The facts are that today's youth spend very little time outdoors and are significantly more connected to their electronics than to nature. This lack of connection to the great outdoors, termed Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv, is of great concern. 

Data shows that a connection to nature must be established by age 12 in order to firmly root a lifelong appreciation.  Spending time in nature improves mental function, increases creativity,  improves emotional and physical health, and is also just plain old fun! 

Our Earth is fragile, and needs love, care, and attention to thrive. Without curing Nature Deficit Disorder, who will be the stewards of the future?

We invite you to join our campaign by bringing kids from your family, your friends, your neighbors to Hirundo to participate in our events or to explore and enjoy independently! Please sign into our logbooks at the gate and let us know how many Hirundo Kids came. Or take a photo of your adventures and send them to us or tag us: #Hirundomaine!

Interested in supporting our campaign, visit HERE.


Visitors are welcome at Hirundo daily from dawn to dusk.  Gate 1 is closed for the winter season. However, you may park at the gate and walk in.  


1107 West Old Town Rd.

Old Town, ME 04468

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PO Box 266

Orono, Maine 04473



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