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May
2
Sat
2020
Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live

Saturday, May 2, 2020

10:00 am

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.

May
5
Tue
2020
How to Monitor a Lake
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
How to Monitor a Lake

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
10:00 a.m.
ZOOM
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R7HOlHuyQQC7FO8nruVPog
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Lakes are dynamic ecosystems. Knowing how to monitor a lake can help you learn how a lake functions and how to make better conservation decisions. Larry Marsicano, AER Limnologist, will demonstrate the instruments and data that is collected to monitor a lake. This webinar will be hosted on Bantam Lake and is cosponsored by Bantam Lake Protective Association, Connecticut Federation of Lakes, & White Memorial Conservation Center. Estimated Program Duration: 30 minutes. Alternative rain date: May 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

May
7
Thu
2020
Animal Care at White Memorial via Facebook Live
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Animal Care at White Memorial via Facebook Live

Thursday, May 7, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Facebook Live!

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

White Memorial Conservation Center currently has 9 resident animals (not to mention at least 1,000 honeybees!) that we use as education ambassadors. Join Carrie Szwed, Education Director, as she gives you a behind-the-scenes peek into her animal care routine, both in real time and with cool video clips. (Not for the easily “eewed”…dead mice and live earthworms will be used.)

May
9
Sat
2020
Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live

Saturday, May 9, 2020

10:00 am

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.

Virtual Story Time at Memorial Rock with Gerri Griswold
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Virtual Story Time at Memorial Rock with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, May 9, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Facebook Live!

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

Pull up a chair with your family and listen to a wonderful story of Nature read to you by Gerri Griswold under the backdrop of Memorial Rock.

May
14
Thu
2020
Looking Under Logs Together via Facebook Live
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Looking Under Logs Together via Facebook Live

Thursday, May 14, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Facebook Live!

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

Turning over logs in the woods is like nature’s ultimate treasure hunt; you just never know what going to be hiding under them! Join Carrie Szwed, Education Director, as she carefully rolls over (and returns!) logs to find invertebrates, salamanders, and even mycelia. What’s that? Find out by joining us!

May
16
Sat
2020
Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live

Saturday, May 16, 2020

10:00 am

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.

Virtual Wild Edible Plants with Andy Dobos FACEBOOK LIVE!
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Wild Edible Plants with Andy Dobos FACEBOOK LIVE!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

12:00 p.m.

Facebook Live! Visit our Fan Page to attend!

https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Memorial-Conservation-Center-169764963176166/?notif_id=1588796360022009&notif_t=page_fan

Please consider making an online donation to The Conservation Center: DONATE

We all know that locally grown organic food is what is best for us. No unwanted chemicals, more healthy nutrients, less wasteful byproducts of large scale farming and long distance transportation. Having your own garden is even better of course.

What about wild plants? They’re right there, some in great abundance. Some non-native species are in too much abundance, out competing their native neighbors. Many of these we can eat and it is becoming quite well documented that they are better for us, containing higher and more complete amounts of the nutrients we need to be healthy within the same volume of food.

The Forest Wolf, Andy Dobos, will help you learn some common, easily identifiable edible wild plants and how to responsibly harvest and prepare them. We will walk through field, forest and wetland edge, all almost within sight of each other.

We have special permission to pick plants on WMCC property, something that is not normally allowed, which gives us an incredible opportunity to do this in a most beautiful setting. All the plants we cover will be species one could find in their back yard or old farmland or wood lot, so no excuses for not making future use of what you will learn.

 

May
21
Thu
2020
Small Wonders Walk via Facebook Live
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Small Wonders Walk via Facebook Live

Thursday, May 21, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Facebook Live!

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

We tend to overlook the smaller things in nature, but organisms such as fungi, mosses, ferns, and lichens are important components of an ecosystem. Education Director Carrie Szwed will take you on a virtual hike to point out each of these small wonders, plus any forms of tiny animal life that may cross her path.
NGSS: (4)-LS1.A; (5)-LS2.A; SEP: Carrying Out Investigations; CC: Systems, Structure & Function

May
23
Sat
2020
Social Distancing Dawn Paddle on Park Pond with Gerri Griswold
May 23 @ 5:30 am – 7:00 am
Social Distancing Dawn Paddle on Park Pond with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, May 23, 2020
5:30 a.m.

LIMITED TO EIGHT LUCKY EARLY BIRDS!

Call 860-567-0857 to register.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee at Gerri’s dock and get your day off to a cheerful start by paddling this lovely pond in Winchester. Griswold has been accompanied by Great Blue Herons, Beavers, Snapping Turtles, River Otters, and a rich variety of bird life on her frequent jaunts. Meet Gerri at the State Boat Launch on Blue Street at 5:30 a.m. PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!