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The School for Field Naturalists:
Our goal is to enable students of all ages to make their own discoveries about the natural world and the cultural history of this watershed. Engaging in this process of discovery is what connects them to nature. All programs are designed to teach basic concepts of ecology and integrate hands-on opportunities to learn scientific methods. Providing youth and the public with opportunities to better understand and experience the natural world also furthers the Damariscotta River Association’s (DRA) goal of “preserving and promoting the natural, cultural and historical heritage of the Damariscotta River watershed for the benefit of all.”
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Camp Mummichog 2013 Registration is Now Open: Camp Mummichog is a nature-adventure day camp based at the DRA Great Salt Bay Farm at 110 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. The camp sessions are a week-long each and are age specific. Many sessions include a field trip, kayak trip or special guest visit. Campers benefit from our low (1:10) instructor to child ratio. If your child has special needs please contact us to discuss any support measures necessary. Limited scholarships are available upon request. Here you will find the brochure, registration form (updated 4/24/2013) and participant waiver/health form. Please contact the DRA office at 207-563-1393 if you have problems downloading any of these documents.
What the parents say about Camp Mummichog:
To register, donwload and complete the registration and health forms and return to DRA with your payment. You may also stop by the office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or call and register over the phone with a credit card.
This year, the Midcoast Stewards program will meet April 23 through June 4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., as well as a few Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Class format includes lectures and discussions as well as many field trips and hands-on experiences. Participants will learn directly from professionals in a variety of organizations including local land trusts, scientists from the Darling Marine Center, the Maine Department of Marine Resources, and the Maine Geological Survey. After completing the course, participants commit to a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service to the protection of Midcoast Maine's natural and cultural resources over the next year with a conservation organization of their choice.
Oyster Gardening — Spaces Available For Spring 2014 Class
Public Programs for Spring 2013
Wild Encounters (Homeschool Familes & Groups) Join us from 10:00 a.m. – Noon the third Monday of each month (except in October). For ages 5 and up (younger may come). Fee: $5.00/child (except the October 8 program which is $3.00/child). Call DRA to register (563-1393).
Frogs and Pollywogs (Preschoolers ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians) Join us 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. the fourth Monday of each month (except as noted below). Hike included. Fee: $3.00/child. Call DRA to register (563-1393).
Jr. Naturalist After-School Program (Grades 1-5): Inquiry-based, hands-on learning in a safe outdoor environment. The DRA site is on a bus route from local elementary schools and close to Route 1. Month-long sessions. Call DRA to register. Fee: $50 non-members /$ 40 members (scholarships available); Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Call DRA to register (563-1393).
How to Book a Natural History Program for a Group
Sarah Gladu, Education Coordinator
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