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  • Fields Pond Yoga
    • Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 – Wednesday, May 28, 2014
      10:00am – 11:00am
    • Wednesdays
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Members: $7.00 - Non-members: $10.00
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    Come to Fields Pond Audubon Center to stretch, energize and relax. This weekly yoga class is open to all levels. Enjoy the gorgeous views!

    Leader: Holly Twining, Maine Audubon naturalist, certified yoga instructor

     

  • Nature Time: Spring Session
    • Monday, Mar 31, 2014 – Monday, May 12, 2014
      10:00am – 11:00am
    • Mondays
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Child Members: $50.00, Child Non-members: $60.00
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    Nature in spring is a wonderful, mysterious time as life begins to emerge from the cold. Parents with preschoolers, come to our nature-based program with stories, movement, art projects and an outdoor adventure. Parents participate, too. Be prepared to be outside for a portion of each program.

    Please call 989-2591 to register.

  • Family Fun
    • Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 – Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014
      9:15am – 10:15am
    • Every Tuesday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of seasonal, playful activities designed to encourage fun, self-discovery, confidence and a budding awareness of the natural world.

    This is a 9-week session, no class on April 22nd.

    Siblings under age two of a registered child are free.
    Registration may still be available after the session begins – please call us!

  • Family Fun
    • Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 – Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014
      10:00am – 11:00am
    • Every Wednesday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of seasonal, playful activities designed to encourage fun, self-discovery, confidence and a budding awareness of the natural world.

    This is a 9-week session.  No class on April 23rd.

    Siblings under age two of a registered child are free.

    Registration may still be available after the session begins – please call us!

  • Thursday Morning Bird Walks
    • Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 – Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
      7:00am – 9:00am
    • Thursday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00
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    Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property looking for birds, wildlife and plants. Bring your binoculars and a field guide if you have one. Please dress to be comfortable outside for two hours.

    We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading out.

  • April
  • Saturday Morning Bird Walks
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    • Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 – Saturday, Aug 30, 2014
      7:00am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00

    Join us each Saturday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary. We will walk the property looking for birds, wildlife and plants.

    Bring your binoculars and a field guide if you have one. Please dress to be comfortable outside for two hours.

    We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading out.

  • Fields Pond Work Party
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    • Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10:00am – 2:00pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Free

    Let’s move to action and work as a team to make improvements to our beloved building and grounds. Individuals and families are welcome to join us to chip away at our ‘to do’ list. Get involved in projects from cleaning the bird feeders to shoring up our boardwalk or putting a fresh coat of paint on the picnic table.

    Work as a family on a project together, or bring some power tools and work within your skill set. No job is too big or small. Cyndi Kuhn, Lead Educator, will be on hand to move youngsters to action as well. Groups welcome.

    Call ahead for more info. Lunch will be served or bring your own. With questionable weather, call to find out if we’re a go or not.

    Saturdays, April 19, May 17, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Wild Theatre
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    • Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10:00am – 1:00pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Child Members: $15.00, Child Non-members: $20.00

    Kids, come and enjoy nature with a theatrical twist! We’ll have Ben Layman from Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy joining us with his excellent dramatic teaching and directing abilities.

    Parents will drop off their young actors and budding naturalists to rehearse a short nature-based play or story book. An outdoor exploration will be a fun break in the theatrics. Parents return (bring more family and friends) to watch the performance.

    No experience necessary. Please call 989-2591 to register.

    Leader: Ben Layman, Teaching Artist, Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy

     

  • April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm – Full Week
    • Monday, Apr 21, 2014 – Friday, Apr 25, 2014
      8:55am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $280, Child Non-members: $355

    We welcome all campers from first through fifth grade! Join us for a full week (Monday – Friday) during April school vacation or sign up for any combination of individual days. See individual weekday agenda for more details.
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  • April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm – Monday
    • Monday, Apr 21, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $60, Child Non-members: $75

    Theme: Camouflage Day

    Study the forest and meadow to find animals that blend into their surroundings. Play camouflage, log roll and catch creatures and study their colors to discover how coloration helps critters survive.
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  • April Vacation Camp
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    • Monday, Apr 21, 2014 – Friday, Apr 25, 2014
      9:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Child Members: $40.00, Child Non-members: $50.00

    Join us for a week of outdoor exploration, play and all around fun while learning about our role in this wonderful world. Choose the days you like or come for the whole week!

    Please call (207) 989-2591 to register.

    Monday, April 21 –Guardians of the Earth

    Do you have what it takes to be an Earth guardian? On this day we embark on an adventure quest to uncover nature’s secrets and discover our own special powers to protect nature.

    Tuesday, April 22 – Nature’s Recyclers

    We’ll explore the many ways that nature turns waste into something useful and experiment with ways to do that ourselves.

    Wednesday, April 23 – Watershed Watchers

    Use your inquiring mind to determine where water goes by following it, and along the way uncover how it connects us to every living thing.

    Thursday, April 24 – Mighty Sun

    Join us as we mount an expedition to discover all of the ways that nature relies on sun power and experiment with ways to harness the sun’s energy ourselves.

    Friday, April 25 – The Great Species Search

    We end the week by celebrating Earth Day as we launch a journey to meet as many different living things as we can in one day and then throw a party in their honor.

  • April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm – Tuesday
    • Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $60, Child Non-members: $75

    Theme: Earth Day Celebration

    Celebrate Earth Day and make the earth a better place. We will repurpose recycled items into new and fun crafts, including soda bottle greenhouses, egg carton caterpillars and coffee can bird feeders.
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  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program
    • Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 9:15am – 1:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $55

    Theme: Earth Day Celebration

    Join us during school April vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth. 

    Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Participants will bring their own snack and lunch.


    Learn more

  • Earth Day Potluck Celebration
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    • Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Free

    Come and bring your favorite dish to share and we’ll celebrate what we love about the earth. We’ll also discuss what we can do to move ourselves and others to action to make the earth a better place for every living being.

    Suggested donation $5 to benefit the nature center.

  • Maine Outdoor Film Festival: Earth Day Screening
    • Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $5 - Non-members: $7

    Join Maine Audubon and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) for a special Earth Day screening of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Maine Audubon and AMC members receive a discounted entrance fee. Join us for a fun evening of food, drink and conservation films!

    Cash bar and food starts at 6:30. Film screening begins at 7 pm. We expect that this event will sell out – please register online to reserve your seat!

    Films:

    • Eric Becker (Washington): A Life Well Lived – Jim Whittaker & 50 Years of Everest
    • Sebastien Pins (Belgium): Ma forêt
    • Joel Osgood (Lewiston, ME): Inspired to Explore (Maine)
    • Owen Cassidy/ Nick Bowie (Portland, ME): Riding Knife’s Edge
    • No Umbrella Media (Portland, ME): For Those who Love Paddlers
    • Taylor Walker (Millinocket, ME): The Way we Live
    • Carter Davidson (Manchester, NH): Turning Tail
    • David Doering (Wisconsin): One Man, One Canoe, Two Countries: A Filmmaker’s Quest

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  • April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm – Wednesday
    • Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $60, Child Non-members: $75

    Theme: Water Exploration

    Explore the pond creatures who are awake and moving around after the long winter. Play our favorite “Water Cycle Game” and become a salmon during this action packed-day! We will also discuss water conservation
    and how we can keep our water safe and clean for animals, plants and humans.
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  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program
    • Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 9:15am – 1:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $55

    Theme: Roll, Roll, Roll the Log

    Join us during April vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth.

    Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Participants will bring their own snack and lunch.


    Learn more

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