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Education Programs

Kids on skisDowneast Lakes Land Trust offers educational programs that build knowledge, appreciation, and respect for the natural environment, local cultural heritage, and natural resources and their traditional uses in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest and surrounding areas.

Our public programs serve both adults and children.

Online Activities and Resources

You can access the PDF download for each activity by clicking on its name. Please contact the education and events coordinator at if you have any questions. If you are looking for COVID-19 resources please visit our COVID-19 information and resource page at

Flower Pressing Educational Activity

Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Hummingbird Feeder

Frog Craft

How To Make The Most Of Your Trail Camera

Casting Animal Tracks

Plant Your Own Wildflowers

How to make an Atl Atl

Children’s Programs

Explorations and Adventures is a free weekly ½ day program on Tuesday mornings across the summer, with natural history activities tailored for children aged 6-10 but with all ages welcome to participate.

Serious Skills for Boys and Girls is a free weekly ½ day program on Thursday mornings across the summer, with outdoor skills activities tailored for children aged 10-16.

Adult Programs

History & Heritage Series consists of year-round free or low cost workshops, presentations, and outdoor activities which focus on conserving and developing natural and cultural history knowledge of the region. All ages are welcome to participate.

Book Talks are offered in conjunction with the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society.  Often presented by the author, the free year-round program features books which highlight the region and/or local authors.  All ages are welcome to participate.

Private Programs

When visiting the Grand Lake Stream area, if busy schedules don’t align with our public program dates, we now have another educational option.  DLLT is pleased to be offering “Private Education Programs” in the Grand Lake Stream area for a donation to DLLT. Please contact Education and Events Coordinator Kendall O’Connell if you would like to schedule a program.

For details on upcoming programs, please check the events calendar, or subscribe to our news updates.

School Programs

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) offers programs for K-12 school groups designed to provide authentic hands-on learning experiences in the forests and waters of the Downeast Lakes region.

DLLT school programs are aligned with STEM and Common Core Curriculum standards so that they can easily be integrated into school schedules.  Many of these programs are based on the awarding-winning Project Learning Tree and Project Wild Curricula.

DLLT is willing and eager to design and develop programs that meet the specific needs and goals of schools and individual teachers. Contact DLLT to schedule a program either in your school or in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest.