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Natural Science Programs

Inspired by Wilhelm Reich's interest in the natural environment, the Wilhelm Reich Museum began its Natural Science Program in 1989. Today this program provides year-round environmental educational and recreational activities for all ages, available free of charge to the general public.

Throughout the summer, naturalists and environmental educators utilize Orgonon's 175 acre property of fields, forests, trails, wetlands and shore frontage on Dodge Pond--plus our sheltered Outdoor Classroom and Conference Building--to share their knowledge of the Rangeley Lakes habitat. During the other seasons, the museum sponsors family-oriented workshops, community events, and outreach programs to local schools.

Please join us on Sunday afternoons to gain a greater awareness of Maine’s natural surroundings. Whether you’re a long-time resident, a new member of our community, or visiting for the day or week, you are welcome to attend. Come meet new friends, connect with the natural world around us, and enjoy gaining wisdom from some of our region’s brightest experts.

Here are the programs for the Summer of 2017:

July 9
"Identifying Mushrooms"
with Director/President of the Maine Mycological Society Michaeline Mulvey

July 16
"Identifying Birds"
with Kirk Betts, author and outdoor enthusiast

July 23
"Getting to Know Reptiles and Amphibians"
with Warren Balgooyen, naturalist and environmental educator

July 30
All About Moose
with Matt Tinker, Registered Maine Guide

August 6
"Maine Wildlife"
with Bruce Farnham, Mount Blue State Park Manager

August 13
"The Life of a Nomadic Field Biologist"
with Joseph Roy, environmental scientist

August 20
Techniques of Successful Bird Photography
with Nick Leadley, wildlife photographer

August 27
"Historic Relationships Between the Forest and the Rangeley Folks"
with Ron Haines, educator and historian

Program Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sundays in July and August, rain or shine. Free of charge. For more information, call 207-864-3443.

Meeting Place: Meet at the Outdoor Classroom of the Wilhelm Reich Museum. Drive past the white Office & Conference Building, take the right fork up the hill to the museum parking lot.

Dress Appropriately: These nature programs will include some hiking on the museum's trails. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather and bug conditions.

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Contact : 207.864.3443 | wreich@rangeley.org