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February 2020

Connecting to the Natural World with Nordic Skis and a Passport

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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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 will also discuss what he learned from other cultures' relationships with the environment. This talk will include pictures, videos, and stories from Tyler's racing and…

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March 2020

Turtles of Maine

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Turtles have fascinated people for millennia and occupy a special place across many of the world’s cultures. They also occupy special places in their respective ecosystems and are considered to be the among the most threatened group of vertebrates globally. Maine is home to 7 species of freshwater turtles, from the small and secretive spotted turtle to the unmistakable and ornery common snapping turtle. We will hear from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's lead biologist on reptiles…

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April 2020

April Vacation Camp @ CREA! (Grades 2 – 5)

April 21 - April 24
CREA Ecology Center, 28 Rensenbrink Way, Highland Green, Topsham ME 04086 United States + Google Map

MONDAY - THURSDAY | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Grades 2 – 5 Drop Off: 8:30am - 9:00am | Pick Up: 3:45pm - 4:00pm Every day at CREA campers will explore the Cathance River Nature Preserve under the supervision of our experienced and engaging camp staff. Campers will have tons of fun developing new skills, building friendships and exploring new interests in our safe and supportive nature-based program! Why pick CREA Camp for your child this Spring? They will: Experience the…

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Nature Trivia Night at Flight Deck Brewing

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flight Deck Brewing Company, 11 Atlantic Avenue
Brunswick, 04011 United States
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Join us for an evening of nature-themed trivia on Earth Day! What could be better than enjoying a cold craft brew as we challenge your knowledge of nature in celebration of Earth Day? Come with friends, compete solo if you're feeling 'naturally' brilliant, or create a team on the spot and make new friends! Proceeds to benefit CREA, so exercise your brain and do good at the same time. More details to follow.

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Dosha Dance & Sound Healing in Nature

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
CREA Ecology Center, 28 Rensenbrink Way, Highland Green, Topsham ME 04086 United States + Google Map

Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine dating back more than 5,000 years, discovered what’s best for your body type long before modern science. Much more than a form of medicine to treat illness, it’s a philosophy that addresses every aspect of our lives — body, mind, and spirit.  In Ayurveda, Dosha translates to “that which easily goes out of balance”. The science of Ayurveda is based on body types or doshas. It considers how to balance the energy of the doshas for…

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Seabirds to Pollinators: Research and Art at Bowdoin’s Scientific Station on Kent Island

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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The scientific station on Kent Island (New Brunswick, Canada) was founded by Bowdoin College in 1936. Since then Kent Island has been an active research station involving students and faculty from US and Canadian institutions working on eiders, marine ecology, Leach’s storm-petrels, savannah sparrows, forest ecology, tree swallows, and pollinators.   The BSS Kent Island Director and Bowdoin Biology Professor, Patricia Jones, will tell the remarkable story of the history of the station and discoveries made by researchers on Kent…

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May 2020

Protecting Maine’s Environment in 2020 and Beyond: Progress and Challenges

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Join us for a presentation about significant progress for Maine’s environment that has occurred in the past two legislative sessions and challenges ahead at the state and federal levels. Pete Didisheim, Advocacy Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will provide an up-to-date, insider’s view of what’s been happening at the State House to promote clean energy, climate action, clean water, land conservation, and reductions in plastic pollution.  Didisheim is one of Maine’s top experts on environmental policy, with…

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June 2020

Leave No Trace – Outdoor Ethics

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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Have you gone hiking?  Been on a picnic?  Gone camping with your family?  Getting outside renews our spirits, connects us with nature, amazing beauty, and the many wonders of our natural world. Leave No Trace teaches us how to minimize our impact and protect the natural beauty of the outdoors while we enjoy it. Join Tom O'Brien, Leave No Trace Master Educator  for a hands-on workshop to learn more about what you can do to lessen your impact on the…

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