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Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh
Location: Scarborough Marsh Time: 7am
Registration not required. Please bring exact change.
Join us for this Wednesday morning Bird Walk. We meet at the Nature Center and check out the birds there and head to local hot spots in Scarborough. We may hit Pine Point, the Eastern Trail, Pelreco and Dunstan Landing.
Guided Canoe Tour - Reservations Required
We are offering guided canoe tours Wednesday through Sunday by reservation. Please call 207-883-5100
This schedule could change due to COVID-19 circumstances.
Members $11, Nonmembers $13
Experience the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Paddling through the marsh, you will be exposed to its many inhabitants, from the snowy egret catching fish along the edge of the river to the mummichogs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one.
This tour is suitable for both novice and experienced paddlers.
We strongly recommend visitors bring their own life jackets or purchase one from us.
If you have questions, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-883-5100.
Calling all children ages 3-8 and their families! You are invited to become a founding member of the Maine Audubon Chickadee Club, a monthly subscription program for young adventurers. There are two ways to join:
Digital club members pay just $5/month for access to downloadable, printable activities, art prompts, templates, and more. Print as many copies as you need to explore all of your favorite outdoor spaces!
Opt in to the Gilsland Farm Flock for:
- A new activity kit to pick up at Gilsland Farm each month, chock full of the information, materials, and tools you’ll need for outdoor play and exploration, nature-inspired art, and more!
- Notifications of pop-up adventures you can do as a family at Gilsland Farm
- Special opportunities to virtually interact with Maine Audubon educators and scientists
- Access to digital content so you can save and print more copies of favorite activities
Cost: $30/month (Extra supplies for multiple children in the same household are available for $15/additional child per month.)
How to sign up: Sign up anytime to access that month’s digital content. For Gilsland Farm Flock members, please see important dates below:
August/September: Sign up by August 3rd to receive an activity kit. Pickup will be August 12-14 at Gilsland Farm.
Financial aid is available. If cost is prohibitive to your family's participation, please reach out to email@example.com.
with Linda Woodard
Workshop POSTPONED until September. Date will be forthcoming. Workshop will be virtual.
Aquatic WILD and Junior Duck Stamp curriculum.
Location: Fields Pond
Date: August 10 at 8:45 to 1
Members $23, Nonmembers $25
From awareness to action, Project Aquatic WILD's hands-on approach to learning engagesstudents 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 beadapted to meet the learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from scienceand environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts.
Participants will also receive a curriculum guide developed for the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program. This is a dynamic, multidisciplinary curriculum thatteaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through highschool. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife principles.
**This workshop will be offered virtually if needed.
Optional Canoe Tour of Fields Pond is Avialable
Is Rooftop Solar Right for You? - Climate Spotlight Series
Phil Couple, ReVision Energy
Chris Wasileski, Highland Green
Eliza Donoghue, Maine Audubon
Rooftop solar is a great way to reduce energy costs and do good for the planet. Learn all about how the technology works and whether it's a good fit for you.
Neighborhood Nature for Play and Learning
with Molly Woodring
Nature-based play benefits a child’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development -- yet young children are spending more time indoors than ever before. The good news is that we don’t have to travel far to reap these benefits! In this live webinar, Maine Audubon’s Early Childhood Education Program Manager Molly Woodring will discuss how exploring “nearby nature” can promote independent play, strengthen relationships, and foster connection to nature, with a focus on strategies and resources for different developmental stages.
This free virtual event is first in a three-part series hosted by the Springvale Public Library.
A secure Zoom link will be shared with registrants via email on the day of the program.
Light, Camera, Action!
with Jack Zievis
Friday, August 14th, 7 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Free for members, $7 nonmembers
Photographer Jack Zievis of Red Sail Photography shares his stunning images in this presentation on the ins & outs of nature photography.
Saturday, August 15: Intensive Nature Photography Workshop
Limited spots, all outside, masks required.
Nature Photography Intensive Workshop with Jack Zievis
with Jack Zievis
Saturday, August 15th, 8–10 am
Members $25, nonmembers $30
Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden
Join photographer Jack Zievis (Red Sail Photography, https://www.redsailphotography.com) for an intensive workshop focused on landscape and wildlife photography. The Fields Pond Audubon Center sanctuary property will be the classroom as Jack addresses background, lighting, and composition while sharing his tips for capturing impressive nature photographs. Participants will need to bring their own equipment.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 precautions we will limit the group size to 10. The workshop will be completely outdoors and social distancing practices will be followed. All participants must wear masks.
Friday, August 14: Light, Camera, Action! A free Zoom talk by Jack Zieves featuring his nature photgraphy and his process.