|April 9, 2012|
Celebrate National Drinking Water Week- 2012
|Calendar of FREE Events & Activities Open To The Public|
GeoCaching – Hide and seek for the trees
Geocaching has become a popular pastime where participants using GPS devices hunt for real-world treasures! Come hear a local geocache expert share tips and tricks for making the most of our hides and seeks.
Also, Lorraine Taft from the Department of Agriculture will describe "Pest Perils in the Forest" with insect and tree injury samples and create a geocache that identifies common tree pests.
DATE: Monday, May 7 | TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | WHERE: Sebago Lake Ecology Center
Become a Vernal Pool V.I.P. (Very Important Protector)
Learn all about vernal pools: who lives there, what they do, and why you should care about these important habitats. Examine live critters and talk to frogs while you stroll along a vernal pool.
DATE: Monday, May 7 | TIME: 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. | WHERE: Sebago Lake Ecology Center
GeoCaching in the Sebago Lake Land Reserve
Step outside, visit new places, and meet interesting people as you explore a new hobby: geocaching. Come discover the Sebago Lake Land Reserve’s hidden geocaches and maybe place one yourself.
DATE: Tuesday, May 8 | TIME: 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. | WHERE: Sebago Lake Ecology Center
East End Wastewater Treatment Facility tour
Have you ever thought about what happens after you flush? What is flushable, anyway? Find out how we keep Casco Bay clean by treating millions of gallons of wastewater every day.
DATE: Tuesday, May 8 | TIME: 10:00 a.m. – noon | WHERE: East End Wastewater Treatment Facility, Portland
Lakes and loons
Listen to the call of the loon and examine a loon mount up close as you learn about the loon’s life history and the biggest threats to its survival.
DATE: Wednesday, May 9 | TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | WHERE: Sebago Lake Ecology Center
Would you like to wear a trout? Children can print their own unique fish t-shirt using rubber models and paints. Bring your own t-shirt. This program is perfect for preschoolers – 6 graders.
DATE: Thursday, May 10 | TIME: 10:00 a.m. –noon | WHERE: Sebago Lake Ecology Center
Wind over wings
Learn how birds use brains, speed, power, and grace to survive.
See an American Kestrel, Great Horned Owl, Raven, and Red-Tailed Hawk up close, hear their stories, and learn how you can help protect them.
DATE: Friday, May 11 | TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | WHERE: Jeff P. Nixon Development Center | 225 Douglass Street, Portland
Reservations required for all events
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The Sebago Lake Ecology Center is located at the intersection of routes 237 and 35 in Standish.