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  • Family Fun: Signs of Spring (9:15am Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday Mar 28, 2017 – Tuesday May 23, 2017
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Tuesdays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    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
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Tuesdays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    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!

  • April Live Wildlife Show 2017
    • Friday Apr 21, 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Adult Members: $10, Child Members: $5
      Adult Non-members: $15, Child Non-members: $10
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    Join us for our annual spring 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.

    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.

    Please note:  This program entails a formal presentation involving live animals, and is most appropriate for school-aged children and older.  Guests are asked to remain still and quiet throughout the 45-minute presentation so as not to disrupt the animals and other people.  Thank you!

  • Pollinator Parade & Festival
    • Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Price: FREE (parking pass required, see details below)
    • All ages

    10:00 – 11:30 am – Family Festival featuring a book reading and signing, crafts, and more.

    11:30 am – Third Annual Pollinator Parade

    We’re proud to announce that this event marks the release of A Monarch Butterfly Story, written by Melissa Kim and illustrated by Jada Fitch. It is the latest book in the series “Wildlife on the Move” published in partnership with Islandport Press. The goal of the series is to bring well-written, engaging stories about wildlife migration, conservation, and respectful human interaction with nature to a Pre-K through second grade audience. Melissa and Jada will be available to sign copies of the book.

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    Although this event is free, we will be charging $5 per car to park.

    Space for parking is limited at Gilsland Farm and we want to keep the number of vehicles at a manageable level to minimize our impact on the wildlife preserve. Thank you for understanding and for carpooling!


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  • Family Nature Walk -Mummichugs and Marsh Muck
    • Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 – Wednesday Aug 30, 2017
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Every Wednesday Until August 27
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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    • Members: $5.00 Non-members: $7.00

    Explore the marsh for plants and animals through discovery-oriented, fun-filled activities that use all five senses. Participants will touch the marsh fish, the mummichug, look for the many migrating and resident birds, and look through algae to discover the minute creatures living there. This program is for “children” of all ages.

     

  • Family Fun: Summer Session 1
    • Thursday Jun 22, 2017 – Thursday Jul 20, 2017
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Thursdays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $45, Child Non-members: $65
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Young children and their grown-ups are invited to join us at a new time 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.

    Thursdays, 4-5pm

    June 22 – Pollinators
    June 29 – Bird songs
    July 13 – Frogs and friends
    July 20 – What do you do with a tail like this?

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

    Contact: Beth Pauls at 207-781-2330 x273

    Many of our Preschool Programs and Camps have ongoing registration. Call to check availability!


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  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Jun 27, 2017 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 Jul 11, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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    • Child Members: $5.00, Child Non-members: $7.00
    • Ages 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.

    Reservations required.  Call 207-883-5100

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  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Jul 25, 2017 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_4315Through 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

  • Family Fun: Summer Session 2
    • Thursday Aug 3, 2017 – Thursday Aug 24, 2017
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Thursdays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $45, Child Non-members: $65
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5

    Young children and their grown-ups are invited to join us at a new time 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.

    Thursdays, 4-5pm

    August 3 – Owls
    August 10 – Animal Baths
    August 17 – Spiders
    August 24 – Who lives in the Pond?

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

    Contact: Beth Pauls at 207-781-2330 x273

    Many of our Preschool Programs and Camps have ongoing registration. Call to check availability!


    Learn more

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Aug 8, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • [map]
    • 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.

    img_4484Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Aug 22, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Tuesday
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
    • [map]
    • Child Members: $5, Child Non-members: $7
    • 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 on a craft activity.

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    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100