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Jun
25
Fri
2021
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle Ticket Sale!
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle Ticket Sale!

The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle!

TICKETS GO ON SALE JUNE 25, 2021!

Drawing is at 4PM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at The White Memorial Conservation Center. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win but it sure is fun if you are…. just to see the expression on your face! Priceless!

Tickets are $10.00 each. Only 1000 tickets are printed!

The first prize is a four night / five day trip for two to Iceland donated by Krummi Travel www.krummitravel.com . January 2 – 7, 2022: Includes  accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily, round trip airfare from Boston or New York, and transportation while in Iceland.  Enjoy beautiful winter tie in Iceland where shimmering sheets of green light dance across the sky. You’ll be meeting Icelanders of all sorts: farmers, musicians, scientists, artists….and return home with Viking friends. (not in your luggage…that would be illegal).

The second prize is a 14 foot Mohawk Rheaume Cedar Canoe. Included in this package are two handmade paddles (courtesy of our Executive Director Lukas Hyder), and two life jackets. This boat is a work of art. Paddle the Bantam River in your very own Rolls Royce!

This year’s third prize is a $500.00 Gift Card redeemable online or at any L.L. Bean store.  Keep the loot for yourself or share with friends and family. We won’t judge!

All proceeds from the raffle benefit programming expenses at the Conservation Center.

All online purchasers will receive their ticket stubs in jpeg form via email. The originals can be picked up at the Museum where they will be stored in a file.

Tickets can also be purchased BEGINNING JUNE 25, 2021 by phone: 860-567-0857 and in person at the Gift Shop.

 

Jul
12
Mon
2021
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp 2021 (Grades 3-9) @ Activity Shed
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp 2021 (Grades 3-9) @ Activity Shed

July 12-August 13 (weekdays only)
“Natural History Explorers” Summer Camp
GRADES 3 & 4 SOLD OUT

Kids entering grades 3 – 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! Our adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial’s property. Activities include hiking trails, collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, and much more. 9:30am – 1:30pm each day (please note the time change from years past).

Grades 3 & 4: July 12-16 (SOLD OUT) & 19-23 (SOLD OUT)
Grades 5 & 6: July 26-30 (SOLD OUT) & August 2-6
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 9-13
Sign up by week.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY CLOSELY:

Certain adjustments will need to be made to summer camp in light of current circumstances:
– Our “homebase” for Natural History Explorers will be located in the Activity Shed, a building that can be opened on two sides to increase ventilation. Activities will primarily take place outdoors or in the Activity Shed.
– Inside the Activity Shed, seating for children will be spaced 6 ft. apart.
– We may take occasional visits into the Nature Museum, but those visits will be scheduled when no one else from the public will be in there.
– Natural History Explorers will NOT be traveling to offsite locations as we have in the past. All activities will take place on White Memorial property and will not require the van for transportation.
– Masks are required (except in the case of documented medical exemptions) for all participants, and for parents during drop-off and pick-up if parents get out of their cars. We will provide occasional “mask breaks” while the kids are outdoors and spread out from each other.
– In addition to washing hands with soap and water, we will also be using sanitizer occasionally. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to sanitizer.
– All other state guidelines for COVID safety will be followed.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Registration opens April 1 for members and April 15 for non-members. Space is limited! Members: $125/week, Non-members: $185/week. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis – inquire by calling.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the first day of the camp you’re booking. Call 860-567-0857 or email lois@whitememorialcc.org regarding advanced cancellations.

Upon registration, you will be mailed a confirmation letter along with 4 important documents: a permission slip, a blank physical form, a medication authorization form, and a list of Policies and Procedures. Please review this mailing closely and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible, but by July 1 at the very latest.

Thank you!

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Volcanos with Tom Alena
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Volcanos with Tom Alena

Saturday, July 31, 2021

A new volcano in Iceland is erupting and, as many of you know, Gerri’s adopted homeland will soon be erupting with tourists hiking to see this spectacular display of Nature. But how is it possible to walk right up to some erupting volcanos (in relative safety), but others kill everyone within several miles (Mt. St Helens) instantly?  This presentation dives deep into the earth’s interior to take a look at what causes volcanic eruptions and why they differ.  We’ll look at rock and ash samples brought back from Iceland, and explode a few home-made volcanos for some educational entertainment.  3:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE, Non-members: $10.00. Pre-register at www.whitememorialcc.org. A link to the presentation will arrive via email when you register (check junk mail!).

Aug
3
Tue
2021
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5) SOLD OUT!
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5) SOLD OUT!

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10  
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp SOLD OUT
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY CLOSELY:

Certain adjustments will need to be made to summer camp in light of current circumstances:
– Our “homebase” for Wee Discoverers will be located outside on picnic tables. Activities will primarily take place all outdoors.
– When seated, children will be spaced 6 ft. apart.
– We may take occasional visits into the Nature Museum, but those visits will be scheduled when no one else from the public will be in there.
– Masks are required (except in the case of documented medical exemptions) for all participants, and for parents during drop-off and pick-up if parents get out of their cars. We will provide occasional “mask breaks” while the kids are spread out from each other.
– We will also be using sanitizer occasionally to clean hands. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to sanitizer.
– All other state guidelines for COVID safety will be followed.

