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E.A.r.t.H. (Ecology for Advanced Homeschoolers)
June 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$40 – $65
For homeschool youth ages nine and up with a serious interest in natural history. Regular homework is assigned. Classes held the last Tuesday of each month (except December and June) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Application available for limited spaces at DamariscottaRiver.org. Fee: non-members $65/student for three month session; members at “Mussel “ level $40/student for three month session. Registration and prepayment due before new session begins: 9/28, 12/31 and 3/31)
September 29 – “Get to Know You” Hike: Meet at Dodge Point Preserve.
October 27 – Fibonacci Numbers in Nature: Apply math skills to study patterns in nature.
November 24 – Nature Journaling: Use nature journaling to hone observation skills – guest artist.
December 8 – Winter Tree Identification: Hike to identify trees and other plants in the winter.
January 26 – Nature in Winter Hike: Hike the NORGAL preserve and focus on animal tracks.
February 23 – Scientific Method: Develop a hypothesis and conduct an experiment.
March 29 – Phenology: Study how timing impacts nature with a focus on tree budding.
April 26 – Birds: Dissect a bird and go birdwatching to observe behaviors in the wild.
May 31 – Horseshoe Crabs and Saltmarshes: Explore a saltmarsh and learn about horseshoe crabs.
June 7 – Island Ecology: Visit an island and discover some special aspects of life on an island.