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  • Family Fun: Exploring Winter (Tuesdays)
    • Tuesday Jan 5, 2016 – Tuesday Mar 8, 2016
      9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $90.00, Child Non-members: $140.00
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5
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    Do you find it hard to get outside in the winter with young children? 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. Through self-directed free-play, interactive group time, a theme related craft and outdoor exploration, you and your child will explore the wonders our Maine winter. Come prepared to adventure outside!
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  • Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: Family Snowshoe
    • Saturday Feb 13, 2016 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greater Bangor
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    • Price: 20.00member/25.00 nonmember per family

    Family Snowshoe 2Snowshoeing allows families to have an adventure in nature no matter what the weather brings. Join us for a guided ramble through the meadows and woods of Fields Pond, searching for tracks and stories in the snow. Gentle pace, all ages welcome. Snowshoes available to rent.

    The Family Snowshoe is a featured event of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.

     

  • February Live Wildlife Show 2016
    • Friday Feb 19, 2016 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
    Center for Wildlife hawk

    Join us for our annual winter 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.

  • Good Night, Nature (March)
    • Monday Mar 21, 2016 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
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5
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    Theme: Moon Loon

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about a little girl who wonders about the loon cries that she hears. Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, and create art before you head home to sleep.

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

    *Maximum of three children per adult

  • April Live Wildlife Show 2016
    • Friday Apr 22, 2016 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

    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.

     

  • Good Night, Nature (April)
    • Monday Apr 25, 2016 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
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5
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    Theme: Sleep Tight Little Mouse

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about a little mouse who is restless to sleep in his own nest and thinks of all the other ways that animals sleep, only to realize that his is the best! Come in your pajamas, but be prepared to venture outdoors. We will play, sing, and create art before you head home to sleep.

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

    *Maximum of three children per adult

  • Good Night, Nature (May)
    • Monday May 23, 2016 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
    • Children under 2 free
    • Ages 2-5
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    Theme: Little Quack’s Bedtime

    Join us for this gentle moonlit hour based around a bedtime story about Mama Duck helping Little Quack and his brothers and sisters not be scared of the dark and go to sleep. 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.

    *Maximum of three children per adult

  • 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.

  • 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
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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
    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.