Events & Programs: Fields Pond


216 Fields Pond Road [Map]
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 989-2591
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  • August
  • Landscapes – Nature Camp
    • Monday Aug 3, 2015 – Friday Aug 7, 2015
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $200.00 Child Non-members: $250.00

    kidsonrocksFPYoung naturalists will practice observing, appreciating and loving their environment like never before. Learn to interpret natural landscapes to determine prior land use.

    Explore, play, and learn this summer with Fields Pond day camps. Our camps feature outdoor explorations, games, stories, and arts activities designed to build children’s knowledge of and connection to nature. This week is driven by ecosystems and habitat. Young naturalists will learn to look at, appreciate and love their environment like never before.

    Our camps maintain small camper groups that allow us to build a community of cooperating and caring.

    Financial assistance is available. Application available at maineaudubon.org.

  • Backyard Citizen Science Workshop
    • Saturday Aug 15, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10 - Non-members: $15

    Bird CountersFrom birds to plants, insects to amphibians, there are all sorts of interesting living things to observe in your backyards – and scientists want to know about it!

    Here is your opportunity to learn about some of the citizen science projects going on in Maine and around the world and how you can take part.

     

  • Homeschool Field Trip: Problem Solving in Nature
    • Monday Aug 31, 2015 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $50.00 Child Non-members: $75.00

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    We aim to nurture the natural curiosity of children through experiential learning, exploration and play. Every field trip includes a focus question which sets the stage for investigating solutions or providing alternatives. Scholars participate in indoor and outdoor experiences that incorporate academic and social skill building in a small group setting.

    Cycles and change will be the focus of our solutions as we assess the impact of humans in nature. Concepts like “leave no trace” and carbon footprint will be explored as we deal strictly in solutions from a positive perspective.

  • September
  • Volunteer Naturalist Training at Fields Pond
    • Thursday Sep 10, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    We are looking for new and returning volunteers to lead nature explorations this Fall. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Volunteers will learn teaching techniques, some species identification and general forest ecology. Call for more information.

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  • Volunteer Naturalist Training at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Sep 12, 2015 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    We are looking for new and returning volunteers to lead nature explorations this Fall. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Volunteers will learn teaching techniques, some species identification and general forest ecology. Call for more information.

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  • Fall Foliage Photography
    • Tuesday Sep 15, 2015 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    signs of fallHave you always wanted to learn about photography? Want to get outside? Join us for an informal hike through our beautiful grounds and get tips and tricks along with stories and a few laughs from our instructor’s personal experience in freelance photography.

    There’s no better time or place to capture fall’s beautiful foliage and landscapes.

     

  • Mushroom Workshop
    • Saturday Sep 19, 2015 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $18.00 - Non-members: $24.00

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    Join the skilled and knowledgeable David Spahr, author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada, as he takes you on a journey through the world of fungi. Instruction time will be spent both indoors and outdoors. (be prepared for an intermediate level of physical activity) David will have his book available for purchase.

  • Nature Time for Children: Fall Session
    • Wednesday Sep 23, 2015 – Wednesday Nov 4, 2015
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $55.00 Child Non-members: $65.00

    The fall is a fascinating time to get outdoors and go adventuring. Parents and children ages 2 to 4 participate together in a nature-based program with stories, movement, art projects and an outdoor adventure. Be prepared to be outside for a portion of each program rain or shine.

  • Great Maine Outdoor Weekend at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Sep 26, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend at Fields Pond. Plans are in the works for a land surveyor to help us navigate our new property boundary on a boundary walk and we are looking for someone to guide our canoe tour of Fields Pond and exploration of the island. Great events on land and on the water to celebrate the outdoors like never before. Call for more information and check back for updates!

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  • Full Moon Night Paddle
    • Monday Sep 28, 2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: 5.00

    Visit the Scarborough Marsh on the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.  Come witness the rising of the harvest moon over Fields Pond. Canoe, kayak or paddle along the lake’s edge and celebrate the change of season with a naturalist.

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  • Blood Moon Eclipse
    • Monday Sep 28, 2015 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    Lunar Eclipse Lights Up New Zealand SkyJoin us at Fields Pond for spectacular sightings of the blood moon total eclipse. Experience all that space has to offer with coffee, donuts and a telescope to view the galactic event.

  • October
  • Women’s Day Retreat
    • Saturday Oct 17, 2015 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $50.00 - Non-members: $60.00

    This daylong retreat is an opportunity for women to relax and rejuvenate while discovering the beauty of the natural world. The day will offer a variety of stress-free activities, including an exploration hike, canoe ride, meditation and stress reduction workshops. At the end of the day,we will unwind with a wine and chocolate tasting.

    Enjoy this opportunity to socialize with other women in the community and connect with nature!

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  • November
  • Homeschool Field Trip: Forces in Nature
    • Wednesday Nov 25, 2015 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $50.00 Child Non-members: $75.00

    We aim to nurture the natural curiosity of children through experiential learning, exploration and play. Every field trip includes a focus question which sets the stage for investigating solutions or providing alternatives. Scholars participate in indoor and outdoor experiences that incorporate academic and social skill building in a small group setting.

    Scholars will participate in activities that exemplify energy transfer and how energy flows through systems. Beginning with the sun as the original source of energy on this planet we will recognize energy constantly flows from one form to another. Multiple methods of experience, discovery, and activity will deepen the scholars’ understanding of Energy and how it transfers into their own lives with regard to activities and impact.