Events & Programs: Fields Pond


216 Fields Pond Road [Map]
Holden, ME 04429
(207) 989-2591
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  • June
  • Fields Pond Field Trip: Sparrow Tour
    • Saturday Jun 4, 2016 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Need help improving your sparrow identification skills? Sparrows are small and not very flashy so they can be challenging to recognize. John Wyatt will lead a tour through Prospect and Frankfort with stops at the Mendall Marsh and nearby blueberry barrens. In addition to the more common sparrows we’ll look for Vespers and Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrows. Meet up is 7 am at public parking lot in Winterport next to antique store. Register online in advance.   

    NOTE: Date has changed by a week for better birds

    7:00a-12p Saturday June 11

  • Wild Edibles
    • Saturday Jun 11, 2016 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $15.00 - Non-members: $22.00

    ​This workshop​ will include walking the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants. Please be prepared for the weather and for a moderate amount of physical activity.

    David Spahr has been foraging for 60 years. He is the author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada and a member of the Maine Mycological Assoc​iation. ​

     

  • Family Discovery Series: Backyard Birding
    • Saturday Jun 25, 2016 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: 15.00/20.00 per family

    Join lead educator Cyndi Kuhn and explore the world of birding as a family, right in your own backyard!  A delightful afternoon together will include indoor and outdoor time. Dress for the weather.

  • July
  • Buterfly Walk
    • Saturday Jul 2, 2016 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $3 which goes to the North American Butterfly Count. Children are free

    Help count butterflies for the North American Butterfly Count. Counts are held nationwide and supply important data about declines or increases in butterfly populations.  All ages welcome.

    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 [email protected].

  • Summer Nature Camp at Fields Pond: Wild Things
    • Monday Jul 11, 2016 – Friday Jul 15, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $250.00 Child Non-members: $300.00

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    Join us for a week long adventure filled with hiking, hands-on experiments, crafts and games. We will explore the diverse habitats of Fields Pond with a focus on the majestic forest and brilliant meadow while learning about what species depend on these places for survival.

  • Full Moon Canoe Tour at Fields Pond
    • Sunday Jul 17, 2016 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $12 - Non-members: $14

    Experience the sights and sounds of Fields Pond under the full moon. Watch for loons along the bank or bald eagles flying back to the nearby island for the evening. We may even see porcupine, mink, and deer at water’s edge.

    Arrive no later than 7:30

    Advanced Registration Necessary. Call 989-2591

    Contact: [email protected] or

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Monday Jul 18, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 18 – Snakes and Frogs

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Monday Jul 18, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 18 – Snakes and Frogs

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Jul 20, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 20 – Birds

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Jul 20, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 20 – Birds

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Friday Jul 22, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 22 – Insects

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Friday Jul 22, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 22 – Insects

  • July Stewardship Day at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Jul 23, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Let’s move to action and work as a team to make improvements to our beloved building and grounds. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to join us to chip away at our ‘to do’ list. No job is too big or small.

    Cyndi Kuhn, Lead Educator, will be on hand to move both adults and youngsters to action. Bring your own lunch, snacks and sweets provided.

    Please call 989-2591 for details or if your group would like to set up a Saturday Work Party on a different date.

     

     

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 26 – Snakes and Frogs

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 26 – Snakes and Frogs

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Thursday Jul 28, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 28 – Birds

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Thursday Jul 28, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 28 – Birds

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Jul 30, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 30 – Insects

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Jul 30, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 30 – Insects

  • August
  • Summer Nature Camp at Fields Pond: Keeping the Balance
    • Monday Aug 8, 2016 – Friday Aug 12, 2016
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $250.00 Child Non-members: $300.00

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    This week we will immerse ourselves into the diverse habitats of Fields Pond with a focus on native plants and animals and how to encourage a nature balance in and around your home. Additionally we will learn how to use screen time in a focused way as a citizen scientist.

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Aug 16, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 16 – Feeding Birds

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Aug 16, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 16 – Feeding Birds

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Thursday Aug 18, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 18 – Native Plants in the Garden

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Thursday Aug 18, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 18 – Native Plants in the Garden

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Aug 20, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 20 – Dirt and Worms

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Aug 20, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $10.00 - Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 20 – Dirt and Worms

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Monday Aug 22, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 22 – Feeding Birds in a Digital Age

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Monday Aug 22, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 22 – Feeding Birds in a Digital Age

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Aug 24, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 24 – Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Aug 24, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 24 – Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Friday Aug 26, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 26 – Successful Composting at Home

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Friday Aug 26, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $25.00 per family - Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 26 – Successful Composting at Home

  • Brook Trout in Maine
    • Wednesday Aug 31, 2016 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $7 - Non-members: $10

    Emily Bastian will present a summary of the Brook Trout Survey including: this year’s data and how it is being used, what Maine’s next steps are for maintaining and improving stream health for our precious native brook trout population, and how volunteers can contribute.

  • September
  • Night Hike at Fields Pond
    • Friday Sep 9, 2016 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $7 - Non-members: $10

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of a calming evening hike along the edge of Fields Pond followed by some stargazing along our return to the Center.

  • September Stewardship Day at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Sep 10, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Let’s move to action and work as a team to make improvements to our beloved building and grounds. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to join us to chip away at our ‘to do’ list. No job is too big or small.

    Cyndi Kuhn, Lead Educator, will be on hand to move both adults and youngsters to action. Bring your own lunch, snacks and sweets provided.

    Please call 989-2591 for details or if your group would like to set up a Saturday Work Party on a different date.

     

     

  • Mushroom Workshop with David Spahr
    • Saturday Sep 17, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $20 - Non-members: $27

    Join local favorite David Spahr as he takes you on a journey through the world of fungi. Time will be spent both indoors and outdoors learning about mushroom identification, folklore, collecting, and cooking. David’s book will be available for purchase. Be prepared for a moderate amount of physical activity while outdoors.

    Leader: David Spahr, author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada