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Guided Canoe Tour - Reservations Required
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Guided Canoe Tour - Reservations Required

$13
Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2020 at 10 am

We are offering guided canoe tours Wednesday through Sunday by reservation.  Please call 207-883-5100

This schedule could change due to COVID-19 circumstances.  

Members $11, Nonmembers $13
Children $10

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. 

We strongly recommend visitors bring their own life jackets or purchase one from us.

If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Chickadee Club

$5
Calendar Current session started Jul 15, 2020
1 additional session on Aug 15, 2020

Calling all children ages 3-8 and their families! You are invited to become a founding member of the Maine Audubon Chickadee Club, a monthly subscription program for young adventurers. There are two ways to join:

Digital club members pay just $5/month for access to downloadable, printable activities, art prompts, templates, and more. Print as many copies as you need to explore all of your favorite outdoor spaces!

Opt in to the Gilsland Farm Flock for: 

  • A new activity kit to pick up at Gilsland Farm each month, chock full of the information, materials, and tools you’ll need for outdoor play and exploration, nature-inspired art, and more! 
  • Notifications of pop-up adventures you can do as a family at Gilsland Farm
  • Special opportunities to virtually interact with Maine Audubon educators and scientists 
  • Access to digital content so you can save and print more copies of favorite activities 

Cost: $30/month (Extra supplies for multiple children in the same household are available for $15/additional child per month.) 

How to sign up: Sign up anytime to access that month’s digital content. For Gilsland Farm Flock members, please see important dates below: 

August/September: Sign up by August 3rd to receive an activity kit. Pickup will be August 12-14 at Gilsland Farm.

 Financial aid is available. If cost is prohibitive to your family's participation, please reach out to scholarships@maineaudubon.org.

The Nature of Craft - CANCELLED
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The Nature of Craft - CANCELLED

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 29, 2020 at 10 am

The in-person craft show has been cancelled, but we will be featuring all the artists on our social media on August 29 for a Craft Show Takeover! Details and links to come.

The Nature of Craft: Maine Artisans at Maine Audubon features 60+ artists and craftspeople, food trucks, demonstrations, activities and more!



September Full Moon Canoe Tour
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September Full Moon Canoe Tour

$16
Calendar Next session starts Sep 1, 2020 at 7 pm
1 additional session on Sep 2, 2020

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.

Arrive no later than 6:30 pm and bring a flashlight.  The marsh can be cooler than inland so be sure to dress warmly.

Advanced Registration Necessary.

Pollinator Parade and Festival (Cancelled)
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Pollinator Parade and Festival (Cancelled)

Free
Calendar Next session starts Oct 3, 2020 at 10 am

Free!

Location: Deering Oaks Park, Portland

This program will be rescheduled for later in the year.

Join Maine Audubon, Birth Roots, and Portland Rec for the 6th annual Pollinator Parade and Festival! We’re bringing this favorite event back to Deering Oaks Park in Portland and hope you’ll come ready to learn, march with us while dressed as your favorite pollinator, and leave ready to take action.

Schedule:

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

11:30am-12pm Sixth Annual Pollinator Parade
We will march through Deering Oaks and the Farmers’ Market to show our support for pollinator habitat. Costumes encouraged!

12-1pm BYO Picnic
Participants are invited to stay and enjoy a BYO picnic. We encourage those who wish to buy food to visit the Farmers’ Market. Bring a picnic blanket and please be prepared to pack out any garbage.

Media Sponsor: Down East Magazine

This event made possible by L.L.Bean.





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