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Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh

Next session: July 1st to September 2nd, 2020

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Registration not required.

Join us for this Wednesday morning Bird Walk.  We meet at the Nature Center and check out the birds there and head to local hot spots in Scarborough.  We may hit Pine Point, the Eastern Trail, Pelreco and Dunstan Landing. 

 

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Daily Canoe/Kayak Rentals -tentative schedule

Next session: July 1st to September 7th, 2020

$20 More Info

We are making tentative plans for opening the marsh. Starting on July 1 we may be able to expand our service offerings.   This schedule could change at any point due to Covid 19 current circumstances.  We will update this information as we go along. PLEASE check with us, go to our website or email us at smac@maineadudubon.org. The renting procedure will be modified to keep our visitors and staff safe.  If you have your own life jacket, you may choose to bring it with you. 

Discover the meandering Dunstan River on your self-guided exploration. We'll provide a canoe/kayak, map, and life jackets.

Cost: $20/hour; $28/1.5 hours; $35/2 hours

($45 maximum; Discounts on Thursdays and for members)

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Daily Guided Canoe Tour – tentative schedule

Next session: July 1st to September 7th, 2020

$13 More Info

We are making tentative plans for opening the marsh. Starting on July 1 we may be able to expand our service offerings.   This schedule could change at any point due to Covid 19 current circumstances.  We will update this information as we go along.

PLEASE check with us, go to our website or email us at smac@maineadudubon.org.  The tour procedure will most likely be modified.  If you have your own life jacket, you may choose to bring it with you. 

Members $11, Nonmembers $13
Children $10

Experience the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Paddling through the marsh, you will be exposed to its many inhabitants, from the snowy egret catching fish along the edge of the river to the mummichogs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one.

This tour is suitable for both novice and experienced paddlers. 

No reservations are needed.  If you have questions, you can e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

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Family Nature Walk: Mummichogs & Marsh Muck

Next session: July 1st to August 31st, 2020

Members $5, Nonmembers $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Explore the marsh for plants and animals through discovery-oriented, fun-filled activities that use all five senses. Participants will touch the marsh fish, the mummichog, look for the many migrating and resident birds, and look through algae to discover the minute creatures living there. This program is for "children" of all ages.

No reservations are needed.  If you have questions, you can email smac@maineaudubon.org or call 207-883-5100.

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Exploring Nature Through Art

Next session: July 7th, 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.

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Nature Pottery

Next session: July 14th, 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

 

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August Full Moon Canoe Tour

Next session: August 1st, 2020

$16 More Info

Full Call 207-883-5100 Press O for waitlist

Members $14, Nonmembers $16

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.

Arrive no later than 7:00 pm

Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

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Family Night Hike

Next session: August 7th, 2020

Location: Scarborough Marsh

On this family-oriented hike, participants will use their senses to discover the night life at the marsh. We will try to find many different species of wildlife including a special night mammal, the bat. Participants will be able to use Wildlife Acoustics Echo Meters (www.EchoMeterTouch.com) to detect them and may want to download the free smartphone app in advance. 

 

Advanced reservations are required.  Please call 207-883-5100.

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Children’s Nature Series: Nature Detectives

Next session: August 13th, 2020

Member $5, Nonmember $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Become a detective and discover the mysteries around us. Join in on a scavenger hunt, make your own nature notebook, and learn how to use the tools of the trade.

The Children’s Nature Series is designed and led by trained naturalists. Ages five and up.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

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