Events & Programs: Gilsland Farm


20 Gilsland Farm Road [Map]
Falmouth, Maine 04105
(207) 781-2330
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  • April
  • April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm – Wednesday
    • Wednesday Apr 23, 2014 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • 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 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • 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.


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  • April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm – Thursday
    • Thursday Apr 24, 2014 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75

    Theme: Animals on the Move

    Learn about animals that migrate and travel great distances. Learn why they leave, where they go and how they survive as we enjoy our migration obstacle course, butterfly catching game and other activities.
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  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program
    • Thursday Apr 24, 2014 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $40 Child Non-members: $55

    Theme: What’s happening in the pond?

    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.


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  • April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm – Friday
    • Friday Apr 25, 2014 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $60 Child Non-members: $75

    Theme: Raptors, Reptiles and Mammals

    Join us for a live animal program in the morning and learn fascinating facts about birds, reptiles, mammals and other critters.
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  • April Live Wildlife Show
    • Friday Apr 25, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Adult Members: $10 Child Members: $10
      Adult Non-members: $15 Child Non-members: $10

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    The public is invited to join us on the Friday of April vacation week to view a live animal show at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center!

    Our friends at Center for Wildlife will bring furry and feathered guests to Gilsland Farm so that we can get a closer look at some of the wildlife we work to protect.  See birds of prey, a bat, a squirrel and more!

    The show takes place indoors and is easily accessible for all. Our live animal shows usually sell out, so register soon. Walk-ins welcome if space remains available.

  • Cliff Island Exploration
    • Saturday Apr 26, 2014 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Cliff Island, Casco Bay
    • Members: $35 - Non-members: $45

    We apologize, this event has been cancelled. If you already registered you will receive a refund.

    Join naturalists George Libby and Gary Roberts for an exploration around Casco Bay’s Cliff Island. The early morning ferry will get us out to the island with plenty of time to walk to Kennedy Beach to watch for returning and resident birds, search for early emerging plants and wildflowers, and check out the tide pools. The beach varies greatly along its length. The Bluffs—a long, raised, narrow chunk of rock—and the main part of Cliff Island shelter a wide area of water from the most severe wind and surf.

    • Please purchase your ferry ticket ahead of time.
    • Bring a lunch and beverage.
    • Optional early ferry return at 12:00 p.m.

    Important information about this trip: Cliff Island Exploration (2014) trip details [pdf]

  • May
  • A Birder’s Guide to Everything
    • Thursday May 1, 2014 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Cinemagic in Westbrook
    • Price: $11.00

    We are very excited to be hosting a showing of the new movie “A Birder’s Guide to Everything” at the Westbrook Cinemagic on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30PM. This event is organized through tugg.com.

    David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he’s made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father’s remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.

    Thanks to tugg.com, we are able to bring this movie to Maine and have this single showing in Westbrook. We need to sell 76 tickets by April 24th in order to meet the threshold for the movie to be played. So order your tickets early and please help spread the word!

    Reserve your tickets now at: http://www.tugg.com/events/8831

  • Minimizing & Adapting to Climate Change: Perspectives from the Conservation Community
    • Monday May 5, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Free

    Save the Date!Bears for Web

    Maine Audubon and the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) are teaming up to present an evening of panel discussions about the impact of climate change on wildlife and habitat in Maine.

    Learn what you can do to help wildlife adapt to climate change and what daily actions you can take to reduce our carbon footprint.

    Schedule and speakers TBA.

     

     

  • Capisic Pond Fridays
    • Friday May 9, 2014 – Friday May 16, 2014
      7:00 am – 9:00 am
    • Friday
    • Capisic Pond, Portland
    • Free

    This small Portland park features a surprising assortment of habitats and provides a welcome refuge for migrant and nesting birds. Join us for some outstanding morning birding.

    Leader: Doug Hitchcox is the staff naturalist at Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Center.

    Map from Portland Trails »

  • Milkweed for Monarchs
    • Saturday May 10, 2014 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Free

    Join us for a day to celebrate one of our most charismatic, beautiful, and in peril species: the Monarch.

    Activities will include a story telling, planting milkweed, exploring monarch migrations, and more!

    This event will be held out doors so look for us near the orchard and pond as you drive in.

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Tuesday May 13, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $10 Child Non-members: $15

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about animals of the night. Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, create art and have a snack before you head home to sleep.

