Monthly Archives: August 2017

Tai Chi on the Beach

With Dean Anderson

Join Friends of Sears Island for a Tai Chi class on the beach with Dean Anderson, Tuesday, September 5th from 4:00-5:00pm. Dean has been practicing Tai Chi for the past ten years. Tai Chi practice on a regular basis has helped improve balance, relaxation, and self-awareness. The gentle and slow movements are fun to coordinate as a group and meditative when practicing alone. Tai Chi Chuan has been practiced in China for centuries and the United States for decades. This class is for anyone able to walk on the beach.
This event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 4:00pm. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a beach towel and water. Please no pets for this event. For more information and updates in the event of inclement weather, visit,, or call Ashley at 207-975-3878.

Kids Week a Great Success!

We had a wonder-filled Kids Week on Sears Island! We were able to offer these experiences free to local children thanks to a grant from the Maine Community Foundation. During the first day, children created art on the beach by using sunprint paper to make prints of found items, rock and driftwood sculptures, and crafted paintbrushes from natural materials. On the second day we learned about animal adaptations and habitats by playing educational games and exploring the beach, forest, and milkweed field with magnifying glasses and field guides on hand. We also did an interesting activity to learn about non-point source pollution and how our water can become polluted over time, and discussed what stewardship means. On the last day, children learned map reading skills, worked as a group to find buried treasure, designed maps to create scavenger hunts for each other, and learned to use a GPS to find geocaches stashed in interesting spots around the island. A fun time was had by all! Thank you to the families that participated.