Through our local Community Services office, CELT offers a variety of nature walks open to the community. These programs include:
- Mushroom walks (spring)
- Wildflower identification walks (spring)
- After-school hikes for third and fourth graders (fall and spring)
- Goodnight, Cape Elizabeth activities for children (fall, winter and spring)
- Winter animal tracking
- Twice annual cross-town walks (fall and spring)
For the residents of The Landing at Cape Elizabeth and Piper Shores, we provide presentations on local environmental topics throughout the seasons. Previous topics have included winter animal tracking, tidepool inhabitants, nocturnal animals and tree identification. Residents can also participate in outings to apply the knowledge they learned from the presentations.
We provide preschool guided trail walks for a small fee as an introduction to the wildlife habitat of the natural world.
We can assist local Scout troops in environmental and wildlife-related programs.
Robinson Woods is home to three interpretive signs thanks to funds provided by the Ed Meadows Conservation Fund. The first sign describes the history of Robinson Woods Preserve and can be found on the Outer Loop Trail just past the welcome kiosk. A second sign detailing a sensitive vernal pool habitat can be found on the Wildflower Trail. The third sign, highlighting inhabitants of a pond, stands along the Pond Trail.
Explorer Backpack Program
Find your next adventure with a CELT explorer backpack! Explorer backpacks, filled with family-friendly activities for CELT trail walks, may be borrowed from the CELT office when an adult leaves a credit card or driver’s license as collateral. Woodlands ecology or seashore-themed explorer backpacks are available and carry many items including, plant and tracking ID cards, habitat field guides, binoculars, a compass and more!