Educational Events 2017

having-some-funFebruary 21  6:00 to 8:00 PM
Getting to Know the Carnivores on Your Farm
Hosted by the Essex Farming Institute. Location: Whallonsburg Grange, 1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg, New York
We are so excited to spend time with the farmers and community members in this beautiful Adirondacks Region of New York. These farmers are already initiating animal husbandry practices to protect their farm animals from predation. BUT ~ there is another important aspect of farming well with carnivores. And that is, getting to know them. So, one of our leading farmers here in Maine, Abby Saduckas, and myself will be sharing this important aspect of successful farming with the wild.

March 2  at 7:00 PM
Coyote ~ America’s Sondog  
Hosted by the Bowdoinham Public Library. Location: 13 a School Street, Bowdoinham, Maine
Come join us as we journey through Coyote’s epic survival throughout history.

March 28 at 6:00 PM
Sharing Creative Happenings: Coyote and the Community.
Hosted by the Cathance River Education Alliance. Location: Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, Maine.
Education that touches the whole human person goes way beyond just speaking to our big brains. So come join us, and you will dicover how rich our experiences with wild lives can be. And how can we get to that point?

April 5  6:00 to 9:00 PM
Coyote ~ America’s Song Dog Workshop.
Hosted by Merrymeeting Adult Education. Location: Merrymeeting Adult Education Center, 35 Republic Avenue, Topsham, Maine.
This will be a special presentation of Coyote ~ America’s Songdog. In addition to speaking of Coyotes’ long historic past, their role as a predator, their complex social structure and their experience with our species, I will have the opportunity to tell many more stories, and you will have that same opportunity too. So ~ it will be a time to share and discuss, and leave being amazed at how truly lucky we are to live with our native wild dog ~ Coyote.

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April 29 at 10:00 AM
We are Coyote Family.
Hosted by the Cathance River Education
Alliance. Location: Cathance River alliance Preserve, Barnes Leap Loop, Topsham, Maine.
This will be a family affair!  Come join us as parents and children become coyote families, create their own territories, find their food and water, and look for a den site. Oh! And yes, do your family howl. It is great fun, but also a special way to “get inside” a coyote, by being one!

May 26 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
We are Coyote Family.
Hosted by China Elementary School Location: 763 Lakeview Drive in South China, Maine. We are so pleased to join the children in the Schools’ special Forest Day. The students will get to experience what a Coyote family’s life is like: learning some complex social ecology of our Coyotes, while having a wonderful time outside in Coyote’s natural environment.

June 20 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Coyote ~ America’s Songdog.
Hosted by the Fryeburg Public Library, in the beautiful mountains of Maine.  Location: 515 Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine

July 10 to August 8
Coyote Connections Art Exhibition.
Hosted by the Midcoast Conservancy. Location: 36 Water Street, Wiscasset, Maine.
Come be inspired by the works of over 15 Maine artists as they honor Coyote in their creative expressions. The exhibition will also participate in Wiscasset’s active Art Walk, plus we will be sharing special happenings. We will keep you posted!

September 23 at 1:00 PM
Sustainable Farming with Carnivores.
We will be presenting this interactive presentation at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Location: Livestock Speakers Tent. I will be joined by two of our leading farmers in sharing with those present how we can successfully farm with carnivores.  Our carnivores are returning and we want them on our farms. So come learn about the many animal husbandry practices that help you to live in peace with them.

September 23 at 11:00 and 3:00 PM                                                                                                                        
Coyote and the Boy Ben Puppet Show.  
We will be performing this magical story, performed to music at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Location: The Children’s tent. Children and adults will be taken away to a forest where Coyotes live, and there they might just wish to stay! Come touch the magic!

November 5 at 2:30PM
Farming is a Community Affair.
  Hosted by Pumpkin Vine Family Farm. Location: 217 Hewett Road, Somerville, Maine.  This is a special event! Why….because one of our farmers is hosting a presentation and discussion of farming successfully with the carnivores present on one’s land.  All farmers and community members in the surrounding area are are invited to come and share their stories and questions as well. You will also have the opportunity to meet their beautiful Guardian dog, Donney-boy.   He will teach you about his kind just with his presence.