May
14
Thu
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
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
19
Tue
Planting for the Bees’ Needs – Providing Habitat for a Diversity of Bees
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Planting for the Bees' Needs - Providing Habitat for a Diversity of Bees

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

2:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_daNoP0teSzGsVAYtB3TEzw

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

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

Kim Stoner is an entomologist who specializes in bees and pollination at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.  She will introduce you to the world of native bees in your backyard and the easy things that you can do to conserve them.

 

May
21
Thu
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
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!

Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live May 23
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live May 23

Saturday, May 23, 2020

10:00 am

Click on our Fan Page to participate!
https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Memorial-Conservation-Center-169764963176166/

Please consider making an online donation to
the Conservation Center:  https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

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
25
Mon
Memorial Day
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

Museum Closed

Museum Children Free Week
May 25 @ 9:00 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week

May 25 – 31, 2020

Honoring Helen Ryan Donnelly. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

May
28
Thu
Nature’s Nursery: Cats! via Facebook Live
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nature’s Nursery: Cats! via Facebook Live

Thursday, May 28, 2020
4:00 p.m.
Facebook Live!
https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Memorial-Conservation-Center-169764963176166/

Join us for a special program designed for young nature lovers aged 3-6 years old. Education Director Carrie Szwed will read “What Cat is That?” from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, followed by a meet-and-greet with Carrie’s own tabby cat. Then she’ll lead you through the making of a cat-inspired craft using materials you can find around the house.