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Fall Native Seed Sowing Workshop


with Heather McCargo

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 7, 2019 at 10 am

Nonmembers: $30, Members (Maine Audubon and Wild Seed Project) $20

Location: Gilsland Farm

In this workshop, Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project leads a hands-on experience in native plant propagation, from ecologically-responsible seed collection and storing procedures to germination techniques. We will learn about perennial wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees with an emphasis on outdoor seed sowing in pots or growing beds. Be prepared to dig your hands deep into the diversity of native seeds! Participants will go home with several pots sown with native seeds.

Co-sponsored by Wild Seed Project.  Members receive member discount.

Pack-Basket Making Workshop at Fields Pond


with Jessica Steele

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 14, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Fields Pond, Holden

Weave a 17” tall pack-basket with premium reed. Pine shoes, plywood base and straps are included. Course and material fee: $100 for a 17” basket, covers cost of material, strap and instruction.

Bring a lunch and we will provide tea, coffee, and light snacks.

Jes Steele has been weaving baskets for over 20 years and Pack Baskets the last ten years. She guarantees that you will have a lovely Packbasket by the end of the class.

Jes has been working in the field of Outdoor and Adventure Education over the past 25+ years, is currently the Director of the Outdoor Adventure Center at Unity College, and has been creating baskets and teaching Pack Basket courses for ten years.  

Space will be limited, please register early. Participants will leave with their very own pack-basket, and the workshop cost includes all materials and tools.

Project WILD


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2020 at 9 am

Location: Husson University, Bangor
Member: $25, Nonmember: $30

Project WILD's hands-on approach to learning engages students in investigating the world around them, connecting them to conservation careers, and participating in solid STEM activities. 

The NEW REVISED AND UPDATED  Curriculum and Activity Guide can easily be adapted to meet the learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from science and environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts. All curriculum materials are backed by sound educational practices and theory.

Educators may choose one or more Project WILD activities to teach a concept or skill. The activities may be integrated into existing courses of study, or an entire set of activities may serve effectively as the basis for a specific course.

WILD workshops are designed so teachers become familiar with the activities and their multidisciplinary use in the classroom.


The activities found in Project WILD curriculum guide are intended for use in both classroom and informal settings.

Click here to find our more about Project WILD.

If you would like to pay a different way than by credit card call, please call Beth at 207-781-2330 ext 273

Growing Up WILD


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 11, 2020 at 8:45 am

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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