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Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Deb Cook

$15
Calendar Next session starts Mar 25, 2019 at 5:15 pm
6 additional sessions through May 20, 2019

Members: $10/class, Nonmembers: $15/class

Location: Gilsland Farm

Join Deb Cook for the return of longer days, springtime energies, and Monday Night Yoga. Beginning Monday, March 25, Deb will lead a weekly class blend of Meditation, Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra/Deep Relaxation as we tune in to the emergence of spring. This popular class is open to all levels, no experience and all experience is welcome.  

Class begins at 5:15pm with a 10-minute guided meditation to cultivate relaxation and awareness. This is followed by a mix of gentle yoga and ends with a Yoga Nidra (a guided relaxation that relaxes and restores core energy). Participants can come for the full 75 minutes or arrive at 5:30 as schedules allow.

Deb is a Kripalu-certified Yoga Teacher and Kripalu-certified Yoga Nidra Guide, and has been leading meditation and yoga classes and retreats at beautiful nature-based locations in Maine for 20 years.  Please bring your own mat and any props you may like to use in your practice. Feel free to contact Deb for more information at liveyourpractice@gmail.com.

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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp (K-5)
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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp (K-5)

$390

with Catherine Griset

Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2019 at 9 am
6 additional sessions through Aug 19, 2019

Member $315/Non-member $390

Location: Gilsland Farm Audubon Sanctuary

For Campers entering Grades 1-5

Register Today!

Our K-5 campers spend their days engaged in hands-on science, open-ended exploration and discovery, and activities designed to foster stewardship and build connection to the natural world--all while developing friendships, building community, and having fun!

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

June 24-28 Wild about Wildlife 
Explore Maine’s incredible biodiversity this week as we learn about animals of all shapes and sizes. We’ll get to know the creatures that call Gilsland Farm home and get up close and personal with some favorite creatures at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

July 8-12 Animal Adaptations
From a the sharp talons of an owl to the stinky spray of a skunk, this week is all about the adaptations that help animals to survive and thrive. We’ll also see intertidal creatures in action during an exciting trip to the tide pools at Kettle Cove!

July 15-19 Avian Adventures
With binoculars around our necks and field guides in hand, we’ll practice identifying local birds while also learning about their behavior, preferred habitat, and diet. Maine Audubon’s team of shorebird biologists will provide expert guidance during a day of birding the beach.

July 22-26 Habitat Connections
Why did the turtle cross the road? This week we’ll explore how and why animals travel to new habitats, and how people can help them do so by engineering road crossings and visiting a local stream to learn how wildlife benefit from unobstructed waterways.

August 5-9 Incredible Insects
Insects are the coolest things on six legs! This week we’ll observe, capture, and identify insects while exploring their role in the ecosystem. Join us for an optional family evening event focused on moths and other insects that are active at dusk.

August 12-16 “Bringing Nature Home” 
We can all make a difference for wildlife by planting native plants! We’ll get to know some favorite species, explore the many ways plants support insects, birds, and other wildlife, and participate in an ongoing habitat restoration project.

August 19-23 Fantastic Forests 
Who lives in forest and where? From the forest floor to the canopy, we’ll explore this special habitat to learn how the wildlife that live there are interconnected. We’ll delve into the secrets of a different forest habitat with visit to Maine Audubon’s Mast Landing sanctuary in Freeport.

 

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Saplings
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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Saplings

$345

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Aug 19, 2019

Members: $276, Nonmembers: $345

9am-3pm

Ages 4-5

Location: Gilsland Farm

Register Today!

Take a closer look at nature with full-day camps designed for a preschooler's pace! Each day includes indoor and outdoor play, plenty of hands-on exploration, art, music, and quiet rest time. 

Preschool Camp Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf).

Dates and themes:

June 24-28 Habitat Heroes
We’ll flex our stewardship superpowers this week as we learn about native plants and habitat restoration, as well as ways that we can help wildlife at home.

July 15-19 Earth Art
There is so much to discover at the intersection of science and art! This week we will experiment with different techniques and perspectives, all while creating our very own nature journals.

August 5-9: Pollinator Patrol
Why do plants need pollinators and how do they attract them? This week we will celebrate pollinators of all shape and sizes while learning what we can do to help them.

August 19-23: Biodiversity Bonanza
Mammals, birds, and amphibians, oh my! We’ll explore how different types of animal protect themselves, find food, and care for their young.

 

Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Sprouts
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Gilsland Farm Summer Camp: Sprouts

$285

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jun 17, 2019 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Aug 12, 2019

Member: $228 Nonmember: $285

Ages 3-5

9am-1pm

Location: Gilsland Farm

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Our half-day camps provide a gentle introduction to camp for children ages three through five. We will spend each week learning about the plants and animals at Gilsland Farm through hands-on exploration, outdoor play, art, music, and more! Our daily adventures will foster an understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

Preschool Camp Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Through the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals, partial scholarships are available for Maine residents who need financial assistance. For more information, please call: (207) 781-2330, ext. 273 or email scholarships@maineaudubon.org. You may also download the Maine Audubon Financial Aid Form (pdf). 

Dates and themes:

June 17-21: Who’s Home?
What is a habitat? How do plants and animals survive in different habitats? From meadow to marsh, pond to forest, we will explore all that Gilsland Farm has to offer this week!

July 8-12: Our Five Senses
Why does a slug feel slimy? Can you tell the song of a chickadee from a robin? Join us for a week of sensory exploration as we challenge ourselves to look, listen, hear, and feel more carefully while learning about animals with super-senses, too.

July 22-26: Butterflies and Bees
How do bees make honey? Why are pollinators important? Learn about the life cycles of these fascinating insects and the important role they play in the life cycle of a plant, too!

August 12-16: Wildlife Wonders
What animals live in Maine? What makes them special? We’ll search high and low for wildlife around Gilsland Farm and learn what life is like from their points of view.

Growing Up WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Apr 13, 2019 at 8:45 am

POSTPONED from Feb 2.

Join us at our Fields Pond Center for this in-depth 4-hour workshop is designed to provide training for early childhood educators.

Growing Up WILD is an education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

Growing Up WILD is a multi-award winning program having received the 2009 Family Choice Award and the 2011 Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award.

  • Workshop participants will receive the activity guide, Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, which:
  • Is written especially for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7.
  • Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature based, ready-made thematic units.
  • Includes outdoor explorations, scientific inquiry, art projects, music, health and movement, conservation activities, reading and math connections.
  • Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
  • Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
  • Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains

 

Guided Nature Walks at Fields Pond

$5

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Apr 26, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Join us on Friday morning's this spring for an easy walk along the Sanctuary trails at Fields Pond.  We'll be sure to see plenty of birds, so bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outdoors.  We'll meet at the kiosk in front of the Nature Center.  Walks typically last 1&1/2 hours.  Free for Members.

Insect Monitoring

Free
Calendar Next session starts Aug 10, 2019 at 8 am

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 smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100 and Press 0 for more information or to sign up for this event!

July Full Moon Canoe Tour
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July Full Moon Canoe Tour

$16
Calendar Next session starts Jul 15, 2019 at 8 pm
1 additional session on Jul 16, 2019

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.

Arrive no later than 7:00 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100





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