Saturday, June 1, 2019
Geologist and meteorologist Tom Alena knows a thing or two about rocks! Join Tom on this beautiful hike through one of White Memorial’s richest geological arenas. Tom will explain the glacial event that occurred thousands of years ago in laymen’s terms revealing the stories of white quartz, garnets, mica schist, and that incredible boulder field that define this very special area. Wear sturdy boots. Rain or shine! 10:00 A.M., Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of RTs. 63 and 61 in Morris, just south of the Litchfield town line (2.5 miles south of the Litchfield Green), FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Join Marlow on a jaunt to find those sleek and slimy creatures we call amphibians. We’ll look under rocks and boards and visit a pond armed with dip nets in order to reveal as many frogs, toads, and salamanders as we can. After identifying and marveling at these cool critters, all amphibians will be safely returned to their hiding spots. Wear long pants and shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy! Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room for a brief introduction on our native amphibian species before we head out on the property. 2:30 – 4: 30 p.m. FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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.
Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The full series of 12 classes is $110 or each class individually is $10. Come to one session, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, please call 860-309-9489.
Rainy days will be held at the Evolving Center in Winsted, 177 Danbury Quarter Road.
Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She is a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.
Four Session This Summer (May 2, June 6, June 27, Aug. 22)
Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on this summer for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Join Marlow for a walk around Little Pond before the crowds descend! Wander the boardwalk in search of industrious beavers, majestic Bald Eagles, a variety of ducks, and a host of other plants and animals that make Little Pond our most popular hike! 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Join birder Kristi Dranginis on the second Tuesday of each month for a golden opportunity to explore the rich and varied habitats of White Memorial while learning how to identify birds on an educational walk. Kristi is the founder of Bird Mentor: www.BirdMentor.com
In the words of Kristi, “If you are looking for a walk where the leader gives you all of the answers, this is probably not for you. If, on the other hand, you are ready to learn how to distinguish and deeply connect with what you are seeing and hearing, then please join us!”
The walks will average about 2 hours, but feel free to head out whenever you need to. Open to all experience levels. Dress for the weather! Will take place rain or shine! 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
The 38th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle!
Drawing is at 4PM on Saturday, September 28, 2019 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!
Three destination prizes are up for grabs this year!
The first prize is a one week trip for two to Iceland donated by Krummi Travel www.krummitravel.com . June 13 – 21, 2020: Includes eight days / seven nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily, round trip airfare from Boston or New York, and transportation while in Iceland. Enjoy this glorious time of year when the midnight sun teases you into staying up far later than you ever did as a kid and Iceland is alive with Nature!
The second prize is a $1500 gift card to the incomparable Winvian Farm in Morris, Connecticut! Winvian is our neighbor and a great supporter of White Memorial. We love them! Choose from their menu of whimsical, architect designed rooms…will it be the Tree House? The Helicopter? The Beaver Lodge or another of these breathtaking cottages? Your gift card covers two nights plus breakfast for two making for one of the grandest weekend getaways that we can imagine! www.winvian.com
This year’s third prize is a doozy as well! Choose three friends, pack your camping gear (a tent is provided) and head out to The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem , New York where you will spend a night under the stars listening to the howling residents which make this destination one of the greatest education and environmental centers in the United States. “Sleeping with Wolves”: Included in your $300 gift card is a pizza party and breakfast and a talk from the Center Staff about their precious residents. www.nywolf.org
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 by phone: 860-567-0857 and in person at the Gift Shop.