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Discussion Course - Reconnecting with Earth

$40

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jan 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Location: Fields Pond

Monday evenings starting January 7th (six sessions), 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Our world is changing at such an astoundingly fast pace. We get caught up in our daily lives and the problems we face—we end up losing touch with that deep connection we have to our planet. Reconnecting with Earth helps participants explore how our cultural beliefs and personal values affect the way we view and treat Earth. Together, we’ll discuss how our well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of our planet. Participants discover a deeper respect for the planet and a renewed commitment to act—a shift that could be the key to real and lasting change.

Members: $35, includes course book

Non-Members: $40, includes course book

Ecology Club - February/March

$20

with Stanley Sampson

Calendar Next session starts Feb 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm
3 additional sessions through Mar 19, 2019

Nonmembers: $20/class

Members: $15/class

Students in Grades 6-8 meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 at Gilsland Farm  Starting February 28-March 19.

Students will engage in activities designed to help them learn about local ecosystems and their environment.  Activities will include environmental problem solving, advocacy, educating others about protecting ecosystems, conservation, service learning and stewardship all in a fun, experiential, and interactive way.

If signing up for 3 or more sessions, scholarships are available.  Please contact Beth Pauls, 207-781-2330 x273.

Ecology Club - January

$20

with Stanley Sampson

Calendar Next session starts Jan 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm
3 additional sessions through Jan 29, 2019

Nonmembers: $20/class

Members: $15/class

Students in Grades 6-8 meet weekly from 3:30-5:30 at Gilsland Farm  Starting January 8-29.

Students will engage in activities designed to help them learn about local ecosystems and their environment.  Activities will include environmental problem solving, advocacy, educating others about protecting ecosystems, conservation, service learning and stewardship all in a fun, experiential, and interactive way.

If signing up for 3 or more sessions, scholarships are available.  Please contact Beth Pauls, 207-781-2330 x273.

Eyes on Owls

$15
Calendar Next session starts Dec 9, 2018 at 10:30 am
2 additional sessions through Dec 9, 2018

Adult Member: $10,  Adult Nonmember: $15
Member Child: $5, Nonmember Child: $10 

Location: Gilsland Farm

Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson for Maine Audubon’s annual live owl show. Each show includes a hooting lesson, an entertaining slideshow and a close-up look at several different owl species.

People of all ages love this show – come get close and personal with live owls!

Three Shows:

10:30 – 11:15 am (shorter program, most suitable for young children)
1:00 – 2:15 pm
3:00 – 4:15 pm

The Wilsons (Dunstable, MA) first brought their owls to Maine Audubon in 1999 and have come to Gilsland Farm annually since 2003. Their owl sanctuary is licensed to house up to 22 owls and they typically bring six to eight owls of different species with them when they come to Maine. Learn more at their website.

Children: 12 and under

 

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Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Jan 8, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Jan 8, 2019

Weekly on Tuesdays (**please note new times!)
9-weeks/session, no class 2/19

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. ($15/week members, $20/week nonmembers)

Family Fun at Gilsland Farm

$150

with Molly Woodring

Calendar Next session starts Mar 26, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 26, 2019

Weekly on Tuesdays
9-weeks/session, no class 4/16

Child members: $120
Child non-members: $150
Ages 2-5, siblings under 2 free
Location: Gilsland Farm

Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. ($15/week for members, $20/week nonmembers)

Groundhog Eve

$10

with Lynn Havsall

Calendar Next session starts Feb 1, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond

It's almost Groundhog Day! Celebrate with yummy holiday treats and discover fascinating facts about woodchucks, the only rodent with its very own holiday!  Unravel Groundhog Day lore and learn how differently this holiday was celebrated in the old days.

Members: $8, Non-Members: $10

Growing Up WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Feb 2, 2019 at 8:45 am

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

 





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