    Registration encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.

  • 2014 Maine Audubon Birdathon
    • Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Free

    Join us for our annual Birdathon! On Saturday, May 17, birders (beginners and experienced alike) will travel across the state of Maine to spot as many bird species as possible in one day.

    This annual event is a fundraiser for Maine Audubon. This event is open to all and we encourage teams of all ages!

    Want to form a team? Pledge your support? Get all the details! 

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  • Book Release: The Lake Where Loon Lives
    • Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Free

    lake_where_loon_lives_cover_webJoin Maine Audubon and Islandport Press for a morning dedicated to all things loons!

    Join author Brenda Reeves Sturigis and Illustrator Brooke Carlton for a reading of their new book, The Lake Where Loon Lives. Follow the story of a loon and her chicks and the adventures they experience on their lake!

    Family-friendly activities include:

    • A reading by the author

    • Art demonstration by the artist

    • Loon crafts with Maine Audubon

    • Information on Maine Audubon’s Maine Loon Project

    • Special treats from Toots Ice Cream


    There will also be book sales/signing. The event is free and open to the public.

    Brenda Reeves Sturgis is the author of 10 Turkeys in the Road and No Fun in the Sun for Santa. She and her husband Gary live on a lovely little lake in Shapleigh, where she listens to loons wail and watches an occasional moose meander across her back yard. Freeport artist Brooke Carlton’s whimsical illustrations have appeared in children’s magazines and books, private home collections, commercial brochures and posters, mailing envelopes, and even on large mural walls.

     

     

  • SCULPTURE at Maine Audubon: A Celebration of Art and Nature
    • Friday May 30, 2014 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Free
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    SCULPTURE at Maine Audubon: A Celebration of Art and Nature
    Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
    Falmouth, Maine

    Curated by June LaCombe

    • Show runs from May 30 – September 30, 2014
    • Opening reception will be held Friday, May 30 at 5:00 pm.

    Join us for food, drink and tours of June’s latest sculpture exhibition. 10% of sales proceeds benefit Maine Audubon.

    Media Sponsor:

    Maine Magazine

     

     

     

    June LaCombe specializes in SCULPTURE and shows the work over 40 artists from the New England region. Her exhibition demonstrates how sculpture can animate the land and celebrate place. For 25 years, she has helped clients build their art collections as she oversees sales, delivery, placement and installation of sculpture. 

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  • June
  • Seabirds of Matinicus Rock
    • Friday Jun 6, 2014 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • New Harbor, ME
    • Members: $80.00 - Non-members: $100.00

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    A 32-acre island 18 miles offshore at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, Matinicus
    Rock is one of Maine’s most important seabird nesting colonies. Here, Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Common Murres, Black Guillemots, Arctic and Common Terns, and Laughing Gulls all gather to nest.

    Motoring out of New Harbor aboard the Hardy III, we’ll cross the mouth of Muscongus Bay, passing close by the seabird colony at Eastern Egg Rock where roseate terns nest. With plenty of open-water habitat along our route, we could see a good array of pelagic species, including Wilson’s Storm-petrels, Northern Gannets, Common Murres, phalaropes, Great and Sooty Shearwaters, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and jaegers.

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    Leaders:

    Jan Pierson is one of the founders of Field Guides and a veteran of more than 35 years of international birding and guiding. He has traveled far and wide to all continents, yet some of his favorite birding experiences remain simple ones: spring warbler migration, savoring good, long looks at birds, be they rare or common, tropical or temperate, and watching other birders thrill at their first-time discoveries.

    Peter Vickery is president of the Center for Ecological Research and is currently writing a book on Maine birds. He has authored or coauthored more than 40 scientific research papers and numerous popular articles on natural history and conservation.

    Important information about this trip: Seabirds of Matinicus Rock [pdf]

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Tuesday Jun 10, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $10 Child Non-members: $15

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about animals of the night. Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, create art and have a snack before you head home to sleep.

    Registration encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.

  • Grassland Birds of Kennebunk Plains
    • Wednesday Jun 11, 2014 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    • Kennebunk Plains
    • Members: $25 - Non-members: $35
    • Van ride from Falmouth, add $10.00 (departs at 6 a.m.)

