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  • Family Fun
    • Tuesday Apr 1, 2014 – Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Every Tuesday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of seasonal, playful activities designed to encourage fun, self-discovery, confidence and a budding awareness of the natural world.

    This is a 9-week session, no class on April 22nd.

    Siblings under age two of a registered child are free.
    Registration may still be available after the session begins – please call us!

  • Family Fun
    • Wednesday Apr 2, 2014 – Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Every Wednesday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $90, Child Non-members: $130
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    Bring your young family to participate in one hour of seasonal, playful activities designed to encourage fun, self-discovery, confidence and a budding awareness of the natural world.

    This is a 9-week session.  No class on April 23rd.

    Siblings under age two of a registered child are free.

    Registration may still be available after the session begins – please call us!

  • Wild Theatre
    • Saturday Apr 19, 2014 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Child Members: $15.00, Child Non-members: $20.00
    • Ages 8-12
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    Kids, come and enjoy nature with a theatrical twist! We’ll have Ben Layman from Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy joining us with his excellent dramatic teaching and directing abilities.

    Parents will drop off their young actors and budding naturalists to rehearse a short nature-based play or story book. An outdoor exploration will be a fun break in the theatrics. Parents return (bring more family and friends) to watch the performance.

    No experience necessary. Please call 989-2591 to register.

    Leader: Ben Layman, Teaching Artist, Penobscot Theatre Company’s Dramatic Academy

     

  • Earth Day Potluck Celebration
    • Tuesday Apr 22, 2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
    FPAC

    Come and bring your favorite dish to share and we’ll celebrate what we love about the earth. We’ll also discuss what we can do to move ourselves and others to action to make the earth a better place for every living being.

    Suggested donation $5 to benefit the nature center.

  • Spring Fest
    • Saturday May 10, 2014 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Free
    i love bugs

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

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

    8 – 9:00 a.m.    Photo Explorations with Bruce Gray

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

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

    11 a.m. – noon    Insect Fun

    11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Live Music

    noon – 1:00 p.m.    Nature Exploration

     

  • Milkweed for Monarchs
    • Saturday May 10, 2014 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Free

    Join us for a day to celebrate one of our most charismatic, beautiful, and in peril species: the Monarch.

    Activities will include a story telling, planting milkweed, exploring monarch migrations, and more!

    This event will be held out doors so look for us near the orchard and pond as you drive in.

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Tuesday May 13, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $10, Child Non-members: $15
    • Ages 2-6
    Gilsland Farm wooded view at sunset

    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, create art and have a snack before you head home to sleep.

    Registration encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.

  • Good Night, Nature
    • Tuesday Jun 10, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $10, Child Non-members: $15
    • Ages 2-6
    Gilsland Farm wooded view at sunset

    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, create art and have a snack before you head home to sleep.

    Registration encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.

  • Family Fun
    • Monday Jun 23, 2014 – Monday Jul 14, 2014
      9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Every Monday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $50
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    Join your child in these playful sessions as we explore Gilsland Farm and cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world. Perfect for families with mixes ages.

    *No charge for siblings under age two
    *Maximum of three children per adult

    Four Week Summer Session
    (Mondays, June 23 – July 14, 9:15 am – 10:15 am)

    *Registration may still be available after the session begins – please call us!

  • Family Fun
    • Monday Jun 23, 2014 – Monday Jul 14, 2014
      10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Every Monday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $50
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    Join your child in these playful sessions as we explore Gilsland Farm and cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world. Perfect for families with mixes ages.

    *No charge for siblings under age two
    *Maximum of three children per adult

    Four Week Summer Session
    (Mondays, June 23 – July 14, 10:30 am – 11:30 am)

    *Registration may still be available after the session begins – please call us!

  • EcoExplorers
    • Monday Jul 14, 2014 – Friday Jul 18, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Child Members: $200, Child Non-members: $250
    • Ages 6-12
    Isaac and Zane

    Summer Nature Camp – Time to take it outside. . .

    Explore, play, and learn this summer with Fields Pond day camps! Our camps feature outdoor explorations, games, stories, and arts activities designed to build children’s knowledge of and connection to nature. Our camps maintain small camper groups that allow us to build a community of cooperating and caring.

    Financial assistance is available. Application available on website.

    Time to don your explorer’s cap and take it outside to discover the thrill of adventure as we explore the different ecosystems here at Fields Pond. Experience the diversity of life and habitat in a different ecosystem each day. Come explore our wonderful world and enjoy the thrill of exercising your body and your mind!

  • The Big and Small of It All
    • Monday Jul 28, 2014 – Friday Aug 1, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Child Members: $200.00, Child Non-members: $250.00
    • Ages 6-12
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    Summer Nature Camp – Time to take it outside. . .

    Explore, play, and learn this summer with Fields Pond day camps! Our camps feature outdoor explorations, games, stories, and arts activities designed to build children’s knowledge of and connection to nature. Our camps maintain small camper groups that allow us to build a community of cooperating and caring.

    Financial assistance is available.  Application available on our website.

    From exploring our climax forest to microhikes, your camper will be on a roller coaster of magnificent proportions as we move through big ideas like interdependence on down to microscopic larvae in the pond. Join us as we take it outside to savor the amazement of how big and how small our wonderful world is.

     

     

  • Family Fun
    • Monday Jul 28, 2014 – Monday Aug 18, 2014
      10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Every Monday
    • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
    • [map]
    • Child Members: $40, Child Non-members: $50
    • 2-5 with parent or guardian

    Join your child in these playful sessions as we explore Gilsland Farm and cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world. Perfect for families with mixes ages.

    *No charge for siblings under age two
    *Maximum of three children per adult

    Four Week Summer Session
    (Mondays, July 28 – August 18, 10:00 am – 11:00 am)

    *Registration may still be available after the session begins – please call us!

  • Natural Expressions
    • Monday Aug 4, 2014 – Friday Aug 8, 2014
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Location: Fields Pond, Greator Bangor
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    • Child Members: $200.00, Child Non-members: $250.00
    • Ages 6-12
    birches by Renee Stupak

    Summer Nature Camp – Time to take it outside. . .

    Explore, play, and learn this summer with Fields Pond day camps! Our camps feature outdoor explorations, games, stories, and arts activities designed to build children’s knowledge of and connection to nature. Our camps maintain small camper groups that allow us to build a community of cooperating and caring.

    Financial assistance is available.  Application available on our website.

    What could be more valuable than an appreciation of art and nature? An appreciation of art IN nature! Let all of Fields Pond be your muse as we couple explorations and observations in nature with expressions of creative freedom. Campers will take it outside to draw, paint, build, write and act their way through an amazing week looking at our wonderful world through an artist’s lens.