Events & Programs: Youth


  • February
  • Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: Winter Family Day of Play
    • Sunday Feb 5, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Free

    Winter Kids OutsideAttention all families! Join us for a fun day of outdoor exploration and hands-on activities for all ages. Learn how you can become a citizen scientist and help protect wildlife and habitat in Maine.

    • Outdoor activities including: scavenger hunt, story walk, sledding. . . and more
    • Snowshoe rentals
    • Indoor arts & crafts
    • Learn about summer programs
    • Refreshments provided

     

     

  • Winter Carnival
    • Saturday Feb 18, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Price: Members free, Nonmembers $7
    • Children under 2 free

    wintercarnival-rotatorCelebrate winter with Maine Audubon! Join us for our fourth annual winter carnival and enjoy outdoor and hands-on activities for all ages. Plus, learn how you can become a citizen scientist and help protect wildlife and habitat in Maine.

    We’ll have a scavenger hunt, story walk, snow science station, and giant snow shelter. You can rent snowshoes and explore the trails at Gilsland Farm and enjoy arts & crafts activities indoors. There will be music, refreshments, and more!

    FREE for Maine Audubon members.

  • February Vacation Camp K-5 (Full Week)
    • Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 – Friday Feb 24, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $220 Child Non-members: $280

    Children in grades K-5 are invited to register for our February Vacation Camp.  A new theme will be introduced each day through cooperative games, scientific examination and creative arts exploration at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth.

    Our vacation camps are taught by highly trained and experienced environmental educators.

    Single day registration available if space allows by calling 207-781-2330 x 273 

    (For or those of you returning – welcome back! – it’s a new year so we need all new forms).


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  • February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 – Thursday Feb 23, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $150.00 Child Non-members: $225.00

    Enjoy your February vacation in Maine the way it should be – by celebrating the many ways we take learning outside. We have packed three days with exciting opportunities to learn how humans and other living things survive our wonderful winter months. All days include outdoor time, stories, games and hands-on explorations of the natural world. Visit for one day or come for the full session! Please dress for cold weather.

    Tuesday

    Snow Science – We will explore the world of snow and ice in the field, forest and streams. We will make our own crystals and discover the insulating power of snow while learning how life on earth survives and thrives when it is cold.

    Wednesday

    Travel and Survival in Nature - Fly, hop and crawl your way through the grounds at Fields Pond while learning how seeds and animals move. Campers will perform hands-on experiments to discover how plants and animals survive the Maine winter.

    Thursday

    Winter Birds - Which birds will we find at our feeders and in the forest this time of year? Join us as we observe Maine’s winter birds and their habitat. We will dissect owl pellets, make bird feeders participate in the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count.

     

  • February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Tuesday
    • Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $55.00 Child Non-members: $75.00

    Enjoy your February vacation in Maine the way it should be – by celebrating the many ways we take learning outside. We have packed three days with exciting opportunities to learn how humans and other living things survive our wonderful winter months. All days include outdoor time, stories, games and hands-on explorations of the natural world. Visit for one day or come for the full session! Please dress for cold weather.

    Tuesday

    Snow Science – We will explore the world of snow and ice in the field, forest and streams. We will make our own crystals and discover the insulating power of snow while learning how life on earth survives and thrives when it is cold.

     

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Camp (Full Week)
    • Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 – Friday Feb 24, 2017
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk

    Join us during February school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! Your child will explore and enjoy nature through free play, stories, songs, movement, games, natural crafts and hikes. Come prepared to be indoors (slippers) and explore outside (full winter gear). Each day has its own theme, but contribute to the week’s theme: Winter Adaptations.

    Tuesday: Snow & Ice

    Wednesday: Birds in Winter

    Thursday: Tracking

    Friday: Predators & Prey

    Please note:

    • Participants bring their own snack and lunch.
    • Registration is required for this event.
    • Registration for single day(s) is possible if space permits. Please call Beth Pauls 207-781-2330 x273
  • February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Wednesday
    • Wednesday Feb 22, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $55.00 Child Non-members: $75.00

    Enjoy your February vacation in Maine the way it should be – by celebrating the many ways we take learning outside. We have packed three days with exciting opportunities to learn how humans and other living things survive our wonderful winter months. All days include outdoor time, stories, games and hands-on explorations of the natural world. Visit for one day or come for the full session! Please dress for cold weather.

    Wednesday

    Travel and Survival in Nature - Fly, hop and crawl your way through the grounds at Fields Pond while learning how seeds and animals move. Campers will perform hands-on experiments to discover how plants and animals survive the Maine winter.

     

  • February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Thursday
    • Thursday Feb 23, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $55.00 Child Non-members: $75.00

    Enjoy your February vacation in Maine the way it should be – by celebrating the many ways we take learning outside. We have packed three days with exciting opportunities to learn how humans and other living things survive our wonderful winter months. All days include outdoor time, stories, games and hands-on explorations of the natural world. Visit for one day or come for the full session! Please dress for cold weather.

    Thursday

    Winter Birds - Which birds will we find at our feeders and in the forest this time of year? Join us as we observe Maine’s winter birds and their habitat. We will dissect owl pellets, make bird feeders participate in the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count.

     

  • 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.

  • April
  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Full Week)
    • Monday Apr 17, 2017 – Friday Apr 21, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $280 Child Non-members: $355

    Children in grades K-5 are invited to register for our April Vacation Camp.  A new theme will be introduced each day through cooperative games, scientific examination and creative arts exploration at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth.

    Our vacation camps are taught by highly trained and experienced environmental educators.

