Jun
25
Fri
2021
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle Ticket Sale!
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle Ticket Sale!

The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Raffle!

ONLINE SALE OF TICKETS HAS ENDED.

PLEASE CALL THE GIFT SHOP 860-567-0857

TO PURCHASE BY CREDIT CARD.

THANK YOU!

Aug
28
Sat
2021
Meet the North American Porcupine with Nicole Morin, Biologist, The Wild Center and Gerri Griswold
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet the North American Porcupine with Nicole Morin, Biologist, The Wild Center and Gerri Griswold

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Back by popular demand! Wildlife Biologist Nicole Morin returns from The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York www.wildcenter.org with Stickly, a North American Porcupine! Learn all about this fascinating rodent in a one hour presentation that covers everything from world porcupine species to adaptations diet and habitat and range of this unusual mammal. 10:00 a.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE  Non-Members: $10.00, Register at www.whitememorialcc.org A link to the presentation will be emailed to you when you register.

 

Sep
2
Thu
2021
Nature’s Nursery Series, Sept.-Dec. 2021 @ White Memorial - Activity Shed
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

First Thursday of Every Month (Sep. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2)
4-5pm
Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on the first Thursday of each month September – December for an hour-long program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. These sessions will be held in the Activity Shed (behind the Museum), with barn doors open on two sides for increased ventilation. It is not a temperature-controlled room, so please dress accordingly. Sessions may become virtual if safety concerns arise or it becomes too cold. Parents/Guardians, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Masks are required for everyone if/when we are not socially-distanced. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by calling 860-567-0857 or visiting whitememorialcc.org. Space is limited! Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series. Please inquire about financial aid as needed.

 

 

Sep
4
Sat
2021
Loving Haight with Gerri Griswold
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Loving Haight with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Pack a snack and some water! Explore this beautiful piece of property that is laced with babbling brooks, towering trees, a bevy of birds, and a view of the vineyard. 10:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Sep
10
Fri
2021
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Upscale Tag Sale Online Auction!
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day Upscale Tag Sale Online Auction!

September 10 – 24, 2021

Our upscale tag sale includes something for everybody…mixtures of old and new! Beautiful pottery, antiques, books, nature themed collectibles for adults and children, cozy wool blankets from Iceland, hand-crafted walking sticks, and fun services like an Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont, High Tea with Rocky the Box Turtle, a Cocktail Hour and Private Tour of the Nature Museum with Gerri Griswold, and tickets to The Black Bear Music Festival. Bid often! Holidays are coming! Bidding begins September 10 at 9:00 a.m. and ends September 24 at 9:00 p.m. Visit https://www.32auctions.com/NatureDayAuction2021 to preview this eclectic array of baubles curated especially for you. If you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Gerri Griswold:  gerri@whitememorialcc.org Donations are tax-deductible.

Sep
11
Sat
2021
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

Saturday, September 11, 2021

It was 20 years ago today. Our lives were forever changed. This very special tribute features the music of popular singer / songwriter / guitar maestro Robert Messore and the unfettered beauty of falconry with Master Falconer, Brian Bradley at the top of Apple Hill. 2:00p.m., Apple Hill. Please pre-register by calling 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Sep
18
Sat
2021
Hurricanes with Tom Alena
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Hurricanes with Tom Alena

Saturday, September 18, 2021

As we near the peak of hurricane season in the northern hemisphere, learn why Connecticut is so susceptible to these tropical storms.  We’ll examine the weather conditions that steer these beasts up the coasts, and what to look for on the forecast maps that help block their approach.  Why isn’t California and the West Coast prone to hurricanes? Understanding the hurricane’s formation and what steers them, helps us to understand what places are vulnerable.  We’ll also be introduced to some original activities that will excite children’s interest in learning about these storms.3:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE, Non-members: $10.00. Pre-register at www.whitememorialcc.org. A link to the presentation will arrive via email when you register (check junk mail!).

Sep
24
Fri
2021
Star Party September 24
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Star Party September 24

Friday, September 24, 2021

STAR GAZING ONLY TONIGHT! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. 8:00 p.m., Sawmill Field, FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Sep
25
Sat
2021
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day!
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The 39th Annual Family Nature Day!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

IT’S BACK!!!! Our annual celebration of Mother Nature is a must for folks of all ages. This long awaited 39th edition is chock full of the greatest presenters! Brain Bradley will be here with his beautiful free-flying hawks and falcons. Riverside Reptiles’ Brian Kleinman is perhaps the greatest mind in reptiles in our state. Come visit the many friends he’ll be bringing along. Visit with our native turtles…The Turtle’s Back is…er…back! Learn all about North America’s only marsupial with Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue and their Opossum Ambassadors! Meet a Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, and more with Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center!  Music will be provided by Andes Manta! The day is filled with live animals, guided nature walks, information booths, horse drawn wagon rides, and yummy food! Shop until you drop at the artisans market. Our Silent Auction is ONLINE this year! It runs from September 10 – 24. Check out our website www.whitememorialcc.org for more information!  Lots of nature crafts for the kiddies too! Who will be the winner of a trip for two to Iceland (donated by Krummi Travel LLC) with Gerri Griswold in January 2022 or paddle down the Bantam River in a beautiful Rheaume Mohawk 14 foot cedar canoe? One lucky winner gets a $500 gift card to L.L. Bean! These are the three prizes up for grabs in our annual raffle! So much to do!  Feed  mind, body, and soul! 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Admission: $6.00, Center Members and children under 12 are FREE!

Oct
2
Sat
2021
Carnivorous Plants with Stewart McPherson
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Carnivorous Plants with Stewart McPherson

Saturday, October 2, 2021

What an honor it is for the Conservation Center to bring (virtually) to you, one of the world’s foremost experts on carnivorous plants! Stewart McPherson graduated in geography at the University of Durham in England, studied briefly at the University of Tübingen in Germany, and Yale University. In 2006 he founded Redfern Natural History Productions in Poole, Dorset to conduct natural history research, publishing, filming and eco-tours.

McPherson is the author of around 20 volumes published by his own company and concerned with natural history, largely focusing on carnivorous plants. He has co-discovered a number of species (including the much publicized Nepenthes  attenboroughii) and has formally described around 35 carnivorous plant taxa.

He is a member of the IUCN SSC Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group. He documented each species in full detail in its natural habitat, taking seven years with many expeditions in the tropics of Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. Over time, he has transitioned into TV presenter and natural history writer.

Stewart founded “Ark of Life” http://arkoflife.net/   to conserve species on the brink of extinction, initially carnivorous plant groups. Just look at how prolific this man is! Does he even sleep? https://www.redfernnaturalhistory.com/

2:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE  Non Members: $10.00 Pre-register here: www.whitememorialcc.org

A link to the program will be sent to you with your registration receipt.