Apr
1
Thu
2021
Litchfield Land Trust & The White Memorial Conservation Center Native Plants for Pollinators Sale
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm
Litchfield Land Trust & The White Memorial Conservation Center Native Plants for Pollinators Sale

April 1 – May 14, 2021

We’ve selected pollinator-friendly plants that provide flower blooms throughout the growing season.  Our pollinator kits provide food for caterpillars and adults butterflies, bees, flower flies, hummingbirds, and many more.  No more guesswork, just install the correct sized kit for your growing conditions and let the power of the plants do the rest.  You’ll see pollinators in your yard that you have never seen before!

Woodland Shade or Sunny Meadow Kits

Mailbox Garden (16 plants of 4 species)

Veggie Garden Booster (32 plants of 5 species)

Pollinator Powerhouse (48 plants of 6 species, plus a free Pollinator Pathway Medallion)

Pollinator Pathway Medallion (6 inch metal placard that indicates that your yard is pollinator-friendly

 

Visit https://whitememorialcc.org/plant-sale/ to see the plants: May 14 Pre-Order Deadline,

May 22 Pick-Up Your Kits

 

Apr
15
Thu
2021
Spring Nature Camp 2021, Grades 1-3 @ White Memorial
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Spring Nature Camp 2021, Grades 1-3 @ White Memorial

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 13-Friday, April 16
White Memorial’s Spring Nature Camp
Grades 1-3: 9:30am – 12pm

Spring is here and we need to get outside and celebrate! Grab your hiking shoes and get ready for some good old-fashioned nature exploration. We’ll traverse the grounds of White Memorial, looking and listening for all the signs of the season, from new plants emerging, to turtles basking in the sun, to frogs croaking, to butterflies fluttering by. We’ll also play some fun outdoor games, make crafts, meet our education animals, and just enjoy each other’s company while adhering to COVID safety protocols.

These sessions will be held in-person, taking place outdoors or in our Activity Shed with barn doors open on two sides. Masks are required for everyone. NO snacks or drinks will be served, so please bring your own. Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for the weather and are wearing sturdy walking shoes that can get dirty. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet on the lawn between the Main Parking Area and the Nature Museum. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited to 10 children per day! You can sign up by session or for the whole series. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org.

Members: $20/child per session or $70/child for the week. Non-members: $30/child per session or $110/child for the week. Financial aid is available by inquiry. 

 

 

 

Spring Nature Camp 2021, Grades 4-6 @ White Memorial
Apr 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Spring Nature Camp 2021, Grades 4-6 @ White Memorial

Tuesday, April 13-Friday, April 16
White Memorial’s Spring Nature Camp
Grades 1-3: 9:30am – 12pm

Spring is here and we need to get outside and celebrate! Grab your hiking shoes and get ready for some good old-fashioned nature exploration. We’ll traverse the grounds of White Memorial, looking and listening for all the signs of the season, from new plants emerging, to turtles basking in the sun, to frogs croaking, to butterflies fluttering by. We’ll also play some fun outdoor games, make crafts, meet our education animals, and just enjoy each other’s company while adhering to COVID safety protocols.

These sessions will be held in-person, taking place outdoors or in our Activity Shed with barn doors open on two sides. Masks are required for everyone. NO snacks or drinks will be served, so please bring your own. Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for the weather and are wearing sturdy walking shoes that can get dirty. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet on the lawn between the Main Parking Area and the Nature Museum. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited to 10 children per day! You can sign up by session or for the whole series. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org.

Members: $20/child per session or $70/child for the week. Non-members: $30/child per session or $110/child for the week. Financial aid is available by inquiry. 

 

 

 

Apr
16
Fri
2021
Spring Nature Camp 2021, Grades 1-3 @ White Memorial
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Spring Nature Camp 2021, Grades 1-3 @ White Memorial

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 13-Friday, April 16
White Memorial’s Spring Nature Camp
Grades 1-3: 9:30am – 12pm

Spring is here and we need to get outside and celebrate! Grab your hiking shoes and get ready for some good old-fashioned nature exploration. We’ll traverse the grounds of White Memorial, looking and listening for all the signs of the season, from new plants emerging, to turtles basking in the sun, to frogs croaking, to butterflies fluttering by. We’ll also play some fun outdoor games, make crafts, meet our education animals, and just enjoy each other’s company while adhering to COVID safety protocols.

These sessions will be held in-person, taking place outdoors or in our Activity Shed with barn doors open on two sides. Masks are required for everyone. NO snacks or drinks will be served, so please bring your own. Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for the weather and are wearing sturdy walking shoes that can get dirty. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet on the lawn between the Main Parking Area and the Nature Museum. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited to 10 children per day! You can sign up by session or for the whole series. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org.

