co-sponsored by Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Blue Hill Public Library!
All ages are invited to participate in a Winter Hiking Challenge featuring Blue Hill Heritage Trust trails across the Blue Hill Peninsula. Starting on Monday, February 1st, there will be a featured animal/plant posted at eight designated trails and a mystery letter for participants to collect. Hikers will learn about winter ecology from the perspective of many different species including porcupines, gulls, frogs, and more!
The challenge ends on Saturday, March 20, the first day of spring! Once you have completed all eight trails and assembled the letters to form the mystery word, send an email with a photo of the completed card to enter a drawing for a prize. All kids will receive a prize for completing the hiking challenge and there will be a a prize drawing for adults!
This program is co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Library and Blue Hill Heritage Trust. For more information, email Landere at firstname.lastname@example.org. or Claire at email@example.com.
To learn more about Life In Winter checkout books from the BHPL:
Reading List prepared by Claire Malina, Youth Services Librarian
Learning with Nature FOR KIDS! Theme of the Month: Seashore
Learning with Nature FOR KIDS! Theme of the Month: Seashore
January 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Island Heritage Trust will continue to offer zoom sessions for remote learners and homeschoolers, but in 2021 they will be specifically for kids! We will share fun science lessons as well as nature crafts on different monthly themes. Ages 4-13 are welcome to log on and participate in an interactive session. Registration is required. Use the link below to sign up! https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZcucuuspjspE9FlJqe9RIUVc9U2c... Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Jan 21st 4pm – Story of Place: Blue Hill Mountain: Behind every special property or trail, there is a story and cast of characters. Join BHHT's former board presidents Ellen Werner and Ellen Best to hear their story of the Trust's efforts to conserve one of the most special places on the peninsula. Also joining the conversation will be Merrie Eley, BHHT's trail steward for Blue Hill Mountain, to share her stories of the mountain and what it means to our community today. This will be a live conversation with questions from the audience. Registration
his is a virtual Whalemobile experience. Cynde McInnis from The Whalemobile will do an initial presentation about whales, and then students will see the whale inflate and go inside. Topics covered are baleen and teeth, communication, individual identification, and the importance of whales. There will also be feeding video footage and a conversation about whale poop and how it is good for the ecosystem!
5-12 year olds are invited to join us for a session from 11am-12pm, Friday Jan 22nd.
Please call BHHT office to preregister for this free program! Space is limited. 374-5118.
After you register you will be sent a zoom link(s) to attend the program.
Blue Hill Heritage Trust is excited to announce this new program series for 2021! Offering monthly 2 hour hands-on workshops* to learn stewardship skills relevant to your backyard and beyond, you can register for one or for them all though space will be limited. We have an incredible cast of workshop leaders who will share their knowledge and help us all become better caretakers of the place we call home.
*While the COVID spike continues in Maine the workshops will be a combination of video recording and zoom Q and A. As soon as we can we will return to the original workshop format of outdoors and hands-on!
JANUARY: “Backyard Forest Management” with Sandy Walczyk, Blue Hill Heritage Trust After watching the January “Backyard Forest Management” video (found on the BHHT website under events) join Sandy and BHHT to ask your questions about trees in your own backyard, ideas for how you might learn about, manage and enjoy them. Sandy can also answer questions about winter tree identification, measuring tree diameters and heights, forest ecology and development, fire wood harvest, and other forest products. In a nutshell, any questions you might have about your forest! Register for the Q and A Session: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZclf... Check our events page for more information about this series! https://bluehillheritagetrust.org/a-stewards-almanac-a.../
Kids are invited to check out Wild Sun Catchers online on Wednesday, January 27 at 2:00 PM on the library's YouTube Page at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHOkBmgd4J3vCAJ_Z6bl8w Join Landere Naisbitt from Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Claire Malina from the Blue Hill Public Library for an online workshop on balsam fir. Come learn how to identify these trees and their ecology. This month, there will be two fun projects demonstrated in the video. One will be making sachets with balsam. The second project will be decorating wood cookies that participants can make into ornaments or necklaces. There will also be a fun song to help identify trees! This month, register with our interactive calendar to reserve a kit with the materials needed for the project demonstrated in the video. Kits are free and will be available at the library starting Tues. Jan. 26 but registration is required for each participant and can be completed by calling the library at 374-5515 or using the online calendar: https://bhpl.libcal.com/event/7430403 Wild Sun Catchers is a monthly program for kids and families that celebrates the wild plants of the Blue Hill Peninsula, with focus on a different plant each month. This program is free and is co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Library and Blue Hill Heritage Trust. For more information, email Claire at email@example.com.
Curious about what lives in the waters offshore of the Gulf of Maine? Join Julie Taylor, lead naturalist with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, for an adventure out into the open ocean in search of whales, sharks, seabirds and other marine life. We will learn about the life history of all that we see. There is so much life along and just beyond the Maine coast! Don't miss the boat! Julie Taylor has worked as a naturalist and guide with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch for 12 years. She studied marine science and education at the College of the Atlantic and has worked for organizations such as Allied Whale, Blue Ocean Society and EcoHealth Alliance conducting research and educating the public about whales and other marine life in the Gulf of Maine and beyond. This is the 31st in our webinar Series cohosted by BHHT and Island Heritage Trust, featuring local naturalists, professionals from environmentally focused organizations, and outdoor learning experts to share their knowledge, virtually, during a time when we can’t all be out in the field together. The webinars take place LIVE on Thursdays from 4-5pm! We will record the webinar so that if you wish to view but can’t participate at that time, the presentation will be available to you on our websites and social media. Click the link below to REGISTER for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN__pjmNvlkSPqetkoasOHoHQ Email questions to Landere : firstname.lastname@example.org