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December 2017

Wild Encounters Homeschool Program – Fall 2017

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2017

One event on December 18, 2017 at 10:00am

DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$5
girl in a wigwam

A regular program for homeschool families and groups. These classes are held 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon the fourth Monday of each month (except December). Hike and nature journaling always included. Prepay for five classes and get a sixth class free. For ages 5 and up (younger may come). Fee: $5.00/child.  Call DRA to register. Fall Schedule: September 25 - Buzzing Bees: Observe native pollinators and take home a ‘house’ for solitary bees. October 23 - Wabanaki Traditions: Build wigwams, taste wild edibles and hear traditional stories. November 27 - Turkey Tails: Go on a bird walk, look for turkeys and…

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Share your skills… or learn some new ones

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

DRA Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free
Round Top Farmhouse

Whether you have a lot of skills to share or would like to acquire some, we welcome your help with ongoing demolition and renovation at DRA Round Top Farms. No experience is necessary. You will be working with a professional who is willing to teach! Bring your own tools if you prefer to use them, otherwise we can provide all tools and safety equipment required. Drop in any Tuesday between 10 AM and 4 PM, starting October 10. For more information, call Jim Grenier at 207-624-2877, or send him an email.

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December 27-29 Day Camp: Mainely Mammals

December 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until December 29, 2017

DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$120 - $135
red fox in the snow

December Day Camp: Mainely Mammals  December 27 – 29, 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. (AOS 93 schools closed). For children ages 6-10. Learn all about Maine's wildlife in winter, play games, explore forests and fields, go sledding (weather permitting), and more! This session will focus on mammals, doing some in-depth animal tracking and making plaster casts of tracks. Participants bring snacks and lunch each day. DRA can assist with providing warm/waterproof outdoor gear if needed. Pre-registration is required by December 20, although earlier registration is recommended as these sessions tend to fill up quickly. Fee: $135/$120 members at Mussel level or above (scholarships…

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December 27-29 Day Camp: Mainely Mammals

December 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until December 29, 2017

DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$120 - $135
red fox in the snow

December Day Camp: Mainely Mammals  December 27 – 29, 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. (AOS 93 schools closed). For children ages 6-10. Learn all about Maine's wildlife in winter, play games, explore forests and fields, go sledding (weather permitting), and more! This session will focus on mammals, doing some in-depth animal tracking and making plaster casts of tracks. Participants bring snacks and lunch each day. DRA can assist with providing warm/waterproof outdoor gear if needed. Pre-registration is required by December 20, although earlier registration is recommended as these sessions tend to fill up quickly. Fee: $135/$120 members at Mussel level or above (scholarships…

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December 27-29 Day Camp: Mainely Mammals

December 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until December 29, 2017

DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$120 - $135
red fox in the snow

December Day Camp: Mainely Mammals  December 27 – 29, 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. (AOS 93 schools closed). For children ages 6-10. Learn all about Maine's wildlife in winter, play games, explore forests and fields, go sledding (weather permitting), and more! This session will focus on mammals, doing some in-depth animal tracking and making plaster casts of tracks. Participants bring snacks and lunch each day. DRA can assist with providing warm/waterproof outdoor gear if needed. Pre-registration is required by December 20, although earlier registration is recommended as these sessions tend to fill up quickly. Fee: $135/$120 members at Mussel level or above (scholarships…

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January 2018

Jr. Naturalist After-School Program – January 2018

January 3, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:15pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$50 - $55
animal tracks in the snow

Jr. Naturalist After-School Program - January 2018 (Ages 6-11) Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15 - 5:00 p.m., month-long sessions. Inquiry-based, hands-on learning in a safe outdoor environment. The DRA Great Salt Bay Farm is on a bus route from local elementary schools and close to Route 1.  January - Wildlife in Winter: Search for animal dens, build shelters, learn about animal signs. Fee: $55/$50 members at Mussel level or above (scholarships available). NEW: Online registration ONLY through CampDoc registration services. If you have registration questions, contact the CampDoc Help Desk at 734-636-1000, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST or support@campdoc.com. REGISTER NOW>>

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Winter Walks and Wanderings with a Naturalist

January 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 17, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on February 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on February 14, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on February 28, 2018 at 9:30am

Free
white-breasted nuthatch hanging upside down on a snowy twig

Everyone is welcome on winter walks with DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu. Snowshoes or ice cleats are encouraged. Register by 3:00 p.m. the day before the walk so we can contact you to reschedule due to weather if needed. Free of charge. January 6 – Wildlife in Winter: Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at DRA’s Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Rd. January 17 – Forests through Time: Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Walpole Woods, Route 129, So. Bristol February 3 – Trees in Winter: Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Dodge Point, River Road, Newcastle February 14 –…

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Scientific Drawing with David Wheeler

January 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$20 - $30
illustration by David Wheeler

David Wheeler of Learning Lab in Harpswell offers instructional sessions in close observation drawing – with tools, techniques, instruments, microscopic analysis, and precision measuring. Beginners, students of all ages, and practicing professionals alike will experience the “confluence of science and art.” For more about the Learning Lab, visit oceancoastsciencedrawing.com. To help us with planning, register by January 2.

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Jr. Naturalist After-School Program – January 2018

January 8, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:15pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$50 - $55
animal tracks in the snow

Jr. Naturalist After-School Program - January 2018 (Ages 6-11) Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15 - 5:00 p.m., month-long sessions. Inquiry-based, hands-on learning in a safe outdoor environment. The DRA Great Salt Bay Farm is on a bus route from local elementary schools and close to Route 1.  January - Wildlife in Winter: Search for animal dens, build shelters, learn about animal signs. Fee: $55/$50 members at Mussel level or above (scholarships available). NEW: Online registration ONLY through CampDoc registration services. If you have registration questions, contact the CampDoc Help Desk at 734-636-1000, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST or support@campdoc.com. REGISTER NOW>>

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Jr. Naturalist After-School Program – January 2018

January 10, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:15pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

DRA Great Salt Bay Farm, 110 Belvedere Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$50 - $55
animal tracks in the snow

Jr. Naturalist After-School Program - January 2018 (Ages 6-11) Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15 - 5:00 p.m., month-long sessions. Inquiry-based, hands-on learning in a safe outdoor environment. The DRA Great Salt Bay Farm is on a bus route from local elementary schools and close to Route 1.  January - Wildlife in Winter: Search for animal dens, build shelters, learn about animal signs. Fee: $55/$50 members at Mussel level or above (scholarships available). NEW: Online registration ONLY through CampDoc registration services. If you have registration questions, contact the CampDoc Help Desk at 734-636-1000, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST or support@campdoc.com. REGISTER NOW>>

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