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Join us on Chebeague Island this Summer July 23rd, August 9th, and August 18th, 2013 for 3 Family Friendly Events

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Chebeague Island is home to well over a hundred different bird species, dozens of varieties of trees and plants, fascinating ocean and beach life and numerous mammals. This summer the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust is pleased to offer three family events that will provide a glimpse of the island’s varied habitats and the wildlife they nurture.


Tuesday, July 23, 10:00-11:30am
Indian Point

A nature walk at Indian Point that will use the latest in smart phone technology to offer an introduction to the birds, vegetation and marine life at this sweeping preserve of beach and marsh. 

Nancy Earnest and Bev Johnson, along with several Chebeague students, will use QR technology- those squiggly boxes featured in magazine ads and lots of other things- to introduce children and adults to the natural wonders of Indian Point. Bring binoculars and a smart phone loaded with a QR reader app if you can.

Friday, August 9, 1:00-3:00pm
Chebeague Recreation Center- Craft Room
Rabbits are prolific, right? They couldn’t possibly be endangered, right? Wrong. New England Cottontails are. Specialists from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will explain why and will recognize the efforts of young Chebeague citizen scientists to locate these rabbits on Chebeague. We’ll learn about them inside and then walk a favorite habitat. 

Last winter, several enthusiastic Chebeaguers helped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service look for New England Cottontail rabbits on the island. Kelly Boland and Lynn Wolfe, from the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, will discuss the results to date of the survey and why the population of this species is shrinking throughout our region. Bring any rabbit images or stories you may have from your own garden.

Sunday, August 18, 1:00-4:00pm
Rose's Point Beach
Explore beach life and a hidden freshwater pond during the land trust’s August Lobster Bake. 

Former Island Institute Fellow Caitlin Gerber will lead children on an exploration of beach life and a hidden freshwater pond during the land trust's August Loaber Bake. They will also learn how this exceptional barrier marsh protects us from storms. This event is geared for children 4-12 years old, but adults are welcome, too. Caitlin is a favorite of Chebeague’s children for all the fun learning programs she developed as a Fellow. Come join the fun!

For More Information Contact

Leila Bisharat: leilabisharat@gmail.com OR Carl Tubbesing: carldt@gwi.net

For Travel from the Mainland

Visit the Chebeague Transportation Company's website at: www.chebeaguetrans.com and email the contacts above to arrange a ride from the ferry to the event venue.

 

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