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

$7
Calendar Next session starts Jul 24, 2019 at 10:30 am
1 additional session on Aug 21, 2019

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 email smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Children's Nature Series: Pollinator Power
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Children's Nature Series: Pollinator Power

$7
Calendar Next session starts Jul 25, 2019 at 10:30 am

Member $5, Nonmember $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Learn how this power pollinator works, where they live, and how they communicate. Do the wiggle dance and learn what you can do to help the busy bees.

The Children’s Nature Series is designed and led by trained naturalists. Ages five and up.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

Night Hike & Bats!
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Night Hike & Bats!

$6
Calendar Next session starts Aug 1, 2019 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 be able to use Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meters (www.EchoMeterTouch.com) to detect them and may want to download the free smartphone app in advance. 

 

Advanced reservations are required.  Please call 207-883-5100.

Tiny Tot Tour
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Tiny Tot Tour

$7
Calendar Next session starts Aug 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

Members $5, Nonmember $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Introduce your wee folk to this unique habitat through interactive hands-on activities.  They will experience the marsh first hand, looking through algae for small critters, jumping in the mud, looking at fish and insects up close and more.  There will also be a story and a craft. 

An adult needs to accompany each child.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

 

Artist Reception: Jackie Johnson and Mary McKone
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Artist Reception: Jackie Johnson and Mary McKone

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 4, 2019 at 1 pm

Please join us to celebrate two artists, Jackie Johnson (painting & illustration) and Mary McKone (ceramics), who each focus their work on endangered species.

“Creatures of the Woods and Waters”
Environmental Illustrations & Oil Paintings by Jackie Johnson will be on view in the Gilsland Farm Gallery from July 22 - September 7.

“The Maine EndangeredSpecies Project”
Mary McKone’s new porcelain functional ware with illustrations by Jackie Johnson will be available in the Nature Store.

The Maine Endangered Species is a collaborative project that aims to raise awareness of the growing list of endangered species and habitats in Maine.

Nature Sketching by Canoe

$14

with Sally Powers

Calendar Next session starts Aug 8, 2019 at 1 pm

This guided canoe tour will give artists of all ages a unique opportunity to practice nature sketching.

Canoe Tour with LEA
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Canoe Tour with LEA

$14
Calendar Next session starts Aug 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Members $12, Nonmembers $14
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. 

No reservations are needed.  If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

Snowy Egret Day
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Snowy Egret Day

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 10, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Experience a day of family fun, including an early morning bird walk starting at 7am, a canoe tour, nature crafts, used book sale, nature walks and more. There will be special programs for children as well as displays and information.

A used book dealer has given us a large amount of nature books so our used book sale will be HUGE this year.  We will also have excellent art books donated from the estate of Father Paul Plante. 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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