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Bird Monitoring
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Bird Monitoring

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 25, 2018 at 6:30 am

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.  Call 207-883-5100 or e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org

Daily Guided Canoe Tour
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Daily Guided Canoe Tour

$13
Calendar Next session starts Jun 23, 2018 at 10 am

Members $11, Nonmembers $13
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.

Daily Guided Canoe Tour
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Daily Guided Canoe Tour

$12
Calendar Next session starts Sep 1, 2018 at 10 am

Member $10/Nonmember $12/Child $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 needed.

Early Morning Canoe Tour
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Early Morning Canoe Tour

$14
Calendar Next session starts Aug 4, 2018 at 6:30 am

Join us for a tour of the marsh at this magical time of the day when the sun sparkles on the damp grass.  This is also the best time to see the marsh as the animals start to wake up and explore and the birds are singing.

 Advanced Registration Necessary. Please call (207) 883-5100.

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

$7
Calendar Next session starts Jul 25, 2018 at 10:30 am
5 additional sessions through Aug 29, 2018

Members $5, Nonmembers $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

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.

Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza
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Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza

Free
Calendar Next session starts Sep 1, 2018 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Sep 3, 2018

Join us for fun on our last full weekend and help the center out! We will have an end of the season sale in the store, door prizes, a used book sale, crafts for the kids, a bake sale on Saturday, Children’s activity day on Sunday and much more.

Night Hike & Bats!
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Night Hike & Bats!

$6
Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2018 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 use Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meters to detect them and may want to download the 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 18, 2018 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. 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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