NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PROGRAMS, WELLS RESERVE AT LAUDHOLM | Community Spirit

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NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER PROGRAMS, WELLS RESERVE AT LAUDHOLM

Monday, November 1, 5 to 7 pm
Storms, Seawalls, and the Winter Beach. Walk Laudholm Beach at the Wells Reserve and learn how and why sand and stones shift between summer and winter. $7 general, $5 Laudholm member. Registration required at 207-646-1555. FMI http://www.wellsreserve.org/

Wednesday, November 3, 7 pm
You, Birds, and Birding. Nationally acclaimed authors Don and Lillian Stokes will be at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm to present their brand new book, the Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America and tell how they designed it for you, the birder of today. More than six years in the making and with over 3,400 color photos, this is the most comprehensive national photographic field guide ever published. In their entertaining, multimedia presentation, Don and Lillian will take you behind the scenes into what's involved in producing a work of this magnitude, teach you how to fast-forward your bird identification skills, and show some of Lillian's best photos from the book, including some of Maine's most famous birds.
Books will be available for purchase. This event is co-hosted by the Wells Reserve and York County Audubon. $5 suggested donation. 207-646-1555 or http://www.wellsreserve.org/

Sunday, November 14, 2 to 4 pm
Holiday Nature Crafts Workshop. Take home five art projects to give to family and friends this holiday season.  Projects include soap scrubbies, container candles, balsam fir swags, watercolor cards, and homemade buttons.
We'll provide materials and instruction. All you need to do is come with your artistic imagination. Appropriate for children and adults. Wells Reserve at Laudholm. $12 general, $10 Laudholm member. Registration required. 207-646-1555 or http://www.wellsreserve.org/

Wednesday, November 17, 7 pm
Out of the Sky! Local astronomer Scott Negley will review the Leonid meteor shower, which will be peaking on this night, and will discuss a variety of space wonders, including comets, meteors, and asteroids, that have fascinated stargazers for years. If weather permits after the indoor presentation, a star party will be held outside to study the fall constellations and catch a few of the Leonid meteors. Dress warmly! Wells Reserve at Laudholm. $7 general, $5 Laudholm member. Registration required.
207-646-1555 or http://www.wellsreserve.org/

Thursday, November 18, 12 pm
Lunch 'n' Learn: Chilean Fjords and Patagonian Wilderness. See spectacular images of the major regions of Chile - the Atacama Desert, the Lakes Region, Patagonia, and the Andes and Southern Chilean Fjords. You'll see wildlife, a great variety of scenery, and learn about the culture of people who live in western South America. The 2,600-mile journey will be accompanied by lively Andean music. Presenters John and Barbara Youker, frequent visitors to Wells and Kennebunk, are veteran world travelers. Wells Reserve at Laudholm. $2 suggested donation. 207-646-1555 or http://www.wellsreserve.org/

Saturday, November 20, 11 am to 12:30 pm Turkey Trot. During this festive time of year, go on a trail walk to search for wild turkeys at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Explore wild turkey adaptations along the way and learn how turkeys attract a mate! $7 general,
$5 Laudholm members. Registration required. 207-646-1555 or http://www.wellsreserve.org/

Wednesday, December 1, 7 pm
Bioluminescent Delights. Join Wells Reserve educator Michelle Presby to explore the lives of bioluminescent animals and the glowing world they create. Learn the mechanics of this chemical reaction and even see a bioluminescent creature up close! $5 suggested donation. 207-646-1555 or http://www.wellsreserve.org/

Thursday, December 2, 12 pm
Lunch 'n' Learn: Building a Resilient Coast: Maine Confronts Climate Change.
Hear and see what your neighbors, town officials, and climate experts have to say about sea-level rise, coastal flooding, and erosion. Learn what it means to you and what you can do about it. View and discuss a Maine-based video produced by Maine and Oregon Sea Grant Programs. Presented by Kristen Grant, Maine Sea Grant and UMaine Cooperative Extension. Wells Reserve at Laudholm. $2 suggested donation. 207-646-1555 or http://www.wellsreserve.org/

Saturday, December 4, 9 am to 1 pm
Project Learning Tree, Early Childhood Educator Workshop. A workshop at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm for preschool program educators and day care providers working with children ages 3 through 6. We will explore the new Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide.
The guide integrates nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, and outdoor play into early childhood education programs.
Whether you regularly use the outdoors as a classroom or hesitate every time you send your children out to play, the Early Childhood guide is an invitation to increase and improve children's contact with nature. $35 includes the Early Childhood guide, CD with 14 nature songs and music, a participation certificate, and more. Led by Suzanne Eder, Education Director at the Wells Reserve, and Pat Maloney, Maine Project Learning Tree Coordinator. Register before November 26. 207-646-1555 or http://www.wellsreserve.org/

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