daily Guided Canoe Tour
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Daily Guided Canoe Tour

$12
Calendar Next session starts Jun 23, 2018 at 10 am

Members $10, Nonmembers $12
Children $9

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. 

No reservations are needed.  If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Earth Day Clean-up
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Earth Day Clean-up

Free
Calendar Next session starts Apr 21, 2018 at 9 am

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 inhabitants 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.

Family Nature Night: Pond

$20

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts May 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Child member: $16, Child non-member: $20
Ages 3-7; children under 3 free

Location: Gilsland Farm

Put on your pajamas and your hiking boots and join us for a special evening program for kids and their grownups. We will learn about the creatures of the pond at night!  Do they go to sleep when we go to sleep? Or do they take advantage of the dark and cool evenings? We hope to uncover this mystery by exploring our pond at dusk.  

5:30-6 pm Arrival and free play
Get settled and comfortable at an assortment of indoor activity stations.

6-6:30 pm Stories and songs
Welcome the dark with a large-group storytime.

6:30-7 pm Night hike
We’ll venture outside for a twilight adventure! For this portion, we’ll split into two groups to enjoy the unique opportunity to explore Gilsland Farm at night.

All children must be accompanied by an adult; maximum of 3 children per adult.

Cancellation Policy

Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck
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Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck

$7
Calendar Next session starts Jun 27, 2018 at 10:30 am
9 additional sessions through Aug 29, 2018

Members $5/Nonmembers $7

Explore the marsh for plants and animals through discovery-oriented, fun-filled activities that use all five senses. Participants will touch the marsh fish, the mummichog, look for the many migrating and resident birds, and look through algae to discover the minute creatures living there. This program is for "children" of all ages.

No reservations are needed.  If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Pollinator Parade & Festival
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Pollinator Parade & Festival

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Calendar Next session starts May 19, 2018 at 10 am

Free ($5/car to park)

Location: Gisland Farm

Join Maine Audubon and Birth Roots for our 4th annual pollination celebration! Come ready to learn and dressed as your favorite pollinator, and leave ready to take action.

Schedule:

10am - 11:30am Family Festival
Crafts, games, a pollinator scavenger hunt, and more!

11:30am – 12pm Fourth Annual Pollinator Parade
We will march through Gilsland Farm to celebrate spring and to show our support for pollinator habitat. Costumes encouraged!

12 – 1pm BYO Picnic
Participants are invited to stay and enjoy a BYO picnic on the grounds. Picnic tables are limited, so bring a picnic blanket and please be prepared to pack out any garbage.

Although this event is free, we will be charging $5 per car to park. Space for parking is limited at Gilsland Farm and we want to keep the number of vehicles at a manageable level to minimize our impact on the wildlife preserve. Thank you for understanding and for carpooling!

Season Opening Celebration
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Season Opening Celebration

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Calendar Next session starts May 26, 2018 at 9 am

Join us in celebrating our 45th anniversary at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center.  The season opening weekend will be filled with fun and adventure!  We will have canoe and walking tours, nature crafts, used book and bake sale, demonstartions, exhibits and more!  The weekend will be capped off with our Snowy Egret 5K road race.  

The event is free but there will be a cost for some tours.  For more information contact smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk
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Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk

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Calendar Next session starts May 28, 2018

The 11th Annual Snowy Egret 5K returns to Scarborough Marsh and the Eastern Trail on Memorial Day 2018! 

Register here

The Snowy Egret 5K is the primary annual fundraiser for Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, with additional proceeds benefiting Eastern Trail Alliance. The 5K course covers both pavement and dirt paths along the Eastern Trail. This event will take place rain or shine! 

Time

  • Kids 1K Fun Run starts at 8:30 am  
  • 5K Run/Walk (ages 12+) starts at 9:00 am     

Location

Kids 1K Fun Run will start and end at the Pine Point end of the Eastern Trail.  5K Run/Walk will start at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and end at Peterson Field.     

Parking

All parking will be at Peterson Field located at 135 Old Blue Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074. There is a 1 mile walk from the parking area to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for the beginning of the race. Please leave enough time to get to the starting line.     

Directions to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center and Peterson Field

From the north via the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 42, Scarborough, to Route 1 South. Turn left onto Route 9. Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is located .8 miles on the left. Continue for an additional .7 miles on Route 9 and take a right onto Old Blue Point Road. Peterson Field will be .1 mile on your right.  

From the south via the Maine Turnpike, take Exit 36 to Route 1 North. Turn right onto Route 9. The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is located .8 miles on the left. Continue for an additional .7 miles on Route 9 and take a right onto Old Blue Point Road. Peterson Field will be .1 mile on your right.     

Entry Fees

  • 5K Run/Walk is $18 in advance or $20 on the day of the race.
  • Kids 1K Fun Run is $5 per registrant (12 and under)
  • There will be no refunds of registration fees unless the event is canceled by Maine Audubon.      

Registration and Number Pick-up

Advance registration, t-shirt, and bib number pick-up will take place at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 9:30 am-5 pm.     

Race day registration, bib number, and t-shirt pick-up will take place at Peterson Field.     

What to Bring
Water and appropriate gear for the weather. This race is rain or shine!        

T-shirts & Medals   

The first 150 adult registrants will receive a t-shirt.
All participants of the Kids 1K Fun Run will receive a medal.

Awards

Overall ......... 1st

1st - 3rd in age groups
14 & Under
15-18
19-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70-79
80+ 

Snowy Egret Day
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Snowy Egret Day

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 18, 2018 at 9 am

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. 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.





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