Mar
23
Mon
Museum Children Free Week
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week

March 23 – 29, 2020

In Memory of Louise W. Willson. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Mar
24
Tue
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Mar 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in March (except the 31st).
The rest of this series is CANCELLED, unfortunately. 

Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series, Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

 

 

 

Mar
25
Wed
After-School Adventures Grades 4-6 CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Mar 25 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures Grades 4-6 CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Grades 4-6: Wednesdays in March.
CANCELLED.

Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series, Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

 

 

Mar
26
Thu
Wildlife Outside Your Window! with Carrie Szwed
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wildlife Outside Your Window! with Carrie Szwed

Thursday, March 26, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Facebook Live!

Click on our Fan Page to participate!

https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Memorial-Conservation-Center-169764963176166/ 

 

You don’t need to travel any further than your local natural area or even your backyard to find some amazing wild animals. Did you know we have a snake species in CT that can get over 6 feet long? Or a tiny shrew that can emit a venomous bite? How about salamanders that can detach their tails? Join Education Director Carrie Szwed as she guides you through a sampling of animals we have right here in the northwest corner of CT, from marvelous mammals to resplendent reptiles to impressive invertebrates. You’ll even get to meet a couple of live CT creatures .  

Mar
28
Sat
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Guided Meditation with Marlow Shami
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Guided Meditation with Marlow Shami

Saturday, March 28, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Facebook Live!

Click on our Fan Page to participate!

https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Memorial-Conservation-Center-169764963176166/

  

Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation.

Meet the North American Porcupine with Gerri Griswold
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the North American Porcupine with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, March 28, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Facebook Live!

Click on our Fan Page to participate!

https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Memorial-Conservation-Center-169764963176166/ 

 

North American Porcupines are large, solitary rodents commonly found in New England including Connecticut.  Although they are elusive and mostly nocturnal, they can be found perched in the top of a tree during the day.  They tend to den in tree cavities and under logs. They have thick, muscular tails that are six to twelve inches long. Underneath the tail are stiff bristles

which aid them in climbing trees.

Porcupines are herbivores.  A typical diet consists of twigs, leaves, buds, nuts, seeds and green plants.  Wintertime food includes pine needles and bark.  A porcupine typically has 20,000 to 30,000 quills which cover most of its body.  These quills are sharp and range from one to three inches in length.  Contrary to popular belief, they can not shoot their quills from a distance.

Find out more from CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold for an hour long program.  She will address the natural history of one of Connecticut’s most fascinating species and the world’s third largest rodent!

 

Mar
29
Sun
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

Sunday, March 29, 2020

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.

Mar
30
Mon
LITTLE POND BOARDWALK CLOSED
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 11:59 pm
LITTLE POND BOARDWALK CLOSED

LITTLE POND BOARDWALK CLOSED

March 30, 2020 – April 30, 2020

The Litchfield Fire Marshall and Litchfield Emergency Management are concerned about the inability to social distance on the Little Pond Boardwalk. For the safety of all, the Little Pond Boardwalk is closed until further notice.

Mar
31
Tue
Songbird Nest Box Installation and Maintenance with James Fischer
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Songbird Nest Box Installation and Maintenance with James Fischer

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

2:00 p.m.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZIvf-mupz4quiNYXwi9LtFLPVaLTPVnZA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cavity nesting songbirds will be returning soon to use nest boxes for raising chicks. James Fischer, WMCC Research Director, will introduce how to install and maintain nest boxes. He will also introduce you to the birds that use nest boxes, as well as their nesting materials and construction.

Apr
2
Thu
Nature’s Nursery, Winter 2020 – CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
First Thursday of Each Month (Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, April 2)

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.