Maine Audubon delivers a variety of nature-themed programs for kids in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our educators work with teachers and community leaders to adapt our popular, standards-based Pre-K to 12 programs to the current demands and realities of teaching and learning–including virtual, hybrid, and modified in-person options.
Maine Audubon’s mission involves engaging people, especially youth, in conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat. Partnering with schools, enrichment programs, and community groups has been a core program line for the organization for decades. We specialize in outdoor/experiential learning, NGSS standards, multi-disciplinary curricula, and inspiring a culture of social and environmental responsibility.
We are excited to share our experience and resources to help your students achieve and thrive in these challenging times! We will partner with you to design and deliver customized programming/curriculum for your school or community group. Together, we can adapt our signature programs, community science field studies, or service learning projects to enrich your current units of study.
Content and Curriculum Units by grade offered by our educators
Ask about our custom-designed programs, sliding price scale, and grant-funded programming.
|Greater Portland/Southern Maine Area
|Greater Bangor Area
Workshops and Trainings
Maine Audubon educators can also provide trainings to help your school or organization build programming and instructional capacity. Please reach out to discuss which workshop topics might be helpful to your team. More information…
Examples of workshops include:
- How to bring learning outdoors
- Designing instruction for outdoor learning on remote days
- Ways to incorporate authentic STEM learning outdoors
- Community (Citizen) Science
- Introduction to curriculum guides (eg., Project WILD and Junior Duck Stamp)
- Custom designed workshops for your school
Junior Duck Stamp: Maine Audubon collaborates with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, a dynamic, multidisciplinary curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others. This program and curriculum lend themselves to learning in a variety of forms, remote, hybrid teaching and in-classroom instruction. Learn more.
Fish Friends: Maine Audubon has participated annually in the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s educational Fish Friends program to highlight the significance of wild Atlantic Salmon. Raising salmon provides a concrete and accessible entry point into many topics that are important to our work: habitat needs and interdependence, stream connectivity and river restoration, and the power of bringing Traditional Ecological Knowledge together with western science. Through Fish Friends, participating classrooms and organizations like Maine Audubon receive eggs from local hatcheries and raise them through the beginning of their life cycle. Then, with expert guidance, the young salmon are released in local waterways. We are creating a series of short videos to bring our salmon to you this year. Visit maineaudubon.org/fishfriends to learn more.
For more information or to schedule a program, contact:
Emma Palmer, Rentals and Program Services Coordinator, Gilsland Farm (Falmouth/Greater Portland)
firstname.lastname@example.org, 207.781.2330 x224
David Lamon, Manager, Fields Pond Audubon Center (Holden/Greater Bangor)