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Youth Exploration: Horseshoe Crabs and Hike at Skolfield Shores Preserve

Join Harpswell Heritage Land Trust to learn about horseshoe crabs and hike the trails of Skolfield Shores Preserve. Be ready to get your feet a little wet as we’ll try to see horseshoe crabs as they come to shore to mate during high tide. We’ll also cover the basics of tree identification. This program is free and open to 8- to 12-year-olds. Limited to ten participants. Advance registration is required.

Parents and guardians can drop their children at 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot at the entrance to Skolfield Shores Preserve. If also interested in hiking, we suggest that adults check out Otter Brook Preserve, just a few miles up the road, before returning for 2:30 p.m. pick up.

Kira Chown, a high school junior and lifelong resident of Harpswell, will lead this program. She is passionate about hiking, kayaking, and outdoor education. This program is part of a larger project through the Alzar School, a leadership semester school for high school students. Lindy Magness, Outreach and Education Director for HHLT, will also support this program.

This program is part of a series, and children are welcome to register for as many as they would like; to see the other programs in the series click here: Marine Biology at Potts Point, Wilderness Safety at Curtis Farm.