Events & Programs This Week Monday, 02.27.17 – Sunday, 03.5.17
- Nature Tuesday Group
Walks are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 – 3:00 PM and meet rain or shine.
- Family Fun Series at Fields Pond
Based on our popular program elsewhere, Maine Audubon invites families and caregivers with young children to join us weekly at Fields Pond Audubon Center. Each one-hour session will feature guided activities and adventures designed to cultivate a love and understanding of our natural world.
The program is geared towards children aged 2-5, but younger siblings are also welcome.
No charge for siblings under age two
Maximum of three children per adult
Seven week session: Wednesdays, March 1 – April 5
Advanced registration encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.
- Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) Project Workshop — Fields Pond
***Fee has been reduced to 40.00. Register soon!
Project Learning Tree and Maine Audubon are connecting students, curriculum and local partners with Maine’s forests.
Learn how forest research plots draw from science, math and social studies through the Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) and Maine Audubon web based Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) program.
How can we use a forest research plot to calculate carbon in-put and out-put? How can a forest research plot inform us about climate change? Why is one Maine forest type different from another?
- Experience the tools and the protocol for establishing permanent study plots in your town or school forest – NGSS and CCSS and STEM connections: Environmental science and earth systems; applied geometry; exploring data trends using spreadsheet applications and more.
- Set up the first permanent forestry plot at Maine Audubon’s Fields Pond Audubon Center
- Join the FIG on-line network of students, teachers and land trusts
Why attend?: Bring together PLT’s Focus on Forests HS guide, Maine Audubon Citizen Science projects, field studies with professionals – and your community.
Be prepared for some outdoor field work. Bring a bag lunch.
Workshop facilitators: Jake Maier, Consulting Forester; Ken Laustsen, Maine Forest Service Biometrician, Cyndi Kuhn, Maine Audubon and Pat Maloney, MEPLT Coordinator.
FMI and to register contact Pat Maloney: [email protected] or 207 626 7990
- Winter Exploration and Children’s Literature Educator Workshop
Join us for this interactive two-part workshop for early childhood educators. First we will focus on engaging young children through inside and outside activities, about the wonders of winter. From snow science to winter adaptations and more, there will be something for every student. Educators will also receive background information on winter ecology.
In the second half of the workshop, we will explore ways in which children’s books, both fiction and non-fiction, can be used to integrate science and literacy in early childhood classrooms. Using the Wildlife on the Move series as a model, we will discuss and practice strategies for evaluating children’s books, reading aloud, and choosing activities to increase engagement and extend children’s learning.
Educators are encouraged to stay for an additional hour, 3-4 p.m. for planning and consultation time with Maine Audubon’s professional education team.
- Lessons will be multidisciplinary and linked to the Maine Early Learning and development
- Come prepared for an outdoor winter exploration, we will learn by doing.
- Receive background information about Winter
- Contact hours and certificate
- Future consultation to help implement into your classrooms.