Events & Programs: Gilsland Farm


20 Gilsland Farm Road [Map]
Falmouth, Maine 04105
(207) 781-2330
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  • December
  • Eyes On Owls: Three Shows 2016
    • Saturday Dec 10, 2016 10:30 am – 4:15 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Adult Members: $10.00 Child Members: $10.00
      Adult Non-members: $15.00 Child Non-members: $10.00

    Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson for Maine Audubon’s annual live owl show. Each show includes a hooting lesson, an entertaining slideshow and a close-up look at several different owl species.

    People of all ages love this show – come get close and personal with live owls!


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  • Winter Solstice Celebration
    • Friday Dec 16, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Price: $5 members/$7 nonmembers

    Join Maine Audubon and Evelyn Rysdyk and Allie Knowlton from Spirit Passages to honor nature by celebrating the Winter Solstice. We will have storytelling by Margi Huber, rituals from around the world, a fire ceremony, and more. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

  • SPEAKER SERIES: The Making of a Children’s Wildlife Book Series
    • Thursday Dec 22, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $10 - Non-members: $15

    If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to make a great kid’s book, bring your questions to this Speaker Series event.

    wildlifeonthemoveJoin Maine author and children’s book editor Melissa Kim as she leads a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a successful children’s book series. She’ll discuss how the team behind the Wildlife on the Move children’s books balanced compelling stories with real science and how they emphasized the message that people can help protect wildlife. Plus naturalists and educators will be on hand to share their insights about books they’ve seen inspire families and classrooms.

    Q & A and book signing to follow.  Maine Audubon’s retail store will stay open late for last-minute gift shopping.  Dessert goodies and hot beverages are included.

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    Maine Magazine is the media sponsor of the Maine Audubon Speaker Series.
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  • January
  • Family Fun: Exploring Winter (9:15am Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday Jan 10, 2017 – Tuesday Mar 7, 2017
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Tuesdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $90.00 Child Non-members: $130.00
    • Children under 2 free

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Each week we will explore a new natural theme through stories, songs, and hands-on art projects and outdoor activities. Come prepared to adventure outside!

    Tuesdays, January 10th through March 7th (NO CLASS on February 21st)


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  • Family Fun: Exploring Winter (10:30am Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday Jan 10, 2017 – Tuesday Mar 7, 2017
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Tuesdays
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $90.00 Child Non-members: $130.00
    • Children under 2 free

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of playful activities designed to encourage self-discovery, a sense of place and a budding awareness of the natural world. Each week we will explore a new natural theme through stories, songs, and hands-on art projects and outdoor activities. Come prepared to adventure outside!

    Tuesdays, January 10th through March 7th (NO CLASS on February 21st)


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  • Winter Ecology Talk
    • Thursday Jan 12, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $10 - Non-members: $15

    Did you ever wonder what happens to Maine’s wildlife in winter? Doug Hitchcox, staff naturalist for Maine Audubon, will explain the mystery of wildlife winter survival mechanisms and share some compelling stories.

  • Native Plant Propagation for the Classroom
    • Wednesday Jan 25, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Members: $25 - Non-members: $25

    Sowing native seeds, making seed bombs and studying local wildlife food webs are excellent tools for engaging students and communities in stewardship, citizen science and advocacy, and promoting social and environmental responsibility.  Join master propagator and educator, Heather McCargo from Wild Seed Project, along with Maine Audubon professional development trainers for a 3-hour workshop (CEUs available) for teachers and community leaders.  Workshop participants will learn to sow several varieties of native seeds for no-maintenance winter propagation, make seed bombs and get a sense of what’s available.  We’ll also enable further exploration of aligning classroom activities and student products that this work can inspire and support.

    CEU certificates and scholarships are available.

  • February
  • February Live Wildlife Show 2017
    • Friday Feb 24, 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Adult Members: $10 Child Members: $10
      Adult Non-members: $15 Child Non-members: $10

    Join us for our annual winter 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.

    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.