play in the dirt, check things out under a microscope with Friends of Sears Island

Down to Earth children’s program: Fun with dirt, worms, seeds, and more

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BELFAST — To celebrate the start of spring, Friends of Sears Island will be hosting an after-school science program for kids ages 6 - 12 about how seeds germinate and grow, and how gardeners can prepare soil for optimal growth conditions.

The program will be led by Jenni Judkins, Monday, March 23, from 4 - 5:30 p.m., at the Belfast Free Library.

Judkins will guide children through a variety of stations where they can make seed bombs from clay and seeds, learn about composting with worms, combine different types of soil to make an ideal potting mix, learn about using seaweed as fertilizer, and plant some seeds to take home. Kids will also learn about different seed shapes and adaptations for distribution and the amazing potential they contain.

“Come play in the dirt, check things out under a microscope, and sow some seeds with us!” said Friends, in a news release.

This free program is for kids ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. Advance registration is required. To sign-up, visit

This event is part of Friends of Sears Island’s “Science Squad,” an after-school program engaging children as scientists, explorers, and stewards of their environment. Jenni Judkins is the Natural Literacy Coordinator for the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition.

This event will take place in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library.

For more information, visit, or call 207-975-3878.

Event Date: 

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Event Location: 

Belfast Free Library


Belfast Free Library
Belfast  Maine
United States