Monday, October 31, 2016

Announcing--New Program at YMCA--STAY & PLAY!

DRA Jr. Naturalist Programs for area kids

Damariscotta River Association Fall Programs for Kids and Families
Jr. Naturalist After-School Program (Grades 1-5) Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15 - 5:00 p.m., one month sessions.
Inquiry-based, hands-on learning in a safe outdoor environment. DRA Great Salt Bay Farm is on bus route from local elementary schools and close to Route 1. Health forms are on the website.
Fee: $55/$50 members at “Mussel” level or above. Scholarships available. Call DRA to register.
November  - How Animals Prepare for Winter: Explore the outdoors for signs of how animals prepare for winter. Play games inspired by nature.
January - Forests in Winter: Search for animal dens, build shelters, explore forests.
February - Winter Wonderland: Go snowshoeing, dogsledding and explore a winter wonderland!

Frogs and Pollywogs  For preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their parents/guardians. Hike always included.
These classes are held 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. the third Friday of each month. Prepay for five classes and get a sixth class free. Fee: $3.00/child. Call DRA to register.
November 18 - Turkey Tails and Tales: Search for turkeys and other birds with a naturalist.
December 16 - White Tailed Deer: Touch a deer skull and look for deer signs on the trail.

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Wabanaki Birch Bark Canoe Building
Thursday, November 17, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Academy in the ATEC building
Watch the crafting of a birch bark canoe during its construction. Learn about the process from David Moses Bridges and Steve Cayard, who will present a short visual presentation and then show participants the current project. Opportunities to participate. Everyone welcome.
 Fee: $5 per family/members free. Limited space. Call DRA to register.
All programs meet at the DRA Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center (110 Belvedere Road) unless otherwise indicated.

P.O. Box 333
Damariscotta, ME 04543