Junior Naturalist Program Schedule
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month from 6-7 PM followed by a field trip usually the following Saturday.
Oct 3 Registration, making nature journals with Penny Jessop.
Oct 7 10:00 AM Thorncrag Hike, group picture, scavenger hunt.
Nov 7 Federal Wildlife Biologist, Ben Nugent, will present the River Otter.
Nov 9 10:00 AM River walk along the Androscoggin River.
Dec 5 Maine State Biologist, Brad Zitske, will present the Cottontail Rabbit
Dec 9 Mr. Drew’s to make holiday arrangements and spread holiday cheer! We will be outdoors so dress warm!
Jan 2 6:00 PM NOTE: We will be meeting at the Bates College Planetarium for a presentation on the “Night Sky of Maine” by
No field trip this month.
Feb 6 Animal Signs – Tracking with Master Naturalists, Sharon Thibault
Feb 17 Snowshoeing at Thorncrag – I have extra children size snowshoes. Let me know if your Junior needs a pair.
We will look for animal tracks and signs on our walk.
Mar 6 Chewonki presents Predators: The Balance of Nature. We will have the opportunity to study mounted animals and see three
live, non-releasable predators.
Mar l0 10:00 AM Dissecting owl pellets – what do owls eat? We will meet at Sandcastle.
Apr 3 Earth Stories – Minerological and Geological Society of Maine.
Apr 7 Field Trip TBA
May 1 “Fungus Among Us” The wild world of mushrooms presented by Alan Seamans.
May 5 Field Trip TBA