Connecting Our Community with the Wonders of Nature

Enrich Your Evenings with CREA Speakers

Since September, CREA has taken participants on journeys from Monhegan Island to climate research in the Himalayas, thanks to the generosity of volunteer speakers. Our speakers share their expertise because of their passion for their subject, and they have given us all the gift of distraction during this challenging time. All presentations were recorded and are available on the News page of our website. So if you want to learn about supporting loon populations, restoring free-flowing rivers, preventing bird losses and more, check out our news page! Look for posts about past speakers on our News page or click here to access links to recordings.

Wild Wonders

Since last September, CREA and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust have been collaborating to bring Wild Wonder kits to children in our community during the 20/21 school year. The kits, distributed through Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and local libraries, contain all the materials a child needs to enjoy nature-based activities on days away from school. Kits are free and many activities can be adapted for children ages 3-14. 

To enable more children to connect with nature through Wild Wonders, we’re posting kit activities on our website along with a list of needed supplies. Most Wild Wonders activities require just a few simple materials that can be easily found at home and in nature, and are appropriate for all ages. 

We have moved to launching these activities monthly. It’s a little too late for the Snow Science series, but March’s weather series is perfect for spring. Make a Spring Equinox Sundial and observe how the sun changes as spring advances. Make a Rain Gauge and track rainfall. Make a Weathervane and Anemometer to track what direction the wind comes from and how fast it’s blowing. To access these and other activities, go to CREA’s website and type Wild Wonders in the Search box on the home page or click here. You’ll find lots of activities to keep your family busy discovering what’s new with nature.