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February Vacation Camp at Fields Pond Audubon Center

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, at 11:42 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, ME

For more information: Cyndi Kuhn; 2079892591; maineaudubon.org/events/february-vacation-camp-at-fields-pond-2/

Enjoy your February vacation in Maine the way it should be enjoyed – by celebrating the many ways we take learning outside. We have packed each day with exciting ways to learn about how humans and other living things survive our wonderful winter months. All days include stories, games, and hands-on explorations of the natural world. Every day also includes outdoor time. Dress for the weather!

Ages 6-12, join us for one day or all four.

Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Cost: $40/day for members; $50/day for nonmembers. Advance registration required. Please call 989-2591.

Tuesday, February 18:

Snow Science: We are off on an exploration into the world of snow and ice in the field, forest, and stream. We’ll make our own crystals and discover the insulating power of snow.

Wednesday, February 19:

Migrate, Hibernate, Activate – Who does what?: We will investigate the tracks of animals that stay active, create a shelter to hibernate in and explore the migration of some of our favorite animals. Along the way we will learn about the amazing adaptations animals use to survive the winter.

Thursday, February 20:

Maine Birds in Winter: Which birds will we find at our feeders, or in the forest? Join us as we observe Maine’s winter birds, their diet and shelters. We will dissect owl pellets and make bird feeders.

Friday, February 21:

A Winter Day of Play: Winter is in full force and the ice and snow are piling up. Hooray! We’ll stay warm playing winter games atop the ice and snow and weather permitting, we will explore Fields Pond by hiking over it. Learn about staying warm, active, and well during this splendid day of play.

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