Dec
5
Thu
Nature’s Nursery @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
First Thursday of Each Month (Sep. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on the first Thursday of each month 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.

 

Dec
7
Sat
Exploring Big and Little Cathedral with Gerri Griswold
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Exploring Big and Little Cathedral with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Let’s wander through the towering white pines of Big and Little Cathedral in search of bird and mammal life or just to work off that Thanksgiving dinner or prepare for the holiday eating Olympics!  These lovely trails are some of the least wandered on our property. Come out and breathe in some fresh air! Dress for the weather! 2:00 p.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. We’ll carpool to the trailhead. FREEDonations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Dec
10
Tue
Instinctive Birding with Kristi Dranginis
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Instinctive Birding with Kristi Dranginis

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Join birder Kristi Dranginis (founder of Bird Mentor: www.BirdMentor.com) on the second Tuesday of each month (**Except February) for a golden opportunity to dive deep into the practice of Instinctive Birding.  Winter is a wonderful time to participate in this nearly lost art.  Learn to interpret the subtle signs and voices of the birds while also becoming more proficient with your bird ID skills.

We’ll begin observing the unfolding story of the landscape with a bird sit. Please bring something to sit on (camp chair, cushion, etc) and a blanket to keep you warm if you like.  Minty hot coco will be provided, so bring your mug. We’ll then transition inside where we’ll warm up and peel away the layers of the mysteries that presented themselves to us during our sit.

Our sessions 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 snow or shine! 9:00 a.m. start time. Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. Head on over to www.birdmentor.com/birdwalk to add yourself to the email list & receive updates for each month.   FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Dec
14
Sat
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

Saturday, December 14,  2019

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.

10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.

Winter Wildlife Tracking with Andy Dobos: The Forest Wolf
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Winter Wildlife Tracking with Andy Dobos: The Forest Wolf

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Andrew Dobos takes you on a wildlife tracking walk through the winter woods.  There are always clues left behind by the animals for us to decipher, telling a story of their habits and lives.  Get to know our beloved wildlife that much better. Children should be accompanied by an adult and all should dress extra warm and wear good boots!  You never know where the animals have been.10:00 A. M. – 12:00 P.M. Meet in the Museum. Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $15.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org

The Snow Queen SOLD OUT!
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Snow Queen SOLD OUT!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

SOLD OUT!

Artist and puppeteer Robin McCahill returns to the Carriage House at White Memorial for one performance of the Hans Christian Anderson tale of friends lost and found, visits to distant lands, travels through changing seasons, and encounters with strange and exotic characters. McCahill’s whimsical troupe of hand-felted marionettes tells the story. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. They will escort guests to the Mott-Van Winkle classroom in their horse drawn wagon. While Santa receives guests in the classroom, Mrs. Claus will lead a carol sing around the bonfire. An embarrassment of sweets and cups of velvety hot chocolate sweeten the day.  Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in their horse drawn wagon at 1:00 p.m. Performance: 3:00 P.M. in the Carriage House.  This beautiful program is made possible by an anonymous donor.

There will be a Museum Open House from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.! The Gift Shop is full of wonderful stocking stuffers and one-of-a-kind gifts made in Connecticut!

ADMISSION: A donation of warm socks, mittens, gloves, or hats of any size or color and a non-perishable food item for the pantry at FISH, Torrington CT. You must call and make a reservation: 860-567-0857 or register online.

Dec
21
Sat
Museum Children Free Week
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – Dec 27 @ 5:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week

December 21 – 27, 2019

Courtesy of Tara and Arthur Diedrick in honor of Adele and Joseph d’Assern. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.

10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.

Welcoming Winter at Five Ponds with Gerri Griswold
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Welcoming Winter at Five Ponds with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Why not bundle up and say “HELLLLLOOOOO Winter!” as we explore Five Ponds from Heron Pond to Plunge Pool, Fawn Pond to Teal Pond, and ending at Beaver Pond. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes. 10:00 a.m., Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of Routes 63 / 61.  FREE Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Dec
22
Sun
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.

2:00 P.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.