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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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Cat Tales

Next session: July 17th, 2020

Member $5, Nonmember $7

Location: Scarborough Marsh

Bring your preschooler to our fun and exciting story hour.  This program will combine learning with hands-on fun and creativity.  We will read a story related to the marsh and afterwards children will have the chance to make a craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

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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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Sunset Puffin Cruise II

with Doug Hitchcox

Next session: July 24th, 2020

$45 More Info

Members: $35 Nonmembers: $45

Join us on an evening cruise out of New Harbor to motor around Eastern Egg Rock and see the Atlantic Puffins that nest there! We time this trip at sunset for beautiful 'golden' light on the birds (great for photographers) and get to visit Franklin Lighthouse just as the light comes on. 

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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