RANGELEY – The natural science program at the Wilhelm Reich Museum will host its annual Spring Fling at the Conference Building on Dodge Pond Road from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8.

The outdoor and indoor activities will include crafts and projects that can be done with newspaper, plastic bags, plastic bottles and other recycled household items.

Children can learn to make a geodesic dome large enough to play in and insect observation “hotels.”

Dr. Jim Parker of Farmington will be there as the “Wandering Wildlife Wizard” with his “traveling messenger raptor” – his barred owl or his Harris hawk. As the wizard, which Dr. Parke

r calls a “clan brother of Gandolf and Dumbledore,” he’ll make the rounds after lunch with an ecological and environmental message for both children and adults.

Other projects include making nest-feathering bags for the birds, creating sprouting jars and making seedling cups. There also will be opportunities to explore the wind with an anemometer and a wind tunnel, construct wind toys such as whirligig bottles and whirley birds, and to fly kits.

There will be a bonfire for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunches or to buy a hot dog lunch at the museum. Snacks and beverages will be available.

For more information, people can contact Becky Rose or Mary Henderson at 864-3443.

Everyone is invited to attend this free event,


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