February Break Activities

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February 18-22, 2019

10:00am-11:30am

KCT Headquarters 57 Gravelly Brook Road

The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Trust In Education program has put together daily activities for kids grades K-5* during RSU21’s February Break. Registration required for any or all activities! To register your child(ren), email Bailey at bailey@kctoffice.orgRegistration closes 5:00pm February 8, 2019.

Daily Activities:

Monday Feb 18: How does it rain? (10am-11:30am) Learn a bit more about the water cycle while we create rain in a jar to understand how warm and cold air interact in the atmosphere to form rain drops!

Tuesday Feb 19: Binocular Explorers (10am-11:30am) Wear your snow boots and get ready to tromp along one of the KCT Trails with us to look for what wildlife has stuck around in Maine for the winter. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours, as we will go out on the trails and do some tracking! Then warm up in headquarters and make a bird feeder for some of our winter friends.

Wednesday Feb 20: Chewonki: Mammals of Maine (10am-11:30am) Join us and the Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation Department at the Kennebunkport Headquarters as Chewonki comes to teach us about various mammals in Maine! We will discuss what makes a mammal and various adaptations while looking at a mounted animal, then meet a living, non-releasable mammal. This hour long presentation is open to 2nd-5th grade. 30 participants maximum.

Thursday Feb 21: Critter Craft Time (10am-11:30am) Make some fun critter themed crafts and relax before the weekend at the Trust Headquarters. Craft supplies will be provided to make all kinds of fun nature based crafts!


Friday Feb 22: Snowshoe & Stories (10am-11:30am) Get outside and take a group walk around a Trust trail, but don’t forget to break out your snowshoes! We’ll go explore the outdoors and see what we can find in nature, and then come back and warm up with a story. This is a Bring-Your-Own-Snowshoes activity.


*Chewonki Wednesday is open to grades 2-5.

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Winter Warming Hut/Open House

February 23rd, 2019

10 am - 3 pm

KCT Headquarters, 57 Gravelly Brook Road

Come enjoy the trails at our headquarters and stop in for a cozy warm up! We’ll have the fire stoked, hot cocoa, and other goodies for you to enjoy. A great excuse to come and play at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust! Bring your friends and family -our warming hut/open house is free and all are welcome! The warming hut will be held in our headquarters located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road from 10 am - 3 pm.


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Yin Yoga at KCT

February 25th, 2019 (Mondays through June)

9 - 10:15 am

KCT Headquarter, 57 Gravelly Brook Road

Renew your energy with a weekly Yin Yoga class at Kennebunkport Conservation Trust’s headquarters. The class will be held on Monday mornings from 9 am - 10:15 am starting February 25th. Participants should bring a mat, water bottle and wear layers and socks for warmth (since we practice on the floor). You can purchase an 8 week punch card for $80 or drop in for one session for $12. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Trust. Click below to sign up!

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Plant Sale

May 11th, 2019

10 am - 1 pm

Gardeners mark your calendars for our second annual plant sale! The plant sale will be held at the Trust's headquarters located at 57 Gravelly Brook Road in Kennebunkport. There will be a wide variety of hearty perennials available to add beauty to your yard and special plants from Ganny's Garden which was created in honor of Barbara Bush. A great way to spoil mom this Mother's Day weekend!

Free, all welcome!

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Trust Trail Fest

August 18th, 2019 (Sunday)

October 5th, 2019 (Saturday)

Lace up and join us on the trails for our 2019 race series! The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust is excited to host our popular Trust Trail Fest again this year! The event will offer a 5k walk/run, a 10k and a half marathon. All races are held on our extensive trail system and end at our headquarters on the the Emmons Preserve! Mark your calendar now….registration will open soon! Stay tuned and start training!


 

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