Four Session This Summer (May 2, June 6, June 27, Aug. 22)
Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on this summer for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.
Friday, August 23, 219
This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses
Saturday, August 24, 2019
We’re sorry, this program is cancelled. Gerri is under the weather.
Join Gerri Griswold in search of Wood Ducks, herons, shore birds, muskrats, beavers, frogs and whatever else Mother Nature decides to dish out at dusk on Little Pond! Group size is limited to 20. Please call 860-567-0857 to pre-register or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org . 6:00 P.M., Meet at the White’s Woods Road entrance to Little Pond. Rain or shine! FREE … Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Strap on yer dancin’ shoes, pack a picnic or a snack, BYOB, and kick off Labor Day weekend with Conservation Center favorite Robert Messore and his colleagues! Tonight our Activity Shed will undulate with the gleeful sounds of Contra!
Contra is danced to Celtic, Quebecois, Old Time, New England, Southern Appalachian, Jazz, Blues, and all sorts of other music played by live bands, either from Atlanta or elsewhere. In a contra dance, parallel lines of dancers stand opposite — or “contra to” — their partners. A dancer and his/her partner form a couple.
Through the caller’s instructions, each couple interacts with the couple next to them to form a four person “set” and each set interacts with the sets on either side of them. Over the course of a dance each couple moves up and down the hall, interacting with every other couple in their multi-set “line.”
There is no fancy footwork involved (that is the other sort of line dancing) but the instructions given by the Caller do form a series of repeating figures that dancers eventually memorize. As this happens, the Caller provides fewer and fewer prompts until he drops out entirely; leaving you, your partner, and the others in your line to finish the dance, accompanied only by the exciting, lilting, haunting, and/or pulse pounding music provided by the band.
Dancing is not mandatory this evening but we DARE you to stay seated!
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Activity Shed, All Tickets: $15.00. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org .
First Thursday of Each Month (Sep. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5)
Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on the first Thursday of each month for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Calling all curious nature enthusiasts! Are you seeking calm, guidance, and restoration? Fascinated in the prospect of becoming fluent in Nature’s wordless language? What do our senses and mindfulness have to do with it?
Join Marlow in experiencing nature’s healing touch as you deepen your connection to a source of creative energy anytime, anywhere. You will experience deep guided meditation, nature’s healing touch activity, and a beautiful walk in Connecticut’s largest wildlife sanctuary.
Dress for the weather. Bring a mat for meditation if you prefer to lay down. Please avoid using fragrances (hand cream, hair spray, insect repellent etc) out of consideration for those with chemical sensitivities. Thank you!
Marlow combines Sensory Ecology, Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Energy Medicine and a good dose of humor in her workshops.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Join birder Kristi Dranginis on the second Tuesday of each month for a golden opportunity to explore the rich and varied habitats of White Memorial while learning how to identify birds on an educational walk. Kristi is the founder of Bird Mentor: www.BirdMentor.com
In the words of Kristi, “If you are looking for a walk where the leader gives you all of the answers, this is probably not for you. If, on the other hand, you are ready to learn how to distinguish and deeply connect with what you are seeing and hearing, then please join us!”
The walks will average about 2 hours, but feel free to head out whenever you need to. Open to all experience levels. Dress for the weather! Will take place rain or shine! 8:00 – 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.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
This is one for all of the puzzle enthusiasts! Bring your friends and family to the Wigwam Escape! Can you thrive for a day in 1518 in a Native American village in the woodlands of Connecticut? It’s up to you and your teammates to figure out how to gather and prepare your supplies by solving a series of puzzles. Immerse yourself in the history of Connecticut’s Native people while learning more about the skills they relied on in their day to day lives. The Wigwam Escape is a puzzle room designed to challenge the ordinary museum experience! Space is limited to 8 participants, so sign-up early.
We depart the Museum at 10:00 a.m. in the WMCC van. We’ll have a short tour of the IAIS museum; listen carefully because you will learn something that will help you solve the Wigwam Escape! Bring your own lunch and drink. Members and Non-Members $20.00, that’s a Museum Tour and Wigwam Escape for one price! We’ll return to WMCC at 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org