Sep
3
Thu
Read-Aloud of The Giving Tree (Featuring a Feathered Friend) with Carrie Szwed, Education Director
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Read-Aloud of The Giving Tree (Featuring a Feathered Friend) with Carrie Szwed, Education Director

Thursday, September 3, 2020

4:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Leave it to Shel Silverstein’s beautiful book, The Giving Tree, to tug at the heartstrings! Settle in for a reading of The Giving Tree and, fingers crossed, our resident barred owl will join us. The simple, yet profound message in this story should be passed down to our children and grandchildren. 4:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “CTWhiteMemorial” YouTube page or “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P9Ktuqz-RgieOa9CRCQ-qw

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

Sep
4
Fri
VIRTUAL CONCERT! The Zolla Boys LIVE from the Activity Shed
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
VIRTUAL CONCERT! The Zolla Boys LIVE from the Activity Shed

Friday, September 4, 2020

7:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Blue Grass wonders, local yokels, The Zolla Boys hit the Activity Shed for a one hour concert that will get your Labor Day weekend festivities off to a zesty start! 7:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “CTWhiteMemorial” YouTube page or “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mOdRjrtLTE6NMG2CXMM45Q

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

Sep
5
Sat
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami September 5
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami September 5

Saturday, September 5, 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, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “CTWhiteMemorial” YouTube page or “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_39XAGN_pRuKVK_qZu4J1ag

 

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

White Memorial Through the Seasons
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
White Memorial Through the Seasons

Saturday, September 5, 2020

2:00 p.m.

ZOOM

We pay tribute to Connecticut’s greatest land conservationists, Alain and May White. This brother and sister pair left their fingerprints all over Litchfield County beginning with our 4,000 acre sanctuary, but also in the gifts they bestowed upon the State of Connecticut: Kent Falls, Peoples State Forest, Macedonia State Park, Dean Ravine and more! Sit back and enjoy breathtaking images from a variety of contributors depicting the extraordinary people, places, and things which make up this living masterpiece! 2:00 p.m, This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “CTWhiteMemorial” YouTube page or “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gnJNBSn6T0SNJ-r8XNGARQ

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

Sep
11
Fri
Let Freedom Ring ~ Remembering the Victims of 9/11/2001
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Let Freedom Ring ~ Remembering the Victims of 9/11/2001

Friday, September 11, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Apple Hill

You must pre-register for this event: 860-567-0857 or register online.

FREE….donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

This very special tribute features the music of popular singer / songwriter Ian Campbell and the unfettered beauty of falconry with Master Falconer, Brian Bradley at the top of Apple Hill. 2:00p.m., Apple Hill.

Social distancing guidelines must be strictly observed.

Sep
12
Sat
Marlow Shami ~ Seeing Nature through an Artist’s Lens
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Marlow Shami ~ Seeing Nature through an Artist’s Lens

Saturday, September 12, 2020

2:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Marlow Shami’s talk and Keynote focuses on the process of creating two different bodies of artwork.
Artist statement: A thread-like intelligence attracts my attention in the art-making process. These attractions are the foundation of my creative impulse, and they are everywhere. My job as an artist is to follow their pull, collaborating as best as I can to reveal something new to both myself and for those experiencing my work.

Smells, colors, landscapes, people, sound, dreams are all are infused with this energy.

Like words used to build a story, sensory attractions create my experience. I wait, listen, trust, pause, listen, leap, stop, and begin again to collect, compose, wonder, experience. Making art is full of tiny rich steps needing attention and care.

Eventually, I become a translator, using my camera and a digital paintbrush to communicate the essence of this collaboration with Nature.

Although these two bodies of work appear to be different from one another, my intention is the same; to create for myself a sense of place, homelands. The dynamic character of the natural world in which I am embedded is endlessly engaged in the process of creating balance, homeostasis. Whether I am attracted to a feature within the landscape, or collecting the fragments of a dream as source material, both anchor me into a sense of homecoming: dynamic, new, alive.

Each piece of Visual Memoirs had its unique beginning: a dream, familial history, longing to understand, desire to heal. Content of each piece may include; digital photography scans of old black and white photos, color slides, and digital painting. I hope the viewer might find a resonating note within my work. Something elicits a narrative of their own, one perhaps, that’s been waiting for the invitation to reveal itself.

