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K-5 February Vacation Camp

$75

with Catherine Griset

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

Winter Birds (Tuesday, February 19, 2019)

Learn about the many bird adaptations!  Where are they coming from, what type of nest will they build, what are they going to eat?  Campers will be active learning about bird migration and get creative thinking and acting like a bird.

Wildlife On The Move (Wednesday, February 20, 2019)

Fly, hop, crawl, and waddle your way into camp where we will explore how iconic and endangered species move through nature.  Campers will learn what these species need and will be able to create special messages through movement and art.

Snow Science (Thursday, February 21, 2019)

Explore how snow is formed and how it creates homes for many critters in the winter.  We will get creative with frozen art and science experiments!

Predator Prowl (Friday, February 22, 2019)

Today we will explore predators in winter 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.  

Cancellation Policy

Live Animal Show: Predators

$15

with Center for Wildlife

Calendar Next session starts Feb 22, 2019 at 10:30 am

Adult Member: $10,  Adult Nonmember: $15

Member Child: $5, Nonmember Child: $10 

Location: Gilsland Farm

 Join Maine Audubon and our friends at Center for Wildlife as we get an up close look at several fascinating species of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, mammals, and other critters. With the live animals and interactive discussion, we’ll learn more about these animals up close, and explore our connection to them.  

 Please note: This program entails a formal presentation involving live animals, and is most appropriate for school-aged children and older. Guests are asked to remain still and quiet throughout the 45-minute presentation so as not to disrupt the animals and other people. Thank you!

Cancellation Policy

Nature Tuesday Group
Registration Unavailable

Nature Tuesday Group

Free

with Davida Sky

Calendar Next session starts Jan 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Next meeting: January 22, 1:30-3 pm

We will explore another section on the trail of the Mill Brook Preserve. The trail follows the beautiful stream with amazing ice formations.  Parts of the trail are hilly so be sure to bring snow shoes, spikes and/or poles depending on the conditions after Sunday’s snow. We’ll be looking for animal signs as well.  On our prewalk we saw tracks of deer and scat of mink and coyote. 

The parking lot is at the junction of Methodist Road and 302.

About Millbrook Preserve 

Millbrook Map 

See you then, Davida 776-1876 and Kiya

 

Preschool April Vacation Camp

$60

with Molly Woodring

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

Member: $48, Nonmember $60

Register for single days or the whole week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

Ages 3-5

Our half-day (9am-1pm) preschool camps are an opportunity for children ages 3-5 to learn about winter wildlife through play and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, free play, games, stories, and songs.

Partial scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance. Please call 207-781-2330 x.273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Preschool Camp Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Monday: Give Plants a Chance
From catkins above our heads to fiddleheads at our feet, we’ll look high and low for signs of new plant growth and will try to figure out which animals use these plants for food and shelter. 

Tuesday: Springtime Birds
Birds are migrating back to Maine, singing, and building nests! We will look and listen for birds and practice building different types of nests.

Wednesday: Frogs and Turtles
Birds and the only animals singing and building nests this time of year. We will explore the life cycles and adaptation of frogs and turtles today.

Thursday: Habitat Connections
What do plants and animals need to survive? How can people protect and provide habitat for wildlife? We’ll explore some special habitats and Gilsland Farm and plant seeds to take home.

Friday: Earth Day
We’ll kick off Earth Day weekend with a celebration of stewardship and a special live animal show with the Center for Wildlife.

Preschool February Vacation Camp

$60

with Molly Woodring

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

Member: $48, Nonmember $60

Register for single days or the whole week!

Location: Gilsland Farm

Ages 3-5

Our half-day (9am-1pm) preschool camps are an opportunity for children ages 3-5 to learn about winter wildlife through play and outdoor adventure. Our daily schedule includes time for art, hiking, free play, games, stories, and songs.

Partial scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance. Please call 207-781-2330 x.273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Preschool Camp Frequestly Asked Questions (pdf)

Tuesday: Winter Warm-up
From fur to feathers, we’ll explore how animals stay warm (and practice bundling ourselves up, too!)

Wednesday: Snow Science
How do snowflakes form and what makes them special? We’ll experiment with freezing and melting today.

Thursday: Over and Under the Snow
We’ll follow animal tracks over the snow and figure out who is keeping warm under the snow, too.

Friday: Animal Adaptations
What special behaviors and body parts help animals survive? We’ll see them up close and personal at a live animal show with the Center for Wildlife.

 

Relief Printing with Natural Imagery

$100

with Sherrie York

Calendar Next session starts Feb 3, 2019 at 10 am

Nonmembers $100, Members $85  (Includes $10 supply fee)

Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be created with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand, at your kitchen table! Many people recall making block prints in grade school, but this humble medium need not have been abandoned after age 12.

This workshop will cover the basics of image design, plate preparation, and printing with a focus on birds and images from nature. Participants will edition a small one-color print. 

All supplies and tools will be provided including:

  • Linoleum
  • Ink
  • Paper
  • Brayers/rollers
  • Carving tools etc.

 

Full Course
SOLD OUT: Film Screening: Expedition // Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Registration Unavailable

SOLD OUT: Film Screening: Expedition // Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

$15

with Kristin Gates

Calendar Next session starts Jan 16, 2019 at 6 pm

SOLD OUT

Spend an evening in the Arctic Refuge. For five months, Kristin Gates and Jeremy La Zelle lived with the Gwich'in people, followed the Porcupine Caribou herd migration on foot, camped with Polar bears on the Arctic Ocean, and paddled 500 miles down the Porcupine River. This was all to document the wild Arctic ecosystem and the voices of the Gwich'in Nation who have been fighting for decades to protect their sacred land from resource development. Join the World Affairs Council of Maine, Maine Audubon and Natural Resources Council of Maine as we screen the film, hear from the filmmakers, and learn why the Arctic Refuge must be protected and preserved for all time.

Location: Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

Cost: $10 for members of WAC, Maine Audubon and NRCM; $15 for non-members

About the Filmmakers:

Kristin Gates is a digital storyteller, writer, and long distance hiker best known for becoming the first woman to traverse the Arctic Brooks Range solo. She has lived in the Arctic and Sub Arctic for the last decade working to protect threatened wilderness areas through film. She is a 2010 Colby College graduate.

Jeremy La Zelle is a Producer and videographer who has traveled the globe in order to document important issues. He has worked for National Geographic, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel and also started his own company called Backpacker Films.

Kristin will show the film, make brief remarks, and answer questions.  Coffee and desserts will follow.

This program is hosted in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Maine and Natural Resources Council of Maine.

 

Speaker Series: Bernd's Favorite Bird Stories

$15

with Bernd Heinrich

Calendar Next session starts Feb 7, 2019 at 7 pm

Members: $12, Nonmembers: $15

Maine's preeminent naturalist and nature author, Dr. Bernd Heinrich will share photos and stories from several seasons of research at his forest home in Western Maine. 





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