    In heavily forested Maine, large grasslands are uncommon, and so are the birds for which they provide habitat. This ecologically significant area hosts several state endangered species, and provides habitat for some of the rarest breeding birds in Maine.  On this morning walk we will look for some of these species, including: Upland Sandpiper, Grasshopper Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, Prairie Warbler, and Vesper Sparrow.

    There are two options for this trip – option 1 includes a van ride from Falmouth (leaving at 6 a.m. with an 11 a.m. return); with option 2 you meet the group at Kennebunk Plains.

    Information sheets coming soon.

  • Wildflower Walk
    • Wednesday Jun 18, 2014 9:30 am – 12:00 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $12 - Non-members: $15

    Although the official start to Summer isn’t here yet, wildflowers are already blooming. We’ll focus on the natural history and identification of the plants we find using Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. This book utilizes a simple and elegant key system, and with a little practice, it’s easy to use. If you have a copy of Newcomb’s please bring this with you (other field guides are welcome too).

  • Summer Camp: Secrets of the Wild
    • Monday Jun 23, 2014 – Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $320 Child Non-members: $360

    There are secrets hiding in every corner of the Earth! In this 8-day summer camp session, campers will uncover the mysteries of wildlife by rolling over logs, examining tree cavities and playing educational games in the forst habitat.

    Camp Session (8 days):

    • Week One: Monday, June 23 – Friday, June 27
    • Week Two: Monday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 2

     

  • Family Fun
    • Monday Jun 23, 2014 – Monday Jul 14, 2014
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Every Monday
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $40 Child Non-members: $50

    Join your child in these playful sessions as we explore Gilsland Farm and cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world. Perfect for families with mixes ages.

    *No charge for siblings under age two
    *Maximum of three children per adult

    Four Week Summer Session
    (Mondays, June 23 – July 14, 9:15 am – 10:15 am)

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

  • Family Fun
    • Monday Jun 23, 2014 – Monday Jul 14, 2014
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Every Monday
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $40 Child Non-members: $50

    Join your child in these playful sessions as we explore Gilsland Farm and cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world. Perfect for families with mixes ages.

    *No charge for siblings under age two
    *Maximum of three children per adult

    Four Week Summer Session
    (Mondays, June 23 – July 14, 10:30 am – 11:30 am)

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

  • Summer Squash
    • Tuesday Jun 24, 2014 – Thursday Jul 3, 2014
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $190 Child Non-members: $240

    Preschoolers will use their senses to explore the salt marsh, meadows, forest and pond at Gilsland Farm. We will incorporate stories, games, crafts and hikes to facilitate your child’s understanding of the natural world.

    *Drop off your child for this half-day program

    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    Two Week Summer Session (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
    June 24 – July 3

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  • Afternoon Adventurers
    • Tuesday Jun 24, 2014 – Thursday Jul 3, 2014
      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $120 Child Non-members: $170

    Older preschoolers are invited to continue their adventure at Gilsland Farm after Summer Squash ends! Children ages 4-5 spend the afternoon exploring the various habitats, playing games and making crafts

    *This drop off program takes place from 1:00 to 3:30pm, either as an extension of morning Summer Squash or as a single program.

    Two Week Summer Session (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
    June 24 – July 3

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  • Summer Squash
    • Wednesday Jun 25, 2014 – Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $145 Child Non-members: $195

    Preschoolers will use their senses to explore the salt marsh, meadows, forest and pond at Gilsland Farm. We will incorporate stories, games, crafts and hikes to facilitate your child’s understanding of the natural world.

    *Drop off your child for this half-day program

    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    Two Week Summer Session (Wednesdays & Fridays)
    June 25 – July 2 (no class Friday, July 4th)

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  • Afternoon Adventurers
    • Wednesday Jun 25, 2014 – Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $90 Child Non-members: $140

    Older preschoolers are invited to continue their adventure at Gilsland Farm after Summer Squash ends! Children ages 4-5 spend the afternoon exploring the various habitats, playing games and making crafts.

    *This drop off program takes place from 1:00 to 3:30pm, either as an extension of morning Summer Squash or as a single program.

    Two Week Summer Session (Wednesdays & Fridays)
    June 25 – July 2 (no class July 4th)

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  • July
  • Summer Camp: Nature Myth Busters
    • Monday Jul 7, 2014 – Friday Jul 11, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $200 Child Non-members: $240

    Why do bees sting and skunks smell bad? We will dive into nature’s mysteries using our investigative skills and learn about mammals, insects, plants and more! Campers will develop critical thinking skills to understand animal adaptation and behavior.

