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Plant and Insect Monitoring
Join us for insect monitoring day at Scarborough Marsh
Help us survey the habitat around the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. We have been doing this survey for 7 years and our data is shared with scientist to help determine the health of the marsh and to notice any changes or new trends that are developing.
Our day will begin with an orientation and materials will be provided to aid in identification and recording data. We will have a knowledgeable leader with each group. Beginners are welcome! Snacks will be provided.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-883-5100 and Press 0 for more information or to sign up for this event!
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
Restoring Maine's Meadows Workshop
with Heather McCargo
Meadows are beautiful and dynamic landscapes that support a wide variety of plants, pollinators, birds and other wildlife. In the last half century in New England, meadows have lost a huge diversity of native plant species with the loss of rural pastures and the expanded mowing brought on by tractor mowers. In this class, we will explore how to create and manage a meadow that supports native plant species. Join Heather McCargo, Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, to learn what it takes to create a native meadow from scratch, how to diversify an existing meadow, or ways to transition a lawn to a meadow. Bring diversity and beauty back into your landscape a native meadow.
Co-sponsored by Wild Seed Project. Members of Maine Audubon or Wild Seed Project receive member pricing.
with Doug Hitchcox
Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15
Join Doug Hitchcox for a (roughly) one-hour discussion of shorebird identification inside, then we'll carpool to Pine Point to study shorebirds in the field.
Snakes of Maine
with Derek Yorks
Members: Free, Nonmembers: $8
Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Join Derek Yorks, lead biologist on reptile and amphibian issues at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, as he speaks about the diversity of Maine’s snake species. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife keeps track of all Maine snake species and is actively studying populations of Maine’s largest and rarest snake, the State Endangered northern black racer. Members are free.
Snowy Egret Day
Location: Scarborough Marsh
Experience a day of family fun, including an early morning bird walk starting at 7am, a canoe tour, nature crafts, used book sale, nature 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.
Sunday Funday Family Nature Exploration
Join a master naturalist for a one-hour outdoor adventure that may include a hike, pond exploration, story, or hands-on demo. Perfect for families and adults alike, each week features a different naturalist with unique, seasonally relevant themes!
Join us for a relaxed and fun-filled Sunday morning adventure. And, we’ll have some shade grown, bird friendly coffee on tap. Make a day of it, pack a lunch and have a picnic in our orchard after the program if you wish!
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.