Immersion Education Programs

Wabanaki Living Skills and Culture

waban Offered every October to area school groups. This program teaches Wabanaki material culture through hands-on experiences such as building wigwams, smoking meat, making cedar twine and etching birch bark. Taught in collaboration with Native American Educators. Please contact Coastal Rivers for more information or to join the mailing list.

“I did not know but now I see, this kind of learning is essential to understanding Wabanaki culture.”Kayla Wright, South Bristol Elementary School

Damariscotta Estuarine Education Program (DEEP)

camp_horseshoeEngaging local science classes in late elementary and middle school in hands-on original exploration of the Damariscotta River Estuary. Students work with mentor scientists to design small-scale field studies to test their own hypotheses.

Additional Immersion Education Science Programs

schoolWe offer many programs for groups including schools, preschools, clubs, and assisted living facilities. Programs will be tailored to meet the needs of the group. Programs and hikes can be arranged at any of the Coastal Rivers properties and for the River~Link trail.

Programs may be scheduled as a single unit or as a series in any season of the year. They may be held at a Coastal Rivers site or any other location, including at a school. A full list of possible classes is available here: Immersion Science Programs

Preschool groups can come to any of the Coastal Rivers preserves and hire a naturalist to do an age-appropriate, hands-on nature program. A naturalist can also come to you at your preschool site! A complete listing of programs available to preschool groups is available here: DRA Preschool Program List

Booking a Natural History Program for your Group: Contact the Education Director to plan programs.