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Budding Naturalist: Mosses & Lichens (Ages 10-14)

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Does your child love nature and want to expand their identification skills? In this special COVID-adapted program geared toward older students ages 10-14, participants can join our experts for weekly small group, outdoor sessions. Though programming will take place outdoors, participants are required to wear a face covering at all times.

Though small, the impact of mosses and lichens on the forest ecosystem is big. From helping to filter water to making new soil and providing nutrients to nearby plants, there is more to these amazing organisms than meets the eye. During this session with the help of Master Naturalist Anna Hunt, participants will gain a better understanding of mosses and lichens, learning to identify common specimens in the Maine woods. Registration for this school year program includes Gardens admission for one child and one adult, which is made possible by grant funding.

Please note: In an effort to keep the group size small, this is a drop-off program. If your child would be more comfortable with you nearby, please contact Erika Huber at ehuber@mainegardens.org before the session to discuss options. If this session is full, please call 207-633-8000 to be added to our waiting list.

Anna Hunt recently joined CMBG after 17 years as an educator and administrator at Chewonki in Wiscasset. A Maine Master Naturalist, she piloted a Jr. Maine Naturalist program at Chewonki Elementary Middle School and loves getting outside with kids. Get those magnifying glasses ready—she’s going to help you take a much closer look at what’s growing in the forest.



May 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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