Apr
25
Thu
Charles Fergus: Book Signing and Talk “Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land, Backyard to Many Acres” @ A.B. Ceder Room
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Make a Home for Wildlife helps property owners see their land in new ways and gives them the tools and knowledge to effectively improve food and cover for wildlife.

Whether you live on a quarter-acre lot in town, own a 20-acre woodland retreat, or belong to an outdoor or nature club with hundreds of acres, you can make changes to the land that will turn your property into a better habitat for wildlife.

Focusing on the eastern US from Canada to Florida, the book describes basic habitat types—forests, shrublands, grasslands, and wetlands—and how to create or improve them, along with specific recommendations for projects that will help many different kinds of wildlife, including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, and pollinating insects. Fergus also relates inspiring stories of landowners who have transformed their properties into wonderful homes for local wildlife.

Author: Charles Fergus has published 17 books on nature and wildlife. He has written for publications as various as Audubon, Country Journal, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Yale Review, and the New York Times. He is a longtime columnist for Pennsylvania Game News magazine, and a communications consultant for the Wildlife Management Institute. He lives on a 120-acre hill farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, where he enjoys improving habitats to attract and support local wildlife.

6:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Book signing to follow in the Museum. Please pre-register by calling 860-567-0857 or register online.

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

Apr
26
Fri
29th Annual Museum Sleep-In @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm

Friday, April 26-Saturday, April 27. Grades 4-6. If you enjoy viewing the night sky, exploring the outdoors, learning about nature, and meeting new friends, then join us for the 29th Annual Museum Sleep-In at White Memorial. You’ll get to sleep over in the Museum, as well as make nature crafts, scoop for pond critters, go on nature hikes, meet live animals, and enjoy some yummy food. It will be like a real-life “Night at the Museum!” Limited space, so don’t miss out! This is a kids-only event made possible by the Education and Activities Committee. Meet in the Museum. The event goes from 5pm Friday night – 12 noon Saturday. Advanced registration required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Registration must be received by April 20. Members: $60/child, Non-Members: $120/child

Fee covers all program materials, snacks, and breakfast.
This program is limited to 25 kids. Registration must be received by April 20.
First come, first served.
On April 15, a confirmation and checklist of items to bring will be mailed.
You will also be contacted regarding your child’s preference for the Friday workshop (yet to be determined).
Children should be dropped off promptly at 5pm and picked up at 12 noon.
All activities occur rain or shine.

Star Party! @ White Memorial Museum
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Star Party! @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Friday, April 26, 2019

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Tonight’s topic is the Moon. Weather permitting, there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 p.m., MOTT- VAN WINKLE CLASSROOM. 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.

Apr
27
Sat
Turn Turn Turn: Road Trip to the Studio of Wood Turner (Bodger) Richard Heys @ A.B. Ceder Room
Apr 27 @ 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
Turn Turn Turn: Road Trip to the Studio of Wood Turner (Bodger) Richard Heys @ A.B. Ceder Room | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Richard’s stunning work includes decorative and utilitarian wooden bowls, vases, lidded vessels and sculptural objects made on the lathe and/or by carving.  Evolving from a hobby in the early 1990s to a serious pursuit since he retired from a career in chemistry research in 2005, his work aims to reflect both the skills of the craft and an aesthetic response to the character of the wood.  He obtains most of his wood locally from storm-felled or otherwise unwanted trees. Richard’s work today will feature our beloved Ash.

Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room at 10:45 a.m. We’ll carpool! 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Limited to 10 people. Pre-registration is required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Mystery Animal Meet and Greet @ White Memorial Museum
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Mystery Animal Meet and Greet @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Did you know that White Memorial has a variety of live education animals just waiting to meet YOU? Join us on Saturdays in April in the Museum for your chance to get up close and personal with one of our animal ambassadors. Will it be Corny the Corn Snake, Shakespeare the Barred Owl, Sally the Salamander, or some other mystery creature? Come and find out! 3:30 p.m. Members: FREE, Non-members: $6.00 per adult, $3.00 per child (admission to Museum)

May
2
Thu
Nature’s Nursery @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
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.

 

May
4
Sat
A Springtime Stroll to Pine Island, Mallard Marsh and Duck Pond via the Interpretive Trail with Gerri Griswold @ White Memorial Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A Springtime Stroll to Pine Island, Mallard Marsh and Duck Pond via the Interpretive Trail with Gerri Griswold @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Let’s hit a bunch of trails as we meander the forests and wetlands of the Foundation in search of signs of spring. 10:00 a.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room, FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses

Tree Identification Walk with WMF Forest Superintendent Lukas Hyder @ White Memorial Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tree Identification Walk with WMF Forest Superintendent Lukas Hyder @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, May 4, 2019

It’s much easier to ID trees when they have foliage all over them! Step up your game and allow the Master to teach you a thing or two! 10:00 a.m., Meet in the Museum parking lot. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses

Smart Phone Photography with Gerri Griswold @ A.B. Ceder Room
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Smart Phone Photography with Gerri Griswold @ A.B. Ceder Room | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Gerri does not consider herself a photographer. More often than not this world traveler will forsake her beautiful Canon SLR for an iPhone. The Canon just weighs too much! Now seriously, folks…no smart phone image can compare to images shot with an SLR….maybe. Glorious images from Iceland, Easter Island, the Netherlands, her own backyard in Winchester, her DOG, and White Memorial will be featured in this presentation. Griswold hopes you will leave the program looking at the world a little differently and feeling more confident about your ability to compose and execute lovely pictures with your smart phone. 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.  Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00

May
14
Tue
Monthly Bird Walk Series with Kristi Dranginis @ White Memorial Museum
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Tuesday, May 14, 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. FREEDonations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.