Members: $20/child per session or $70/child for the week. Non-members: $30/child per session or $110/child for the week. Financial aid is available by inquiry. 

 

 

 

Spring Nature Camp 2021, Grades 4-6 @ White Memorial
Apr 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Spring Nature Camp 2021, Grades 4-6 @ White Memorial

Tuesday, April 13-Friday, April 16
White Memorial’s Spring Nature Camp
Grades 1-3: 9:30am – 12pm

Spring is here and we need to get outside and celebrate! Grab your hiking shoes and get ready for some good old-fashioned nature exploration. We’ll traverse the grounds of White Memorial, looking and listening for all the signs of the season, from new plants emerging, to turtles basking in the sun, to frogs croaking, to butterflies fluttering by. We’ll also play some fun outdoor games, make crafts, meet our education animals, and just enjoy each other’s company while adhering to COVID safety protocols.

These sessions will be held in-person, taking place outdoors or in our Activity Shed with barn doors open on two sides. Masks are required for everyone. NO snacks or drinks will be served, so please bring your own. Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for the weather and are wearing sturdy walking shoes that can get dirty. Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet on the lawn between the Main Parking Area and the Nature Museum. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited to 10 children per day! You can sign up by session or for the whole series. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org.

Members: $20/child per session or $70/child for the week. Non-members: $30/child per session or $110/child for the week. Financial aid is available by inquiry. 

 

 

 

Apr
17
Sat
2021
Orkney and the Ness of Brodgar: A 5,000 Year Old Enigma
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Orkney and the Ness of Brodgar: A 5,000 Year Old Enigma

Saturday, April 17, 2021

This program is made possible through the generosity of an Anonymous Donor.

Today you will embark on an incredible journey to Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands. The most significant Neolithic monuments in Western Europe can be found on the Orkneys. Today you will be introduced to the most recent, spectacular find, The Ness of Brodgar by none other than the archaeologist in charge of its excavation; Nick Card. Card will give you an overview of Orkney and its major monuments but will focus primarily on The Ness of Brodgar – a vast Neolithic complex discovered in 2002. https://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/  You can support this important excavation by donating here: https://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/donate/

About Our Speaker: Nick Card has worked widely throughout Britain since graduating from Glasgow. Since moving to Orkney over 30 years ago he has directed and managed a wide range of projects for the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology within the University of Highlands and Islands Institute of Archaeology that he assisted in establishing.

He has been an Honorary Research Fellow of the UHI; a Member of Orkney World Heritage Site Research Committee; a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists; a Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians of Scotland; Chair of the Ness of Brodgar Trust; and Vice president of the American Friends of the Ness of Brodgar.

Since the inscription of Orkney’s World Heritage Site, he has been involved in research and fieldwork relating to the sites: as director of the excavations at Bookan Chambered Tomb; as co-ordinator of the WHS geophysics programme; and as a major contributor to the Research Agenda. His interests lie in all aspects of the prehistory of Britain and the Highlands and Islands with particular reference to the Neolithic.

Since 2004 Nick has directed the Ness of Brodgar that has become internationally recognised, reported widely including the cover article in National Geographic, and the recipient of several awards, including recognition by the American Institute of Archaeology; the Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year; the international Andante Travel Archaeology Award; and in 2019 a Shanghai Archaeological Forum Award.

He has published widely and lectured in the UK and abroad. In 2017 he was awarded the Kress Travelling Lectureship by the Archaeological Institute of America lecturing across the USA.

2:00 p.m., ZOOM. Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10.00, Preregister here: www.whitememorialcc.org

Apr
20
Tue
2021
Give Local!
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am – Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
Give Local!

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20 & 21, 2021

Hosted by Connecticut Community Foundation and sponsored by Ion Bank Foundation for the ninth consecutive year, Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills benefits the vital work of hundreds of nonprofit organizations in our region.

This fun and inspiring 36-hour online giving event unites donors, businesses, and organizations in giving back to our local community. Thanks to generous sponsors as well as funds from Connecticut Community Foundation, every dollar donated during Give Local, is stretched with bonus funds and nonprofits have opportunities to win cash prizes throughout the event. All of this adds to the excitement while raising essential funds for the work of our local nonprofits.

Since 2013, Give Local has raised over $9 million for the vital work of local nonprofit organizations.

