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  • Lisa Berry
    Sorry - I guess I missed the date on the Animal Park....Wednesday, July 3rd. :-) ... -- Lisa B. [luvtoskrap@gmail.com] I can do all things through Christ who
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 26, 2013
      Sorry - I guess I missed the date on the Animal Park....Wednesday, July
      3rd. :-)



      On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 5:05 PM, Lisa Berry <luvtoskrap@...> wrote:

      > Hey all - I will be heading out to a few spots in Maine in the next few
      > weeks. I am not scheduling formal groups or "field trips" to either of
      > these spots, but this is just a general...we'll be there if you'd like to
      > join us type trip. These are all weather-permitting so pray for sun!
      >
      > The first up is in less than a week. The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. I'll
      > be arriving around 11am. I'm planning to eat lunch first and then head out
      > to check out the animals.
      >
      > Admission fees are: children under age 3 are free, ages 4-12 are $5 and
      > ages 13-60 are $7. (Groups rates would only save $2 off adult admissions -
      > so I'm opting not to do anything formal and they don't do school classes in
      > July & August. I may look at booking a class at a later date.)
      >
      > If you go to this spot on their website:
      > http://www.maine.gov/ifw/education/schools_teachers/field_trips_park.htm#infopacket and
      > then scroll to the bottom, you can print out some pdf files to go along
      > with your trip. I'm planning to have my boys do the "Animal Behavioral
      > Research..." chart. There are coloring pages and information about the
      > animals that would enhance your trip as well. There is an audio tour if you
      > have a cell phone. There is a number to call and codes to enter that will
      > give you information on each animal as you come to it. I also plan to have
      > my boys each pick an animal to research prior to our trip and then
      > "present" their information to us when we get to "their" animal.
      >
      >
      > Next up is Fort Knox. Again, because I am opting to go in July, there is
      > no discount school rate. They only do that September-June. Normal admission
      > fees apply. They still offer group tours and the first one begins at 10am.
      > You can read the tour script here:
      > http://fortknox.maineguide.com/TourScript.html I'm not sure if I'll join
      > up with a tour or just head out and explore on our own and toss information
      > as we go.
      >
      > Their fee rate can be found here:
      > http://fortknox.maineguide.com/Feesandhours.html
      > We did the observatory a few years ago. It's pretty amazing so if you've
      > never done that, I would recommend it.
      >
      > Again, we're planning to get there around 11am - eat lunch - and then head
      > out to explore. There are great picnic areas including tables to sit on
      > here.
      >
      > The date I'm planning to go is Thursday, July 25th.
      >
      > Bring a flashlight!!! There are areas of the fort that are not lit but you
      > can have fun exploring - as long as you can see! :-)
      >
      > And be sure to visit this section of their website:
      > http://fortknox.maineguide.com/Education.html
      > There is a TON of information about the history of the fort. This is where
      > I found the information on the Native American tribes of Maine I sent out
      > yesterday.
      >
      > I'm only doing a couple trips in July and a couple in August but will
      > probably plan some more formal guided trips for September and October as
      > well. We are already doing a fair bit of traveling this summer so I'm
      > fitting them in as I can.
      >
      > Hope to see some of you! :-)
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > Lisa B.
      > [luvtoskrap@...]
      > "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
      > My Family blog: http://maineberrypatch.blogspot.com/
      > My Homeschool Planner blog: http://mainefreedomacademy.blogspot.com/
      >



      --
      Lisa B.
      [luvtoskrap@...]
      "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
      My Family blog: http://maineberrypatch.blogspot.com/
      My Homeschool Planner blog: http://mainefreedomacademy.blogspot.com/


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