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  • 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



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