Upcoming Programs at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Bones, Baleen & Whale Ecology Family Program
On Saturday, March 7th, the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center brings a hands-on program about whale ecology from College of the Atlantic. People of all ages will enjoy learning about Maine whales while they assemble the skeleton of a juvenile minke whale and examine baleen, krill and other marine mammal artifacts. This program is free thanks to the support from Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands (FOMSI).

There will be two programs on March 7th, one at 11 a.m. and another at 1:00 p.m. Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, call 594-0600, extension 5 or email [email protected] Leave your name, phone number, number of children and adults participating and which session you are attending. Please plan to arrive fifteen minutes before start time. We will take “walk-ins” at quarter to the hour if space is available.

Throughout the winter:   Artist Creates Mural

Wildlife artist and illustrator, Mark McCollough returns to the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center throughout this winter to complete a mural as part of the Patti Reilly Memorial wall display. The mural, on the upper half of the wall, showing an island with nesting seabirds, will complement the clay tiles on the bottom half of the wall that depict the underwater life surrounding the island. Tile work was done by Kim Walker of Franklin.  Check out the wall throughout the winter to see the progress!

Art Gallery at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Open Come welcome our new artists for the winter exhibition.  Come see the exhibit and then continue downtown to visit other art galleries that are also members of AIR.

Monday - Friday 8:30 to 4:30, stop by the gallery to see our current installations. The current art show runs from November 2014 through April 2015.

Would you like to know what programs are coming up?  Send an email request to [email protected]    (unless specified, programming is free of charge, although donations are appreciated to support the work of FOMSI)