Learning at Home Guide - Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

Learning at Home Guide

Learning at Home Guide

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Have a suggestion or request for something we can add to this list? Email education@capelandtrust.org.

Finding New Places to Explore

If you’ve already made the rounds of our properties, use the links below to discover new places and plot new adventures:


Resources from CELT:

Our recently-revived YouTube channel is now the destination for video content directly from our education team, including a Vernal Pool Virtual Tour, simple science experiments you can do at home, and mini-lessons on environmental science.


Creature Feature

Weekly newsletter column highlighting local wildlife. This is a great way to get to know more about the critters you may encounter in your own backyard or on our trails!

Meet the Yellow Spotted SalamanderMay 7, 2020
Meet the Pileated WoodpeckerMay 14, 2020
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Coyote-by-Jitze-Couperus-CC-BY-2.0-1024x819.jpgAh, the Oft-Misunderstood CoyoteMay 21, 2020
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Cicada-by-geopungo-CC-BY-2.0-1024x768.jpgWhere are the Cicadas?May 28, 2020
Amazing BatsJune 12, 2020
Magnificent MooseJune 18, 2020
June’s Evening Choir: Gray TreefrogsJune 25, 2020
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 49580396818_72e1cb64dd_b.jpgWatch Out for TurtlesJuly 9, 2020
The Brookie!July 23, 2020
It’s Monarch Butterfly SeasonJuly 31, 2020
The Mysterious Luna MothAugust 20, 2020
Canada Goose!August 30, 2020
Chomping ChipmunksSeptember 18, 2020
Snakes 😬October 2, 2020
Deciduous TreesOctober 30, 2020
The Prickly PorcupineNovember 12, 2020
Wild TurkeysNovember 23, 2020
Maine’s True HibernatorsDecember 11, 2020
CrowsDecember 22, 2020
Cool ConifersJanuary 14, 2021
Winter BirdsFebruary 2, 2021
The Secret World of the Subnivean ZoneMarch 5, 2021
The Beloved Black BearMarch 25, 2021
Maine’s Big Night Approaches!April 8, 2021

Scavenger Hunts and Bingos

How well do you know your backyard and our preserves? Take these guides as a challenge to get outside and explore!


Resources from Our Partners:

Connections (Maine Audubon)

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Educators from Maine Audubon post to this site every weekday with family activities, parent/teacher tips, backyard birding, nature exploration at our sanctuaries, and more.


Nature Nuggets (The Ecology School)

Bite-sized activities that will get you out learning about ecology in your own backyard. Activities are geared towards families, but appropriate for all ages! Some favorites include Sound Mapping, Moon Log, and Banana Vault.


Chewonki@Home

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Activities, videos, and more for educators, families, and individuals from one of Maine’s premier environmental education programs.


Pocket Nature Journals

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Western Foothills Land Trust is partnering with Greater Lovell Land Trust, Lakes Environmental Association and Loon Echo Land Trust to bring you the Pocket Nature Journal Activity Series. Every Friday they post a
new print-and-fold nature journal to help educate and inspire you and your budding naturalists!


Community Learning for ME

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A grassroots effort designed in community for community as a resource to support parents and teachers while school is not in session due to COVID-19. Resources, supports and networking opportunities to support students and parents in this difficult time.


Have a suggestion or request for something we can add to this list? Email education@capelandtrust.org.

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