Your donations will help support the 39th Annual Family Nature Day on September 25, 2021. Please check our profile page for more information. https://www.givelocalccf.org/organizations/white-memorial-conservation-center

Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro via ZOOM
Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro via ZOOM

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Contemplative Yoga (Previously Yoga in The Garden) is a gentle all-level yoga class provided online through Zoom. The class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30. This class cycles through each chakra, focusing on anatomy and energetic benefits, combining vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga forms. Students can attend the classes in any sequence. Poetry, music, and mudra assist the student in focusing on class intention. This class encourages stress reduction and efficient breathing, while building strength, flexibility, and balance. No registration is required. Class is $10, paid on Venmo to @JudithEhrman-Shapiro. Please leave a note which says “White Memorial”, and $1 will to be donated to WMCC for each class. Other payment arrangements can be made by calling Judith at 860-309-9489.  Please use the following Link to join class!

Topic: Contemplative Yoga Time: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9981336171?pwd=a1RUQ1BhWlRrNHFYOGUvdFppL3hDZz09

Meeting ID: 998 133 6171 Passcode: 365gifts   Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted. Judith has been running Yoga in The Garden at White Memorial since 2015!

Apr
24
Sat
2021
Poetry for a Greener World ~ Celebrating Earth Day
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Poetry for a Greener World ~ Celebrating Earth Day

Saturday, April 24, 2021

White Memorial Conservation Center and Connecticut Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson present a day of virtual poetry events to celebrate the Earth in a time of climate crisis

Join Us for the Following Virtual Programs:

9:30 a.m. https://vimeo.com/showcase/8158787

Welcome and Introduction by Gerri Griswold and David K. Leff. Poetry readings from the new anthology Waking Up to the Earth by poets Denise Abercrombie, Terry Blackhawk, John Stanizzi, Steve Straight, Katherine Szpekman, and Rhonda Ward.

11:00 a.m. https://vimeo.com/showcase/8158787

“Nature Poetry in a Time of Climate Crisis,” a talk by State Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson.

12:15-2:15 p.m.

Writing Workshop: “There Will Be No One To Remember Us: Writing Poetry of Healing and Witness for the Earth” with Edwina Trentham.  Free of charge, but registration required (see below).  

2:30 p.m. https://vimeo.com/showcase/8158787

Poetry readings from the new anthology Waking Up to the Earth by poets Cortney Davis, Catherine DeNunzio, Louis Gabordi, David K. Leff, Amy Nawrocki, and Pit Pinegar.

4:00 p.m. https://vimeo.com/showcase/8158787

“Poets Out in the Open:” a reprise of summer poetry readings recorded in 2019 on the beautiful grounds of the White Memorial Conservation Center.

Writing Workshop: “There Will Be No One To Remember Us: Writing Poetry of Healing and Witness for the Earth” with Edwina Trentham

Today, one of the gravest threats facing us is the desecration of our beautiful earth, the heedless greed and irreversible damage for the sake of profit that is destroying our planet.  Faced with this horror, how can we as poets draw attention to this destruction, and what can we hope to achieve?  In this intensive workshop, we will read and discuss work by poets who have explored this essential topic and explore different ways of writing poetry of witness with passion and persuasiveness.  The major part of the workshop will be devoted to workshopping the poems written by participants and submitted ahead of time. Writing prompts focused on the topic of healing and witness for the earth will be provided.

12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., ZOOM and Facebook Live. Please follow the directions below to register as a participant in the workshop or as a viewer.

Sign-up Instructions for Poets: Register by April 1, 2021 with David K. Leff at Please send postal address for receipt of materials and briefly state your experience writing nature poetry, if any.  A Zoom link will be sent to you along with any further instructions prior to the workshop. Space is limited to ten.

Registration Instructions for the Public:  Register at www.whitememorialcc.org. if you would like to observe via ZOOM. A link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop OR watch live on White Memorial’s Facebook Fan Page!

Waking Up to the Earth:  Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis is available through Ingram Book Company, Grayson Books, or amazon.com. For more information contact

Apr
27
Tue
2021
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro via ZOOM
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro via ZOOM

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Contemplative Yoga (Previously Yoga in The Garden) is a gentle all-level yoga class provided online through Zoom. The class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30. This class cycles through each chakra, focusing on anatomy and energetic benefits, combining vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga forms. Students can attend the classes in any sequence. Poetry, music, and mudra assist the student in focusing on class intention. This class encourages stress reduction and efficient breathing, while building strength, flexibility, and balance. No registration is required. Class is $10, paid on Venmo to @JudithEhrman-Shapiro. Please leave a note which says “White Memorial”, and $1 will to be donated to WMCC for each class. Other payment arrangements can be made by calling Judith at 860-309-9489.  Please use the following Link to join class!

Topic: Contemplative Yoga Time: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9981336171?pwd=a1RUQ1BhWlRrNHFYOGUvdFppL3hDZz09

Meeting ID: 998 133 6171 Passcode: 365gifts

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted. Judith has been running Yoga in The Garden at White Memorial since 2015!