Meet on the lawn in front of the Nature Museum. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Registration opens April 1 for members and April 15 for non-members. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis – inquire by calling.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the first day of the camp you’re booking. Call 860-567-0857 or email lois@whitememorialcc.org regarding advanced cancellations.

Upon registration, you will be mailed a confirmation letter along with a permission slip. Please review this mailing closely and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible, but by July 1st at the latest.

Thank you!

 

Aug
4
Wed
2021
Yoga in the Garden with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro August 4
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro August 4

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.

8:00 am – 9:00 am, Please bring a mat and water (sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). Each class is $10 (with $1 of each going to White Memorial). Come to one, several, or all! For information and to check in event of rain, please call 860-309-9489.

COVID/PAYMENT PROTOCOL: Please wear your mask into and out of class. Mats must be at least 6 feet from one another. When class starts, masks may be removed for practice. Please do not attend class if you aren’t feeling well. Payment may be exchanged without touch through Venmo (to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro). Other forms of payment include cash, check, and credit card. The teacher may not have change, so please bring exact amount.

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She was a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and currently operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.

Aug
7
Sat
2021
It’s Here, It’s Coming and We Hope it Doesn’t Get Here: Emerald Ash Borer, Spotted Lanternfly and Asian Longhorned Beetle with Dr. Claire Rutledge
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
It’s Here, It’s Coming and We Hope it Doesn’t Get Here: Emerald Ash Borer, Spotted Lanternfly and Asian Longhorned Beetle with Dr. Claire Rutledge

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Invasive plants and animals have been a fact of life in North America and worldwide since people began to travel. The pace of introductions has only increased as transportation becomes faster and trade increases. Claire Rutledge, from the Connectiicut Agricultural Experiment Station introduces you to several “unwanteds”: Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Long-horned Beetle, and Spotted Lantern Fly. Some are already here, while others we hope to keep away with knowledge, diligence, and safe practices. Dr. Rutledge knows a thing or two about wood-boring insects. They are her area of expertise. 10:00 a.m., FREE, Zoom and Facebook Live. Zoom participants register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fl811FpVTOS1U4KNnOLoNg

Aug
10
Tue
2021
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5) SOLD OUT!
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp 2021 (Ages 4 & 5) SOLD OUT!

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10  
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp SOLD OUT
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY CLOSELY:

Certain adjustments will need to be made to summer camp in light of current circumstances:
– Our “homebase” for Wee Discoverers will be located outside on picnic tables. Activities will primarily take place all outdoors.
– When seated, children will be spaced 6 ft. apart.
– We may take occasional visits into the Nature Museum, but those visits will be scheduled when no one else from the public will be in there.
– Masks are required (except in the case of documented medical exemptions) for all participants, and for parents during drop-off and pick-up if parents get out of their cars. We will provide occasional “mask breaks” while the kids are spread out from each other.
– We will also be using sanitizer occasionally to clean hands. Please let us know if your child has an allergy to sanitizer.
– All other state guidelines for COVID safety will be followed.

Meet on the lawn in front of the Nature Museum. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Registration opens April 1 for members and April 15 for non-members. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis – inquire by calling.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the first day of the camp you’re booking. Call 860-567-0857 or email lois@whitememorialcc.org regarding advanced cancellations.

Upon registration, you will be mailed a confirmation letter along with a permission slip. Please review this mailing closely and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible, but by July 1st at the latest.

Thank you!

 

Aug
11
Wed
2021
Yoga in the Garden with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro August 11
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro August 11

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.

8:00 am – 9:00 am, Please bring a mat and water (sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). Each class is $10 (with $1 of each going to White Memorial). Come to one, several, or all! For information and to check in event of rain, please call 860-309-9489.

COVID/PAYMENT PROTOCOL: Please wear your mask into and out of class. Mats must be at least 6 feet from one another. When class starts, masks may be removed for practice. Please do not attend class if you aren’t feeling well. Payment may be exchanged without touch through Venmo (to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro). Other forms of payment include cash, check, and credit card. The teacher may not have change, so please bring exact amount.

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She was a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and currently operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.

Aug
12
Thu
2021
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series, May-August 2021 @ Virtual
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Nature's Nursery Series, May-August 2021 @ Virtual

One Thursday Per Month (May 6, June 3, July 8, August 12)
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series

Ages 3-6 Years
4-4:30pm (note the time change from the previous series). 
Join us via Zoom on one Thursday per month from May – August for a 30-minute program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story featuring wild animals and then an up-close encounter with a live animal! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please visit whitememorialcc.org or call 860-567-0857 to register. Space is limited! The day before each session for which you are registered, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Sign up by session or for the whole series. Members: $5/session or $15/whole series (4 sessions), Non-Members: $8/session or $25/whole series (4 sessions)

 

 

Aug
14
Sat
2021
An Evening of Jazz with South Lake
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening of Jazz with South Lake

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Bring a picnic and BYOB. Settle down for a sultry summer evening of soothing jazz standards from the American Songbook and more.  South Lake is: Jon Concilio: Double Bass, Brendan Walsh: Guitar, Mik Mitnik: Drums, and Allan Becker: Soprano, Alto, and Tenor Sax, Flute, and Keyboards.  Nobody writes music like this anymore! 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Activity Shed. All tickets: $10.00. Please pay in advance by calling 860-567-0857 or by registering online www.whitememorialcc.org