Kids Marine Experience Park (Tent M, Buoy Park)

Just For KidsThere's always lots of fun for kids of all ages all day long at the MBH&H Show. Photograph by Jeff Scher.



Fun & Learning at the Kids Marine Experience Park (Buoy Park, Tent M)

From painting, nautical crafts, hands-on science, and maritime stories to learning to build a boat or tie a knot, this is a kid-friendly oasis where young imaginations can run free. It's conveniently located near the food vendors and the live music on the bandstand, and there's also some room where children of all ages can stretch their legs and let off a little steam before enjoying the rest of the show's many fine offerings. The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership has rounded up a fine group of community organizations to provide a wide range of activities, so there'll be fun going on all day long. PLUS see below for specific days and times for some events.

FRIDAY AUGUST 14

Organization Activity Time
Island Institute Driftwood/shell art All Day
Herring Gut Bookmark Making All Day
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation
District
Watershed Model 10pm-1pm
Hurricane Island Touch Tank 11pm-2pm
Tanglewood/Blueberry Cove Watershed Activity 12pm-1pm
CMCA Wine-cork boats All Day
MBH&H Scavenger Hunt All Day



SATURDAY AUGUST 15

Organization Activity Time
Hurricane Island Bird Bingo 11am-12pm
Hurricane Island Touch Tank 11pm-2pm
Rockport Boat Club Boat Building 1pm-2pm
Tanglewood/Blueberry Cove Watershed Activity 11pm-2pm
Tanglewood/Blueberry Cove Watershed Activity 12pm-1pm
Hurricane Island Squid Dissection 2pm-3pm
CMCA Wine-cork boats All Day
MBH&H Scavenger Hunt All Day



SUNDAY AUGUST 16

Organization Activity Time
Rockport Boat Club Boat Building 12-1 (Boatbuilding)
Hurricane Island Touch Tank 12pm-2pm
Tanglewood/Blueberry Cove Watershed Activity 1pm-2pm
Hurricane Island Sea Monkey Habitat 2pm-3pm
CMCA Wine-cork boats All Day
MBH&H Scavenger Hunt All Day
Hurricane Island

The kids activities have been organized by the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, which has enlisted the help of a fleet of local community organizations including the University of Maine’s Learning Centers at Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove, the Rockport Boat Club, the Herring Gut Learning Center, the Island Institute, which helps sustain Maine’s island communities, and the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will also be helping out with boatbuilding activities using wine corks and imaginations, and the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will put on a scavenger hunt and provide the model pond and a pirate ship.

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