Summer Explorations

Explore the Kennebec Estuary this summer…get out, get dirty, and get curious!

Ready to register? Questions? Contact Becky Kolak at 442-8400.

Past Explorations!

Botany Walk with Willow Schwartz

When: Wednesday, July 10 @10am to 12pm

Where: Bonyun Preserve on Westport Island

Join a landscape gardener and native plant connoisseur on a walk through Bonyun Preserve on Westport Island. Enjoy the lovely coastal views and learn more about Maine’s native (and some non-native) plants. Meet at the preserve kiosk. Wear hiking shoes, long pants, and bug dope. Bring a small note pad and pencil for notes and a camera!

Geocaching along the Whiskeag Trail

When: Saturday, July 20 @9:30am to 11:30am

Where: Whiskeag Trail at the Bath YMCA

Brush up your skills or learn this delightful activity! Fun for the whole family, search the Whiskeag Trail for creative caches hidden by a local expert geocacher, Joan Janowski. Meet at the trail kiosk in the Bath YMCA parking lot. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing. Bring a GPS handheld unit (not a unit used exclusively for navigation in an automobile). There will be a very limited supply of GPS units to borrow- please indicate at registration if you need to borrow a unit.

Nature and Marine Sketching with David Wheeler

When: Saturday, August  10 @10am to 12pm

Where: Thorne Head Preserve in Bath

Art and nature go hand in hand! David, a practitioner of illustration-based marine education, will lead participants to observe and measure the forms and structures of species and biospheres. Intriguing! Adults and families with children over 6 years old welcome. Meet at the trail kiosk.

Clam Digging with Jon Hentz

When: Tuesday, August  13 @9:30am to 12pm

Where: Reid State Park in Georgetown

A favorite summer exploration, come traverse the softshell clam flats of Reid State Park with Georgetown’s Shellfish Warden and dig a clam or a dozen. This event is great for kids!


All season: Summertime Hikes at KELT preserves