Events & Programs: Place

  • August
  • Monthly Bird Walks!
    • Saturday Aug 2, 2014 7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Join experienced birders and explore the mixed habitats that surround the nature center. Each month will bring different birds to the forefront.

    Donations welcome.

  • Natural Expressions
    • Monday Aug 4, 2014 – Friday Aug 8, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $200.00 Child Non-members: $250.00

    Summer Nature Camp – Time to take it outside. . . 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 on our website. What could be more valuable than an appreciation of art and nature? An appreciation of art IN nature! Let all of Fields Pond be your muse as we couple explorations and observations in nature with expressions of creative freedom. Campers will take it outside to draw, paint, build, write and act their way through an amazing week looking at our wonderful world through an artist’s lens.


  • Nighttime Paddle
    • Wednesday Aug 6, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    Float along the lake shore, as waning day becomes moonlit night. Loons, eagles, and herons may grace your trip.

    Please call to register.


  • What Tree Is That?
    • Saturday Aug 9, 2014 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $10.00

    Join Larry Beauregard, instructor in the Maine Master Naturalist Program and Certified Tree Farmer, for a tree ID walk. Emphasis will be on conifers and hardwoods that are common in the woodlands of central Maine. We will illustrate characteristics that are used to identify trees and demonstrate simple methods for measuring tree growth and age.

    Please call to register.


  • Painting Workshop with Plein Air Artist
    • Saturday Aug 23, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $15.00 - Non-members: $20.00

    Come and be inspired as you engage your mind, your heart and your artistry. Michael Vermette, our featured summer artist, will lead a workshop for both watercolor and oil painters.

    Michael will assist in helping capture a Plein Air technique and style in your work. Allow the landscape of Fields Pond to serve as the perfect muse.

    Please call to register.

  • Turtle Exploration
    • Saturday Aug 23, 2014 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Price: $5.00

    Meet Jean Adamson and her rescued turtles. Learn all about these ancient creatures and then take a peak in our frog pond to see if any of our turtles are there.

    All ages welcome.


  • Paddle and Hiking Adventure
    • Saturday Aug 30, 2014 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $15.00 - Non-members: $20.00

    Join co-directors Holly Twining and Cyndi Kuhn for a Saturday adventure on water and land. We will paddle with canoes and kayaks out to the island on Fields Pond and then take a hike.

    Then, we’ll continue our explorations on the water to look out for eagles, osprey, herons, loons, and much more.

    Please bring your lunch and call to let us know you’re coming.

  • September
  • Mushrooming Workshop
    • Saturday Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Members: $17.00 - Non-members: $22.00

    Join the Mushroom Maineiac, 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.

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

    Please call to register.