In May, Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center will be teeming with puppets and poets. The first Monday in May marks the launch of the latest offerings in a series of environmental education programs designed for homeschooled students aged 5-12.

The spring session will use arts and crafts as a tool for discovering and analyzing the ecology concepts that are the foundation of Tanglewood. Children aged 5-8 will join Nature’s Puppet Show. The students will explore forest, freshwater and intertidal ecosystems with Tanglewood instructors, and create their own nature-inspired puppets to tell the story of their discoveries in a final grand performance.

Children aged 9-12 will participate in the Art of Science, using the creative arts to interpret their natural discoveries in Tanglewood’s varied ecosystems. The program will be at Tanglewood’s Lincolnville Campus and will consist of three consecutive Monday sessions on May 3, May 10, and May 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The cost is $60 for the three-session series. All materials and supplies are included (participants must provide their bag lunch).

For more information or to register, contact Patti at 789-5868 or tanglewood4h@umext.maine.edu.

Tanglewood’s mission is to teach Maine youth and adults to be effective and caring citizens through affordable environmental education and nature-based experiences. Its vision is to create a place where people learn to live responsibly and in balance with the earth. Tanglewood programs encourage reflection and respect, while inspiring change within participants and their communities. Tanglewood sits on the Ducktrap River in a forested 940-acre section of Camden Hills State Park and offers a diverse range of year-round learning opportunities. For more information visit tanglewood4h.org.