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Explorations and Adventures

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 9:30 AM to Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:00 PM

Grand Lake Stream School Building

15 Water Street, Grand Lake Stream

P1000443Beginning on July 4th, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to present our annual schedule of summer children’s programs!  “Explorations and Adventures” is a series of free educational activities for children ages 6-10 (all ages welcome!). Programs meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building on Tuesdays from 9:30 am – Noon.  Be sure that children arrive prepared for outdoor activities, rain or shine, and bring a water bottle.

July 4 – Tubing Down Grand Lake Stream! (ALL AGES!) – Float down the crystal-clear waters of Grand Lake Stream on inner tubes!  Transportation will be provided to maximize ride time.  Meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building at 1:30 pm. 

July 11 – Reptiles and Amphibians Hike – Come out and explore the wetlands, streams, and woodlands of Grand Lake Stream, as we search for salamanders, frogs, and snakes.

July 18 – Wonderful Wildflowers – Children will explore the woodlands, meadows, and roadsides, learning all about the wildflowers found in the Downeast Lakes region and use a traditional flower press to preserve their findings!

July 25 – Build Your Own Terrarium – Learning about the importance of water in an ecosystem, children will collect their own specimens and create a miniature habitat, using moss, lichen, stones, sticks, and more!

August 1 – Tower Hill Trail Hike – Visit the oldest wooden fire tower in Maine, and explore the community forest’s newest trail!

August 8 – Rocks & Minerals – Join DLLT volunteer and soil scientist Bruce Dubee for a look at the local geology of the area, heading out into the community forest to find samples of different stones.

August 15 – Nature Photography – Join DLLT Education and Outreach Manager Colin Brown to learn all about photography in the natural world, and how to take better pictures.