Events & Programs


  • Family Fun: Exploring Winter (9:15am Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 – Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017
      9:15am – 10:15am
    • Tuesdays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90.00, Child Non-members: $130.00
    • Children under 2 free
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    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
      10:30am – 11:30am
    • Tuesdays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90.00, Child Non-members: $130.00
    • Children under 2 free
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    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)


    Learn more

  • Nature Tuesday Group
    • Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 – Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
      1:30pm – 3:00pm
    • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
    • Location: Gilsland Farm
    • Free

    DEJUCome join the Nature Tuesday Group!  We will meet to explore the outdoors at Gilsland Farm and other locations. Adults with any level of knowledge are welcome… we will learn from each other.

    Walks are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 – 3:00 PM and meet rain or shine.

    Nature Tuesday will be Jan 10 at 1:30 at PINE POINT BEACH.

    We chose this location because it will be a low, low tide at 3:06 PM.  We will be able to see what washes up in the winter on the beach. Marvel at the patterns in the sand And dig for surf clams which you can take home and eat!  Perhaps other mysteries will be under the sand as well.

    On our  pre walk we found moonsnail shells 5” across,10” razor clam shells, oyster shells, whelk shells, slipper shells, and more fresh dulse for eating and other seaweeds.

    So far the weather  looks good for Tuesday:  sunny, 30 degrees and 5 mph winds.

    What to bring:
    If it turns out to be more windy you would be glad to have wind pants and face protection, wind proof mittens.
    Water proof boots would be helpful.
    If you want to dig for hen clams/ surf clams….we use a garden fork (a flat bladed pitch fork) and a bucket and you should bring those.  You will probably get enough for dinner and more.
    There were only gulls on our prewalk, but it may be worth bring binocs.
    If you are a beach comber, bring bucket or bags.

    Directions:
    TO PINE POINT BEACH PARKING LOT IN SCARBOROUGH.  (it’s about 1/2 hour from Portland)
    If you want to car pool with us we will be leaving the Hannaford Parking lot on Forest avenue (side closest to Forest Avenue) at 12:40.   776-1876 Davida
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    295 South
    exit 2 to Scarborough and rte 1 south (2.1 m to Rte 1)
    rte 1 south (for 4. 2 Miles)
    Left onto Pine Pint Rd (for 3.1 miles)
    Left at stop sign (Jones Creek Dr.)
    Right at 5th Ave. = parking lot

  • Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walks
    • Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 – Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
      8:00am – 10:00am
    • Thursday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00

    **There will be no walk on February 16th due to the weather.**

    Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property primarily looking for birds but won’t ignore any other wildlife or plants. Bring your binoculars and dress to be comfortable outside for two hours. Our total walk is usually 1.8 miles but people can leave early if needed.

    We meet near the main parking lot. If you arrive late we are typically by the pond for the first 15-20 minutes before heading into the West Meadow.

    Walks will be at 7:00AM again beginning in April.

    A list of the most recent bird sightings from Gilsland Farm can be found here: ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L251783

  • August
  • Scarborough Marsh Fundraiser – Romeo’s Pizza
    • Monday, Aug 7, 2017 4:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Free

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    Romeo’s Pizza is having a fundraiser for the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. Come eat pizza and other great tasty meals to help the Center! Romeo’s Pizza will donate a portion of evening sales to the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. This applies to take out or eating in.  There will be door prizes.

    Visit Romeo’s Pizza website to browse their menu.

    For more information call 207-883-5100, Romeo’s is located at 201 Route 1 in Scarborough.

  • Full Moon Canoe Tour
    • Monday, Aug 7, 2017 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $12 - Non-members: $14

    Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water.

    Arrive no later than 7:00

    Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 781-2330 ext 213 or e-mail smac@maineaudubon.org

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  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
    • Location: 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

  • Camp E.Y.E.S. – Emergent Youth Ecology Squad
    • Monday, Aug 14, 2017 – Friday, Aug 18, 2017
      9:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Child Members: $250.00, Child Non-members: $300.00

    Junior naturalists age 11-13 who are interested in wildlife and nature will enjoy this summer program that explores local ecological and conservation-based topics in detail. Participants will further develop their ecology skills through outdoor investigation, nature journaling, making comparisons and recording data. Each day is designed to cover a topic in great detail and intended to build individual community and home connections.

    Outings each day on and off trail on our 213 acre preserve will include a canoe trip at week’s end. Guest scientists will join us throughout the week.

     Scholarships available!

     

  • Nature Pottery
    • Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
    • Location: 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 10:30am – 12:00pm
    • Tuesday
    • Location: 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

  • Sunset Canoe Tour
    • Friday, Aug 25, 2017 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Adult Members: $12, Child Members: $12
      Adult Non-members: $14, Child Non-members: $12

    SunsetJoin us for a guided canoe tour at sunset and explore the marsh at this beautiful time of day. You will see the reflection of the setting sun on the calm waters of the Dunstan River, observe the herons and shorebirds flying back to their roosts and enjoy the sounds of the evening marsh. This time of day is known as the “golden hour” and as the sun sets on the marsh, you will be able to experience its beauties in a new light.

     

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • September
  • Scarborough Marsh Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza
    • Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 – Monday, Sep 4, 2017
      9:00am
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Free

    Join us for fun on our last full weekend and help the center out! We will have an end of the season sale in the store, door prizes, a used book sale, crafts for the kids, a bake sale on Saturday, Children’s activity day on Sunday and much more.

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