Events & Programs


  • Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walks
    • Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 – Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
      8:00am – 10:00am
    • Thursday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00
    Swamp Sparrow - Doug Hitchcox

    Join us each Thursday for an easy stroll through Maine Audubon’s Gilsland Farm Sanctuary.  We will walk the property looking for birds, wildlife and plants. Bring your binoculars and a field guide if you have one. Please dress to be comfortable outside for two hours.

    The walk on January 21st had to be cancelled. Sorry! See you next week.

    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 out.

  • Family Fun: Exploring Winter (Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 – Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016
      9:30am – 10:30am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90.00, Child Non-members: $140.00
    • Children under 2 free
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    Do you find it hard to get outside in the winter with young children? 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. Through self-directed free-play, interactive group time, a theme related craft and outdoor exploration, you and your child will explore the wonders our Maine winter. Come prepared to adventure outside!
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  • Family Fun: Exploring Winter
    • Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 – Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
      10:00am – 11:00am
    • Wednesdays
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Price: $70member/$105nonmember per family

    Do you find it hard to get outside in the winter time with young children? 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. Through self-directed free play, interactive group time, theme related crafts, and outdoor exploration, you and your child will explore the wonders of winter in Maine. Come prepared to adventure outside! Themes include:
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  • Nature Tuesday Group
    • Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 – Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
      1:30pm – 3:00pm
    • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Free
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    Come join the new Nature Tuesday Group! We will meet each week to explore the outdoors at Gilsland Farm and learn from each other. Adults with any level of knowledge are welcome.

    Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. We will meet rain or shine. Please meet in the Environmental Center, but plan to spend most of the time outdoors.

    Bring binoculars and hand lens if you have them.

  • Afternoon Art Classes at Fields Pond
    • Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 – Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
      1:00pm – 2:30pm
    • Saturdays in February
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Members: $60.00 - Non-members: $75.00
    • 20.00 materials fee

    Fields Pond will be hosting afternoon art classes on Saturdays in February. Four consecutive weeks of small group instruction led by local artist Jose Perez will surely satisfy your cabin fever. Come meet new people and get connected. All levels welcome. Materials fee includes all supplies needed for class. Spaces are sure to fill fast so register now!

     

  • April
  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Full Week)
    Bringing Nature Home Book Jacket
    • Monday, Apr 18, 2016 – Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
      9:15am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk, Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk

    Join us during April 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. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Monday, April 18: Animal Basic Needs

    Tuesday, April 19: Food Webs

    Wednesday, April 20: How life depends on the Pond

    Thursday, April 21: Beaks and Eats

    * Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Monday)
    Butterfly on iris
    • Monday, Apr 18, 2016 9:15am – 1:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk, Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk

    Theme: Animal Basic needs

    Join us during April 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 and explore outside. Each day has its own theme, but contributes to the week’s theme: Bringing Nature Home.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event.

  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Tuesday)
    • Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $60, Child Non-members: $75

    Join us during 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. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.


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  • April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond: Guardians of the Earth
    • Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 – Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
      9:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Child Members: $100.00, Child Non-members: $150.00

    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. Choose the days you like or come for all three! Guest naturalists and artists will join us each day.

    Tuesday, April 19 – Guardians of the Earth

    Wednesday, April 20 – Nature’s Recyclers

    Thursday, April 21 – Watershed Watchers

  • April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Tuesday: Guardians of the Earth
    • Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $55

    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.

    Tuesday, April 19 – Guardians of the Earth

     

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Tuesday)
    Monarch Caterpillar UNE campus
    • Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 9:15am – 1:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk, Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk

    Theme: Food Webs

    Join us during April 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. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of: Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event

     

  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Wednesday)
    • Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $60, Child Non-members: $75

    Join us during 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. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.


    Learn more

  • April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Wednesday: Nature’s Recyclers
    • Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $55

    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.

    Wednesday, April 20 – Nature’s Recyclers

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Wednesday)
    in the pond
    • Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 9:15am – 1:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk, Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk

    Theme: How life depends on the pond

    Join us during April 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. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of: Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event

     

  • April Vacation Camp K-5 (Thursday)
    • Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $60, Child Non-members: $75

    Join us during 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. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.


    Learn more

  • April Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Thursday: Watershed Watchers
    • Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $55

    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.

    Thursday, April 21 – Watershed Watchers

  • Look What I Found! Preschool Program (Thursday)
    Rough-legged Hawk
    • Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 9:15am – 1:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $45/day $160/wk, Child Non-members: $60/day $230/wk

    Theme: Beaks and Eats

    Join us during April 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. Each day has its own theme, but each contributes to the week’s theme of: Bringing Nature Home. Children will explore how all things are connected and what we can do to support wildlife in our backyards. Come prepared to be indoors and explore outside.

    Participants bring their own snack and lunch.

    *Registration is required for this event

     

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