Jul
12
Sun
Virtual Summer Nature Camp
Jul 12 – Jul 18 all-day
Virtual Summer Nature Camp

Virtual Summer Camp
Week 1: July 12 -18
Week 2: July 19-25
Week 3: July 26-August 1
(Any age level can sign up for any or all of the weeks.)

We will not be holding in-person summer camp this year, but we have developed 3 weeks of virtual activities to keep the kids engaged and immersed in nature! You will be emailed a virtual camp “backpack” full of nature activities, including:

– pre-recorded demonstrations of games, crafts, and outdoor activities
– “guided” hikes throughout the Northwest Corner, showing you where to start, what to look for, and the stunning landscapes you’re in for when you hike them!
– meet-and-greet videos with live animals
– Zoom links to live, interactive programs, allowing us all to learn and socialize with each other
– pre-recorded storytime sessions

You can sign up to receive materials for one, two, or all three weeks of virtual camp. Each week will include a unique set of activities; you’ll see activities that will suit younger kids, older kids, and entire families. You will receive an email from on the Friday before each camp week starts with links for all of the pre-recorded activities and demonstrations, as well as Zoom links for a couple of live interactive presentations taking place during the camp week.

Click on the green “Tickets” button on this page to register.

Cost:
– Virtual Summer Camp is FREE for members! But, you still must pre-register to receive your virtual camp “backpacks” via email.
– For non-members, each week is a flat rate of $60, no matter how many kids will be participating in your family.*
* To get the best bang for your buck, Click HERE to join White Memorial with a family membership, which is also $60. Doing this will give you BOTH the benefits of membership AND free access to summer camp materials (all 3 weeks if you so choose!). Once you add a Family Membership to your online “Cart,” please COME BACK to this page to register for summer camp.

Jul
19
Sun
Virtual Summer Nature Camp
Jul 19 – Jul 25 all-day
Virtual Summer Nature Camp

Virtual Summer Camp
Week 1: July 12 -18
Week 2: July 19-25
Week 3: July 26-August 1
(Any age level can sign up for any or all of the weeks.)

We will not be holding in-person summer camp this year, but we have developed 3 weeks of virtual activities to keep the kids engaged and immersed in nature! You will be emailed a virtual camp “backpack” full of nature activities, including:

– pre-recorded demonstrations of games, crafts, and outdoor activities
– “guided” hikes throughout the Northwest Corner, showing you where to start, what to look for, and the stunning landscapes you’re in for when you hike them!
– meet-and-greet videos with live animals
– Zoom links to live, interactive programs, allowing us all to learn and socialize with each other
– pre-recorded storytime sessions

You can sign up to receive materials for one, two, or all three weeks of virtual camp. Each week will include a unique set of activities; you’ll see activities that will suit younger kids, older kids, and entire families. You will receive an email from on the Friday before each camp week starts with links for all of the pre-recorded activities and demonstrations, as well as Zoom links for a couple of live interactive presentations taking place during the camp week.

Click on the green “Tickets” button on this page to register.

Cost:
– Virtual Summer Camp is FREE for members! But, you still must pre-register to receive your virtual camp “backpacks” via email.
– For non-members, each week is a flat rate of $60, no matter how many kids will be participating in your family.*
* To get the best bang for your buck, Click HERE to join White Memorial with a family membership, which is also $60. Doing this will give you BOTH the benefits of membership AND free access to summer camp materials (all 3 weeks if you so choose!). Once you add a Family Membership to your online “Cart,” please COME BACK to this page to register for summer camp.

Jul
23
Thu
“Name That Native Animal” Riddle Walk with Carrie Szwed, Education Director
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
“Name That Native Animal” Riddle Walk with Carrie Szwed, Education Director

Thursday, July 23, 2020

4:00 p.m.

As we (virtually) walk one of our White Memorial trails, we’ll come across posted signs with clever riddles hinting about the identity of native CT species. As we walk, we’ll ponder the clues in each riddle before the answer is revealed at the next sign. It’s a hike and a guessing game combined into one! Hopefully, you’ll learn some fun new things about our local critters. 4:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r_uCCkOyQISqvRlMOCI8QQ

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

Jul
25
Sat
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami July 25
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami July 25

Saturday, July 25, 2020

10:00 a.m.

