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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens


Hands-on field-study explorations give students the opportunity to observe a variety of living organisms

and their life cycles. Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), these fun and

stimulating one-hour sessions can be adapted to grades PreK-6 and include a take-home project.



Join us October 6, 2023 for three educational programs including the Sense of Wonder tour, Life of a Plant, and Decomposers. Registration includes all three classes.

Dates: October 6, 2023

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cost: $10 per person

Location: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 105 Botanical Gdns Dr, Boothbay

Recommended Age Range: K-8!

Enhance Learning with an Accompanying HOME Unit Study: Maine Ecosystems


* Support HOME at the HOME Defender of Families level or above and save on your field trip registration!


Deadline to register: September 30, 2023


The Life of a Plant – What better way to learn about plants than by tasting them? Students will sample their way through the vegetable garden as they explore a plant’s life cycle from seed to fruit, learning about its different parts and how they function. Students will also learn about plant needs, photosynthesis, and some of the unique adaptations of our native plants. Each student will pot up an edible plant to grow at home.


Decomposers – Students will investigate life underground, discovering the important role decomposers play in helping our gardens grow. Students will learn to identify these living organisms, learn about the anatomy of a worm, and understand how decomposition works. Each class will be given a worm jar to take back to school for future study. 


Sense of Wonder Trail Walk (K-8th) – Students will explore the web of life in our forest ecosystem

through the lens of author, marine biologist, conservationist, and seasonal Maine resident, Rachel

Carson. Teachers who sign up for this program will receive a book about Rachel Carson to share with

their class before the field trip. 

Dance N' Art Studio



To get a head start on the holidays, come enjoy both creative dance/music and a ceramic painting snowman project at Dance N' Art Studio. Dance and socialize with new friends while your art project is drying.



Dates: November 13, 2023

Time: 10:30am

Cost: $21.25 per student

Location: Dance N' Art Studio, 161 Main St., Thomaston

Recommended Age Range: K-5

Parking: Please park behind the building in the parking lot and enter from the back entrance.

Enhance Learning with an Accompanying HOME Unit Study: Fine Arts


* Support HOME at the HOME Defender of Families level or above and save on your field trip registration!


Deadline to register: November 6, 2023


Event Registration Form
Please complete this form and return it to HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843
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* HOME Event Refund Policy - Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for any HOME field trip. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. In the event that you must cancel, please consider making your fee a donation to HOME rather than requesting a refund! If an event must be canceled or rescheduled for any reason, HOME will notify participants. Refunds will then be considered on a case by case basis, depending on whether or not the event is rescheduled.


For More Field Trip Ideas...

Maine offers endless opportunities for field trips. Be sure to join the HOME Field Trip Forum on Facebook as a resource for ideas, news and updates on what's happening around our state. 


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