Events & Programs


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  • Family Nature Walk -Mummichugs and Marsh Muck
    • Wednesday Jun 15, 2016 – Wednesday Aug 31, 2016
      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 I at 9:15am
    • Friday Jun 24, 2016 – Friday Jul 22, 2016
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Fridays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $55, Child Non-members: $80
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5
    summer nature time

    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:

    * Bringing Nature Home

    * Pollinators

    * Birds of Prey

    * What’s in the Pond?

    * Loons

    *5 Weeks 

    *Maximum of three children per adult.

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

  • Family Fun Summer Session I at 10:30
    • Friday Jun 24, 2016 – Friday Jul 22, 2016
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Fridays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $55, Child Non-members: $80
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5
    summer nature time

    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:

    * Bringing Nature Home

    * Pollinators

    *Birds of Prey

    * What’s in the Pond?

    * Loons

    *5 Weeks 

    *Maximum of three children per adult.

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

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Jul 12, 2016 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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  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Monday Jul 18, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 18 – Snakes and Frogs

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Monday Jul 18, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 18 – Snakes and Frogs

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Jul 20, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 20 – Birds

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Jul 20, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 20 – Birds

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Friday Jul 22, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon, your choice. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 22 – Insects

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Friday Jul 22, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    Nature-based learning and play to enjoy with your young children ages 2-5. Be a part of the nature movement and develop in your child a long-lasting connection with nature. Each class includes activities, crafts, and outdoor exploration. Choose the morning or afternoon. (Maximum of three children per adult)

     

    July 22 – Insects

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 26 – Snakes and Frogs

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 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

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    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 26 – Snakes and Frogs

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Thursday Jul 28, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 28 – Birds

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Thursday Jul 28, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 28 – Birds

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Jul 30, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 30 – Insects

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Jul 30, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    July 30 – Insects

  • Family Fun Summer Session II at 9:15
    • Friday Aug 5, 2016 – Friday Aug 26, 2016
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Fridays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $45, Child Non-members: $75
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5
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    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:

    * Life Cycles

    * Animals in the Night

    *The Pond

    *Secrets in the Forest

    *4 Weeks 

    *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 Aug 5, 2016 – Friday Aug 26, 2016
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Fridays
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • [map]
    • Child Members: $45, Child Non-members: $75
    • Drop-ins: Member $15, Non-member $20
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5
    Butterfly on iris

    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:

    * Life Cycles

    * Animals in the Night

    * The Pond

    * Secrets in the Forest

    *4 Weeks 

    *Maximum of three children per adult.

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

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Aug 9, 2016 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.

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Summer Night Hike
    • Friday Aug 12, 2016 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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    • Members: $6 Non-members: $8

    bird harvest moonUse 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

  • Snowy Egret Day
    • Saturday Aug 13, 2016 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Location: Scarborough Marsh
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    • Free

    Experience a day of family fun, including a canoe tour, nature crafts, used book sale, nature and bird walks and more. There will be special programs for children as well as displays and information. Come join us for this fun-filled day and celebrate all that Maine’s largest salt marsh has to offer! This event is held in conjunction with the Friends of Scarborough Marsh.

    Fee for some programs.

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Aug 16, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 16 – Feeding Birds

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Tuesday Aug 16, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 16 – Feeding Birds

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Thursday Aug 18, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 18 – Native Plants in the Garden

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Thursday Aug 18, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 18 – Native Plants in the Garden

  • Summer Family Fun AM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Aug 20, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 20 – Dirt and Worms

  • Summer Family Fun PM: Preschool at Fields Pond
    • Saturday Aug 20, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00

    For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Up to three children per adult, please. Join us for one or more hour long nature based learning and play. Be a part of the nature movement and let us help you help your child establish a long lasting connection to nature. Each class includes age appropriate activities, crafts and an outdoor exploration.

     

    August 20 – Dirt and Worms

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Monday Aug 22, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 22 – Feeding Birds in a Digital Age

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Monday Aug 22, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 22 – Feeding Birds in a Digital Age

  • Nature Art
    • Tuesday Aug 23, 2016 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.

    Advanced registration necessary. Call (207) 883-5100

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Aug 24, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 24 – Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Wednesday Aug 24, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 24 – Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer at Fields Pond
    • Friday Aug 26, 2016 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 26 – Successful Composting at Home

  • Family Discovery Series: Summer Evenings at Fields Pond
    • Friday Aug 26, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
    • [map]
    • Members: $25.00 per family Non-members: $35.00 per family

    All families and all ages are welcome to learn together in this two hour program designed to encourage family-centered time in nature. July topics link specific species to their habitat and August topics concentrate on ways to establish healthy connections to nature in and around your home. Each day’s AM and PM class repeats.

    August 26 – Successful Composting at Home