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Turkey Hunt

Posted July 18, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
Colleen Moore

Saturday, July 26, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location: (parking lot behind Tabernacle Christian Academy), 52 Roman Way, Topsham, ME

For more information: 207-720-0541; fomb.org

Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) as we continue our Outside! 2014 series with the first-ever FOMB-sponsored Turkey Hunt on Saturday, July 26th from 9:00-11:00am. This eco-scavenger hunt is perfect for families and people of all ages. The event is free and open to the public.

A popular neighborhood tradition for years, the Turkey Hunt was created by Pleasant Point resident Colleen Moore. Moore is partnering with FOMB and Merrymeeting Arts Center (MAC) for the first time this year bringing this educational event to a wider local audience.

“The objective of the Turkey Hunt is to get people of all ages out into the woods and fresh air, learn some interesting facts about the immediate environment we live in, and most importantly to have fun,” Moore says of the event.

Groups are given clues to find laminated turkey drawings at designated points of interest, such as a stump chewed by a beaver. On the back of each turkey is an educational note and clues to find the next station. There will be a short course (1-1.5 hours) and a long course (1.5-2 hours) from which to choose. Attendees can join in as individuals, but will likely be divided into groups.

Participants are encouraged to document their experience through photography, art and writing, and the resulting work will be displayed in MAC’s gallery space.

This is an outdoor event, so participants should dress accordingly with sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Participants are encouraged to bring water and snacks as well as suntan lotion and bug spray if desired.

Pre-registration is required with Colleen Moore at 720-0541. You can share the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/542735615852117/

Next in the FOMB Outside! 2014 series will be the rescheduled Little Swan Island paddle on August 13th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Paddlers must have intermediate paddling skills and must supply their own PFD and boat. Pre-registration is required with trip leader Warren Whitney at 666-3376.

Visit www.fomb.org for more Outside! 2014 events and to learn more about how you can help protect beautiful Merrymeeting Bay.

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