Speaker Series & Nature Events

Part of SRLT's mission is to bring people to nature and to educate a diverse group of people about the natural woods and waters around them.  Whether you enjoy a speaker talk or participate in a Nature Event you will enjoy educational experiences and have fun.   Please keep checking back for updates to this page!

Payment for events is on a sliding scale.  A suggested donation of $10 is recommended, but we won't turn anyone away.  We just request that you donate if it moves you to help us to continue to bring you nature-based events

  • Everything Eats Alewives
    Wed, Dec 14
    Chace Community Forum, Waterville
    Dec 14, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Chace Community Forum, Waterville, 150 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
    Join Nate Gray of Maine's Department of Marine Resources and learn about why these migratory fish are so critical to our environment. Each spring, millions return to the Sebasticook's historic spawning grounds.
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  • Unity Christmas Bird Count
    Dec 18, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Unity, Conner Mill, Unity, ME 04988, USA
    Can you identify the common winter birds of Maine? Join us for the CBC and enjoy our birds.
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  • Winter Birding on Maine’s south coast
    Sat, Jan 14
    Maine's south coast
    Jan 14, 2023, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Maine's south coast, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA
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  • Dogs with Jobs: Canine Partners in Conservation
    Feb 15, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Waterville, 150 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
    Learn about the science behind a dog's amazing scent detection abilities and the art of training them to work alongside biologists.
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  • Sportfishing on the Sebasticook River
    Mar 15, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Waterville, 150 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
    Have you wondered how the fishing would be in the Sebasticook, or do you already know?
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  • Bald Eagles and the Sebasticook River
    Apr 19, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Waterville, 150 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
    Chris DeSorbo from the Biodiversity Research Institute will speak on the importance of the Sebasticook River to Bald Eagles and discuss his field research on our national symbol.
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  • Falcons in Maine
    Wed, May 17
    Waterville
    May 17, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Waterville, 150 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
    Learn about the Status of the Peregrine Falcon and the American Kestrel from MIF&W raptor expert Erynn Call, PhD.
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Past events

  • SRLT Annual Meeting
    Sat, Dec 03
    SRLT Annual Meeting
    Dec 03, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    SRLT Annual Meeting
    Join us and hear about our accomplishments over the last year and plans to hire a Program Manager in 2023
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  • Do You Know What a Watershed is?
    Tue, Nov 22
    Chace Community Forum, Waterville
    Nov 22, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Chace Community Forum, Waterville, 150 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
    Join Watershed Restoration Specialist, Christian Fox from The Nature Conservancy and find out.
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  • Bats - What Are They Good For?
    Wed, Oct 19
    Chace Community Forum, Waterville
    Oct 19, 6:30 PM – Oct 20, 7:30 PM
    Chace Community Forum, Waterville, 150 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
    Join Cory Sterns and learn about bat research and monitoring being done by the Maine Department of Inland Fish and Wildlife to benefit bat populations.
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  • Nature Immersion Walk - October
    Sat, Oct 08
    Unity Public Library
    Oct 08, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Unity Public Library, 38 School St, Unity, ME 04988, USA
    Join Peter Wohl, spiritual director of Treetop Zen Center to take part in an eco-spiritual outing designed to engage the mind and senses with surrounding forests and stream. Meet at the Unity Public Library (38 School St).
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  • Coyotes – America’s Song Dog
    Sep 21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Waterville, 150 Main St, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
    Learn about carnivores and the best ways to live well with them
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  • Richardson Preserve Forestry walk-thru
    Sep 10, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Unity, Unity, ME, USA
    Join foresters Jon Doty and Daniel Hill on a guided tour of our recently harvested woodlot at SRLT’s Richardson Memorial Preserve. Meet SRLT at the trailhead on Stevens Rd., just south of the intersection with Bailey Rd.
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  • Nature Immersion Walk - August
    Aug 20, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Freedom, Freedom, ME 04941, USA
    Take part in an eco-spiritual outing designed to intimately engage the mind and senses with the surrounding forests. Meet Peter Wohl, spiritual director at Treetop Zen Center at Freedom Forest Preserve trailhead on North Palermo Rd one mile past the intersection with Greeley and Albion roads.
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  • Connor Mill Trail Grand Reopening
    Aug 06, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Unity, Unity, ME, USA
    Join us for a walk on one of our most popular trails, the Connor Mill three-mile loop, and enjoy plants and animals along the way. SRLT received an Onion Foundation grant in 2021 that enabled repair of broken-down bridges along the trail.
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  • An Edible and Medicinal Plant Adventure
    Jul 23, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Unity, Conner Mill, Unity, ME 04988, USA
    You are invited to join board member, Trevanna Frost Grenfell for a relaxed summer stroll along the banks of Sandy Stream. You will learn about, admire, and sample wild edible and medicinal plants. Meet at SRLT’s Connor Mill Trailhead.
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  • Nature Immersion Walk - July
    Jul 20, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Unity, Unity, ME, USA
    Take part in an eco-spiritual outing designed to intimately engage the mind and senses with the surrounding forests and stream. Meet Peter Wohl, spiritual director at Treetop Zen Center, at Rines Wetland & Wildlife Preserve trailhead on the south side of Rt. 139 (~2.8 miles west of Unity).
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  • Breeding Bird Walk
    Sat, Jun 18
    Rines Preserve
    Jun 18, 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Rines Preserve, Unity, ME 04988, USA
    Who's nesting in Maine?
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  • Maine in Cold Blood
    Thu, Jun 09
    See description to view recording
    Jun 09, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    See description to view recording
    Maine’s reptiles and amphibians - use passcode .yEy5P7L to view
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  • Sebasticook Alewife Paddle
    Jun 04, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Benton, Clinton Ave, Benton, ME 04901, USA
    Grab your PFD's and join SRLT for a paddle downriver to observe the fish run and animals attracted to it. Bring your canoe or kayak and meet off Rt 100 (Clinton Ave.) at Alewife Rd (not on Google), at the power line cut just north of the Winslow town line.
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  • Spring birding series - Farm edge birds
    May 28, 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
    Freedom, Freedom, ME 04941, USA
    Explore Villageside Farm in a search for its feathered residents
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  • Outlet Stream Public Showing with Maine Rivers
    May 19, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Vassalboro, 934 Main St, Vassalboro, ME 04989, USA
    Over the past five years, the Alewife Restoration Initiative has removed or built fishways at six dams on Outlet Stream in Vassalboro, reconnecting China Lake to the Sebasticook River and the ocean. Come celebrate the completion of this project.
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  • Spring birding series - Wetland edge birds
    May 14, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Rines Preserve, Unity, ME 04988, USA
    Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by enjoying the birds of the Unity Wetlands
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  • Making Space for Grassland Birds
    Thu, May 12
    Use passcode *C%ju#h7
    May 12, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Use passcode *C%ju#h7
    Making Space for Grassland Birds – Helpings Bobolinks and other grass-loving species
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  • Spring birding series - Forest birds
    May 07, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Cambridge, Leavitt Rd, Cambridge, ME 04923, USA
    Explore the trails at SRLT's Cambridge Preserve for early spring migrant birds
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