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  • Nature Time: Spring Session
    • Monday Mar 31, 2014 – Monday May 12, 2014
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Mondays
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Child Members: $50.00, Child Non-members: $60.00
    • Ages 2-4
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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
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Every Tuesday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    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
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Every Wednesday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    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!

  • Fields Pond Work Party
    • Saturday Apr 19, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
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    Let’s move to action and work as a team to make improvements to our beloved building and grounds. Individuals and families are welcome to join us to chip away at our ‘to do’ list. Get involved in projects from cleaning the bird feeders to shoring up our boardwalk or putting a fresh coat of paint on the picnic table.

    Work as a family on a project together, or bring some power tools and work within your skill set. No job is too big or small. Cyndi Kuhn, Lead Educator, will be on hand to move youngsters to action as well. Groups welcome.

    Call ahead for more info. Lunch will be served or bring your own. With questionable weather, call to find out if we’re a go or not.

    Saturdays, April 19, May 17, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Earth Day Potluck Celebration
    • Tuesday Apr 22, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
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    Come and bring your favorite dish to share and we’ll celebrate what we love about the earth. We’ll also discuss what we can do to move ourselves and others to action to make the earth a better place for every living being.

    Suggested donation $5 to benefit the nature center.

  • April Live Wildlife Show
    • Friday Apr 25, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Adult Members: $10, Child Members: $5
      Adult Non-members: $15, Child Non-members: $10
    • All Welcome

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    The public is invited to join us on the Friday of April vacation week to view a live animal show at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center!

    Our friends at Center for Wildlife will bring furry and feathered guests to Gilsland Farm so that we can get a closer look at some of the wildlife we work to protect.  See birds of prey, a bat, a squirrel and more!

    The show takes place indoors and is easily accessible for all. Our live animal shows usually sell out, so register soon. Walk-ins welcome if space remains available.

  • Spring Fest
    • Saturday May 10, 2014 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
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    Join our celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. This year’s activities will include bird walks, a children’s activity area with Stillwater Montessori, insect investigations and more. Get out in nature and spend some time with us! All ages welcome.

    7 – 8:30 a.m.    Bird Walk with Bruce Barker and Jerry Smith

    8 – 9:00 a.m.    Photo Explorations with Bruce Gray

    9 – 11:00 a.m.    Birding by Ear Walk with Steve Coleman

    10 a.m. – noon    Children’s Activity Area w/ Stillwater Montessori

    11 a.m. – noon    Insect Fun

    11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Live Music

    noon – 1:00 p.m.    Nature Exploration

     

  • Milkweed for Monarchs
    • Saturday May 10, 2014 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Free

    Join us for a day to celebrate one of our most charismatic, beautiful, and in peril species: the Monarch.

    Activities will include a story telling, planting milkweed, exploring monarch migrations, and more!

    This event will be held out doors so look for us near the orchard and pond as you drive in.

  • Moonlight Canoeing
    • Monday May 12, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Price: $5.00
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    Paddle around Fields Pond island and out to the “red bridge”, as waning day becomes moonlit night. Loons, eagles, and herons may grace your trip. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one of ours. Heavy rain or thunder would cancel the paddle.

    Please call 989-2591 to register.

     

  • Fields Pond Work Party
    • Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
    work party

    Let’s move to action and work as a team to make improvements to our beloved building and grounds. Individuals and families are welcome to join us to chip away at our ‘to do’ list. Get involved in projects from cleaning the bird feeders to shoring up our boardwalk or putting a fresh coat of paint on the picnic table.

    Work as a family on a project together, or bring some power tools and work within your skill set. No job is too big or small. Cyndi Kuhn, Lead Educator, will be on hand to move youngsters to action as well. Groups welcome.

    Call ahead for more info. Lunch will be served or bring your own. With questionable weather, call to find out if we’re a go or not.

    * Special Guest, Trudi Plummer of the Maine Discovery Museum, will be here at the May Work Party as project assistant!

  • Canoeing at Hirundo
    • Saturday May 31, 2014 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
    • Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

    • Gate 3, 35 Hudson Road, Alton
    • Price: $5 suggested donation
    • School age children are free.
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    Join Holly, Maine Audubon naturalist, at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge for a paddle with Gudrun, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge’s onsite naturalist. We’ll keep a sharp eye out for birds, moose, otter and interesting plant life along the way. Canoes available or bring your own boat.

    Reservation requested by May 30th. Please call 944-9259.

  • Family Fun
    • Monday Jun 23, 2014 – Monday Jul 14, 2014
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Every Monday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $50
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    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, June 23 – July 14, 9:15 am – 10:15 am)

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

  • Family Fun
    • Monday Jun 23, 2014 – Monday Jul 14, 2014
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Every Monday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $50
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    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, June 23 – July 14, 10:30 am – 11:30 am)

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

  • Nature Art via the Marsh
    • Tuesday Jul 8, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Tuesday
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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    • Child Members: $5, Child Non-members: $7
    • Age 6-10
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    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.

  • Nature Art via the Marsh
    • Tuesday Jul 22, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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    • Child Members: $5.00, Child Non-members: $7.00
    • Age 6-10

    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.

  • Family Fun
    • Monday Jul 28, 2014 – Monday Aug 18, 2014
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Every Monday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $50
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    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!