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Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Hidden Valley Nature Center | Jefferson | Maine | United States

Explore the wonders of nature under the light of the full moon at Hidden Valley Nature Center. Let your eyes adjust to the ambient light, enjoy the shadows and the sounds of coyotes, owls, and the trees blowing in the wind. We’ll end the evening with a hot drink and camaraderie at one of the heated cabins. Meet at the gate promptly for a 2.5 mile trek to the pond for the full moon rising. Please no dogs. If you are borrowing our snowshoes, please make arrangements and arrive early for a fitting.


Map & Compass: Staying Found @ Unity, Maine
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Map & Compass: Staying Found @ Unity, Maine | Unity | Maine | United States

Stay found! Join us for a day of fun and exploration with map & compass. We will begin our day looking at maps and learning their language. From there we move onto the use of compass and then techniques for using them together. If you spend time in the backcountry it is important that you gain this basic skill. The Maine woods are thick and can be featureless. Learning to trust your knowledge and your compass will open up a world of exploration. You will gain the skills to go into more remote locations with self-confidence!


Adventures in Art: Hiking and Printmaking with Ben Potter @ West Quoddy Station
May 18 – May 20 all-day
Adventures in Art: Hiking and Printmaking with Ben Potter @ West Quoddy Station |  |  |

Let us take you on a creative journey to Downeast Maine. Experience the majestic sea cliffs and coastal trails of the most easterly point in the United States. North Star Adventures in Art is a unique program that provides an opportunity to practice your chosen medium in the natural world. Programs will use the natural world to inspire, tinder and inform your creative energy. Through adventure you will be asked to work outside your comfort zone and transform that learning /energy into art. Working with professional artists gives you the opportunity to gain skill and insight into your chosen medium. Programs are designed for both beginners and experienced artists.

We will explore the cyanotype process. We will investigate the photographic and painterly aspects of this medium. We will use objects collected in the field, hand-made drawings for overlay, and delve into an archive of antique glass-plate negatives that reflect local Maine life circa 1900. This process involves experimentation, discovery and some beautiful results.