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Family Fun at Fields Pond

$14

with Sophia DeMaio

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 21, 2019 at 9:30 am

Members: $10, Non-Members: $14
Location: Fields Pond

Ages 2-5, Siblings Under 2 Free

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature through stories, songs, art and play. Each week with include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings. Ages 2-5.

The History (and future!) of Atlantic Salmon in the Penobscot River

$8

with Catherine Schmitt

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 4, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Members: FREE, Nonmembers: $8

From 1912 to 1982, the first salmon caught in the Penobscot River each spring was sent to the White House and presented to the President.  Join acclaimed author and science writer, Catherine Schmitt, as she discusses the long natural and human history around Atlantic Salmon in Maine's rivers, including past and ongoing efforts to regulate the fishery and restore this historic migration. This event is part of Maine Audubon's celebration of the "International Year of the Salmon." 

Catherine Schmitt is author of The President's Salmon: Restoring the King of Fish and its Home Waters, and writes frequently for newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. Her writing is informed by her background in environmental science and field experience in rivers, lakes, forests, wetlands, and beaches throughout the Northeastern U.S. She lives in Bangor, Maine. Catherine will be available to sign copies of her books.

Family Fun at Fields Pond

$14

with Sophia DeMaio

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 5, 2019 at 9:30 am

Members: $10

Non-Members: $14

Ages 2-5, Siblings Under 2 Free

Location: Fields Pond

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature through stories, songs, art and play. Each week with include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings. Ages 2-5.

Owls of Birdsacre

$12

with Grayson Richmond

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 7, 2019 at 10:30 am
1 additional session on Dec 7, 2019

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center
Two sessions: 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

$12 Adult Non-member (kids $6);  $8 Adult Members (kids $4)
Kids are ages 13 and under.  

Preregistration is required!

Come meet the Owls of Birdsacre up close and personal!  “Achilles,” the educational, non-releasable Great Horned Owl; “Atticus,” the calm Barred Owl, and “Little Gentleman,” the diminutive Saw-Whet Owl.  Hear their stories of personal and species challenges and learn how we can help in the work of owl conservation.  This is a family friendly event. Space will be limited due to the comfort of the owls and humans (pre-registration is required).

 

Pack-Basket Making Workshop at Fields Pond

$100

with Jessica Steele

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 14, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Weave a 17” tall pack-basket with premium reed. Pine shoes, plywood base and straps are included. Course and material fee: $100 for a 17” basket, covers cost of material, strap and instruction.

Bring a lunch and we will provide tea, coffee, and light snacks.

Jes Steele has been weaving baskets for over 20 years and Pack Baskets the last ten years. She guarantees that you will have a lovely Packbasket by the end of the class.

Jes has been working in the field of Outdoor and Adventure Education over the past 25+ years, is currently the Director of the Outdoor Adventure Center at Unity College, and has been creating baskets and teaching Pack Basket courses for ten years.  

Space will be limited, please register early. Participants will leave with their very own pack-basket, and the workshop cost includes all materials and tools.

The Night Tree: Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Fields Pond

$20

with David Lamon

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 21, 2019 at 3 pm

Member families: $16, Nonmember families: $20
Location: Fields Pond

Join us for a family-oriented celebration of nature in winter as we recreate Eve Bunting’s classic story The Night Tree.  We’ll decorate our own night trees to share with Maine’s winter wildlife.

Come relax and spend time with your loved ones on the longest night of the year.  Warm cider awaits!

Advance registration is recommended.  Drop-ins welcome if space is available.

Note: peanut products will be present during this event.

Contact: (207) 989-2591

Cancellation Policy

Full-Moon Snowshoe Hike
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Full-Moon Snowshoe Hike

$8

with Sophia DeMaio

Calendar Next session starts Jan 10, 2020 at 6 pm

Bundle up and join the Fields Pond Audubon staff for a moonlit walk along the Sanctuary trails.  Hot beverages will be available indoors following the walk.  Snowshoes will be available for those in need, but pre-registration is required to reserve a set.

Environmental Film Series

$5
Calendar Next available session starts Jan 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm
1 additional session on Feb 11, 2020

Join us this winter for a monthly environmentally focused film showing on the “big screen” at Fields Pond.  Films run in length between 40 and 90 minutes, with time for discussion afterwards.  Please call Fields Pond to find out what will be showing this month or check out our Facebook page for details.  $5 suggested donation.





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