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  • Family Fun Summer Session II at 9:15
    • Friday Jul 31, 2015 – Friday Aug 21, 2015
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Fridays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $60
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Ages 2-6
    Mother and daughter who could be at fam camp

    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. Come prepared to adventure outside!

    Themes:

    *Snakes

    *Pond life

    *Water Birds

    *Night Creatures

    *4 Weeks 

    *No charge for siblings under two and maximum of three children per adult.

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

  • Family Fun Summer Session II at 10:30
    • Friday Jul 31, 2015 – Friday Aug 21, 2015
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Fridays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $60
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Ages 2-6
    Mother and daughter who could be at fam camp

    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. Come prepared to adventure outside!

    Themes:

    *Snakes

    *Pond life

    *Water Birds

    *Night Creatures

    *4 Weeks 

    *No charge for siblings under two and maximum of three children per adult.

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

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Aug 4, 2015 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

    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

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Aug 18, 2015 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.

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Summer Night Hike
    • Sunday Aug 23, 2015 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Free

    Use your senses to discover the mysterious night life at the marsh.  On this family-oriented hike, participants will tune into nighttime sound of nocturnal animals as they move through the sky and land around us.  We will also touch and taste plants.

    Advanced Registration Necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Family Fun: Signs of Fall (Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday Sep 8, 2015 – Tuesday Dec 15, 2015
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $140.00, Child Non-members: $185.00
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5
    signs of fall

    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. Come prepared to adventure outside!

     Themes include:

    * Monarch Butterflies
    * Falling Leaves
    * An Apple a Day
    * Little Brown Bats
    *How seeds Travel
    * Life in the Pond
    *Hoots in the Night
    *Giving Thanks
    *Animals getting ready for Winter
    * and more!

    *14 Weeks (no class on 11/24)

    *No charge for siblings under two and maximum of three children per adult.

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

     

  • Nature Time for Children: Fall Session
    • Wednesday Sep 23, 2015 – Wednesday Nov 4, 2015
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Child Members: $55.00, Child Non-members: $65.00
    • Ages 2-4
    come hug a tree!

    The fall is a fascinating time to get outdoors and go adventuring. Parents and children ages 2 to 4 participate together in a nature-based program with stories, movement, art projects and an outdoor adventure. Be prepared to be outside for a portion of each program rain or shine.

  • Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Exploration at Gilsland Farm
    • Saturday Sep 26, 2015 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $15, Child Non-members: $20
    • Member $5 each additional sibling, Non-member $10 each additional sibling
    • Ages 2-6

    Join us for a morning of fall crafts, exploration and fun! We will have some time indoors to be creative, learn about why leaves change color and habits of plants and animals in the fall. Then we will head outside to look for signs of fall. Come prepared for the whole family to explore our trails.*  Please bring a snack and appropriate clothing and footwear.

    *No charge for siblings under 2 and maximum of three children

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

    This event is part of the statewide Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.

    GMOW

  • Great Maine Outdoor Weekend at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Sep 26, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free

    Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend at Fields Pond. Plans are in the works for a land surveyor to help us navigate our new property boundary on a boundary walk and we are looking for someone to guide our canoe tour of Fields Pond and exploration of the island. Great events on land and on the water to celebrate the outdoors like never before. Call for more information and check back for updates!

    GMOW

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Monday Sep 28, 2015 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $10.00, Child Non-members: $15.00
    • Member $5 each additional sibling, Non-member $10 each additional sibling
    • Ages 2-6
    mag water marvels

    Theme:  The pond at night

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about animals of the night. Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, and create art before you head home to sleep. Please bring a snack.

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

    *No charge for siblings under two and maximum of three children per adult

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Monday Oct 26, 2015 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $10.00, Child Non-members: $15.00
    • Member $5 each additional sibling, Non-member $10 each additional sibling
    • Ages 2-6
    bat moon

    Theme: Celebrate the Night

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about animals of the night. Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, and create art before you head home to sleep. Please bring a snack.

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

    *No charge for siblings under two and maximum of three children per adult

  • Giving Thanks
    • Saturday Nov 21, 2015 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $15, Child Non-members: $20
    • Member $5 each additional sibling, Non-member $10 each additional sibling
    • Ages 2-6
    thankful

    Let us come together to celebrate all that nature provides for us. We will learn some Native American traditions around appreciating the earth through story, song and crafts.  We will continue the learning and fun outside for the last part of the class.  Please bring a snack and clothes for all participants to enjoy time outside.

    *siblings under 2 are free and maximum of 3 children

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

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Monday Nov 23, 2015 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $10.00, Child Non-members: $15.00
    • Member $5 each additional sibling, Non-member $10 each additional sibling
    • Ages 2-6
    beaver-in-winter

    Theme: Beaver Moon

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about animals of the night. Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, and create art before you head home to sleep. Please bring a snack.

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

    *No charge for siblings under two and maximum of three children per adult

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Monday Dec 21, 2015 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $10.00, Child Non-members: $15.00
    • Member $5 each additional sibling, Non-member $10 each additional sibling
    • Ages 2-6
    Winter-moon

    Theme:  Solstice Celebration

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about animals of the night. Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, and create art before you head home to sleep. Please bring a snack.

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

    *No charge for siblings under two and maximum of three children per adult