Field Trips

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Page Farm and Home Museum (UMO), Orono                    Thursday, April 25, 2019


The Page Farm and Home Museum is home to the state’s most important collection of farm technologies and artifacts of rural culture. Through its collections and programs, the Museum contributes to the educational mission of The University of Maine. Thousands of patrons come to the Page Farm and Home Museum each year to learn about the industry, agriculture, economy, and home-life of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Join other homeschool families for two educational programs.

The Folk on the Farm: Tour of the Maine Experiment Station Barn including the Kitchen, Parlor, Bedroom, General Store and Folk Art exhibitions. This program illustrates the roles individual members played within the family and includes examinations of division of labor by gender, family traditions, seasonal practices, cultural values, food and clothing trends; giving children a deeper understanding of the differences in day to day family life between today and the pre-World War II family.


From Family Farm to Agricultural Empire:  Agriculture underwent a major transformation, along with the industrialization of virtually every other industry in the United States. Maine farms that began the antebellum period as small, family-run, and mostly self-sufficient developed into large, family-run, single crop capitalist ventures. Children went off to college or moved to the cities to work in mills. Farms had to adopt new technologies in order to replace lost labor and survive. Those that did not became part of the large, successful farms that did industrialize. Tour the Dairy, Field Crop, Haying, Poultry and Weaving exhibitions to witness evidence of this transformation from family farm to agricultural empire.


Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: University of Maine, 5787 Museum Barn Portage Road, Orono

Cost: $3 per person. Please pre-register below, no later than April 18th.

Lunch: You may bring a bag lunch. There are picnic tables on the museum grounds for you to eat your lunch. Or, the Bangor Room in the UMO Student Union is available in case of inclement weather.

Directions and Parking: Parking can be a challenge. Plan to arrive with plenty of time to pick up a (free) parking permit and locate a parking space in a visitor or commuter lot. Acquire a visitor permit at the locations below:


• Bear Necessities, Alfond Arena.  

• The Visitor Center in Buchannan Alumni House  

UMaine Police Department, 81 Rangeley Rd.  



Parking Map for Page Farm and Home Museum
Please review the enclosed map for parking information prior to your arrival at the Page Farm.
Page Farm parking map.pdf
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Maine Medical Center Research Institute                                  Thursday, April 25, 2019


The Maine Medical Center Research Institute supports and encourages a broad spectrum of research. Successful medical research is a complex process. MMCRI has world-class scientists working on the most advanced biomedical problems. They have been successful in bringing the benefits of new discoveries to their patients and to the world! 


Join us to learn more about the cutting-edge biomedical research happening right here in Maine!


During our visit, we will learn how various human diseases are studied at MMCRI in order to find cures, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, kidney disease, obesity, bone disease, and lyme disease. We will have a chance to talk with scientists about their work and the technology they use in their research. We will also engage in hands-on activities to help us understand how human disease is studied.


Date: April 25. 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am 

Location: Maine Medical Center Research Institute, 81 Research Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074

Cost: Donation of $10 per student. (Please pre-register below, no later than April 11th. (Space is very limited, so only students and designated chaperones will be permitted in the research space.) 

Grade Recommendation: 8th grade and up (and completion of Algebra, Chemistry, and Biology or Anatomy and Physiology is strongly recommended).

Lunch: The Conference Room will be available for those who have brought a bag lunch and would like to eat before departing. 

Permission and Registration Forms: Be sure to include both the required signed permission form below and your pre-registration form. Both forms must be completed. If registering online, your registration will not be complete until the permission slip is received.



Permission Slip for MMCRI Field Trip
Please fill out this permission form as well as the HOME Field Trip Registration form below to register for this event.
Copy of permission slip- no MRI.pdf
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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, no later than May 30th.


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
Master Registration Form.pdf
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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.


** HOME does not take any responsibility for views expressed during scheduled activities. Please use your own discretion.