Children in the Downeast Lakes region were treated to a summer filled with free programs offered by the Downeast Lakes Land Trust. Meeting at the Grand Lake Stream School Building every Tuesday and Thursday morning, there was no shortage of exciting lessons and excursions to be enjoyed.
For younger children, “Explorations and Adventures” captured youthful energy and imagination with birding, hiking, and stream exploration. Highlights of the program were visits from local artist Rebekah Raye to teach watercolor painting and from Abbe Museum Educator George Neptune, who enthralled both kids and adults with Passamaquoddy stories, songs, and dances.
“Serious Skills for Boys and Girls” programs led many valuable lessons for older kids such as fly tying, whittling, kayaking, and cooking a shore lunch. Students even honed their orienteering skills and were tested by the Downeast Lakes Geocache Challenge. Community service was also a focus, as boys and girls helped DLLT staff reroute a section of the Wabassus Mountain trail.
“These programs offer unique and exciting lessons in the Grand Lake Stream area and we are thrilled to develop new programs every summer,” said Colin Brown, Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s Education and Outreach Manager.
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust regularly runs classes, hosts speakers, and leads outdoor adventures that highlight the natural and cultural history of the Maine woods and waters. Visit our website to discover what is happening this fall!