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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Saplings

$345

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jun 25, 2018 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Aug 20, 2018

Members: $276, Nonmembers: $345

Ages 4-5

Location: Gilsland Farm

Take a closer look at nature with full-day camps designed for a preschooler's pace! Each day includes indoor and outdoor play, plenty of hands-on exploration, art, music, and quiet rest time. 

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

Dates and themes:

June 25-29 Habitat Heroes
We’ll flex our stewardship superpowers this week as we learn about native plants and habitat restoration, practice citizen science, and how to help wildlife at home.

July 16-20 Water Wonders
What animals live in and around the water? We’ll observe and compare the pond and marsh this week as we turn our attention to what makes aquatic habitats unique.

August 6-10 On the Wing
Who hasn’t wished they could fly? This week we will turn our attention skyward for a closer look at birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and moths!

August 20-24 Earth Art
There is so much to discover at the intersection of science and art! This week we will experiment with different techniques and perspectives, all while creating our very own nature journals.

 

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Sprouts

$285

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jun 18, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Aug 13, 2018

Member: $228 Nonmember: $285

Ages 3-5

Location: Gilsland Farm

Our half-day camps provide a gentle introduction to camp for children ages three through five. We will spend each week learning about the plants and animals at Gilsland Farm through hands-on exploration, outdoor play, art, music, and more! Our daily adventures will foster an uderstanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Dates and themes:

June 18-22 Naturalists in Training
How do naturalists see (and smell, touch, and hear) the world? What tools do scientists use to study nature? Wonder will abound this week as we explore all that Gilsland Farm has to offer.

July 9-13 Animal Opposites
Just how big is a moose? What is it like to be nocturnal? From big to small and fast to slow, we’ll learn about and celebrate biodiversity this week.

July 23-27 Animal Families
How do different animals grow up? Whether you’re a Piping Plover chick growing up on the beach or a honeybee with thousands of sisters, this week we’ll learn that animal families come in all shapes and sizes!

August 13-17 Terrific Trees
From seed to sapling to tree to decomposing log, we’ll work together to discover the ways that trees provide animals with shelter and food throughout their life cycle.

Preschool April Vacation Camp

$60

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Apr 16, 2018
4 additional sessions through Apr 20, 2018

Member: $48 per day, Nonmember: $60 per day
Register for single days or the whole week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

A chance for children ages 3-5 to learn about habitat and stewardship through play and outdoor adventure. Each half-day session includes time for art, hiking, free play, games, stories, and songs.

Monday: Habitat Heroes
What is a wildlife sanctuary? How can people help provide and protect habitat for wildlife? We’ll look high and low to figure out how animals find food, water, and shelter at Gilsland Farm.

Tuesday: Habitat at Home
How do plants grow? Why are they important for wildlife? We’ll plant seeds to take home and learn about some of the native plants that support wildlife.

Wednesday: Food Chains
How are predators and prey connected? Where do plants get their energy? We’ll explore a special habitat at Gilsland Farm and try to figure out who is eating who.

Thursday: Wildlife on the Move
Where were bats all winter? Why did the turtle cross the road? We’ll explore why and how animals move in the springtime.

Friday: Earth Day
We’ll kick of Earth Day weekend with a celebration of stewardship and a special live animal show with the Center for Wildlife.





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