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Environmental Education Assistants

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

We are looking for teenagers (ages 14 to 18) to be Environmental Education Assistants (EEAs) at our Maine Audubon summer programs. As an Environmental Education Assistant, you will have a unique opportunity to develop leadership and skills towards creating a meaningful interaction between children and nature. You will assist in leading activities and games and …

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Winter Reading List

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Short days and cold temperatures often limit our outdoor explorations so it is a good time to hit the books. Below is a list of books I recommend for this winter. First off, if you haven’t read Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home, then stop reading this blog and go read it now. This book does …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon Announces New Executive Director

Monday, January 11th, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release January 11, 2016 Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager msmith@maineaudubon.org (207) 781-2330 x209 Mobile: (207) 838-0511 Falmouth – Maine Audubon announced today the appointment of Ole Amundsen III as its new Executive Director. Amundsen brings more than 25 years of experience in conservation leadership, with a focus on landscape scale …

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Action Alert! Protect Maine’s Wildlife and Water Quality Standards

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Please contact Environment and Natural Resources Committee members and urge them to vote “ought not to pass” on LD 1478, An Act to Reestablish Recreational Use of a Historic Trolley Line in the Town of Gray. The public hearing is Thursday, January 14 at 1:00 pm. The Committee needs to hear from you that this …

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Christmas Bird Count Update!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The 116th Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) began on December 15 and the results are starting to come in. With all the warm weather we’ve been experiencing, there was an expectation of high counts boosted by lingering migrants. Unfortunately, the weather has been less than cooperative on count days leading to low counts, cold birders, …

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Nature Center Assistant – Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Monday, December 21st, 2015

The Nature Center Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be running the Nature Store, including merchandising, cash out and inventory. On an “as needed” basis, the person will lead canoe and walking tour nature programs for the general public. This position requires managing volunteers. Qualifications and Essential Duties: Retail experience, including cash out, inventory and merchandising Able …

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Store Coordinator – Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Maine Audubon is seeking a seasonal Store Coordinator for the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center Nature Store. The Store Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will be running the Nature Store, including merchandising, cash out and inventory. This position requires managing volunteers. Qualifications and Essential Duties: Retail experience, including cash out, inventory and merchandising Able to multitask Canoeing experience …

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Winter Moths and Bruce Spanworms

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Have you seen any moths flying around lately? In the late fall (and even into winter) we often see “winter moths,” especially on warm nights. I wrote about these moths in a post last year but with a mild December we have seen an increase in reports about them so I think it is worth …

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Gifts for the Naturalist on your Holiday Shopping List!

Monday, December 7th, 2015

It’s December and that means one thing: the annual Christmas Bird Count! Well, maybe to birders that’s what it means, but for everyone else, it is a time for celebrating the holidays. Here are some gift ideas for the budding naturalist and nature lover in your life:  Sibley Birds, Second Edition The Sibley Guide to …

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Thank you Senators Collins & King!

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

We have fantastic news. Senator Susan Collins and Senator Angus King voted this week against efforts to block President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.This summer, President Obama announced his Clean Power Plan which includes the final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards to curb carbon pollution from power plants.Even though these standards are now in place, there are …

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