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
             Nicole Hastings.
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