Events & Programs


  • Thursday Morning Bird & Nature Walks
    • Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 – Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
      8:00am – 10:00am
    • Thursday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $5.00 - Non-members: $8.00

    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

  • Family Fun Series at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 – Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017
      10:00am – 11:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Members: $70.00/family - Non-members: $105.00/family

    Based on our popular program elsewhere, Maine Audubon invites families and caregivers with young children to join us weekly at Fields Pond Audubon Center.  Each one-hour session will feature guided activities and adventures designed to cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world.

    The program is geared towards children aged 2-5, but younger siblings are also welcome.

    No charge for siblings under age two
    Maximum of three children per adult

    Seven week session: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 5

    Advanced registration encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

  • Family Fun: Signs of Spring (9:15am Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017
      9:15am – 10:15am
    • Tuesdays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130
    • Children under 2 free

    Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

    Tuesdays, March 28th – May 23rd (no class April 18th)

    Themes include:

    • Woodpeckers
    • Ponding
    • Spring Songs
    • Monarch Butterflies
    • and more!

    Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

    Many of our Preschool Programs and Camps have ongoing registration. Call Beth Pauls at 207-781-2330 x273 to check availability!

  • Family Fun: Signs of Spring (10:30am Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017
      10:30am – 11:30am
    • Tuesdays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130
    • Children under 2 free

    Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures designed to foster a connection to nature, encourage stewardship, and provide an introduction to group learning settings.

    Tuesdays, March 28th – May 23rd (no class April 18th)

    Themes include:

    • Woodpeckers
    • Ponding
    • Spring Songs
    • Monarch Butterflies
    • and more!

    Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.

    Many of our Preschool Programs and Camps have ongoing registration. Call Beth Pauls at 207-781-2330 x273 to check availability!

  • Nature Tuesday Group
    • Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017
      1:30pm – 3:00pm
    • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • 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.

  • June
  • Summer Camp: Aquatic Pathways Session 2
    • Monday, Jun 26, 2017 – Friday, Jun 30, 2017
      9:00am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365

    We will look at how the ocean plays a significant role for Maine Wildlife. This session features a full day at Mackworth Island.

    Camp session (5 days) – June 26-30

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday, Jun 27, 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.

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • July
  • Full Moon Canoe Tour
    • Friday, Jul 7, 2017 8:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $12.00 - Non-members: $14.00

    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.

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    Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

     

     

  • Full Moon Canoe Tour
    • Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 8:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $12.00 - Non-members: $14.00

    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

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  • Full Moon Canoe Tour
    • Sunday, Jul 9, 2017 8:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $12.00 - Non-members: $14.00

    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

     

     

     

  • Summer Nature Camp at Fields Pond: Wild Things
    • Monday, Jul 10, 2017 – Friday, Jul 14, 2017
      9:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Child Members: $250.00, Child Non-members: $300.00

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    Join us for a week long adventure filled with hiking, hands-on experiments, crafts and games. We will explore the diversity of Fields Pond with a focus on the majestic forest, brilliant meadow, cool pond, awesome lake and sensational streams while learning about the species depend on these places for survival.

    This program requires release forms. Please download, fill out and return the forms prior to the start of the program.


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  • Explorers Session 2: Earth Art
    • Monday, Jul 10, 2017 – Friday, Jul 14, 2017
      9:00am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $250, Child Non-members: $295

    Take a closer look at nature with full-day camps designed for a preschooler’s pace. Each day includes opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, hands-on exploration, art, music, and quiet rest.

    Full-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm

    July 10-14 – Earth Art
    What can we learn about nature by looking through an artist’s eye? How are art and science connected? We will find out through creative experimentation with different materials, techniques, and natural phenomena.

    Please pack a lunch and two snacks


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  • Summer Camp: Shorely Important Habitats Session 1
    • Monday, Jul 10, 2017 – Friday, Jul 14, 2017
      9:00am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $290, Child Non-members: $365

    Campers will create a message “for the birds” while learning about their habitat needs.  We will visit a nearby beach to experience shorebird conservation in action.

    Camp session (5 days) – July 10-14

    Camp programs run 9-3 Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Campers should pack a lunch and arrive prepared for outdoor exploration.


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  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday, Jul 11, 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.

    Reservations required.  Call 207-883-5100

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  • Sunset Puffin Cruise I 2017
    • Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: New Harbor, ME
    • Members: $35 - Non-members: $50

    Atlantic Puffin

    With its colorful, clown-like face and oversized bill, the Atlantic puffin has become one of the Maine coast’s most celebrated icons—a remarkable accomplishment for a species that had nearly disappeared from the state a century ago. Its resurgence is a testament to the dedication of Audubon biologists who led the way in reestablishing Maine’s seabird colonies, including Eastern Egg Rock at the mouth of Muscongus Bay.

    This popular evening boat ride sails out of New Harbor to Eastern Egg Rock, where we will circle the island several times for great views of puffins, terns, and other seabirds. The boat returns to the harbor at sunset to combine birding and a lovely summer evening on the Maine coast.

    Important information about this trip: Puffin Cruise I [pdf]


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  • Summer Nature Camp at Fields Pond: Keeping the Balance
    • Monday, Jul 17, 2017 – Friday, Jul 21, 2017
      9:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • Child Members: $250.00, Child Non-members: $300.00

    This week we will immerse ourselves into the diversity of Fields Pond with a focus on native plants and pollinators and how to encourage a nature balance in and around your home. Additionally we will learn how to collect and record data as a citizen scientist.


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  • Summer Squash Session 2: Our Five Senses
    • Monday, Jul 17, 2017 – Friday, Jul 21, 2017
      9:00am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $215, Child Non-members: $265

    Join us in learning about the plants and animals at Gilsland Farm through hands-on exploration, outdoor play, art, music, and more! Our daily adventures will foster an understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.

    Half-day camp runs Monday – Friday, 9am-1pm

    Please pack a lunch and snack


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