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with Linda Woodard
From awareness to action, Project WILD's hands-on approach to learning engages students in investigating the world around them, connecting them to conservation careers, and participating in solid STEM activities.
The NEW REVISED AND UPDATED Curriculum and Activity Guide can easily be adapted to meet the learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from science and environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts.
Educators may choose one or more Project WILD activities to teach a concept or skill. The activities may be integrated into existing courses of study, or an entire set of activities may serve effectively as the basis for a specific course.
WILD workshops are designed so teachers become familiar with the activities and their multidisciplinary use in the classroom.
- include background information about Maine's wildlife and natural resources
- provide hands-on WILD experience with activities that address every subject and skill area
- assist participants with integration of WILD activities into their curriculums.
The activities found in Project WILD curriculum guide are intended for use in both classroom and informal settings.
If you would like to pay a different way then by credit card call, please call Beth at 207-781-2330 ext 273
Relief Printing with Natural Imagery
with Sherrie York
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:
- Carving tools etc.
Snowy Egret Day
Location: Scarborough Marsh
Experience a day of family fun, including a canoe tour, nature crafts, used book sale, nature and bird walks and more. There will be special programs for children as well as displays and information.
A used book dealer has given us a large amount of nature books so our used book sale will be HUGE this year. We will also have excellent art books donated from the estate of Father Paul Plante. Come join us for this fun-filled day and celebrate all that Maine’s largest salt marsh has to offer! This event is held in conjunction with the Friends of Scarborough Marsh.
Fee for some programs.
SOLD OUT: Film Screening: Expedition // Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
with Kristin Gates
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
with Bernd Heinrich
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.
Speaker Series: Wildlife 911 with Live Animals
with Center for Wildlife
Members $12, Nonmembers $15
Conservation Medicine: Navigating a Six Lane Highway to Systemic Change
Join Center for Wildlife Executive Director, Kristen Lamb, for a look inside a wildlife medical clinic and education center. Through live animal ambassadors, X-Rays, photographs, and storytelling, participants will learn about real-time challenges our wildlife face such as societal empathy on the decline, rapidly changing climate, and development/habitat loss.
This program may or may not be for the faint of heart, but all will leave feeling empowered and inspired with more knowledge and understanding to be a positive impact on the natural world, beginning today.
Beer and wine is included.
This program is for ages 21+ and is sponsored by Allagash Brewing and Chickadee Wines.
Sunset Canoe Tour
Members $12, Nonmembers $14
Experience the marsh at this beautiful time of day. See the reflection of the setting sun on the calm waters of the Dunstan River, observe the herons and shorebirds flying back to their roosts, and enjoy the sounds of the evening marsh.
Please arrive before 6:30 PM.
Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100.
Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walk
with Doug Hitchcox
The next bird walk will be Thursday, January 10 at 8 am.
Location: Gilsland Farm
Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary. We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.
We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow. Walks last approximately 2 hours.
A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783
Contact: Doug Hitchcox - (207) 781-2330 x237