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Preschool April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm
with Molly Woodring
Register for single days or the whole week!
Location: Gilsland Farm
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 email@example.com. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).
Monday: Who needs a habitat?
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.
Tuesday: Nature Art
We’ll practice observation and naturalist skills today as we use natural objects to inspire and create art both inside and outside!
Wednesday: Earth Day
Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! We’ll celebrate and show our gratitude for the earth with a special stewardship project.
Thursday: Springtime Birds
Birds are migrating back to Maine, and even those that stayed the winter are becoming more vocal. We will practice making and identifying bird calls, and will look and listen for birds around Gilsland Farm.
Friday: Pond Investigations
Now that the ice has melted, we will visit the pond to look, listen, and scoop for creatures! Along the way, we’ll learn about the life cycles of different pond creatures.
Earth Day Film Festival
Members: $12, Nonmembers: $15
Location: Gilsland Farm
Doors open at 6pm, films begin at 7pm.
Maine Outdoor Film Festival presents the seventh annual special conservation-themed version of the popular film tour. Join us for a curated selection of short independent films featuring the outdoors, a beverage, and an evening celebration of Earth Day.
Titles are still being determined. Check back for more information.
Sponsored by Allagash Brewing, and Chickadee Wine.
This event is 21+.
Wildlife Education Program: Scavengers
with Center for Wildlife
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 for an up close look at several of their animal ambassadors. We’ll learn about the adaptations that help these creatures survive in the wild, how they became non-releasable ambassadors, and what we can do to live in harmony with wildlife.
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!
Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration
Our theme is: What Can you Do Today That Tomorrow Will Thank You For?
We'll have programs and displays, crafts and activities - all about what you can do to support the first two R's of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This event is for all ages.
Here's a sample of some of the organizations and people that will be here:
ReVision Energy will be on hand to talk solar energy
ecoMaine will display some of the Upcycle 2020 Challenge submissions https://www.ecomaine.org/upcycle2020/
Master Preservers from the Maine Cooperative Extension Service will be here to demonstrate how to preserve foods to reduce waste
Anna Hewitt will share her passion for finding the satisfaction of making things by hand and finding abundance from what might seem like waste.
Cathryn Falwell - Maine author of the new book "A Space for Me" and many other children's classics.
This event is sponsored by ReVision Energy
Earth Day Clean-up
Location: Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by helping clean up Scarborough Marsh and Beaches!
Spring will be here before we know it and it will be time to clean up the marsh, beaches, Nature Center, and grounds for the new season. Join Maine Audubon, Friends of Scarborough Marsh, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Scarborough community for a work day, and help make our corner of the earth a better place. Groups are welcome!
This year we are partnering with Project G.R.A.C.E. to collect food. Bring some nonperishable food or a store gift card to the clean-up and help the human neighbors of the marsh.
This event is Free! Registration is helpful for planning for food and supplies, but you are welcome to drop in.
If you have any questions you can contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-2330 ext 213.
Speaker Series: The Penobscot Nation's Ten Thousand Year Stewardship Legacy
with John Banks
Penobscot people and communities have been stewarding habitat and other natural resources in what is now Maine for millenia. Even recently, Penobscot leadership is credited with international conservation success stories such as the Penobscot River Restoration Project. Join long-time Natural Resources Director for the Penobscot Nation, John Banks, as he shares stories and weaves learning from his ancestors, childhood, education, and illustrious career.
Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh
with Noah Gibb
Location: Scarborough Marsh
Registration not required.
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.
Maine Audubon 12-Hr Birdathon
We've designed this fundraising event to be fun & educational for all levels of birders. Don't dismay if you are not an expert birder. Most people can ID more birds than they realize.
Put together a team and head out on May 16 to see how many birds you can spot between 6 am - 6 pm. We ask for a suggested minimum donation of $50 per person so please ask your friends & family to support you - and Maine Audubon. All money raised goes to Maine Audubon to support our mission of conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat.
We'll have categories for:
Best Story of the Day ※ Best Photo ※ Best Team Name
Most Birds Seen ※ Most Money Raised ※ Most "Green" Team
A link for team & individual registration will be posted on/before March 1. Meanwhile, talk to your friends about having an incredible day outside traveling around Maine by car, bike or foot, looking for birds.
If you want some tips & tricks, come to Maine Audubon Friday night at 7:00 pm. We will have experienced birders here to give you advice on the best places to look for specific species.