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The Friends volunteer group helps out the wildlife park in so many ways; learn more about their
ongoing projects & enjoy great bargains on spring plants with annual & perennial flowers, vegetables &
floral baskets grown in their own greenhouse! Plants will be available all day each day.
Starts: Jun 1 2013 - 9:30am
Ends: Jun 1 2013 - 4:30pm
Join us in celebrating the finished construction of a new round pond & show fish pool; and the opening of a new associated educational building with display tanks at the Dry Mills Hatchery! A dedication will be at 11:30am; and there will be a variety of other ‘fishy’ displays & demonstrations from 11am-2pm. FREE ADMISSION to the entire wildlife park today only!
Starts: Jun 8 2013 - 9:30am
Ends: Jun 8 2013 - 4:30pm
Learn about Lobsters on World Oceans Day with Captain Tom & crew from the Portland lobster boat Lucky Catch. See how that tasty treat gets from the bottom of the ocean to your dinner plate. Hear about lobster life, habitats & conservation efforts; learn about hard shells, shedders, short, culls & keepers; lots of live lobsters plus many other cool sea critters! www.luckycatch.com worldoceansday.org
Starts: Jun 15 2013 - 11:00am
Ends: Jun 15 2013 - 12:00pm
11:00am-12noon Get ready for some sizzlin’ excitement with safe & scientific fun with fire & ice! Witness experiments like the Big Burp, Sizzling Scissors & famous Mad Science Shower! Live, interactive & compelling experiences that make learning a blast! A must-see for the kids! www.madscience.org/maine Sponsored by Us & Company Computers & Gray Physical Therapy
Starts: Jun 22 2013 - 9:30am
Ends: Jun 22 2013 - 4:30pm
Join MDIFW Recreational Safety Instructors to learn about safety & survival in the outdoors. See demonstrations of fire building/starting; survival shelter construction, map & compass & must-have equipment you should always carry with you! www.maine.gov/ifw/education/safety
Starts: Jun 22 2013 - 10:00am
Ends: Jun 22 2013 - 1:00pm
Bob Gobeil an accomplished Maine Butterfly Survey Participant will be surveying Swan Island. Join him for a discussion on Maine Butterflies and the MBS - http://mbs.umf.maine.edu/. After his presentation spend time in the field identifying butterflies with Bob. Arrive at the Mainland ferry landing before 10am. Return time will be around 1pm. Reservations are a must! Rain Date will be June 23.
Starts: Jun 22 2013 - 6:30pm
Ends: Jun 22 2013 - 8:30pm
A brand new event featuring local specialty foods as a fund-raiser for a new Canada Lynx exhibit. Pre-purchase tickets to visit the park on an ‘almost solstice/almost full moon’ evening & sample snacks & specialties from local stores, farms & restaurants. Chipman Farms, Cole Farms, Cyndi’s Dockside, Friends of the Wildlife Park, Harvest Hill Farm, New Gloucester Village Store, Pineland Farms Creamery, Poland Spring Water & Sabbathday Shaker Village will be stationed at tables around the park providing
Starts: Jun 29 2013 - 9:30am
Ends: Jun 29 2013 - 4:30pm
Join a local District Forest Ranger with a demonstration & display of the tools of his trade. Forest Rangers protect our forests from fires, insects, disease and misuse. A special photo opportunity for the kids from 12 noon to 12:30pm, when Smokey the Bear will arrive to meet his fans. Bring your cameras for photos of Smokey with your children! www.maine.gov/doc/mfs
Starts: Jun 29 2013 - 4:30pm
Ends: Jun 29 2013 - 7:00pm
Larry Barnes is a Maine Master Falconer and has a wealth of knowledge about Maine raptors. Come see Larry's live peregrine “on fist” and hear his presentation about Peregrine Falcons and American Kestrels. Larry will discuss life history, fun facts and the Kestrel Partnership - http://kestrel.peregrinefund.org/. Arrive before 430pm for the special ferry time or early and spend the day exploring. Return Ferry will be at 7pm. Space is limited so call ahead to make a reservation.
Starts: Jul 6 2013 - 9:30am
Ends: Jul 6 2013 - 4:30pm
Certified archery instructors will have equipment & targets to try your hand at this great family sport. Archery builds selfconfidence, self discipline, responsibility & leadership while promoting youth development & life skills. umaine.edu/bryantpond/