Events & Programs


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  • Nature Explorers: Coming out of Hibernation
    • Monday Mar 30, 2015 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $10.00, Child Non-members: $15.00
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-6
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    Theme: Who is returning/awakening and how can you help them?

    Join us for a one-hour, drop-in exploration program! Children will have individual time with self-guided learning stations and group time to read a story, explore a mystery bag and learn about a mystery animal. We will head outside to investigate some of the questions raised in class and everyone will go home with resources on how to further explore the topic.

     

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

    *This is a drop-in program, no registration required.

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Monday Apr 6, 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
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    Theme: Big 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

  • Wild Poetry: a nature writing workshop
    • Saturday Apr 11, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Members: $5.00 Non-members: $10.00
    • Children under 12 free
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    Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month! Set your imagination free and explore the wonders of nature.

    Enjoy an outdoor adventure, hear great poetry (bring a favorite sample), write your own poetry, and share your writing and/or art.

     

  • Nature Time Drop In
    • Monday Apr 13, 2015 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Child Members: $5.00, Child Non-members: $7.00
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    Try out a terrific program made especially for preschoolers and their parents before the official spring session of Nature Time. Come and enjoy stories, movement, crafts, and an outdoor exploration.

     

  • Spring Work Party
    • Saturday Apr 18, 2015 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, families and groups are welcome to join us to chip away at our ‘to do’ list. No job is too big or small.

    Cyndi Kuhn, Lead Educator, will be on hand to move both adults and youngsters to action.

    Lunch will be served or bring your own. Please call 989-2591 for details or if you’re group would like to set up a Saturday Work Party in March or May.

  • Pollinators Parade and Picnic
    • Sunday Apr 19, 2015 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Free
    • All ages
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    Bring the whole family for a celebration of spring – rain or shine! There will be something for everyone: crafts, costume parade and symbolic planting of milkweed (too early this spring to put in ground), spring scavenger hunt, information about pollinators and how you can help. We will conclude the day with a picnic lunch (please bring your own food).

    Schedule

    • Festivities begin at 10:30 am
    • Costume Parade starts at 12:00 pm
    • Socialize and picnic lunch!
    • The event wraps up around 1:00 pm, but families are welcome to stay and explore on their own.
  • April Live Wildlife Show
    • Friday Apr 24, 2015 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
    • All Welcome
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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 the Child Member price is $5)

     

  • Nature Explorers: Attracting Wildlife to your Yard
    • Monday Apr 27, 2015 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • 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
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-6
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    Theme: What can you do to Attract Wildlife to your Yard?

    Join us for a one-hour, drop-in exploration program! Children will have individual time with self-guided learning stations and group time to read a story, explore a mystery bag and learn about a mystery animal. We will head outside to investigate some of the questions raised in class and everyone will go home with resources on how to further explore the topic.

     

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

    This is a drop in program – no registration is required.

  • Nature Time for Children: Spring Session
    • Monday May 4, 2015 – Monday May 25, 2015
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Child Members: $30.00, Child Non-members: $40.00
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    Nature in spring is a wonderful, mysterious time as birds return and plants begin to bloom. Preschoolers and caretakers, come to our nature-based program with stories, movement, art projects and an outdoor adventure.

    Be prepared to enjoy the outdoors!

     

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Monday May 4, 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
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    Theme: Nighttime Garden visitors

    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

  • Spring Fest
    • Saturday May 9, 2015 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
    spring fest fun

    Join our celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. This year’s activities will include bird walks, a children’s activity area with Stillwater Montessori, a nature exploration and more. All ages, get out in nature and spend some time with us!

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

    8:30 – 10 a.m.         Printmaking: Bird Art w/ Marcella Christensen

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

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

    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.     Journal Making w/ Paul Ryan

    11 a.m. – noon         Birding for Children w/ Erik Klausmeyer

    noon – 1:00 p.m.     Lichen Exploration w/ Kim Robichaud

  • Nature Explorers: Outside My Window
    • Monday May 18, 2015 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • 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
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    Theme: Who is outside my window?

    Join us for a one-hour, drop-in exploration program! Children will have individual time with self-guided learning stations and group time to read a story, explore a mystery bag and learn about a mystery animal. We will head outside to investigate some of the questions raised in class and everyone will go home with resources on how to further explore the topic.

     

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

    This is a drop in program – no registration is required.

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Monday Jun 1, 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
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    Theme: Pond life 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

  • Nature Explorers: Pollinators
    • Monday Jun 8, 2015 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • 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
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    Theme: What can you do for pollinators?

    Join us for a one-hour, drop-in exploration program! Children will have individual time with self-guided learning stations and group time to read a story, explore a mystery bag and learn about a mystery animal. We will head outside to investigate some of the questions raised in class and everyone will go home with resources on how to further explore the topic.

     

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

    This is a drop in program – no registration is required.

  • Family Fun Summer Session I at 9:15am
    • Friday Jun 26, 2015 – Friday Jul 24, 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

    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:

    *Hummingbirds

    *Roll Roll Roll a Log

    *Life at the Pond!

    *Mammals

    *4 Weeks (No class Friday July 3)

    *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 I at 10:30
    • Friday Jun 26, 2015 – Friday Jul 24, 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

    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:

    *Hummingbirds

    *Roll Roll Roll a Log

    *Life at the Pond!

    *Mammals

    *4 Weeks (No class Friday July 3)

    *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 Jul 7, 2015 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 21, 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

  • 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
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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:

    *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
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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:

    *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
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    • 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