Field Trips

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Southworth Planetarium (USM), South Portland                      Thursday, February 7, 2019

Class: The Moon

The sky's fastest mover is our first stop. We explore every aspect of the moon: its phases, its motions, and eclipses.   We'll examine its surface, explain why it has dark regions and craters. Every student will receive a "Moon Watcher's Guide."

Show: The Great Planet Adventures

Embark on an outer space adventure with other astronauts as they explore planets around our solar system.  Imagine what a superhero you would become in a low gravity field. Click here to see a trailer!


Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 (registrants will receive notification of a snow date,

if necessary)

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: The Southworth Planetarium is in the Science Building on the University of Southern Maine's Portland Campus. The building's physical address is 70 Falmouth Street, Portland, Maine. Free parking is available in the parking garage located on Bedford Street - a short walk from the Planetarium.

Cost: $11 per child (includes class & show). Please pre-register below.



You may bring a bag lunch. There will be tables in the gallery for you to eat your lunch. Or, there are many area restaurants, and a cafeteria on the University of Southern Maine campus. 



Birdsacre: Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, Ellsworth                  Thursday, June 6, 2019

A visit to Birdsacre is a unique experience, perfect for children and adults, bird lovers, and history buffs. Here you will hear the charming tales of a prominent family that bore a brilliant Pioneer Ornithologist, and be dazzled by hawks and owls set within a park-like sanctuary.


Birdsacre is home to permanently injured birds that are unable to survive in the wild. A few, special residents help educate the community about the unique and amazing qualities of their species.


Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time: 10:30 am 

Location: Birdsacre, 289 High Street, Ellsworth, ME. 04605

Cost: $3 per person (includes owl education program, exploration of nature trails, and museum). Please pre-register below.


Bring a bag lunch to enjoy on the grounds!


Please pre-register by completing either the online or mail-in Event Registration Form below. 


Make your payment using the Donate button in the margin to the right.  (Pre-registration helps to ensure that enough staff members are available for the number of participants. Thank you for your assistance!)


Event Registration Form
Please complete this form and return it to HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843
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* 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.


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