A summer staple in Grand Lake Stream! These free, 3-hour programs are for children ages 6-16. Children’s programs meet weekly on Wednesday mornings across the summer from 9 am to noon, and focus on a different environmental topic each week. Please check the DLLT website, posters around town, or DLLT social media regularly to confirm activities and meeting places.
Please follow all recommended CDC guidelines for DLLT programs and events this summer, including social distancing, wearing masks, and staying home if you feel sick. Thank you!
July 7 – Discovering the Forest Hike — *Meet at the Grand Lake Stream Dam* Students will hike the Little Mayberry Cove Trail, learning to identify trees, plants, animals, and how to read the signs of the forested landscape. In addition, students will practice safe behavior in a wilderness setting and learn the physical, social, and emotional benefits of hiking.
July 14 – Nature Art and Journaling — *Meet at the Grand Lake Stream Dam* Students create their own nature journal using various activities and techniques to explore and record the natural world. Upon journal completion, students will be prompted with different writing exercises that place emphasis on technique, structure, detail, and style in an outdoor setting. Students design and develop a temporary land art installation. In the spirit of artists like Andy Goldsworthy, students will explore the world of natural art forms and use tools and materials only found outdoors.
July 21 – Meet the Flintstones — *Meet at the Musquash Esker Trail* Students will learn about fossils and geologic time in relation to biology. This is perfect for those kids into paleontology.
July 28 – Field Day — *Meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building* Students get stronger as a group as they are guided through a series of team building activities.
August 4 – Pontoon Boat Rides (AM & PM) — *Meet at the Grand Lake Stream Dam* 1/2-day boat rides around West Grand Lake! ***Parent/guardians must pre-register by July 28th, and only one child per time slot*** Email Kendall O’Connell or call (207) 796-2100 to register.
August 11 – Cartography — *Meet at Little Falls* Students will learn the basics of map making through creative design process. Included are example maps and prompts that tie into the lesson plan.