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Rockland- July 19th: Puffin and Seabird Summer Workshop Series takes flight.

Posted July 11, 2012, at 2:05 p.m.
A baby puffin, or puffling, in his burrow. Children will discover a kid-sized burrow at the Project Puffin Visitors Center.
A baby puffin, or puffling, in his burrow. Children will discover a kid-sized burrow at the Project Puffin Visitors Center.
A puffin mid-flight
A puffin mid-flight

The Coastal Children’s Museum and Project Puffin are pleased to announce that the Puffin and Seabird Summer Series will kick off on Thursday, July 19th at 3:30-4:30 at the Project Puffin Visitor Center on Main Street in Rockland. In this workshop: ‘Seabirds in the Gulf’ children will be introduced to the puffin and the other seabirds that live right here in the Gulf of Maine. Children will explore a larger than life sized burrow to experience how pufflings, baby puffins, live in the wild. After a short film that explains the history of Project Puffin and why they worked so hard to bring puffins back to Maine the kids will hop inside a real bird blind to play the role of an Audubon field researcher.

The free series was developed collaboratively by the Coastal Children’s Museum and the Audubon Society’s Project Puffin for children 4-10 years old. Children will learn about our feathered friends through stories, arts and crafts, games, and role play, and will gain an understanding of how puffins grow and live alongside other seabirds in the Gulf of Maine. The entire series is free but, donations will be gratefully accepted. To sign up your child for this workshop or for the entire series you can contact either the Coastal Children’s Museum by email at info@coastalchildrensmuseum.org or phone at 596-0300 or the Project Puffin Visitor Center at smeadows@audubon.org and 596-5566. You can also sign up at both of the establishments themselves. Space is limited to 12 children so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

The Project Puffin Visitor Center can be found at 311 Main Street and is open 10-5pm daily and 10-7pm on Wednesdays. The Coastal Children’s Museum can be found in Sharp’s Point South at 75 Mechanic Street in Rockland and is open Tuesday through Saturday 10-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm. For more information about these community organizations please visit their websites at www.projectpuffin.org and www.coastalchildrensmuseum.org.

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