There's something for everyone!
The Environmental Education program is a fundamental part of our mission. The year-round calendar of outings, talks and events offers something for everyone. Guided walks on trails of particular interest; talks on topics from woodpeckers to liverworts; special events and gatherings for young and old. Be sure to add a few of our programs to your own calendar!
There is an increasing body of research identifying a variety of benefits from spending time in nature, especially when all senses are fully engaged. These range from blood pressure and stress levels to increased cognition and creativity. The goal of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs is to integrate nature and forest therapies into health care, education and management systems.
It’s hunting season and so our journey will take us to a woodland park where hunting is not allowed. Our friends from the Lakes Environmental Association and Loon Echo Land Trust will join us to host a walk through history as we point out key features in the park.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy.
The Maine Christmas Tree Hunt is a fun holiday scavenger hunt to find decorated trees in western Maine. We’ll search for the decorated tree along the Bill Sayles Loop at the Chip Stockford Reserve and may add a few of our own biodegradable ornaments along the way.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Join us as we ring in the New Year. Participants will warm up with a climb to the summit of Sabattus Mountain and toast Lovell with hot cocoa and a sweet treat while enjoying the view from Kezar Lake to the White Mountains. Snowshoes or microspikes required…
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate