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Events

August 4, 2020
  • Scientific Illustration with Miriam Talalay PART 4


    August 4, 2020  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    The Open Air Arts Initiative (OAAI), a collaboration of Blue Hill Heritage Trust (BHHT), Cynthia Winings Gallery, and The SEED Barn is excited to announce a Scientific Illustration series of video classes with artist Miriam Talalay. There will be four online video classes between July 14th and August 4th, premiering on BHHT’s youtube channel Tuesdays at 10am. Classes are free and open to all ages and abilities! Miriam is an incredible artist, and OAAI is excited to have her join them this summer as their Outreach and Educational Arts Intern! Her first video is filmed on the BHHT “Talalay Nature Sanctuary” trail in Surry, a property that Miriam’s Grandparents Paul and Pamela Talalay donated to the Trust in 2007. BHHT is grateful to the Talalay family for all they do to help protect and inspire love for the natural world on the Blue Hill Peninsul

    All participants who share photos of their artwork will be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the series and three lucky individuals will be chosen for a robust basket of art supplies and BHHT swag, generously sponsored by the Talalay family.  If you have questions about this nature art series or want to share photos of your art with us, please email [email protected] or call BHHT at (207)374-5118.

    Schedule and class topics below:

    Class/video 1: Tutorial on observing the natural world and seeing patterns, light, colors, and textures of local flora and fauna.

    Premieres: July 14th, 10am

    Access the link HERE:
    https://youtu.be/kgMt2cp7We0

     

    Class/video 2: A tutorial on drawing native Maine amphibians, focusing on texture and shape.

    Premieres: July 21st, 10am

    Access the link HERE:

    https://youtu.be/pDzOCnRe44A

    Plus a BONUS Coloring Page.pdf

     

    Class/video 3: A tutorial on drawing Maine native birds including the wood duck. Focus on light and color.

    Premieres: July 28th, 10am

    https://youtu.be/0w-1z6vwApU

    Plus a BONUS Coloring Page!

     

    Video links coming soon for class 4!

    Class/video 4: A tutorial on drawing moose and deer with a focus on motion and anatomy.

    Premieres: August 4th, 10am

  • Online Nature Group


    August 4, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    online

    We are offering an Online Forum in which you can join us, via zoom, to share your seasonal outdoor observations and experiences! This might include: nature noticings, games, outdoor cooking projects, stories, backyard nature activities, places to hike, etc. that you and your family are enjoying. This will be in place of a face-to-face program for now and in response to covid 19. Our virtual gatherings will take place one morning a week and provide time to reflect and share the experiences we have had with the natural world during the week before. We will offer ideas for locations to visit to observe seasonal happenings or partake in fun activities. There will be space for the group to co-evolve as well and take its own direction as we get to know each other and our interests. The hope is that this program will help us get outside more often to connect with the Land, and also help us create a space to be with each other in community during a difficult time.

    Program Leader Bios:

    Landere Naisbitt: is the Outreach Coordinator for BHHT. She grew up on the Blue Hill peninsula playing and learning outdoors for most of her childhood. She went on to pursue a  bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Environmental Science.  Now she is happy to share her passion and love for the natural world with the community she has called home for more than 20 years. Plants and poetry are two of her favorite things!

    Sherene Cauley:  is the founder of The Nurtured Life, an organization devoted to fostering collective wellness through connection. She holds a Master’s degree in Health and Wellness Coaching, with specialization in integrative health practices. Through The Nurtured Life programs, Sherene has over 15 years of experience supporting children and families in holistic and nature based education.  She believes observation and participation with the natural world provides children with a foundation for lifelong curiosity, reverence, and stewardship for themselves, each other, Nature, and Life. 

    Sherene currently lives in Orland with her family. They enjoy exploring the peninsula and getting to know all the wild friends who make this place home. 

     

    Location: Virtual: a new zoom meeting link will be sent out every week

    Day of week: Tuesdays (begins June 16th)

    Time: 11am-12pm

    To sign up for this FREE online program, please contact Landere [email protected].

    Thank you!

