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Bird Feeding Celebration
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Bird Feeding Celebration

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Calendar Next session starts Jan 26, 2019 at 10 am

Join Maine Audubon in celebrating National Bird Feeding month!

Transform your backyard into a bird sanctuary with the help of The Nature Store.

Offering food and water nurtures birds through the harsh winter, and allows us the chance to observe them up close. This is also an excellent opportunity to introduce kids to the natural world right outside our windows. Join us for tips on how!

We will be offering informal talks throughout the day.

Staff will be on hand to answer your questions. 

 

Ecology Club - February/March

$20

with Stanley Sampson

Calendar Next session starts Feb 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm
3 additional sessions through Mar 19, 2019

Nonmembers: $20/class

Members: $15/class

Students in Grades 6-8 meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 at Gilsland Farm  Starting February 28-March 19.

Students will engage in activities designed to help them learn about local ecosystems and their environment.  Activities will include environmental problem solving, advocacy, educating others about protecting ecosystems, conservation, service learning and stewardship all in a fun, experiential, and interactive way.

If signing up for 3 or more sessions, scholarships are available.  Please contact Beth Pauls, 207-781-2330 x273.

Ecology Club - January

$20

with Stanley Sampson

Calendar Next session starts Jan 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm
3 additional sessions through Jan 29, 2019

Nonmembers: $20/class

Members: $15/class

Students in Grades 6-8 meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 at Gilsland Farm  Starting January 8-29.

Students will engage in activities designed to help them learn about local ecosystems and their environment.  Activities will include environmental problem solving, advocacy, educating others about protecting ecosystems, conservation, service learning and stewardship all in a fun, experiential, and interactive way.

If signing up for 3 or more sessions, scholarships are available.  Please contact Beth Pauls, 207-781-2330 x273.

Eyes on Owls

$15
Calendar Next session starts Dec 9, 2018 at 10:30 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 9, 2018

Adult Member: $10,  Adult Nonmember: $15
Member Child: $5, Nonmember Child: $10 

Location: Gilsland Farm

Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson for Maine Audubon’s annual live owl show. Each show includes a hooting lesson, an entertaining slideshow and a close-up look at several different owl species.

People of all ages love this show – come get close and personal with live owls!

Three Shows:

10:30 – 11:15 am (shorter program, most suitable for young children)
1:00 – 2:15 pm
3:00 – 4:15 pm

The Wilsons (Dunstable, MA) first brought their owls to Maine Audubon in 1999 and have come to Gilsland Farm annually since 2003. Their owl sanctuary is licensed to house up to 22 owls and they typically bring six to eight owls of different species with them when they come to Maine. Learn more at their website.

Children: 12 and under

 

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Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jan 8, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Jan 8, 2019

Weekly on Tuesdays (**please note new times!)
9-weeks/session, no class 2/19

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

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 if space is available. ($15/week members, $20/week nonmembers)

Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Mar 26, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 26, 2019

Weekly on Tuesdays
9-weeks/session, no class 4/16

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

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 if space is available. ($15/week for members, $20/week nonmembers)

Groundhog Day Celebration
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Groundhog Day Celebration

Free
Calendar Next session starts Feb 2, 2019 at 10 am

Shadow or no shadow?? Will winter end soon, or should we expect 6 more weeks? Punxsatawney Phil is famous for his winter predictions but do you know about our very own Rosewood and all our other groundhogs at Gilsland Farm?

Come visit us for a fun morning of learning about groundhogs, whistle pigs and woodchucks! We'll have books, kids activities and a presentation by Dr. Christine Maher, who has been studying our Gilsland Farm groundhogs for over 20 years. 

K-5 April Vacation Camp

$75

with Karen Arno

Calendar Next session starts Apr 15, 2019 at 9 am
4 additional sessions through Apr 19, 2019

Member price $60 per day, Non-member price $75 per day

Sign up for individual days or all week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

We will start our camp day with scientific exploration, make a connection with a book at lunch, have free play, and reconnect with an activity or craft tying into the theme of the day.

Daily Camp themes

 

Wetland Explorations (Monday, April 15, 2019)

Insects, amphibians, birds, mammals and more are some of the things we may spot on our journey to the pond and marsh.  Net and capture some of the critters with us to study them up close!

Birds Bonanza (Tuesday, April 16, 2019)

Campere will fly into an exciting day of flight, song and bird behavior.  We will put our birding skills to the test and see how many bird species we can find today.

Animal Survival  (Wednesday, April 17, 2019)

Campers will participate in activities that will have them acting like animals using their adaptations to survive in the wild.

Tracking (Thursday, April 18, 2019)

Learn how to identify animals by footprints, scat and other clues they leave behind.  Become a detective to solve the mystery of who has been here!

Earth Celebration (Friday, April 19th, 2019)

Today we will celebrate the Earth by learning about bats during our Live Animal Show (10:30-11:30)  provided by the Center for Wildlife!  We will finish our day with an exploration in nature and Earth art.

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