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  • Fields Pond Yoga
    • Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 – Wednesday, May 28, 2014
      10:00am – 11:00am
    • Wednesdays
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Members: $7.00 - Non-members: $10.00
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    Come to Fields Pond Audubon Center to stretch, energize and relax. This weekly yoga class is open to all levels. Enjoy the gorgeous views!

    Leader: Holly Twining, Maine Audubon naturalist, certified yoga instructor

     

  • Nature Time: Spring Session
    • Monday, Mar 31, 2014 – Monday, May 12, 2014
      10:00am – 11:00am
    • Mondays
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Child Members: $50.00, Child Non-members: $60.00
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    Nature in spring is a wonderful, mysterious time as life begins to emerge from the cold. Parents with preschoolers, come to our nature-based program with stories, movement, art projects and an outdoor adventure. Parents participate, too. Be prepared to be outside for a portion of each program.

    Please call 989-2591 to register.

  • Family Fun
    • Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 – Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014
      9:15am – 10:15am
    • Every Tuesday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of seasonal, playful activities designed to encourage fun, self-discovery, confidence and a budding awareness of the natural world.

    This is a 9-week session, no class on April 22nd.

    Siblings under age two of a registered child are free.
    Registration may still be available after the session begins – please call us!

  • Family Fun
    • Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 – Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014
      10:00am – 11:00am
    • Every Wednesday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of seasonal, playful activities designed to encourage fun, self-discovery, confidence and a budding awareness of the natural world.

    This is a 9-week session.  No class on April 23rd.

    Siblings under age two of a registered child are free.

    Registration may still be available after the session begins – please call us!

  • Thursday Morning Bird Walks
    • Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 – Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
      7:00am – 9:00am
    • Thursday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00
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    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.

    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.

  • Saturday Morning Bird Walks
    • Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 – Saturday, Aug 30, 2014
      7:00am – 9:00am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00
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    Join us each Saturday 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.

    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.

  • April Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm – Full Week
    • Monday, Apr 21, 2014 – Friday, Apr 25, 2014
      8:55am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $280, Child Non-members: $355

    We welcome all campers from first through fifth grade! Join us for a full week (Monday – Friday) during April school vacation or sign up for any combination of individual days. See individual weekday agenda for more details.
    Learn more

  • April Vacation Camp
    • Monday, Apr 21, 2014 – Friday, Apr 25, 2014
      9:00am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Child Members: $40.00, Child Non-members: $50.00
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    Join us for a week of outdoor exploration, play and all around fun while learning about our role in this wonderful world. Choose the days you like or come for the whole week!

    Please call (207) 989-2591 to register.

    Monday, April 21 –Guardians of the Earth

    Do you have what it takes to be an Earth guardian? On this day we embark on an adventure quest to uncover nature’s secrets and discover our own special powers to protect nature.

    Tuesday, April 22 – Nature’s Recyclers

    We’ll explore the many ways that nature turns waste into something useful and experiment with ways to do that ourselves.

    Wednesday, April 23 – Watershed Watchers

    Use your inquiring mind to determine where water goes by following it, and along the way uncover how it connects us to every living thing.

    Thursday, April 24 – Mighty Sun

    Join us as we mount an expedition to discover all of the ways that nature relies on sun power and experiment with ways to harness the sun’s energy ourselves.

    Friday, April 25 – The Great Species Search

    We end the week by celebrating Earth Day as we launch a journey to meet as many different living things as we can in one day and then throw a party in their honor.

  • June
  • Birds of Stratton Island I
    • Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 8:30am – 12:00pm
    • Location: Stratton Island
    • Members: $50.00 - Non-members: $65.00

    Not far from the Scarborough shore, Stratton Island is a nesting colony and roosting site for a remarkable diversity of coastal birds.


    Learn more

  • July
  • Atlantic Salmon Fishing on the Miramichi
    • Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 – Sunday, Jul 6, 2014
      10:00am
    • Price: $1020.00

    Maine Audubon friend and former trustee, Bob Milardo will lead a trip for 3-days of Atlantic salmon fishing on the Main Southwest Miramichi River in New Brunswick and neighboring tributaries the Renous and Cains Rivers. Bob Milardo and the Miramichi Renous Club host the trip. The club owns a mile of river frontage with exclusive access to 6 pools and is situated on the Miramichi near Blackville. Registration fees include lodging (rooms with private bath) for three nights, all meals, occasional cookies for persons of merit, guide, all tips, and three days of fishing.

    The visit is timed to intercept the early run a large multi-sea winter salmon. All Atlantic salmon must be released live without harm and preferably without being removed from the water.

    Guests are responsible for personal fishing equipment and should be reasonably proficient in casting a single-handed or two-handed fly rod. A checklist of recommended gear will be provided.

    Contact Bob Milardo at rm8014@gmail.com to register. 

  • Water World
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    • Monday, Jul 7, 2014 – Friday, Jul 11, 2014
      9:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Child Members: $200, Child Non-members: $250

    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 website.

    Water will drive our adventures this week, steering us into motion on a global and local level. Activate your body and mind as we take it outside to explore the properties of our watershed and assess its value as an important part of our wonderful world. Experience your journey as a drop of water, a frog in a pond, and a fish in the river. Enjoy visits from guest scientists dedicating their time to improving water quality for all living things.

  • Summer Camp: Nature Myth Busters
    • Monday, Jul 7, 2014 – Friday, Jul 11, 2014
      9:00am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $200, Child Non-members: $240

    Why do bees sting and skunks smell bad? We will dive into nature’s mysteries using our investigative skills and learn about mammals, insects, plants and more! Campers will develop critical thinking skills to understand animal adaptation and behavior.

    Camp Session (5 days):

    • Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11
  • Birds of Stratton Island II
    • Monday, Jul 7, 2014 11:30am – 3:00pm
    • Location: Stratton Island
    • Members: $50.00 - Non-members: $65.00

    Not far from the Scarborough shore, Stratton Island is a nesting colony and roosting site for a remarkable diversity of coastal birds.


    Learn more

  • Explorers: Habitat!
    • Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 – Friday, Jul 11, 2014
      9:15am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $265, Child Non-members: $305

    Children will learn how plants and animals meet their basic needs in different habitats. We will explore forest, salt marsh, pond and meadow and begin to foster and understanding of biological diversity.

    *Drop off your child for this full-day program
    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    This program has scholarships/financial aid available.  Please call 781-2330 ext 273.

     


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  • Nature Art via the Marsh
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    • Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 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.  All sessions are different.

  • Full Moon Canoe Tour
    • Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 8:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $11.00 - Non-members: $13.00

    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 7:30

    Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Full Moon Canoe Tour
    • Friday, Jul 11, 2014 8:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $11.00 - Non-members: $13.00

    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 7:30

    Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Full Moon Canoe Tour
    • Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 8:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $11.00 - Non-members: $13.00

    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 7:30

    Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Birds of Stratton Island III
    • Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 8:30am – 12:00pm
    • Location: Stratton Island
    • Members: $50.00 - Non-members: $65.00

    Not far from the Scarborough shore, Stratton Island is a nesting colony and roosting site for a remarkable diversity of coastal birds.


    Learn more

  • EcoExplorers
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    • Monday, Jul 14, 2014 – Friday, Jul 18, 2014
      9:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Child Members: $200, Child Non-members: $250

    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 website.

    Time to don your explorer’s cap and take it outside to discover the thrill of adventure as we explore the different ecosystems here at Fields Pond. Experience the diversity of life and habitat in a different ecosystem each day. Come explore our wonderful world and enjoy the thrill of exercising your body and your mind!

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