    Single day registration available as space allows by calling 207-781-2330 x 273 

    (For or those of you returning – welcome back! – it’s a new year so we need all new forms).

    Monday 4/17: Migratory Monday

    Campers will learn about incredible journey of migration and see what birds are coming back to Maine.

     

    Tuesday 4/18: Natural Performers

    Learn about various Maine animals and their adaptations to attract a mate, defend their home and babies! Perform what they have learned!

     

    Wednesday 4/19: Home Sweet Home

    Campers will be able to create and discover various nests and shelters of Maine Audubon’s wildlife.

     

    Thursday 4/20: Spring Stewards

    Earth Day! Campers will create interpretive signs for their favorite spots on our Sanctuary to share with the public and spend time caring for the Earth in a stewardship project.

     

    Friday 4/21: Spring into Action!

    Live Animal Show! Many animals prepare for spring and summer in different ways.  We will take a trip to the pond to study the different things parents do from spring time to summer time!

     

     

  • Look What I Found! April Vacation Preschool Camp (Full Week)
    • Monday Apr 17, 2017 – Friday Apr 21, 2017
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Gilsland Farm
    • Child Members: $45/day $210/wk Child Non-members: $60/day $290/wk

    Join us during April school vacation week as we discover the wonders of the natural world at Gilsland Farm! We will explore and enjoy nature through hands-on exploration, art, stories, and songs, so come prepared for both indoor and outdoor fun. Each day has its own theme, but daily activities tie into a week-long focus on habitats and stewardship.

    Monday: Habitat Connections

    Tuesday: Animal Journeys

    Wednesday: Who Lives in the Pond?

    Thursday: Earth Day

    Friday: Animals up Close

    Please note:

    • Participants bring their own snack and lunch.
    • Registration is required for this event.
    • Registration for single day(s) is possible as space permits. Please call Beth Pauls 207-781-2330 x273
  • April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond: Guardians of the Earth
    • Wednesday Apr 19, 2017 – Friday Apr 21, 2017
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $150 Child Non-members: $200

    Join us for piles of outdoor exploration, discovery and fun while learning about our role in this wonderful world. Open to children ages 6-11. Choose the days you like or come for all three! Guest naturalists and artists will join us each day.

    Register for the entire session or individual days:

    Wednesday, April 19 Guardians of the Earth

    Thursday, April 20 Nature’s Recyclers

    Friday, April 21 Watershed Watchers

  • April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Wednesday: Guardians of the Earth
    • Wednesday Apr 19, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $55 Child Non-members: $75

    Join us for piles of outdoor exploration, discovery and fun while learning about our role in this wonderful world. Open to children ages 6-12. Guest naturalists and artists will join us in our adventure.

    Wednesday, April 19 – Guardians of the Earth

     

  • April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Thursday: Nature’s Recyclers
    • Thursday Apr 20, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $55 Child Non-members: $75

    Join us for piles of outdoor exploration, discovery and fun while learning about the role of decomposers in this wonderful world. Open to children ages 6-12. Guest naturalists and artists will join us in our adventure.

    Thursday, April 20 – Nature’s Recyclers

  • April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Friday: Watershed Watchers
    • Friday Apr 21, 2017 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Fields Pond
    • Child Members: $55 Child Non-members: $75

    Join us for piles of outdoor exploration, discovery and fun while learning about how water flows through life in this wonderful world. Open to children ages 6-12. Guest naturalists and artists will join us in our adventure.

    Friday, April 21 – Watershed Watchers

  • May
  • Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk
    • Monday May 29, 2017 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Price: See details below for price

    Run or walk at one of the most scenic and special places in Maine and support the Scarborough Marsh – the Audubon Center and the Eastern Trail Alliance.

    The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center on Route 9. A 1K Fun Run for kids started at 8:30 a.m.
    Entry fee:
    • $16 pre-registration
    • $19 race day registration
    • $4 Kids 1K Fun Run (12 and under)

    Prices subject to change. Check back for updates on prices and additional sponsors.

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  • June
  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Jun 27, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Child Members: $5.00 Child Non-members: $7.00

    Through various art forms we will discover some of the secrets of the marsh. Children will explore the marsh and then participate in a craft activity.

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • July
  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Jul 11, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Child Members: $5.00 Child Non-members: $7.00

    Through various art forms we will discover some of the secrets of the marsh. Children will explore the marsh and then participate in a craft activity.

    Reservations required.  Call 207-883-5100

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  • Nature Pottery
    • Tuesday Jul 18, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Child Members: $7 Child Non-members: $9

    Explorers search the marsh for natural artifacts like shells, grasses and flowers and incorporate these treasures into their own handmade pottery.

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Jul 25, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Child Members: $5.00 Child Non-members: $7.00

    img_4315Through various art forms we will discover some of the secrets of the marsh. Children will explore the marsh and then participate in a craft activity.

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • August
  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Aug 8, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Child Members: $5.00 Child Non-members: $7.00

    Through various art forms we will discover some of the secrets of the marsh. Children will explore the marsh and then participate in a craft activity.

    img_4484Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Nature Pottery
    • Tuesday Aug 15, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Child Members: $7 Child Non-members: $9

    Explorers search the marsh for natural artifacts like shells, grasses and flowers and incorporate these treasures into their own handmade pottery.

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Aug 22, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Tuesday
    • Scarborough Marsh
    • Child Members: $5 Child Non-members: $7

    Through various art forms we will discover some of the secrets of the marsh. Children will explore the marsh and then participate on a craft activity.

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    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100