    Camp Session (5 days):

    • Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11
  • Explorers: Habitat!
    • Tuesday Jul 8, 2014 – Friday Jul 11, 2014
      9:15 am – 2:45 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $265 Child Non-members: $305

    Children will learn how plants and animals meet their basic needs in different habitats. We will explore forest, salt marsh, pond and meadow and begin to foster and understanding of biological diversity.

    *Drop off your child for this full-day program
    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    This program has scholarships/financial aid available.  Please call 781-2330 ext 273.

     


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  • Summer Camp: Circle of Life
    • Monday Jul 14, 2014 – Friday Jul 18, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $200 Child Non-members: $240

    We will explore Gilsland Farm to learn about the circles of life that exist in nature. From the water cycle and metamorphosis to dissecting owl pellets, campers will get a close-up look at the life cycles that make nature go ‘round.

    Camp Session (5 days):

    • Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18
  • Summer Squash
    • Tuesday Jul 15, 2014 – Thursday Jul 24, 2014
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $190 Child Non-members: $240

    Preschoolers will use their senses to explore the salt marsh, meadows, forest and pond at Gilsland Farm. We will incorporate stories, games, crafts and hikes to facilitate your child’s understanding of the natural world.

    *Drop off your child for this half-day program

    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    Two Week Summer Session (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
    July 15 – July 24

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  • Afternoon Adventurers
    • Tuesday Jul 15, 2014 – Thursday Jul 24, 2014
      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $120 Child Non-members: $170

    Older preschoolers are invited to continue their adventure at Gilsland Farm after Summer Squash ends! Children ages 4-5 spend the afternoon exploring the various habitats, playing games and making crafts

    *This drop off program takes place from 1:00 to 3:30pm, either as an extension of morning Summer Squash or as a single program.

    Two Week Summer Session (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
    July 15 – July 24

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  • Summer Squash
    • Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 – Friday Jul 25, 2014
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $190 Child Non-members: $240

    Preschoolers will use their senses to explore the salt marsh, meadows, forest and pond at Gilsland Farm. We will incorporate stories, games, crafts and hikes to facilitate your child’s understanding of the natural world.

    *Drop off your child for this half-day program

    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    Two Week Summer Session (Wednesdays & Fridays)
    July 16 – July 25

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  • Wildflower Walk
    • Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $12 - Non-members: $15

    Summer is in full swing, and the wildflowers continue to bloom in the warmth. We’ll focus on the natural history and identification of the plants we find using Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. This book utilizes a simple and elegant key system, and with a little practice, it’s easy to use. If you have a copy of Newcomb’s please bring this with you (other field guides are welcome too).

  • Afternoon Adventurers
    • Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 – Friday Jul 25, 2014
      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $120 Child Non-members: $170

    Older preschoolers are invited to continue their adventure at Gilsland Farm after Summer Squash ends! Children ages 4-5 spend the afternoon exploring the various habitats, playing games and making crafts.

    *This drop off program takes place from 1:00 to 3:30pm, either as an extension of morning Summer Squash or as a single program.

    Two Week Summer Session (Wednesdays & Fridays)
    July 16 – July 25

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  • Summer Camp: Wonderful Water
    • Monday Jul 21, 2014 – Friday Jul 25, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $200 Child Non-members: $240

    Why do all animals and plants need water? Campers will learn all about water and how to keep our water resources clean and healthy for the future. We will search for bullfrogs, cool down with water games and explore the wonderfully watery and wild places at Gilsland Farm and beyond.

    Camp Session (5 days):

    • Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25
  • Hiking the Hills of Isle au Haut
    • Saturday Jul 26, 2014 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    • Isle au Haut
    • Members: $75 - Non-members: $90

    Photo by nps.gov

    Join guides Gary Roberts and George Libby for a day of hiking on Isle au Haut. This most remote part of Acadia National Park offers spectacular ocean views and secluded forest trails. In addition to the natural beauty, there will be opportunities to view the animals and plants that call this island home. Please come prepared to hike 5 miles at a leisurely pace.

