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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

 

Project WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next session starts Feb 9, 2019 at 8:45 am

From awareness to action, 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.

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.

Workshops:

  • include background information about Maine's wildlife and natural resources
  • provide hands-on WILD experience with activities that address every subject and skill area
  • assist participants with integration of WILD activities into their curriculums.

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

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

Project WILD

$25

with Linda Woodard

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

From awareness to action, 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.

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.

Workshops:

  • include background information about Maine's wildlife and natural resources
  • provide hands-on WILD experience with activities that address every subject and skill area
  • assist participants with integration of WILD activities into their curriculums.

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

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

Relief Printing with Natural Imagery

$100

with Sherrie York

Calendar Next session starts Feb 3, 2019 at 10 am

Nonmembers $100, Members $85  (Includes $10 supply fee)

Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be created with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand, at your kitchen table! Many people recall making block prints in grade school, but this humble medium need not have been abandoned after age 12.

This workshop will cover the basics of image design, plate preparation, and printing with a focus on birds and images from nature. Participants will edition a small one-color print. 

All supplies and tools will be provided including:

  • Linoleum
  • Ink
  • Paper
  • Brayers/rollers
  • Carving tools etc.

 

Full Course

Winter Fun on Fields Pond!

$10

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Feb 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Maine Audubon is partnering with University of Maine, Curran Homestead Village, and the Maine Discovery Museum for a day of science, history, and fun on Fields Pond.  Activities begin at 10am and run until 3pm and will include: Winter lake ecology stations on the pond (10am-1pm), traditional ice-harvesting demonstrations (10am-3pm), hands-on ice-science experiments for kids at the Fields Pond Nature Center (1pm), and Belgian draft horse sleigh rides.  

Fun for the whole family, minutes from downtown Bangor!  

All Maine Audubon programs are free for members. Non-members are $10 individual/$20 family.  

Winter Tracking in the Field

$12

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jan 19, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Saturday, January 19, 9AM – 11AM

How many times have you found strange markings in the snow and wondered what made them?  Learn to identify the signs left behind by our wild neighbors and apply your skills from Thursday’s workshop as we head outdoors at Fields Pond for a morning of tracking wildlife. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Be prepared to be outdoors in winter weather.

Members: $10, Non-Members: $12

 

“Who Goes There?” Animal Tracking Workshop

$10

with Lynn Havsall

Calendar Next session starts Jan 17, 2019 at 6 pm

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Thursday, January 17, 6-8 pm

Learn to identify mammal tracks through slides, prints and casts. Bring a notebook to make your own track field guide and make a track cast to take home.  Great prep program for Saturday's field tracking workshop!  Appropriate for all ages.

Members: $8, Non-Members: $10

 





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