KELT Kids Day of Play Aug. 12 in Woolwich

Posted:  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:00am
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Let's go fly a kite! The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites children and families to the KELT Kids Day of Play on Saturday, Aug. 12 at noon for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the mowed farm field and then join local naturalists and volunteers to fly kites, learn and practice geocaching, and explore ponds, fields, and forests of Schulten Farm in Woolwich.

KELT is grateful to landowners Mike and Betsy Fear for generously hosting this event for KELT Kids, the Land Trust's free membership program for children under 12 years old.

Shulten Farm is just off the northern shoreline of Nequasset Lake. Come ready for kite-flying with a favorite, trusty kite of your own or borrow one on-site.

Be sure to visit with Maine Master Naturalist Volunteer Becky Kolak, to discover the tiny, spineless critters that live in the farm’s pond. These will be intriguing invertebrate investigations!

Families can also search for creative geocaches around the farm. Geocaching is the use of Global Positioning System receivers (GPS units) to hide and seek containers (geocaches or caches). Several GPS units will be available for kids to use.

The afternoon of fun is free and is a light rain or shine event. Registration is strongly encouraged and can be completed online at www.kennebecestuary.org/day-of-play or with Kolak at 207-442-8400. This program was generously sponsored by the Merrymeeting Bay Trust, the Davenport Trust and the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust.