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MEDIA RELEASE: Maine Audubon to Release New Children’s Book at Winter Carnival February 14

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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For Immediate Release

February 3, 2015

Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager
[email protected]
(207) 781-2330 x209
Mobile: (207) 838-0511 

Maine Audubon to Release New Children’s Book at Winter Carnival February 14
‘A Snowy Owl Story’ is published in partnership with Islandport Press (Yarmouth)

The Snowy Owl_Cover_hrFalmouth – Maine Audubon invites members and the general public to celebrate the winter season at their family-friendly Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 14, from 10 am to 2 pm. The celebration will take place at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road in Falmouth. The event is free for members and $7/person for the general public.

The seasonal celebration will feature outdoor games and activities, indoor arts and crafts, music and refreshments. The nonprofit will also release A Snowy Owl Story, a new children’s board book published in partnership with Islandport Press. The book is expected to be the first in a new series called “Wildlife on the Move.” The goal of the series is to bring well-written, engaging stories about wildlife migration, conservation and respectful human interaction with nature to a Pre-K through second grade audience. There will be several readings and book signings at the event, as well as a live appearance of a Snowy Owl. Ten percent of earnings from book sales will be used to support Maine Audubon educational outreach programs that benefit underserved preschools statewide.

Maine Audubon’s Winter Carnival & Open House is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. To learn more, please visit


About Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon’s science-based approach to conservation, education and advocacy advances wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation in Maine. Our citizen science programs connect Maine people to engaging volunteer opportunities that make meaningful contributions to conservation research. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries and serves over 50,000 people annually, with 15,000 members and 2,000 volunteers.

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