Wild Encounters – Homeschool Program
Once a month hands-on nature programs September through June for homeschool families. Includes an overview of the day’s topic, a hike, and outdoor activities.
Classes are held 10:00 a.m. to noon on the fourth Monday of each month (except October and December). A hike and nature journaling are 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.
Scholarships are available for all programs.
2018 Fall and early winter programs:
September 24 – Plants Need Pollinators: Discover how plants are adapted to specific pollinators.
October 8 – Wabanaki Ways with Judy Dow: Build wigwams, taste wild edibles and make cattail ducks. Note: SPECIAL DAY AND TIME: Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
November 26 – How Birds Prepare for Winter: Go on a bird walk, dissect an owl pellet and discover bird adaptations.
December 17 – Maine’s Mammals: Can you tell a mink from an ermine? Look for tracks and signs.