Maine Audubon’s mission is to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action. Today, that mission seems more important than ever. Our educators, scientists, advocates, and naturalists are committed to keeping you connected to the natural world as we deal with the coronavirus situation together. Check in every weekday for family activities, parent/teacher tips, backyard birding, nature exploration at our sanctuaries, and more.

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Christmas Bird Count by Christmas Bird Count by Doug HitchcoxDoug Hitchcox Snapshots from Christmas Bird Count Weekend 2020 - Not even a pandemic and a fresh 19 inches of snow stopped Maine birders from taking part in the Christmas Bird Count this weekend. The official season for the 121st annual Count, or CBC, runs between December 14, 2020 and January 4, 2021, though many of the regions held their event this Saturday, December 19. The cold but calm weather was a welcome sight for storm-weary birders eager to leave their homes for some socially-distant birding. Though certain safety precautions… Continue Reading

Family Fun Connections: Every Friday, Molly Woodring, Early Childhood Education Program Manager, offers a mix of activities and open-ended prompts for outdoor and indoor nature exploration for children ages 2-5 and their families.

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Elementary Connections: On Thursdays, Catherine Griset, Maine Audubon’s K-2 Youth Programs Manager and K-5 Day Camp Director, shares resources and activities for elementary learners.

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In the Middle: Every Wednesday, David Lamon, Fields Pond Manager, posts engaging activities around environmental science focused for grades 6-8 to add to your science curriculum.

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