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The Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to using the resources of the Cathance River Nature Preserve to promote learning about the natural world and environmental stewardship.


We partner with school districts, Topsham Public Library, and community members to offer meaningful nature-based learning programs in our local public schools, libraries, and CREA’s Ecology Center. 

CREA invites you to explore the Cathance River Nature Preserve anytime and our Ecology Center on Sundays between 12 and 2 pm. Scroll down to see upcoming programs!


CREA’s Fall 2019 Newsletter

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Next Events

  • 2019 Mt. Ararat Student Researchers – Projects on the Cathance River Nature Preserve

    Throughout the fall of 2019, Honors Biology students from Glenn Evans’s class at Mt Ararat High School made weekly visits to the Preserve to conduct research on a range of topics. Working in small groups, they chose research questions and collected scientific data. In November and December, students analyzed their data and organized their findings

    January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Connecting to the Natural World with Nordic Skis and a Passport

    Tyler DeAngelis, a Maine native, Bowdoin alum (’15), and CREA Board Member discusses how Nordic ski racing allowed him to explore his own backyard in Maine and the natural world abroad while ski racing across Europe and Asia. In addition to talking about nordic skiing, competitive racing, and travel in the context of nature, Tyler

    February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm