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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 educate students, educators, and the public about the natural world and environmental stewardship.


We partner with Bowdoin College, local school administrators and teachers, and with the Topsham Public Library to present meaningful nature-based learning programs which you are welcome to attend.

CREA invites you to explore the Preserve and all of the programs and activities CREA offers. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see upcoming programs!

Our legacy could be your legacy.

Learn more here.

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CREA’s Fall 2019 Newsletter

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Next Events

  • Winter Wonderland StoryWalk® – “Over and Under the Snow”

    StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the

    December 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Full Moon Snowshoe

    Join CREA for a family friendly snowshoe under the glowing full moon! The tour is guided through gentle-sloping beginner terrain and all ages and ability levels are welcome to attend. We’ll look for animal tracks under the moon-lit sky while roaming the snowy open fairways of the Highland Green Golf Course . The tour will end

    January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm