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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.

Here are the programs for the Summer of 2016:

July 10
"Honey Bees 101"
with Naturalist, 4-H Leader, Farmer Erin DeCoste

July 17
"Maine Rats: The State of Our Bats"
with Maine Master Naturalist Jan Collins

July 24
"American Chestnut Tree: A Tragic Story with a Happy Ending"
with Enviro Educator Warren Balgooyen

July 31
Permaculture Design: Rediscovering Our Relationship to Place
with Lisa Fernades, Director of the Resilience Hub
August 7
"All About Loons: Everything You Always Wanted to Know"
with field biologist at the Biodiversity Research Institute Joe Roy

August 14
"Protecting Maine Wildlife: A Game Warden's Perspective"
with Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Scott Stevens

August 21
All About Moose
with Matt Tinker, Registered Maine Guide
August 28
"Maine Mushrooms: Learn to Identify and Forage"
with Director/President of the Maine Mycological Society Michaeline Mulvey

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