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.
- "A Musical Tour through the Wells Reserve" with Prof. David Pihl Jul 31
- Portland Symphony Orchestra — Tune-Up Maine Chamber Concert Aug 17
- "Play of Water in Nature" with Masanobu Ikemiya Aug 27
- 27th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival Sep 6 – Sep 7
- Punkinfiddle Family Festival and National Estuaries Day Celebration Sep 27
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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.
- Summer Camp: Seashore Sleuths Jul 21 – Jul 25
- Summer Camp: Marine Mammals Jul 28
- Summer Camp: Scat Scavengers Jul 30
- Summer Camp: Marsh and Mudflat Mysteries Aug 1
- Summer Camp: Water Wonders Aug 4 – Aug 8
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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.
- Laudholm's Farming Past Jul 28
- Life Between the Tides Walk Aug 1
- Nature Walk Aug 4
- Reading the Landscape Aug 5
- Secrets of the Salt Marsh Walk Aug 8
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Seasonal sessions with a sharp focus. Fees vary.
- Art HOPE Creative Wellness Walks Jul 29
- Bird Banding Demonstration Jul 30
- Kayaking on the Little River Estuary Jul 30
- Center for Wildlife: Summertime Wildlife Adaptations Aug 5
- Bird Banding Demonstration Aug 6
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Coastal Training Program
Putting science to work for people whose decisions impact coastal environments. Fees vary.
There are currently no upcoming Coastal Training Program.
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.
There are currently no upcoming Volunteer Training.
- No smoking.
- No pets.
- Groups of 10 or more must make arrangements in advance.