Wildlife track and sign exploration for youth on Sears Island
SEARS ISLAND - Join Friends of Sears Island for a Wildlife Track and Sign Exploration program for children on Wednesday, March 27 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This free program will be led by Caitlin Horigan on Sears Island. learn about what animals live in this ecosystem and their behaviors during this time of year. This program will likely involve some off-trail walking and standing, so please wear snowshoes or tall boots if you have them and dress for the weather!
This program is for kids ages 6 to 12 with an accompanying adult, and advance registration is required as space is limited. To sign-up, please visit https://friendsofsearsisland.org/registration-march-27-science-squad/. This event is part of Friends of Sears Island’s “Science Squad,” an after-school program involving children as scientists, explorers, and stewards of their environment.
Caitlin Horigan has been mentoring youth in a wide variety of settings and various countries for over 18 years. Currently, she is facilitating nature connection activities in public schools and after-school programs in mid-coast Maine. Her introduction to tracking, bird language, plant medicine, shelter building, scout skills and off grid living began when she worked for the Maine Primitive Skills School. Caitlin is a wilderness first responder and is pursuing a recreational Maine guide license.
Sears Island is located on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Registered participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the island gate by 4 p.m. No pets are permitted at public programs. In the event of inclement weather, program participants will be notified that the program is cancelled. For more information, visit www.friendsofsearsisland.org, facebook.com/friendsofsearsisland or call 207-975-3878.