National Wildlife Refuge Week

Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week (October 9-13) at the Visitor Center in Rockland

Monday, October 9, (two presentations at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.)

           Programs are full! Bones, Baleen & Whale Ecology  for all  Ages—College of the Atlantic’s Dorr Museum helps you assemble a skeleton of a juvenile minke whale~ an interactive program for all ages.  No more reservations are being accepted.   Sponsored by First National Bank.

 Tuesday, October 10 12 noon—1:10 p.m.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Aldo Leopold is known as the father of wildlife management and the author of A Sand County Almanac.  He was a founding member of The Wilderness Society.  This film traces his life and explains how his ideas continue to influence the environmental movement.

Wednesday, October 11    12 noon– 1:10 p.m.

Forever Wild: Celebrating America’s Wilderness          

This film, presented by Robert Redford, describes the development of the Wilderness Act and highlights the spectacular scenery of the wild areas that are protected as wilderness.

Thursday, October 12     12 noon—1:10 p.m.

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

With a passion for nature instilled in her at an early age, writer and biologist Rachel Carson became a fearless champion for the environment.  Learn about the important work she did and how she changed the way we think about the natural world.

Friday, October 13    12 noon—1:10 p.m.

American Values, American Wilderness

Christopher Reeve donated his own time and energy to this film where a diverse group of Americans share their values for wilderness.  Includes a teen-age daughter of Cambodian refugees, a children’s book author, a cancer survivor, a Native American tribal chairman, and inner city kids.