August 5, 2020
  • Tips for Building an Inclusive Diverse Bookshelf


    August 5, 2020  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    August 5th: Breaking Down the Monolith: Tips for Building an Inclusive Diverse Bookshelf – The library and Blue Hill Heritage Trust will co-sponsor an online presentation by educator and consultant Corrie Locke-Hardy, co-founder of “The Tiny Activist,” about diversity in children’s literature, on Wednesday, August 5 at 2:00 pm, via Zoom. Corrie Locke-Hardy to read some picture books at the start of the event, and then talk about the importance of having a diverse bookshelf. Adults and kids of all ages are welcome to listen to the stories, after which Corrie will discuss publishing industry statistics and how we can choose quality texts. Afterward, there will be time for Q&A with participants and Corrie provide some resources for further investigation.
    Corrie Locke-Hardy (she/they; Massachusett/Nipmuc land) is a former classroom teacher and an alum of Umass Boston and Simmons University, where she got a Master’s in Gender and Cultural Studies. Corrie is the content creator for a website she and her spouse Lee started in 2018 called The Tiny Activist, which reviews children’s books and has an emphasis on social justice education and BIPOC narratives. They also host a podcast called Picture Bookstagang which takes a deep dive into the world of literacy, books, and publishing.

    Registration

August 6, 2020
  • Friends from the Field Webinar: A Naturalist Makes the Best of Covid Times Via Facebook – Grace will talk about her Facebook daily nature posts, what the project is, and how it got started. Grace M. Bartlett is a Maine Master Naturalist, who lives in Bangor, Maine with her family. She enjoys exploring forest trails, meadows, rivers banks, or by the ocean. Grace serves on the Bangor Land Trust Board of Directors, Chairs their Program Committee, is a bog guide at Orono Bog Boardwalk, a volunteer naturalist at the AMC Huts in the NH White Mountains, and a trail of scenes guide at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Registration


    August 6, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

     August 6th: A Naturalist Makes the Best of Covid Times Via Facebook – 

    Grace will talk about her Facebook daily nature posts, what the project is, and how it got started.
    Grace M. Bartlett is a Maine Master Naturalist, who lives in Bangor, Maine with her family. She enjoys exploring forest trails, meadows, rivers banks, or by the ocean. Grace serves on the Bangor Land Trust Board of Directors, Chairs their Program Committee, is a bog guide at Orono Bog Boardwalk, a volunteer naturalist at the AMC Huts in the NH White Mountains, and a trail of scenes guide at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge.
    Registration

August 11, 2020
  • Online Nature Group


    August 11, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    online

    We are offering an Online Forum in which you can join us, via zoom, to share your seasonal outdoor observations and experiences! This might include: nature noticings, games, outdoor cooking projects, stories, backyard nature activities, places to hike, etc. that you and your family are enjoying. This will be in place of a face-to-face program for now and in response to covid 19. Our virtual gatherings will take place one morning a week and provide time to reflect and share the experiences we have had with the natural world during the week before. We will offer ideas for locations to visit to observe seasonal happenings or partake in fun activities. There will be space for the group to co-evolve as well and take its own direction as we get to know each other and our interests. The hope is that this program will help us get outside more often to connect with the Land, and also help us create a space to be with each other in community during a difficult time.

    Program Leader Bios:

    Landere Naisbitt: is the Outreach Coordinator for BHHT. She grew up on the Blue Hill peninsula playing and learning outdoors for most of her childhood. She went on to pursue a  bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Environmental Science.  Now she is happy to share her passion and love for the natural world with the community she has called home for more than 20 years. Plants and poetry are two of her favorite things!

    Sherene Cauley:  is the founder of The Nurtured Life, an organization devoted to fostering collective wellness through connection. She holds a Master’s degree in Health and Wellness Coaching, with specialization in integrative health practices. Through The Nurtured Life programs, Sherene has over 15 years of experience supporting children and families in holistic and nature based education.  She believes observation and participation with the natural world provides children with a foundation for lifelong curiosity, reverence, and stewardship for themselves, each other, Nature, and Life. 

    Sherene currently lives in Orland with her family. They enjoy exploring the peninsula and getting to know all the wild friends who make this place home. 

     

    Location: Virtual: a new zoom meeting link will be sent out every week

    Day of week: Tuesdays (begins June 16th)

    Time: 11am-12pm

    To sign up for this FREE online program, please contact Landere [email protected].

    Thank you!

August 18, 2020
  • Online Nature Group


    August 18, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    online

    We are offering an Online Forum in which you can join us, via zoom, to share your seasonal outdoor observations and experiences! This might include: nature noticings, games, outdoor cooking projects, stories, backyard nature activities, places to hike, etc. that you and your family are enjoying. This will be in place of a face-to-face program for now and in response to covid 19. Our virtual gatherings will take place one morning a week and provide time to reflect and share the experiences we have had with the natural world during the week before. We will offer ideas for locations to visit to observe seasonal happenings or partake in fun activities. There will be space for the group to co-evolve as well and take its own direction as we get to know each other and our interests. The hope is that this program will help us get outside more often to connect with the Land, and also help us create a space to be with each other in community during a difficult time.

