This month, six young people from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine South Portland Club joined CELT volunteer Andrea Southworth and Education Program Coordinator Ali Gustavson for an exploratory hike around Robinson Woods.
The hike took them to many different habitats where the kids made observations about their surroundings. They noticed flowers, berries, and leaves with neat patterns.
They watched water striders and frogs in the stream and observed turtles basking on a log in the pond. They learned about invasive species and what CELT is doing to help protect the natural land around Cape Elizabeth.
After finishing a loop in Robinson Woods, they made the short walk over to Pond Cove to see another habitat: the ocean. They found shells, rocks, and searched the tidepools for sea creatures. At the end of the program, they reflected on their accomplishments of the day. It was an overall fun experience and we are excited to have them join us again in the future!