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Kayak Tour

Next session: July 18th, 2020

$13 More Info

Member $11, Nonmember $13

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Discover the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. Gliding 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 mummichugs swimming in the water. A trained naturalist will show you the numerous marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one. Must be 16 or older.

Please arrive no later than 1:00 pm.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

 

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Children’s Nature Series: Pollinator Power

Next session: July 23rd, 2020

Member $5, Nonmember $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Learn how this power pollinator works, where they live, and how they communicate. Do the wiggle dance and learn what you can do to help the busy bees.

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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Borestone Naturalist Weekend 2020

with Gary Roberts

Next session: July 24th to 26th, 2020

$360 More Info

Members: $300, Nonmembers: $360

Join this weekend retreat to Borestone Mountain Sanctuary, located just 20 miles south of Moosehead Lake. There we will stay in the sanctuary’s historic Adirondack style lodges, which are accessible only by boat or on foot, lending an extra sense of remoteness and tranquility to this special place.

Hike and learn in this 1600-acre North Woods preserve with outstanding natural features. Centered around rock-topped Borestone Mountain, the sanctuary encompasses remarkable granite outcroppings and cliffs, clear mountain ponds, and old growth forest stands carpeted by luxuriant mosses and lichens.

Read about the 2017 Naturalist Weekend

Information Packet: coming soon

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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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Aquatic WILD

with Linda Woodard

Next session: August 10th, 2020

$25 More Info

Aquatic WILD and Junior Duck Stamp curriculum

Location:  Fields Pond
Date: August 10 at 8:45 to 1

Members $23, Nonmembers $25

From awareness to action, Project Aquatic WILD's hands-on approach to learning engagesstudents 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 beadapted to meet the learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from scienceand environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts.

Participants will also receive a curriculum guide developed for the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program. This is a dynamic, multidisciplinary curriculum thatteaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through highschool. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife principles.

**This workshop will be offered virtually if needed. It would be August 10 and 17.**

Optional Canoe Tour of Fields Pond is Avialable

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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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The Nature of Craft: Maine Artisans at Maine Audubon

Next session: August 29th to 30th, 2020

Free More Info

The Nature of Craft: Maine Artisans at Maine Audubon features 60+ artists and craftspeople, food trucks, demonstrations, activities and more!

Saturday, August 29, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, August 30, 11 am - 4 pm

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Pollinator Parade and Festival (Postponed)

Next session: October 3rd, 2020

Free More Info

Free!

Location: Deering Oaks Park, Portland

This program will be rescheduled for later in the year.

Join Maine Audubon, Birth Roots, and Portland Rec for the 6th annual Pollinator Parade and Festival! We’re bringing this favorite event back to Deering Oaks Park in Portland and hope you’ll come ready to learn, march with us while dressed as your favorite pollinator, and leave ready to take action.

Schedule:

10-11:30am Family Festival
Crafts, games, face painting, costume making, a pollinator scavenger hunt, and more!

11:30am-12pm Sixth Annual Pollinator Parade
We will march through Deering Oaks and the Farmers’ Market to show our support for pollinator habitat. Costumes encouraged!

12-1pm BYO Picnic
Participants are invited to stay and enjoy a BYO picnic. We encourage those who wish to buy food to visit the Farmers’ Market. Bring a picnic blanket and please be prepared to pack out any garbage.

Media Sponsor: Down East Magazine

This event made possible by L.L.Bean.

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