Beginning 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.