Public Programswells national estuarine research reserve
Public programs are a high priority at the Wells Reserve. We are pleased to offer a diverse slate of inexpensive activities throughout the year.
Celebrations and festivals to bring people together. Fees vary.
- Art Exhibit: Robin Swennes Sep 18 – Sep 28
- Punkinfiddle Family Festival and National Estuaries Day Celebration Sep 27
- DaPonte String Quartet "Sounds of Autumn" Oct 12
- Kennebunks Tour de Cure Jun 13
One-day and week-long camps that introduce ecology and the study of nature to kids ages 5 to 12. See listing for appropriate ages for each program. Financial assistance is available.
There are currently no upcoming Kid's Camps.
These programs are best for boys and girls who are 3 to 5 years old. Fees vary.
Easy walks that last 1½ or 2 hours. Free. Groups of 10 or more must make arrangements in advance.
There are currently no upcoming Guided Tours.
Seasonal sessions with a sharp focus. Fees vary.
- Kayaking on the Little River Estuary Sep 18
- Seed Saving Sep 18
- Nature Journaling Workshop Sep 20
- Kayaking on the Little River Estuary Sep 23
- Branch Brook Fish Ladder Monitoring Sep 24
View more Special Programs on our full calendar
Coastal Training Program
Putting science to work for people whose decisions impact coastal environments. Fees vary.
- Bridging the Gulfs Sep 22 – Sep 23
- Green Infrastructure: Planning for Resilience Oct 1
- Communicating about Climate Impacts and Engaging Stakeholders in Solutions Oct 28 – Oct 29
Lunch 'n' Learns
Informal noon-time brown bags. Suggested $2 donation includes admission. Bring your lunch.
Diverse offerings in Mather Auditorium. Suggested $5 donation includes site admission.
Informative sessions prepare you to teach school groups, lead public programs, join monitoring efforts, or patrol trails. Free.
- No smoking.
- No pets.
- Groups of 10 or more must make arrangements in advance.