Events & Programs: Fields Pond


216 Fields Pond Road [Map]
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 989-2591
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  • July
  • Butterfly Walk
    • Saturday Jul 4, 2015 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: 3.00/proceeds go to North American Butterfly Count
    • Children under 10 free

    Help count butterflies for the North American Butterfly Count. Counts are held nationwide, and the Fields Pond Butterfly Count supplies important data about declines or increases of butterfly populations.

    Anyone interested in counting (and identifying) butterflies on that date elsewhere within the count circle should contact Pat Snyder for details at 567-3137 or dorine38@aol.com. The circle is 7.5 mile radius centered on Fields Pond.

  • Elements – Nature Camp
    • Monday Jul 6, 2015 – Friday Jul 10, 2015
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $200.00 Child Non-members: $250.00

    Like detectives hot on the trail, we will be investigating patterns in nature and learning how form fits function while expressing ourselves the best way we know how.

    Explore, play, and learn this summer with Fields Pond day camps. Our camps feature outdoor explorations, kidsmagnifyglassgames, stories, and arts activities designed to build children’s knowledge of and connection to nature.

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

     

     

  • Perspective – Nature Camp
    • Monday Jul 13, 2015 – Friday Jul 17, 2015
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $200.00 Child Non-members: $250.00

    From minuscule larvae in the pond up to the tops of the tallest trees we will experience how perspectives can change in a blink while discovering the connectedness of large and small things.

    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.

    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.

  • Natural Expressions – Nature Camp
    • Monday Jul 27, 2015 – Friday Jul 31, 2015
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $200.00 Child Non-members: $250.00

    This is a fast paced high energy week of ecosystem explorations filled with movement, writing and performance. Guest artists will be sharing their skills with us throughout the week.

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

     

     

     

  • 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

    From birds to plants, insects to amphibians, there are all sorts of interesting 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, locally and globally, that you can be a part of.

    This workshop will include time both indoors and outdoors. First learning about the different citizen science projects and then practicing how to collect data for them.

  • 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
    solutions never seemed so sweet

    solutions never seemed so sweet

    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.

    hello, Zippy-O!  (z. odonata)

    hello, Zippy-O!
    (z. odonata)

    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.

    homeschool field trip

  • 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.

    homeschool field trip

  • 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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