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Jan
20
Wed
2021
Camera Traps – A Great Way to Learn What Lives in Your Backyard!
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Camera Traps - A Great Way to Learn What Lives in Your Backyard!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

7:00 pm – 9:00 p.m.

FREE on ZOOM!

Our backyards are visited by all kinds of animals, some we see but most wander through without us ever noticing. Camera traps are an easy way to learn about your wildlife neighbors. We are launching a new project! If you own a camera trap and wanted to learn how to share what you have “captured” then join us for this workshop. You will learn how to set up your camera trap, where to share your photos, and what we hope to learn. We will review the features of camera traps in case you want to shop for a new one!
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Jan
21
Thu
2021
Nature’s Not-So-Cuddly, with Education Director Carrie Szwed (virtual)
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nature’s Not-So-Cuddly, with Education Director Carrie Szwed (virtual)

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Certain animals often get overlooked, and sometimes even maligned, because of their not-so-cuddly appearance. But, the more you learn about them, the more charming they become! Those negative stigmas are replaced by fascination. You’ll meet a few native creatures up-close, such as a snake and a salamander, and you’ll even hear tips on how you can be a hero to these “unhuggables.” 2pm. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on Facebook Live. Please pre-register if using Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__uu5vk04Tgia9opVTHNVNQ

Jan
23
Sat
2021
Beautiful, Beneficial, Blameless Bats with Maureen Heidtmann
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beautiful, Beneficial, Blameless Bats with Maureen Heidtmann

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Beautiful, Beneficial, Blameless presented by Master Wildlife Conservationist Maureen Heidtmann, is an overview of the roles that bats play to ensure a healthy planet, and the perils bats face in their struggle for survival – including being wrongfully blamed for the current pandemic. The truth is that wild animals, including bats, are not to blame: humans are.

 

Maureen is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, focusing on bats, and has been for over twenty years. She also holds a Master Wildlife Conservationist certificate. Maureen has attended seminars presented by the founder of Bat Conservation International, Merlin Tuttle, and renowned chiroptologist Dr. Brock Fenton at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., and she has done volunteer field work for B.C.I.

 

Over the years, Maureen has presented programs for children and adults at libraries, schools, nature centers and botanical gardens. Several years ago, she conducted a bat-walk at Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, which drew a crowd of over 200 people. 2:00 p.m., ZOOM Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required: www.whitememorialcc.org .  A link will be emailed to you the day before the program.

Jan
26
Tue
2021
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, January 26
Jan 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, January 26

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Contemplative Yoga (Previously Yoga in The Garden) is a gentle all-level yoga class provided online through Zoom. The class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30. This class cycles through each chakra, focusing on anatomy and energetic benefits, combining vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga forms. Students can attend the classes in any sequence. Poetry, music, and mudra assist the student in focusing on class intention. This class encourages stress reduction and efficient breathing, while building strength, flexibility, and balance. No registration is required. Class is $10, paid on Venmo to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro. Please leave a note which says “White Memorial”, and $1 will to be donated to WMCC for each class. Other payment arrangements can be made by calling Judith at 860-309-9489.

Please use the following Link to join class!

 

Topic: Contemplative Yoga

Time: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9981336171?pwd=a1RUQ1BhWlRrNHFYOGUvdFppL3hDZz09

 

Meeting ID: 998 133 6171

Passcode: 365gifts

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted. Judith has been running Yoga in The Garden at White Memorial since 2015!

Jan
30
Sat
2021
In Search of Lost Frogs with Twan Leenders, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
In Search of Lost Frogs with Twan Leenders, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

Saturday, January 30, 2021

From a young age on, Twan Leenders has been fascinated by tropical rainforests and the exotic plants and animals that inhabit them. Growing up in a small town in The Netherlands, he devoured every relevant book his local library had to offer. While finishing up his degree in Biology and Animal Ecology at the University of Nijmegen in the early 1990s, Twan spent six months in the rainforest of Costa Rica to study coral snake mimicry and survey the herpetofauna of the rainforest canopy — from that point on there was no turning back…

After living and working in various parts of Central America for more than a decade, Twan moved to the U.S. in 2000 where he worked as a researcher in the Division of Herpetology and Ichthyology of Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. Since then, he has worked as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, and returned to the trenches of conservation research and outreach while leading the Science and Conservation Office of the Connecticut Audubon Society. As Senior Director of Science and Conservation of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI), he now applies his experience to Western New York. However, Twan returns to Costa Rica and Panama regularly, with or without student researchers in tow, to band migratory birds on their wintering grounds and to study some of the planet’s most endangered amphibian populations.

Based on the notion that all stewardship starts with education, Twan has always been keenly interested in sharing his experience and knowledge. He has authored four books and numerous magazine and journal articles on the flora and fauna of Costa Rica, including the very first field guide to amphibians and reptiles for that country in 2001. As an avid photographer and wildlife artist, his images adorn the pages of these books. However, Twan’s photographs have also appeared in publications by the National Geographic Society, GEO, Dorling Kindersley’s ‘Eyewitness’ publications, and numerous other magazines and books. His field guide illustrations are currently in use for educational purposes and displays at the Royal Ontario Museum, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the California Academy of Sciences, and Smithsonian’s ‘BioMuseo’ in Panama City, Panama.

