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Relief Printing with Natural Imagery
with Sherrie York
Nonmembers $100, Members $85 (Includes $10 supply fee)
Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be created with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand, at your kitchen table! Many people recall making block prints in grade school, but this humble medium need not have been abandoned after age 12.
This workshop will cover the basics of image design, plate preparation, and printing with a focus on birds and images from nature. Participants will edition a small one-color print.
All supplies and tools will be provided including:
- Carving tools etc.
SOLD OUT: Film Screening: Expedition // Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
with Kristin Gates
Spend an evening in the Arctic Refuge. For five months, Kristin Gates and Jeremy La Zelle lived with the Gwich'in people, followed the Porcupine Caribou herd migration on foot, camped with Polar bears on the Arctic Ocean, and paddled 500 miles down the Porcupine River. This was all to document the wild Arctic ecosystem and the voices of the Gwich'in Nation who have been fighting for decades to protect their sacred land from resource development. Join the World Affairs Council of Maine, Maine Audubon and Natural Resources Council of Maine as we screen the film, hear from the filmmakers, and learn why the Arctic Refuge must be protected and preserved for all time.
Location: Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105
Cost: $10 for members of WAC, Maine Audubon and NRCM; $15 for non-members
About the Filmmakers:
Kristin Gates is a digital storyteller, writer, and long distance hiker best known for becoming the first woman to traverse the Arctic Brooks Range solo. She has lived in the Arctic and Sub Arctic for the last decade working to protect threatened wilderness areas through film. She is a 2010 Colby College graduate.
Jeremy La Zelle is a Producer and videographer who has traveled the globe in order to document important issues. He has worked for National Geographic, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel and also started his own company called Backpacker Films.
Kristin will show the film, make brief remarks, and answer questions. Coffee and desserts will follow.
This program is hosted in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Maine and Natural Resources Council of Maine.
Speaker Series: Bernd's Favorite Bird Stories
with Bernd Heinrich
Members: $12, Nonmembers: $15
Maine's preeminent naturalist and nature author, Dr. Bernd Heinrich will share photos and stories from several seasons of research at his forest home in Western Maine.
Speaker Series: Wildlife 911 with Live Animals
with Center for Wildlife
Members $12, Nonmembers $15
Conservation Medicine: Navigating a Six Lane Highway to Systemic Change
Join Center for Wildlife Executive Director, Kristen Lamb, for a look inside a wildlife medical clinic and education center. Through live animal ambassadors, X-Rays, photographs, and storytelling, participants will learn about real-time challenges our wildlife face such as societal empathy on the decline, rapidly changing climate, and development/habitat loss.
This program may or may not be for the faint of heart, but all will leave feeling empowered and inspired with more knowledge and understanding to be a positive impact on the natural world, beginning today.
Beer and wine is included.
This program is for ages 21+ and is sponsored by Allagash Brewing and Chickadee Wines.
Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk
with Doug Hitchcox
The next bird walk will be Thursday, January 10 at 8 am.
Location: Gilsland Farm
Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary. We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.
We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow. Walks last approximately 2 hours.
A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783
Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237