Vernal Pool Exploration for Kids

Children explore a vernal pool along the Homestead Trail on Sears Island.

Sorry, this program is now full. Please complete the registration form to place your child on the waiting list. We will notify you if space becomes available.

Friends of Sears Island will host a vernal pool exploration for kids on May 18th, from 3:30-5:00pm. Aquatic biologist John Tipping of Lotic Inc. and Maine Master Naturalist Cloe Chunn will assist children in finding and identifying creatures living in the vernal pool. Program participants will also collect data on their findings, which will be recorded in the Sears Island database of biodiversity.

This program is for kids ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. To place your child on the waiting list, please CLICK HERE or copy and paste this link into your browser: This event is part of Friends of Sears Island’s “Science Squad,” a place-based after-school program involving children as scientists, explorers, and stewards of their environment. Science Squad is made possible by a grant from the Davis Conservation Foundation.


Sears Island is located on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Registered participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the island gate by 3:30pm. Please wear footwear and clothing that can get wet and bring water and a snack. No pets are permitted at public programs. In the event of inclement weather, program participants will be notified that the program is cancelled. For more information, visit, or call 207-975-3878.