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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

 

Late Fall Native Seed Sowing Workshop

$30

with Heather McCargo

Calendar Next session starts Dec 8, 2018 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.

Project WILD
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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

Two part workshop on December 5 and 12th.

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
Registration Unavailable

Relief Printing with Natural Imagery

$90

with Sherrie York

Calendar Next session starts Feb 3, 2019 at 10 am

Nonmembers $90, Members $75

Registration coming soon!

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. 

 

 

Winter Lake Ecology on Fields Pond

$10

with David Lamon

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

Location: Fields Pond

Have you ever wondered what is happening beneath the ice on a frozen lake?  How do fish and other organisms survive for so long beneath the frozen surface? Join Dr. Stephen Coghlan, Associate Professor of Freshwater Fisheries Ecology, and his students from the University of Maine for a hands-on exploration of winter lake ecology on Fields Pond. NOTE: Please dress for outdoor weather.

Members: $8, Non-Members: $10

Winter Nature Journaling

$40

with Andrea Lani

Calendar Next session starts Jan 12, 2019 at 10 am

Location: Fields Pond

Saturday, January 12th  10am – 2pm

Join Maine Master Naturalist Andrea Lani for a day of journaling. We'll start the workshop indoors with an introduction to nature journaling during which participants will learn some drawing techniques designed to help even the most reluctant artist overcome their fears. From there we'll head outside and explore the Fields Pond property using a variety of journaling techniques that will help us truly see the natural world before us, practice describing nature using all of our senses, and write our way into stories about the winter world around us. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with experience in art, writing, or natural history.

Members:  $30

Non-Members: $40

Winter Tracking in the Field

$12

with David Lamon

Calendar Next session starts Jan 19, 2019 at 9 am

Location: Fields Pond

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

 





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