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Discussion Course - Reconnecting with Earth

$40

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jan 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Location: Fields Pond

Monday evenings starting January 7th (six sessions), 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Our world is changing at such an astoundingly fast pace. We get caught up in our daily lives and the problems we face—we end up losing touch with that deep connection we have to our planet. Reconnecting with Earth helps participants explore how our cultural beliefs and personal values affect the way we view and treat Earth. Together, we’ll discuss how our well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of our planet. Participants discover a deeper respect for the planet and a renewed commitment to act—a shift that could be the key to real and lasting change.

Members: $35, includes course book

Non-Members: $40, includes course book

Family Fun at Fields Pond – Winter

$80
Calendar Next session starts Jan 10, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Location: Fields Pond

January 10th– February 14th, 2019    9:30–10:30 am

Weekly on Thursdays. 6-weeks/session for children ages 2-5.

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

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome ONLY if space is available.

Child members: $60  Child non-members: $80.  Siblings under 2 free 

Groundhog Eve

$10

with Lynn Havsall

Calendar Next session starts Feb 1, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond

It's almost Groundhog Day! Celebrate with yummy holiday treats and discover fascinating facts about woodchucks, the only rodent with its very own holiday!  Unravel Groundhog Day lore and learn how differently this holiday was celebrated in the old days.

Members: $8, Non-Members: $10

Growing Up WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Feb 2, 2019 at 8:45 am

Join us at our Fields Pond Center for 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

 

Maine Audubon February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond

$50

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Feb 19, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Feb 22, 2019

February 19th– 22nd (4 days), 9AM to 3PM 

Students, grades 3 – 5

$40/session Members, $50/session Non-member

Looking for something to do over school vacation week? Maine Audubon winter vacation camp is an opportunity for children in grades 3-5 to learn about winter wildlife through hands-on activities and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, science, games, and stories.  Each day will have a different theme and include topics about animal adaptations, snow science, tracking, and winter ecology.

Scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance. Please call 207-781-2330 x273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Winter Lake Ecology on Fields Pond

$10

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Location: Fields Pond

Have you ever wondered what is happening beneath the ice on a frozen lake?  How do fish and other organisms survive for so long beneath the frozen surface? Join Dr. Stephen Coghlan, Associate Professor of Freshwater Fisheries Ecology, and his students from the University of Maine for a hands-on exploration of winter lake ecology on Fields Pond. NOTE: Please dress for outdoor weather.

Members: $8, Non-Members: $10

Winter Nature Journaling

$40

with Andrea Lani

Calendar Next session starts Jan 12, 2019 at 10 am

Location: Fields Pond

Saturday, January 12th  10am – 2pm

Join Maine Master Naturalist Andrea Lani for a day of journaling. We'll start the workshop indoors with an introduction to nature journaling during which participants will learn some drawing techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears. From there we'll head outside and explore the Fields Pond property using a variety of journaling techniques that will help us truly see the natural world before us, practice describing nature using all of our senses, and write our way into stories about the winter world around us. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with experience in art, writing, or natural history.

Members:  $30

Non-Members: $40

Winter Tracking in the Field

$12

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jan 19, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Fields Pond

Saturday, January 19, 9AM – 11AM

How many times have you found strange markings in the snow and wondered what made them?  Learn to identify the signs left behind by our wild neighbors and apply your skills from Thursday’s workshop as we head outdoors at Fields Pond for a morning of tracking wildlife. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Be prepared to be outdoors in winter weather.

Members: $10, Non-Members: $12

 





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