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Ferry Beach Nature Quest

Join Ferry Beach State Park and Ferry Beach Ecology School in Saco this Saturday for a FREE, fun family adventure exploring nature and the treasures in your own backyard!

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by embarking on an amazing ecosystem scavenger hunt.  Starting at the Ferry Beach State Park Nature Center, families will head out in teams to visit nine different ecosystems-- a secondary dune, a primary dune, the Saco Bay beach, the Ferry Beach Ecology School Organic Garden, the Ferry Beach Ecology School Green Building, the Grove Forest, Short Pond vernal pool, Long Pond and the Tupelo Swamp-- solving clues along the way to navigate back to the nature center for refreshments and prizes!

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events spearheaded by the Maine Outdoor Coalition and led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. The goal of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is to get as many Mainers outside as possible to enjoy our great state and to show Mainers what fantastic activities you can do outside and where you can do them in your own community!

The Ferry Beach Nature Quest is free to the public thanks in part to community support from Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and the Saco Valley Credit Union.

Registration for this event is required. Please contact Drew Dumsch at  drew@fbes.org or call (207) 283-9951.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 

Time: 10:00 am - Noon

Where: Ferry Beach State Park, 95 Bayview Road,  Saco

Who: Families of all ages

Price: FREE

Parking is available in the Ferry Beach State Park parking lot.

About Maine Outdoor Coalition

The Maine Outdoor Coalition is a group of organizations and companies working together to connect more Mainers to the outdoors.  Ferry Beach Ecology School is a proud coalition partner.  For more information about the Maine Outdoor Coalition and the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, visit http://greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/

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