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Growing Up WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available session starts May 2, 2020 at 8:45 am

Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Members $23, Nonmembers $25

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

 

Woodcock Watch

$8

with David Lamon

Calendar Next available session starts May 5, 2020 at 7 pm

Location:  Fields Pond, Holden

Members: Free,  Nonmember: $8

Learn about the wonders of the American Woodcock in a short presentation revealing secrets of our weirdest shorebird. After the program we will proceed outdoors to the fields around Fields Pond to experience one of spring's delights— the dazzling displays of courting woodcocks!  Hear the “peents” and twittering of the wings while watching the amazing spiral sky dance.  Dress warm and bring binoculars.

Speaker Series:  The Penobscot Nation's Ten Thousand Year Stewardship Legacy *CANCELLED*
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Speaker Series: The Penobscot Nation's Ten Thousand Year Stewardship Legacy *CANCELLED*

$15

with John Banks

***This program has been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.***

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.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Beth Pauls at 207.781.2330 x273 or email bpauls@maineaudubon.org.  Two weeks advance notice of need for accommodation is requested. 

Buildings with Birds in Mind

$8

with Doug Hitchcox

Calendar Next available session starts May 8, 2020 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Members: Free, Nonmember: $8

Nick Lund, Maine Audubon Outreach Manager, will talk about which architectural features are most dangerous to birds and what architects and municipalities can do to reduce their impact.

World Migratory Bird Day

Free
Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2020 at 8 am

Location:  Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a birding adventure at the Fields Pond Audubon Center!  The wetlands, forests, and open field habitats of Fields Pond attract a wide range of bird species that are easily accessible for viewing along our miles of trails.  Join Maine Audubon’s Doug Hitchcox, members of the Penobscot Valley Chapter, the Fields Pond Young Birders Club, and other Maine Audubon staff for this annual birding blitz!

In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day the Nature Store at Fields Pond will be having a special binocular sale: 15% off of all in-stock Nikon binoculars and 10% of all in-stock Zeiss binoculars.  

Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh
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Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh

$5

with Noah Gibb

Calendar Next session starts May 13, 2020 at 7 am

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. 

 

How to Be a Naturalist in the Digital Age

$8

with Nathaniel Wheelwright

Calendar Next available session starts May 13, 2020 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Members: Free,  Nonmembers: $8

Nathaniel T. Wheelwright, Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, Emeritus, and Maine Audubon Society Trustee, and author of The Naturalist's Notebook (with Bernd Heinrich), will talk about how mindfulness and curiosity can make anyone a naturalist. 

Maine Audubon 12-Hour Birdathon
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Maine Audubon 12-Hour Birdathon

Free
Calendar Next session starts May 16, 2020 at 6 am

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

And more...

To sign up your team, or pledge to support a team go to: charity.gofundme.com/maine-audubon-birdathon

If you want some tips & tricks, come to Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm Friday night, May 15 at 7:00 pm. We will have experienced birders here to give you advice on the best places to look for specific species. 





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