Wildlife expert brings hands-on children’s program to Searsmont
SEARSMONT — Georges River Land Trust will host a family-friendly event about Animals’ Amazing Adaptations, Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Searsmont Town Library.
Adventure leader Lisa Kane’s program, which is targeted for kids, involves “memorable information in a fun and hands-on way using wildlife to increase their appreciation of Maine’s natural resources to hopefully stimulate their interest,” according to a release.
Kane has degrees in animal science and education, and is a natural science educator with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
”Maine wildlife have an amazing variety of physical characteristics that enable them to survive and do their jobs within their environment,” said GRLT, in the release.
Topics addressed will include Maine habitats, why moose and deer grow antlers, why birds have different shaped bills, why turtles have varied body shapes and appendages, how camouflage benefits those animals that exhibit it, and more.
Participants will compare and contrast entirely different ‘jobs’ some wildlife do while sharing the same habitats.
In case of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled for two days later, Thursday, Feb. 21, at the same place and time.
This event is offered through a partnership with Georges River Land Trust and Searsmont Town Library, and is part of the Land Trust’s yearlong Walks and Talks series, programs about local resources that are open and free to the public.
Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region, according to the release.
For additional activities and more information, visit georgesriver.org or phone (207) 594-5166.