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The History (and future!) of Atlantic Salmon in the Penobscot River

$8

with Catherine Schmitt

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 4, 2019 at 7 pm

Location: Fields Pond, Holden
Members: FREE, Nonmembers: $8

From 1912 to 1982, the first salmon caught in the Penobscot River each spring was sent to the White House and presented to the President.  Join acclaimed author and science writer, Catherine Schmitt, as she discusses the long natural and human history around Atlantic Salmon in Maine's rivers, including past and ongoing efforts to regulate the fishery and restore this historic migration. This event is part of Maine Audubon's celebration of the "International Year of the Salmon." 

Catherine Schmitt is author of The President's Salmon: Restoring the King of Fish and its Home Waters, and writes frequently for newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. Her writing is informed by her background in environmental science and field experience in rivers, lakes, forests, wetlands, and beaches throughout the Northeastern U.S. She lives in Bangor, Maine. Catherine will be available to sign copies of her books.

Requiem: The Sounds of Human-Driven Extinction

$8

with Steve Norton

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 16, 2020 at 7 pm

Requiem is sound installation by sound artist and musician Steve Norton. The work’s topic is human-driven extinction. It is an electronic music composition whose sound materials are exclusively the sounds of bird and frog species which have gone extinct during the era of recorded sound, enabling us to hear them once again, forever or until the power goes out. Steve will address the audience at the Fields Pond Center regarding the making of Requiem, his artistic research, the work’s context and a little about the technology involved.  Steve was a working musician in the Boston area for over thirty years, playing woodwinds and other instruments in the avant-garde jazz and free improvisation communities. He has recently completed an MFA in Intermedia at the University of Maine.  Note: The  Requiem installation will be open to the public at Fields Pond from January 13th through February 13th.

Next Generation Recycling

$8

with Shelby Wright

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 22, 2020 at 7 pm

Join Shelby Wright, Director of Community Services at Coastal Resources of Maine, to find out the latest recycling technology in your neighborhood.  Gathering the waste of over 100 of our local communities, the new Hampden facility uses Fiberight’s proprietary state-of-the-art technology to recover resources from our waste stream and convert them into value-added products and bio-fuels.  Come find out what’s happening with your trash!

Moose, Winter Tick and Climate

$8

with Lee Cantor

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 29, 2020 at 7 pm

Maine has the most progressive and scientific moose management program in the United States. Join Lee Cantor, Maine’s Moose Biologist with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, as he explains what the research is telling us about the survival and future of this iconic Maine species.

Live Animal Show: Winter Wildlife Adaptations

$15

with Center for Wildlife

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 21, 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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Live Animal Show: 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!

Cancellation Policy





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