ZOOM

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. 10:00 a.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register:   https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KztopwHsTQmbBqNeZot18Q

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

Remembering Robyn & Ency ~ Paddling the Bantam River with Paul Edwards
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Remembering Robyn & Ency ~ Paddling the Bantam River with Paul Edwards

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Join WMCC Member, artist, photographer, wood carver and all around great guy, Paul Edwards as he leads you down the Bantam River on a leisurely paddle to Bantam Lake. The paddle is dedicated to our beloved “Queen of the Bantam River”, Robyn Dinda, who left us in 2014 and our much loved WMCC member and dear friend, Ency Richardson, who left us in May 2020. Bring your own boat or rent one through Sportsman’s of Litchfield: http://sportsmens.biz/rentals/   LIMITED TO 12 BOATS! All participants must wear masks while putting in and taking out of the water.  Meet at the boat launch  at the bridge on North Shore Road near Point Folly Camp Ground. 10:00 a.m. Rain cancels the event. For more information, call the Museum at 860-567-0857. Please pre-register for this program by calling 860-567-0857. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Welcome to California – A Short Geological History with Tom Alena
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Welcome to California – A Short Geological History with Tom Alena

Saturday, July 25, 2020

3:00 p.m.

ZOOM

You think the geology of Connecticut and Iceland are fascinating (they are of course)? Well my new home in central California offers up its own unique blend of earthquakes, volcanoes, subterranian layers, and fossils.  In other words, it’s a geologic mess!  I’ll take you on a virtual tour of some of the wonders near and far throughout this state and explain their origins. I’ll have rock samples to show as well as lab demonstrations to perform.  Join us for this virtual trip to California without the jet-lag! 3:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GrrWFL9tQmeXycMlvXo99A

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

Jul
26
Sun
Virtual Summer Nature Camp
Jul 26 – Aug 1 all-day
Virtual Summer Nature Camp

Virtual Summer Camp
Week 1: July 12 -18
Week 2: July 19-25
Week 3: July 26-August 1
(Any age level can sign up for any or all of the weeks.)

We will not be holding in-person summer camp this year, but we have developed 3 weeks of virtual activities to keep the kids engaged and immersed in nature! You will be emailed a virtual camp “backpack” full of nature activities, including:

– pre-recorded demonstrations of games, crafts, and outdoor activities
– “guided” hikes throughout the Northwest Corner, showing you where to start, what to look for, and the stunning landscapes you’re in for when you hike them!
– meet-and-greet videos with live animals
– Zoom links to live, interactive programs, allowing us all to learn and socialize with each other
– pre-recorded storytime sessions

You can sign up to receive materials for one, two, or all three weeks of virtual camp. Each week will include a unique set of activities; you’ll see activities that will suit younger kids, older kids, and entire families. You will receive an email from on the Friday before each camp week starts with links for all of the pre-recorded activities and demonstrations, as well as Zoom links for a couple of live interactive presentations taking place during the camp week.

Click on the green “Tickets” button on this page to register.

Cost:
– Virtual Summer Camp is FREE for members! But, you still must pre-register to receive your virtual camp “backpacks” via email.
– For non-members, each week is a flat rate of $60, no matter how many kids will be participating in your family.*
* To get the best bang for your buck, Click HERE to join White Memorial with a family membership, which is also $60. Doing this will give you BOTH the benefits of membership AND free access to summer camp materials (all 3 weeks if you so choose!). Once you add a Family Membership to your online “Cart,” please COME BACK to this page to register for summer camp.

Aug
1
Sat
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami August 1
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami August 1

Saturday, August 1, 2020

10:00 a.m.

ZOOM

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. 10:00 a.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h1cm8uVDTMCyyJ9cdFGGRQ

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

Animal Adaptations with Gerri Griswold
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Animal Adaptations with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, August 1, 2020

2:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Why is a vulture’s head bald? Why are porcupines so slow? Why does an Opossum play possum? These and answers to your many other questions will be revealed in an hour long program. Animal Adaptations uses natural props, animal mounts, and a couple of surprise guests to illustrate the definitions of both structural and behavioral adaptations, and how adaptations help animals survive in different environments. Participants will be able to guess how certain “mystery props” could be used as adaptations for animals. This is a great program for kids and adults! 2:00 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4U-soyJxSe-LWO_DUiba3g

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

Aug
6
Thu
Reptile Roll Call with Carrie Szwed, Education Director
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reptile Roll Call with Carrie Szwed, Education Director

Thursday, August 6, 2020

4:00 p.m.

We have six resident reptiles (3 turtles and 3 snakes) that serve as education ambassadors at White Memorial, and you’ll get to meet them all during this live animal presentation. What are their names? Their stories? What do they like to eat? You’ll learn these answers and more.  4:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wDBVadJ5RHC0GQOM7PxZnA.

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/