Immersion Education Programs

Wabanaki Living Skills and Culture

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Upcoming Dates: October 2017 (Please contact DRA for more information or to join the mailing list). Offered every October to area school groups. This program teaches Wabanaki material culture through hands-on experiences such as building wigwams, smoking meat, making cedar twine and etching birch bark. Taught in collaboration with Wabanaki Educators.

Damariscotta Estuarine Education Program (DEEP)

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Engaging local science classes in late elementary and middle school in hands-on original exploration of the Damariscotta River Estuary. Students work with mentor scientists to design small field studies to test their own hypotheses.

Additional Immersion Education Science Programs

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Scheduled as one program or as a series any season of the year. May be held at a DRA site or any other location (including at a school). A full list of possible classes is available here (Immersion Science Programs).

Booking a Natural History Program for your Group: We offer many programs for groups including schools, preschools, clubs, and assisted living facilities. Programs will be tailored to meet the needs of the group. Programs and hikes can be arranged at any of the DRA properties and for the River~Link trail. Contact the Education Director to plan programs. More information about school group programs is available here (Immersion Science Programs).

Preschool groups can come to any of the DRA preserves and hire a naturalist to do an age-appropriate, hands-on nature program. A naturalist can also come to you at your preschool site! A complete listing of programs available to preschool groups is available here (DRA Preschool Program List).