    Important information about this trip: Isle au Haut 2014 [pdf]

  • Summer Camp: Habitat Safari
    • Monday Jul 28, 2014 – Friday Aug 8, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $400 Child Non-members: $440

    Explore our varied habitats and learn how animals depend upon them for food and shelter. We will develop skills like nature sketching, plant identification and bird watching, while appreciating the world around us.

    Camp Session (2 weeks):

    • Week One: Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1
    • Week Two: Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8
  • Family Fun
    • Monday Jul 28, 2014 – Monday Aug 18, 2014
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Every Monday
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $40 Child Non-members: $50

    Join your child in these playful sessions as we explore Gilsland Farm and cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world. Perfect for families with mixes ages.

    *No charge for siblings under age two
    *Maximum of three children per adult

    Four Week Summer Session
    (Mondays, July 28 – August 18, 10:00 am – 11:00 am)

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

  • August
  • Explorers : Sense of Place!
    • Tuesday Aug 5, 2014 – Friday Aug 8, 2014
      9:15 am – 2:45 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $265 Child Non-members: $305

    Children will explore indoor and outdoor spaces at Gilsland Farm to develop an understanding of their surroundings. Children will use maps to navigate terrain and we will also create our own maps.

    *Drop off your child for this full-day program
    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    This program has scholarships/financial aid available.  Please call 781-2330 ext 273.

    Learn more

  • Summer Camp: Animals Great and Small
    • Monday Aug 11, 2014 – Friday Aug 15, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $200 Child Non-members: $220

    Campers will explore the ponds, meadows, forests and salt marsh in search of creatures of all sizes. We will play fun and educational animal-themed games.

    Camp Session (5 days):

    • Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15
  • Summer Squash
    • Tuesday Aug 12, 2014 – Thursday Aug 21, 2014
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $190 Child Non-members: $240

    Preschoolers will use their senses to explore the salt marsh, meadows, forest and pond at Gilsland Farm. We will incorporate stories, games, crafts and hikes to facilitate your child’s understanding of the natural world.

    *Drop off your child for this half-day program

    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    Two Week Summer Session (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
    August 12 – August 21

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  • Afternoon Adventurers
    • Tuesday Aug 12, 2014 – Thursday Aug 21, 2014
      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $120 Child Non-members: $170

    Older preschoolers are invited to continue their adventure at Gilsland Farm after Summer Squash ends! Children ages 4-5 spend the afternoon exploring the various habitats, playing games and making crafts

    *This drop off program takes place from 1:00 to 3:30pm, either as an extension of morning Summer Squash or as a single program.

    Two Week Summer Session (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
    August 12 – August 21

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  • Summer Squash
    • Wednesday Aug 13, 2014 – Friday Aug 22, 2014
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $190 Child Non-members: $240

    Preschoolers will use their senses to explore the salt marsh, meadows, forest and pond at Gilsland Farm. We will incorporate stories, games, crafts and hikes to facilitate your child’s understanding of the natural world.

    *Drop off your child for this half-day program

    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    Two Week Summer Session (Wednesdays & Fridays)
    August 13 – August 22


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  • Afternoon Adventurers
    • Wednesday Aug 13, 2014 – Friday Aug 22, 2014
      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $120 Child Non-members: $170

    Older preschoolers are invited to continue their adventure at Gilsland Farm after Summer Squash ends! Children ages 4-5 spend the afternoon exploring the various habitats, playing games and making crafts.

    *This drop off program takes place from 1:00 to 3:30pm, either as an extension of morning Summer Squash or as a single program.

    Two Week Summer Session (Wednesdays & Fridays)
    August 13 – August 22

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  • Summer Camp: Too Cool For School
    • Monday Aug 18, 2014 – Friday Aug 22, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $200 Child Non-members: $240

    It’s hot! Learn how animals keep themselves cool during the hottest days of the summer. We will find the coolest places at Gilsland Farm to play games, make crafts and learn how animals have evolved to ‘stay cool.’

    Camp Session (5 days):

    • Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22
  • Wildflower Walk
    • Wednesday Aug 20, 2014 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $12 - Non-members: $15

    Summer is starting to wind down, but there are still many flowers to find and observe. We’ll focus on the natural history and identification of the plants we find using Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. This book utilizes a simple and elegant key system, and with a little practice, it’s easy to use. If you have a copy of Newcomb’s please bring this with you (other field guides are welcome too).