Events & Programs

Salt Marsh Nature Explorations

This event has already occurred.

  • Friday, May 1, 2015 – Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
    9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Daily by registration only
  • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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  • Price: $5/person with a 10 person minimum
  • Ages 4 and up

In this 1 1/2 hour interactive exploration, students have the opportunity for hands-on learning about the adaptations of plants and animals unique to the salt marsh. Participants will have a chance to catch and release fish, look through algae to find small organisms feeding there, and test the unique characteristics of the marsh mud in comparison to the upland soil. 

Program Features

Small group, age-appropriate discovery activities that introduce students to key ecological concepts with an emphasis on using all senses and observational skills to explore and experience nature.

  • Flexibility to adapt program content to include special interests or specific Maine State Learning Results content standards.
  • Opportunities to custom design a program with a more in-depth focus.
  • We can expand the length or set up multiple visits, and incorporate scientific monitoring techniques.
  • Teachers and leaders receive a packet including pre and post-trip activities and salt marsh ecology information.

Reservations Necessary

Generously sponsored by

Biddeford-SavingsBiddeford Savings Bank

Contact: [email protected] (207) 883-5100