    Program Leader Bios:

    Landere Naisbitt: is the Outreach Coordinator for BHHT. She grew up on the Blue Hill peninsula playing and learning outdoors for most of her childhood. She went on to pursue a  bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Environmental Science.  Now she is happy to share her passion and love for the natural world with the community she has called home for more than 20 years. Plants and poetry are two of her favorite things!

    Sherene Cauley:  is the founder of The Nurtured Life, an organization devoted to fostering collective wellness through connection. She holds a Master’s degree in Health and Wellness Coaching, with specialization in integrative health practices. Through The Nurtured Life programs, Sherene has over 15 years of experience supporting children and families in holistic and nature based education.  She believes observation and participation with the natural world provides children with a foundation for lifelong curiosity, reverence, and stewardship for themselves, each other, Nature, and Life. 

    Sherene currently lives in Orland with her family. They enjoy exploring the peninsula and getting to know all the wild friends who make this place home. 

     

    Location: Virtual: a new zoom meeting link will be sent out every week

    Day of week: Tuesdays (begins June 16th)

    Time: 11am-12pm

    To sign up for this FREE online program, please contact Landere [email protected].

    Thank you!

August 25, 2020
  • Online Nature Group


    August 25, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    online

    We are offering an Online Forum in which you can join us, via zoom, to share your seasonal outdoor observations and experiences! This might include: nature noticings, games, outdoor cooking projects, stories, backyard nature activities, places to hike, etc. that you and your family are enjoying. This will be in place of a face-to-face program for now and in response to covid 19. Our virtual gatherings will take place one morning a week and provide time to reflect and share the experiences we have had with the natural world during the week before. We will offer ideas for locations to visit to observe seasonal happenings or partake in fun activities. There will be space for the group to co-evolve as well and take its own direction as we get to know each other and our interests. The hope is that this program will help us get outside more often to connect with the Land, and also help us create a space to be with each other in community during a difficult time.

    Program Leader Bios:

    Landere Naisbitt: is the Outreach Coordinator for BHHT. She grew up on the Blue Hill peninsula playing and learning outdoors for most of her childhood. She went on to pursue a  bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Environmental Science.  Now she is happy to share her passion and love for the natural world with the community she has called home for more than 20 years. Plants and poetry are two of her favorite things!

    Sherene Cauley:  is the founder of The Nurtured Life, an organization devoted to fostering collective wellness through connection. She holds a Master’s degree in Health and Wellness Coaching, with specialization in integrative health practices. Through The Nurtured Life programs, Sherene has over 15 years of experience supporting children and families in holistic and nature based education.  She believes observation and participation with the natural world provides children with a foundation for lifelong curiosity, reverence, and stewardship for themselves, each other, Nature, and Life. 

    Sherene currently lives in Orland with her family. They enjoy exploring the peninsula and getting to know all the wild friends who make this place home. 

     

    Location: Virtual: a new zoom meeting link will be sent out every week

    Day of week: Tuesdays (begins June 16th)

    Time: 11am-12pm

    To sign up for this FREE online program, please contact Landere [email protected].

    Thank you!

August 27, 2020
  • Friends from the Field webinar: Nightlife: How Animals Adapt their Senses for Success in the Dark –


    August 27, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    online

    August 27th: Nightlife: How Animals Adapt their Senses for Success in the Dark –

    More than half the animals that live on this planet are nocturnal and have adapted their senses to succeed living in a world with limited vision. This presentation will look at some of those remarkable adaptations. It will also consider how we can explore our senses of taste, touch, hearing and smell and prepare ourselves to better appreciate them in both the day and the night world. Spoiler: night sounds will be played! Karen O. Zimmermann is a Maine Master Naturalist and author of “Nightwalk, Using All Your Senses To Explore the Natural World.”
    Registration


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  • Scientific Illustration with Miriam Talalay PART 4
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  • Tips for Building an Inclusive Diverse Bookshelf
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  • Friends from the Field Webinar: A Naturalist Makes the Best of Covid Times Via Facebook – Grace will talk about her Facebook daily nature posts, what the project is, and how it got started. Grace M. Bartlett is a Maine Master Naturalist, who lives in Bangor, Maine with her family. She enjoys exploring forest trails, meadows, rivers banks, or by the ocean. Grace serves on the Bangor Land Trust Board of Directors, Chairs their Program Committee, is a bog guide at Orono Bog Boardwalk, a volunteer naturalist at the AMC Huts in the NH White Mountains, and a trail of scenes guide at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. Registration
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