While we’re unable to welcome you to campus in person this summer, we want to share some virtual science fun for the whole family! Thanks to the generous support of Machias Savings Bank, over the next few weeks we will be sharing our favorite ways for our younger community members and their families to explore science and the natural world – at home. Check back often for updates on some great virtual activities brought to you by MDIBL staff and our wonderful partners
All About Vernal Pools with Madeline Johnson and Dr. Jane Disney
Madeline Johnson of Nature Links Maine learns about vernal pools from Dr. Jane Disney of the MDI Biological Laboratory. (Concerned they aren’t social distancing? – Jane is actually Madeline’s mother!) This video is an invitation to explore the webs of life in your own backyard.
Maine Discovery Museum’s 100 S.T.E.A.M.y Days of Summer
MDM Staff have been hard at work creating educational opportunities that emphasize fun, hands-on methods of learning with a focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Find 100+ activities here.
Frenchman Bay Conservancy and the Maine Outdoor School
Outdoor Programs and Guided Experiences for Schools, Organizations, and Families! Explore our local ecosystems and learn to identify the flora and fauna in our own backyards. Download their Baker Hill Scavenger Hunt or FBC Coloring Book designed to help kids of all ages learn about and explore nature on a trail or in your own backyard!
Friends of Acadia
Stay tuned for additional videos and activities!
Family Science Night is made possible by the generous support of Machias Savings Bank.