Earth Day Celebration and Trail Dedication

Friday, April 19, 2019, 8:00am – 3:00pm Save to Calendar

Join us for games, music, crafts, and guided walks in celebration of beautiful planet Earth. Presented by the Wells Reserve and Southern Maine Planeteers.

Reservations

Not Required

Pricing

  • General Admission: Free
This event is handicap accessible
Planeteers of Southern Maine logo

The Wells Reserve and the Planeteers of Southern Maine are teaming up for this year's (early) Earth Day celebration. Science underlies many of the activities we have planned, and our question of the day will be "What Would Rachel Do?"

Who's Rachel? Here's a hint: She said—

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

Need another hint? Look here.

We are promoting zero waste at this event. Please help us with our goal of producing no trash!

Scheduled Morning Activities

8am: Bird Walk

Join York County Audubon on a search for both resident and migrating species. The walk will last about 2 hours.

9am: Beach Clean-up

Walk the half mile down to Laudholm Beach to help to pick up litter. Be an active Earth steward! This effort is expected to last about an hour.

Matt Loosigian performs for kids at the Wells Reserve

10am: Earth Jams Concert

Matt Loosigian creates a fun musical tribute to Mother Earth especially for young children. Matt leads an instant choir with sing-along folk classics and funny original tunes about the Earth. It's more than a concert: It's an experience!

11am: Nature Walk

Let our guide help you make spring discoveries along the reserve's trails. This walk will last about an hour.

Earth Fair

10am–1pm

You'll enjoy lots of Earthy crafts and games through the heart of the day. Get your face painted, plant a seed to grow at home, and play Earth-themed games. Local author Jean Flahive presents a storytelling hour, while musicians Scot Stinson and Tony Michaud will entertain with songs and tunes.

You can visit with more than two dozen organizations offering activities and information about wildlife, plants, marine debris, renewable energy, and a whole lot more. Plan to connect with:

  • Biodiversity Research Institute
  • Center for Wildlife
  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby
  • Earth Walkers
  • Eastern Trail Alliance
  • Education Foundation for the Kennebunks and Arundel
  • Green Thinking
  • Kennebunk Conservation Commission
  • Kennebunk Energy Efficiency Committee
  • Kennebunk Land Trust
  • Kennebunk Free Library
  • K/K/W Water District
  • League of Women Voters
  • Maine Beekeepers
  • Maine Conservation Alliance
  • Maine Sea Grant — Beach Profile Monitoring Program
  • Nacul Center for Ecological Architecture
  • Naturally Maine Skin Care
  • NOAA — Marine Debris Program
  • Off Mill Flower Farm
  • P.U.P. Bags
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
  • ReVision Energy
  • Sierra Club
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension
  • We Compost It
  • WindowDressers
  • York County Audubon

Don't Miss Out on the Food!

  • 1690 House Bakeshop & Cafe
  • Maine Burger Company

Scheduled Afternoon Activities

2pm: Webhannet Marsh Trail Dedication

After the Earth Fair, we will move the celebration about a mile and a half south to Harbor Park and a dedication ceremony for the Wells Reserve's newest trail. The Webhannet Marsh Trail is the reserve's first accessible trail, made possible through a partnership with the Town of Wells.



With Maine as a backdrop, author Jean Flahive's children's stories touch on committing acts of kindness in the natural world and learning traditional Native American ways of protecting our valued resources.
With Maine as a backdrop, author Jean Flahive's children's stories touch on committing acts of kindness in the natural world and learning traditional Native American ways of protecting our valued resources.


Scot Stinson has performed around southern Maine for 45 years. You can catch his loop artistry at Billy’s Chowder House in Wells.
Scot Stinson has performed around southern Maine for 45 years. You can catch his loop artistry at Billy’s Chowder House in Wells.
Tony Michaud, a music teacher in the Kennebunk schools, is the founder and lead singer/guitarist for Little Melodies, a children’s band that rocks varying music styles to children and families. He will perform a tribute to Rick Charette along with his own original music for kids.
Tony Michaud, a music teacher in the Kennebunk schools, is the founder and lead singer/guitarist for Little Melodies, a children’s band that rocks varying music styles to children and families. He will perform a tribute to Rick Charette along with his own original music for kids.

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