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"Big Night" Open House

$5
Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2020 at 3 pm

Location: Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

Spring is Coming!!

Come to our Open House to learn more about one of our favorite springtime events - BIG NIGHT!

Big Nights happen in early spring when it's rainy and the temperature rises to around 40-degrees. That's when all the salamanders and other amphibians begin their journey from their winter habitat to their breeding grounds - vernal pools. Unfortunately, that journey often crosses roads so volunteers gather at known crossing spots to help these amphibians make their journey safely. 

At our event we'll have:

Presentations by Maine Audubon Conservation Biologist Sarah Haggerty at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 pm

Ongoing slideshow, games, books, and activities about vernal pools, amphibians, and turtles.

Join us to learn more about this important phenomenon.  We'll have learning opportunities for all ages!

Young Birders Club (ages 10-16)

$5
Calendar Next available session starts Mar 14, 2020 at 9 am
1 additional session on Apr 11, 2020

Join the Maine Audubon staff on the second Saturday of each month this spring for our Young Birders Club. Kids ages 10 – 16 are invited to join the Fields Pond Audubon Center Staff to learn the ins & outs of birding. Binoculars are available to use but bring your own if you have them.  

Walking on Wabanaki Land

$10
Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2020 at 10 am

Maine Audubon recognizes and honors the traditions of Maine’s native people who are the original protectors of the land. This collaborative event between Nibezun and Maine Audubon is a way in which the people of the Wabanaki Confederacy tell stories of their profound connection with the earth and the living things in it through music, art, and craft.

John Bear Mitchell (Penobscot) will tell stories through dance and drums at 11:00 am

Hawk Henries (Nipmuc) will offer flutes and music that remind us of the gifts that Life has to offer at 1:00.

Hawk Henries will also be offering flute making demonstrations from 10-12:30 and 2 - 3. 

Ann Pollard Ranco (Penobscot) will share her beautiful native art and crafts from 10 - 3

Passamaquoddy Maple will be making delicious maple candy from 10 - 3. Come get a sample!

For more information about Nibezun and the tremendous work they do, please see: www.nibezun.org

Wildlife Education Program: Scavengers

$15

with Center for Wildlife

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2020 at 10:30 am

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!

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Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration

Free
Calendar Next available session starts Apr 25, 2020 at 10 am

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

Exploring Nature Through Art
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Exploring Nature Through Art

$7
Calendar Next session starts Jul 7, 2020 at 10:30 am
1 additional session on Aug 4, 2020

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Through various art projects children will discover the wonder of the salt marsh.  The two sessions will be different, but both will inlcude some outside exploration. Call 207-883-5100 or e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org to register.

Nature Pottery
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Nature Pottery

$9
Calendar Next session starts Jul 14, 2020 at 10:30 am
1 additional session on Aug 11, 2020

Members $7, Nonmember $9

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Explorers search the marsh for natural artifacts like shells, grasses and flowers and incorporate these treasures into their own handmade pottery.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

 

Cat Tales
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Cat Tales

$7
Calendar Next session starts Jul 17, 2020 at 10:30 am

Member $5, Nonmember $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Bring your preschooler to our fun and exciting story hour.  This program will combine learning with hands-on fun and creativity.  We will read a story related to the marsh and afterwards children will have the chance to make a craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

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