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"Big Night" Open House
Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Spring is Coming!!
Come to our Open House to learn more about one of our favorite springtime events - BIG NIGHT!
Big Nights happen in early spring when it's rainy and the temperature rises to around 40-degrees. That's when all the salamanders and other amphibians begin their journey from their winter habitat to their breeding grounds - vernal pools. Unfortunately, that journey often crosses roads so volunteers gather at known crossing spots to help these amphibians make their journey safely.
At our event we'll have:
Presentations by Maine Audubon Conservation Biologist Sarah Haggerty at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 pm
Ongoing slideshow, games, books, and activities about vernal pools, amphibians, and turtles.
Join us to learn more about this important phenomenon. We'll have learning opportunities for all ages!
Location: Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth
Join instructors, Cami Wilbert and Linda Woodard for this exciting professional development opportunity. This hands-on workshop provides participants an opportunity to practice and dive deeply into the Project WET Curriculum and Activities.
The Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0 gives educators of children from K-12 the tools they need to integrate water education into every school subject. The guide also includes numerous extensions for using the activities in Pre-K environments. Featuring 64 field-tested activities, more than 500 color photographs and illustrations, and useful appendices with information on teaching methods, assessment strategies, and more, this guide is an essential classroom tool and an excellent resource for pre-service teachers.
The Guide is correlated to national education standards including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards as well as many state standards.
In addition to the Curriculum Guide, participants will be given access to online resources including:
What do educators say?
The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is great tool for teaching: science technology, engineering and math (STEM) language arts social studies fine arts music physical education social studies and more...
Growing Up WILD
with Linda Woodard
Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Members $23, Nonmembers $25
This in-depth 4-hour workshop is designed to provide training for early childhood educators.
Growing Up WILD is an education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.
Growing Up WILD is a multi-award winning program having received the 2009 Family Choice Award and the 2011 Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award.
- Workshop participants will receive the activity guide, Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, which:
- Is written especially for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7.
- Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature based, ready-made thematic units.
- Includes outdoor explorations, scientific inquiry, art projects, music, health and movement, conservation activities, reading and math connections.
- Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
- Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
- Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains