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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.

  • July
  • Summer Squash
    • Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 – Friday, Jul 25, 2014
      8:30am
    • Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $190, Child Non-members: $240

    Preschoolers will use their senses to explore the salt marsh, meadows, forest and pond at Gilsland Farm. We will incorporate stories, games, crafts and hikes to facilitate your child’s understanding of the natural world.

    *Drop off your child for this half-day program

    *Pack a lunch and snack to enjoy outside

    Two Week Summer Session (Wednesdays & Fridays)
    July 16 – July 25

    Learn more

  • Wildflower Walk
    • Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 9:30am – 12:00pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Members: $12 - Non-members: $15

    Summer is in full swing, and the wildflowers continue to bloom in the warmth. We’ll focus on the natural history and identification of the plants we find using Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. This book utilizes a simple and elegant key system, and with a little practice, it’s easy to use. If you have a copy of Newcomb’s please bring this with you (other field guides are welcome too).

  • Afternoon Adventurers
    • Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 – Friday, Jul 25, 2014
      1:00pm
    • Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $120, Child Non-members: $170

    Older preschoolers are invited to continue their adventure at Gilsland Farm after Summer Squash ends! Children ages 4-5 spend the afternoon exploring the various habitats, playing games and making crafts.

    *This drop off program takes place from 1:00 to 3:30pm, either as an extension of morning Summer Squash or as a single program.

    Two Week Summer Session (Wednesdays & Fridays)
    July 16 – July 25

    Learn more

  • Tiny Tot Tour
    • Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 10:30am – 11:30am
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Child Members: $5.00, Child Non-members: $7.00
    • Parent must accompany chid. Price is for 1 child, additional children fees are $3 member, $4 non-member

    Introduce your wee folk to this unique habitat through interactive hands-on activities (an adult needs to accompany each child).  They will experience the marsh first hand, looking through algae for small critters, jumping in the mud, looking at insects and more.

  • Summer Camp: Wonderful Water
    • Monday, Jul 21, 2014 – Friday, Jul 25, 2014
      9:00am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $200, Child Non-members: $240

    Why do all animals and plants need water? Campers will learn all about water and how to keep our water resources clean and healthy for the future. We will search for bullfrogs, cool down with water games and explore the wonderfully watery and wild places at Gilsland Farm and beyond.

    Camp Session (5 days):

    • Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25
  • Nature Art via the Marsh
    • Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 10:30am – 12:00pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Child Members: $5.00, Child Non-members: $7.00

    IMG_3050Through 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.

  • Sunset Canoe Tour
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    • Friday, Jul 25, 2014 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • Members: $11 - Non-members: $13

    Experience the marsh at this beautiful time of day.  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.

  • Hiking the Hills of Isle au Haut
    • Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 9:30am – 5:00pm
    • Location: Isle au Haut
    • Members: $75 - Non-members: $90

    Photo by nps.gov

    Join guides Gary Roberts and George Libby for a day of hiking on Isle au Haut. This most remote part of Acadia National Park offers spectacular ocean views and secluded forest trails. In addition to the natural beauty, there will be opportunities to view the animals and plants that call this island home. Please come prepared to hike 5 miles at a leisurely pace.

    Important information about this trip: Isle au Haut 2014 [pdf]

  • The Big and Small of It All
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    • Monday, Jul 28, 2014 – Friday, Aug 1, 2014
      9:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Child Members: $200.00, Child Non-members: $250.00

    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 our website.

    From exploring our climax forest to microhikes, your camper will be on a roller coaster of magnificent proportions as we move through big ideas like interdependence on down to microscopic larvae in the pond. Join us as we take it outside to savor the amazement of how big and how small our wonderful world is.

     

     

  • Summer Camp: Habitat Safari
    • Monday, Jul 28, 2014 – Friday, Aug 8, 2014
      9:00am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $400, Child Non-members: $440

    Explore our varied habitats and learn how animals depend upon them for food and shelter. We will develop skills like nature sketching, plant identification and bird watching, while appreciating the world around us.

    Camp Session (2 weeks):

    • Week One: Monday, July 28 – Friday, August 1
    • Week Two: Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8
  • Family Fun
    • Monday, Jul 28, 2014 – Monday, Aug 18, 2014
      10:00am
    • Every Monday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $50

    Join your child in these playful sessions as we explore Gilsland Farm and cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world. Perfect for families with mixes ages.

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

    Four Week Summer Session
    (Mondays, July 28 – August 18, 10:00 am – 11:00 am)

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

  • August
  • Natural Expressions
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    • Monday, Aug 4, 2014 – Friday, Aug 8, 2014
      9:00am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
    • Child Members: $200.00, Child Non-members: $250.00

    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 our website.

    What could be more valuable than an appreciation of art and nature? An appreciation of art IN nature! Let all of Fields Pond be your muse as we couple explorations and observations in nature with expressions of creative freedom. Campers will take it outside to draw, paint, build, write and act their way through an amazing week looking at our wonderful world through an artist’s lens.

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