The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center will be open Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The visitor center is located at 9 Water St., in the city’s South End.

At 10 a.m., families can enjoy a story about the natural world and then take time to explore the Seabird Island Adventure. At 11 a.m., there will be a screening of “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” (2011, USA/Mexico). This hour-long documentary features Aldo Leopold, author of “A Sand County Almanac” and a founding member of The Wilderness Society. This film traces his life and career; and explains how his ideas continue to influence the environmental movement.

For more information, call 594-0600, ext. 5; or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or