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June 2017

Summer Storywalk Series #1

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Let’s Walk Together . . . Wednesday, June 28, 4-5p (Rivers) Leaders: Garreth Helm, Marina MacKinnon Location: *Thorne Head Preserve *Whiskeag Trail in Bath. Nature Topic/Focus: This activity includes an easy hike along the river. Children will learn about the significance of estuary systems and how they interact with adjacent water bodies. They will gain an understanding of what natural forces cause tides and should be able to view the tidal mouth of the Kennebec River, where it dumps into…

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July 2017

Summer Storywalk Series #2

July 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let’s Walk Together . . . Wednesday, July 5, 3-4p (Woodlands) Leaders: Phoebe Thompson, Garreth Helm Location: Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary, Fosters Point Rd, West Bath Nature Topic/Focus: Children will explore this pristine nature sanctuary situated on a peninsula between New Meadows River and Back Cove. This is an incredibly diverse ecosystem in a relatively small area, ranging from woodland to salt marsh to tidal flats. Children will learn the names and characteristics of common woodland creatures. They will look for…

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Summer Storywalk Series #3

July 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let’s Walk Together . . . Wednesday, July 12, 3-4p (Rivers) Leaders: Phoebe Thompson, Garreth Helm Location: Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary, Fosters Point Rd, West Bath Nature Topic/Focus: This nature sanctuary is a prime vantage point for viewing New Meadows River and Back Cove. This location offers views over a salt marsh and tidal mudflats. Shorebirds and waterfowl are regular visitors. Children will learn about the species of animals that call salt marshes home, as well as the marsh’s importance to…

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Summer Storywalks Series #4

July 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let’s Walk Together . . . Wednesday, July 19, 3-4p (Fields) Leaders: TBD, Garreth Helm Location: Eaton Farm Preserve, Eaton Farm Rd, Wiscasset Nature Topic/Focus: Children will explore the fields around Eaton farm and learn about native insects and basic insect anatomy and life cycles. Children will explore the environment in search of insect specimens. Insect guides will be provided along with specimen cases to identify and document discoveries. Books: Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies. Mel Boring. Next Time You See…

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August 2017

Guest Reader Visit from First Lady Ann LePage

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Gather around Tuesday, August 8, at 10:30am, in the Children’s Room, to welcome our special Guest Reader, First Lady Ann LePage, who will read to the children in our community.

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