Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center

Note: Our Nature Gift Store (run by volunteers) is open on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.; some Monday and Wednesday afternoons and some Fridays, and by appointment.  It is open during all our events as well. 

Thursday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. – Journey to the High Arctic (repeat program) Rupert Pilkington, Arctic Expedition Leader and trip participant Carla Skinder will share their photos and stories about their trips in September, including what they saw and what is happening with wildlife near the Arctic Circle.

Monday, November 11, 9 am.-12 noon – Making Birch Bark Ornaments – (A few spaces are left) Fiber artist, Sandi Cirillo, will teach participants how to make these beautiful ornaments.  Reservations required by Friday, November 8. Call to reserve a spot.  $15 donation, includes materials. 

Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. – State of Affairs of our Seabirds – Refuge biologist, Linda Welch, will present findings on how our seabirds did on the islands this summer, along with the latest research results and projects that the refuge is conducting. 

Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Holiday Open House and Art Opening – Come join us to welcome new artists in the Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery, see the Visitor Center new exhibits, shop in our Nature Store, and make some holiday crafts from seaweed.

Friday, December 13, 6:30 p.m. Ahab: A Natural History of Moby Dick with author Richard King.  Includes book signing.  Co-sponsored with Maine Homes, Boats & Harbors. 


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