DRA’s Midcoast Music Fest takes a break this year, but the music never stops. Back by popular demand this summer, DRA presents an Evening with Slaid Cleaves at DRA Round Top Farm’s Darrows Barn, one of the region’s most memorable performance spaces. Austin-based, Maine-reared singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves… Read More
    Born of the waters of the Saco River, brothers in all but name, the Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine’s holler-folk band. Building their songs around powerful 3-part harmonies, energetic performances, and non-traditional way of interpreting traditional American music, The Ghost draws from a broad array of influences… Read More
    INSECT-MANIA for ages 6 – 9. Meet an entomologist, go mucking for wetland critters, tag monarch butterflies as part of a national program, and build a solitary bee box to take home. Cost: $220 non-members/$195 DRA members. Limited Scholarships Available. Read More
    TEEN INSTITUTE for ages 13 – 17. Collect horseshoe crab data for a community project, tag Monarch butterflies for a citizen science project. Career option sessions with professionals working in conservation fields. Visit DRA’s Stratton Island and the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. Cost: $220 non-members/$195… Read More
    FIREKEEPERS for ages 9 – 12. Practice outdoor living skills including fire starting, shelter building and outdoor cooking. Learn about Wabanaki culture with a Native American guest. Kayak in Great Salt Bay, try archery and taste wild edibles. Cost: $220 non-member/$195 DRA members. Limited scholarships available. Read More
    Marine Adventures for Ages 9 – 12. Discover fish in the salt marsh, study horseshoe crabs, explore the shores of Great Salt Bay with a naturalist, dissect a squid, play games, create a nature journal, and spend a day on Monhegan Island (parents transport to New Harbor… Read More
    Prehistoric Life: Dig This! Ages 6 – 9 Learn about prehistoric life by studying living fossils: dragonflies, horseshoe crabs and more. Spend a day on Big Huckleberry Island (parents transport to Walpole). Cost: $220 non-members/$195 DRA members. Limited scholarships available. Read More
    SEA SQUIRTS (for ages 5 – 8) Nature exploration with a special focus on marine life. Create a nature journal; go out on a lobster boat; catch salt marsh critters; study bird nesting behavior and explore the rocky shores of Great Salt Bay Farm. Cost: $125 non-members,… Read More
    For Grades 1-5. Inquiry-based, hands-on learning in a safe outdoor environment. The DRA Great Salt Bay Farm is on a bus route from local elementary schools and close to Route 1. The month-long session meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 5 through May 26, 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. Read More
    Program for homeschooled youth ages nine and up, with a serious interest in natural history and related topics. Regular homework is assigned. Course meets once a month from 10 a.m. to noon, for 3 months. New Session: April 14 – Marine Invertebrates: Focus on bivalves and annelids… Read More
    April 13 – Marsh Mucking: Visit the fresh water marsh and discover amazing aquatic invertebrates. May 18 – Alewives All Around: * Witness alewife migration and learn about these amazing fish. *Special meeting location: Damariscotta Fish Ladder, Route 215, Newcastle June 15 – Horseshoe Crabs: Visit… Read More
    Meet your bird hike leader at DRA’s Great Salt Bay Farm and either walk at this site or car-pool to other near-by sites for the best viewing of migratory birds including ducks, warblers, and raptors. All ages and levels welcome. Bird books and binoculars are available to borrow. Read More
    “Love is in the air.” Hear some of the region’s tuneful amphibians sing their mating songs. Naturalists will provide a brief lesson on frog call identification and information about amphibians common to the area. Bring a flashlight. Free of charge. Registration required by calling DRA at 207-563-1393… Read More
    Coyotes are all around us but they are elusive and myths about them abound. Biologist Geri Vilstein has studied coyotes closely and she will share this predator’s life history with program participants. All ages welcome. Registration required by calling DRA at 207-563-1393. Fee: $5.00 non-members/members free. Read More
    The setting sun will illuminate the “sky dance” spring courtship ritual of these unusual-looking, seldom-seen birds. To enjoy the display, bring binoculars and a lightweight folding chair, and dress for the weather. We’ll introduce you to the woodcock’s peculiar life story, and lead you on a short walk… Read More
    Fostering citizen stewardship of Maine’s coastal resources. A 40 hour natural and cultural history course taught by local experts. Participants contribute a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service to a conservation organization of their choice. The Midcoast Stewards meet April 14 through May 26 on Tuesdays and… Read More
    Join naturalist and DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu for a gentle hike with frequent stops for learning about natural history and woodland plants at Dodge Point (River Road, Newcastle). All ages welcome. Dogs not permitted. Pre-registration required 24 hours in advance by calling DRA at 207-563-1393. Free of… Read More
    Join naturalist and DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu for a gentle hike with frequent stops for natural history learning at Seal Cove Shore Preserve (S Road, South Bristol. All ages welcome. Dogs not permitted. Pre-registration required 24 hours in advance by calling DRA at 207-563-1393. Free of charge. Read More