In 2013, Twan joined the ‘Meet your Neighbours’ Global Biodiversity Project as a contributing photographer and administrator. Participants in this project use striking high-key photography to draw attention to the plants and animals living in their backyards – wherever on the planet these backyards may be. Combining his love for photography and his work at RTPI, Twan tries to follow in the footsteps of the Institute’s namesake, Roger Tory Peterson, to provide the general public with the tools and knowledge to better understand — and hopefully better protect – the fascinating biodiversity that surrounds us.

Join Twan on a mid-winter virtual journey to tropical places and enjoy some of the fascinating creatures he encounters along the way. 2:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10.00, Pre-registration is required: www.whitememorialcc.org A link to the program will be emailed to you the day before the program.

Feb
2
Tue
2021
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, February 2
Feb 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, February 2

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Contemplative Yoga (Previously Yoga in The Garden) is a gentle all-level yoga class provided online through Zoom. The class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30. This class cycles through each chakra, focusing on anatomy and energetic benefits, combining vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga forms. Students can attend the classes in any sequence. Poetry, music, and mudra assist the student in focusing on class intention. This class encourages stress reduction and efficient breathing, while building strength, flexibility, and balance. No registration is required. Class is $10, paid on Venmo to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro. Please leave a note which says “White Memorial”, and $1 will to be donated to WMCC for each class. Other payment arrangements can be made by calling Judith at 860-309-9489.

Please use the following Link to join class!

Topic: Contemplative Yoga

Time: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9981336171?pwd=a1RUQ1BhWlRrNHFYOGUvdFppL3hDZz09

 

Meeting ID: 998 133 6171

Passcode: 365gifts

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted. Judith has been running Yoga in The Garden at White Memorial since 2015!

Feb
5
Fri
2021
Virtual Star Party, February 5
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Star Party, February 5

Friday, February 5, 2021

Get all of the star power you could possibly desire from this informative talk presented by the star-studded members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club! Tonight’s talk is , “Astronomy 101” with Denis Williamson.

7:00 p.m. on ZOOM and Facebook Live! To register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fWxNG6FvQ2am2eEKeHHXhA

Feb
6
Sat
2021
The Pandemic Pantry ~ What a Friend We Have in Cheeses
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Pandemic Pantry ~ What a Friend We Have in Cheeses

Saturday, February 6, 2021

The production of cheese predates recorded history, beginning well over 7,000 years ago. Humans likely developed cheese and other dairy foods by accident, as a result of storing and transporting milk in bladders made of ruminants‘ stomachs, as their inherent supply of rennet would encourage curdling. There is no conclusive evidence indicating where cheese-making originated, possibly Europe, or Central Asia, the Middle East, or the Sahara. Today there are some estimated 1800 types of cheese worldwide! Today’s Pandemic Pantry celebrates several varieties~ Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Brie Baked in Puff Pastry, A Potato Torte filled with Ham and Gruyere, Cheese Fondue, and Lemony Cheesecake! Say CHEESE! 12:00 p.m., ZOOM and Facebook Live! FREE, To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rDiXoGbtRzu-IgId5ke7yw

Feb
9
Tue
2021
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, February 9
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Yoga with Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, February 9

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Contemplative Yoga (Previously Yoga in The Garden) is a gentle all-level yoga class provided online through Zoom. The class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30. This class cycles through each chakra, focusing on anatomy and energetic benefits, combining vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga forms. Students can attend the classes in any sequence. Poetry, music, and mudra assist the student in focusing on class intention. This class encourages stress reduction and efficient breathing, while building strength, flexibility, and balance. No registration is required. Class is $10, paid on Venmo to @Judith-Ehrman-Shapiro. Please leave a note which says “White Memorial”, and $1 will to be donated to WMCC for each class. Other payment arrangements can be made by calling Judith at 860-309-9489.

Please use the following Link to join class!

 

Topic: Contemplative Yoga

Time: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9981336171?pwd=a1RUQ1BhWlRrNHFYOGUvdFppL3hDZz09

 

Meeting ID: 998 133 6171

Passcode: 365gifts

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted. Judith has been running Yoga in The Garden at White Memorial since 2015!

 

Feb
11
Thu
2021
Become a Backyard Bird Counter, with Education Director Carrie Szwed (virtual)
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Become a Backyard Bird Counter, with Education Director Carrie Szwed (virtual)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Every President’s Day Weekend, the Great Backyard Bird Count takes place, coordinated by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and The National Audubon Society, among others. Want to take part in this nationwide citizen science effort? It’s easy! Join us for a brief, family-friendly lesson on how to identify some common birds that visit our yards and feeders during winter. Then, we’ll walk you through how to officially record your observations on the eBird website. Once you’ve completed the class, you’ll be all set to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, or submit your birding observations to eBird all year long. 2pm. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on Facebook Live. Please pre-register if using Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IPPKXf2ITXeomgJH7gMdiQ