The process of creating each piece in the ongoing series, Restoration, elicited a restorative response within me. The colors, smells, sounds, feelings, even the warm August breeze touched me 2:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “CTWhiteMemorial” YouTube page or “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eo8MdcXHTxKacJ_L1mEdSA

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

Sep
17
Thu
Creature Features with Carrie Szwed, Education Director
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Creature Features with Carrie Szwed, Education Director

Thursday, September 17, 2020

4:00 p.m.

ZOOM

What makes a mammal a mammal? Or a reptile a reptile? How about an amphibian an amphibian? Scientists have grouped animals based on similar features. Using natural props, animal mounts, and live animals, we’ll break down the characteristics of several major animal groups. 4:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “CTWhiteMemorial” YouTube page or “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PMfDMOmpQvmWZFta00GuwA 

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

NGSS: (1)-LS1.A; (4)-LS1.A; CC: Patterns; System Models; Structure & Function

CT ELDS: Strand C Science – 36.5, 48.5, 60.7

Sep
19
Sat
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami September 19
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami September 19

Saturday, September 19, 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, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “CTWhiteMemorial” YouTube page or “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uPqCtsG4Roul7nO7F3–Tg

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

The Pandemic Pantry with Gerri Griswold September 19
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Saturday, September 19, 2020

12:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Our very own cooking show focuses on healthful eating! Gerri Griswold spent many years as a professional cook. Today she will teach you how to prepare a delicious meal that not only is healthful but wildly tasty and beautiful to boot! You’ll learn about seasoning with herbs and spices, some simple techniques to expedite your time in the kitchen, and you’ll have some laughs too! Recipes will be posted on our Facebook Page, in the Habitattler, or can be emailed to you if you simply make a request: gerri@whitememorialcc.org 2:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “CTWhiteMemorial” YouTube page or “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9f2X2-s6Q3GMrYeG6gwylg

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

Sep
26
Sat
Virtual Family Nature Day!
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Virtual Family Nature Day!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ZOOM

Our festival is canceled this year but Covid – 19 won’t stop us from offering a taste of what we had planned for you!

10:00 a.m. Maureen Heidtmann ~ Hand Wing Bat Conservation and Education: This presentation will cover bat populations in Connecticut, the threats they face, and how we can help to protect them. Maureen will also bring some of her furry flying friends with her! Maureen Heidtmann has been working with bats for more than 25 years. She is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and a Certified Wildlife Conservationist with the State of Connecticut’s DEEP. She has recently been written about in Connecticut Wildlife Magazine and several newspapers for rescuing and raising an endangered species Eastern Small-footed bat, the first of its kind to be seen in the state since 1940.

12:00 p.m. Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center: Meet Mary Beth Kaeser and some of her feathered colleagues including a Bald Eagle. This fascinating presentation focuses on several species of birds of prey found in Connecticut. You’ll also learn about the very important work performed by Horizon Wings! Please consider supporting this marvelous organization with a donation: https://www.horizonwings.org/

2:00p.m. Riverside Reptiles: Turtles and Snakes and Frogs…OH MY! You just never know what glorious critters Brian and Teralyn will bring to the stage! Don’t forget to visit the new Riverside Reptiles Education center in Enfield!!! https://www.riversidereptileseducationcenter.com/?fbclid=IwAR1DHqRUelChpS2SBHUAYH_V54aCpTyJkaOwFy9HIEdVkzFJc1lLgpdmsl8

3:00 p.m. LIVE FROM CALIFORNIA! Tom Alena! Tom has dazzled Family Nature Day guests for years with his wonderful passion for geology, meteorology, astronomy, and teaching children! Today he will reflect on some of his favorite Family Nature Days in photographs and…of course….scientific experiments!

These free virtual programs will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to the “CTWhiteMemorial” YouTube page or “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register:

Bats: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0KxjtNxYSu2bEYenGBw7_w

Raptors: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yVcOl8PITMytkMwJoGASMw

Reptiles: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6kbBGb_nSIKWs5rh8AwjFQ

Tom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LI3sNgItSsS0Dek6nm4QVw

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