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Art Reception: John Knight
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Art Reception: John Knight

Free
Calendar Next session starts Jan 26, 2019 at 1 pm

Join us to celebrate the latest exhibition in the Gilsland Farm Gallery, Growing at Your Feet: Paintings by John Knight
On view January 8 - February 12, 2019

Reception: January 26, 1-3pm

 

From The Forecaster:
"Knight said he began painting plants as “a way to connect to my surroundings. Gilsland Farm is a close place to walk that has a variety of plant and bird life. The same fields and trails change color and texture as the seasons change, so there are always new views to record.”

What he also appreciates is that “wild plants have uses as food and medicine that we are constantly relearning. Knight also said that focusing on a plant or flower is a way to focus the eye in a bigger landscape."

Full article: http://www.theforecaster.net/art-at-maine-audubon-in-falmouth-shows-off-the-many-colors-of-nature/

Image: Scarlet Pimpernel
acrylic on canvas
20" x  16"
2018

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 preparing to celebrate National Bird Feeding month in February!

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. 

 

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)

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp (K-5)
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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp (K-5)

$390

with Catherine Griset

Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2019 at 9 am
6 additional sessions through Aug 19, 2019

Member $315/Non-member $390

Location: Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary

For Campers entering Grades 1-5

Register Today!

Our K-5 campers spend their days engaged in hands-on science, open-ended exploration and discovery, and activities designed to foster stewardship and build connection to the natural world--all while developing friendships, building community, and having fun!

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

June 24-28 Wild about Wildlife 
Explore Maine’s incredible biodiversity this week as we learn about animals of all shapes and sizes. We’ll get to know the creatures that call Gilsland Farm home and get up close and personal with some favorite creatures at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

July 8-12 Animal Adaptations
From a the sharp talons of an owl to the stinky spray of a skunk, this week is all about the adaptations that help animals to survive and thrive. We’ll also see intertidal creatures in action during an exciting trip to the tide pools at Kettle Cove!

July 15-19 Avian Adventures
With binoculars around our necks and field guides in hand, we’ll practice identifying local birds while also learning about their behavior, preferred habitat, and diet. Maine Audubon’s team of shorebird biologists will provide expert guidance during a day of birding the beach.

July 22-26 Habitat Connections
Why did the turtle cross the road? This week we’ll explore how and why animals travel to new habitats, and how people can help them do so by engineering road crossings and visiting a local stream to learn how wildlife benefit from unobstructed waterways.

August 5-9 Incredible Insects
Insects are the coolest things on six legs! This week we’ll observe, capture, and identify insects while exploring their role in the ecosystem. Join us for an optional family evening event focused on moths and other insects that are active at dusk.

August 12-16 “Bringing Nature Home” 
We can all make a difference for wildlife by planting native plants! We’ll get to know some favorite species, explore the many ways plants support insects, birds, and other wildlife, and participate in an ongoing habitat restoration project.

August 19-23 Fantastic Forests 
Who lives in forest and where? From the forest floor to the canopy, we’ll explore this special habitat to learn how the wildlife that live there are interconnected. We’ll delve into the secrets of a different forest habitat with visit to Maine Audubon’s Mast Landing sanctuary in Freeport.

 

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Saplings
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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Saplings

$345

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Aug 19, 2019

Members: $276, Nonmembers: $345

9am-3pm

Ages 4-5

Location: Gilsland Farm

Register Today!

Take a closer look at nature with full-day camps designed for a preschooler's pace! Each day includes indoor and outdoor play, plenty of hands-on exploration, art, music, and quiet rest time. 

Preschool Camp Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

Dates and themes:

June 24-28 Habitat Heroes
We’ll flex our stewardship superpowers this week as we learn about native plants and habitat restoration, as well as ways that we can help wildlife at home.

July 15-19 Earth Art
There is so much to discover at the intersection of science and art! This week we will experiment with different techniques and perspectives, all while creating our very own nature journals.

August 5-9: Pollinator Patrol
Why do plants need pollinators and how do they attract them? This week we will celebrate pollinators of all shape and sizes while learning what we can do to help them.

August 19-23: Biodiversity Bonanza
Mammals, birds, and amphibians, oh my! We’ll explore how different types of animal protect themselves, find food, and care for their young.

 

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 Catherine Griset

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)

Campers 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 animal adaptations 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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