Aug
3
Sat
Museum Children Free Week
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week

August 3 – 9, 2019

Courtesy of Joan and Jack Benham in honor of Brianna R. Parcell.

Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Things That Go Bump in the Night
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Things That Go Bump in the Night

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Join Gerri Griswold for a night walk. Learn to identify all of those insect, owl, and frog voices that lend such beautiful ambience to a summer evening. Watch for beavers at Little Left and  LISTEN to bats (with an ultrasound detector of course!) 8:00 P.M., Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE Non-Members: $5.00 Pre-registration is required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whtememorialcc.org

Aug
5
Mon
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp (Grades 3-9) @ A.B. Ceder Room
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – Aug 9 @ 3:30 pm
Natural History Explorers Summer Camp (Grades 3-9) @ A.B. Ceder Room

July 8-August 9 (weekdays only)
“Natural History Explorers” Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 – 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more. 9:30am – 3:30pm each day. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Space is limited! Members: $150/week, Non-members: $210/week. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Grades 3 & 4: July 8-12 (SOLD OUT!) & 15-19 (SOLD OUT!)
Grades 5 & 6: July 22-26 (SOLD OUT!) & July 29-Aug. 2
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 5-9

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the program you booked. Call 860-567-0857 or email info@whitememorialcc.org for changes or cancellations to your booking.

Aug
6
Tue
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp (Ages 4 & 5) – SOLD OUT! @ Nature Museum
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Wee Discoverers Summer Camp (Ages 4 & 5) - SOLD OUT! @ Nature Museum

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, and Aug. 6 – SOLD OUT!
“Wee Discoverers” Summer Nature Camp
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature! Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions. Meet in Nature Museum Children’s Corner. 9:30 – 11:30am. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org. Space is limited! Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session. Members can begin registering on March 15 and non-members on April 1. Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Refunds will only be issued (minus a $15 service fee) if a cancellation is made 2 weeks in advance of the program you booked. Call 860-567-0857 or email info@whitememorialcc.org for changes or cancellations to your booking.

 

Aug
7
Wed
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Yoga in the Garden

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.

Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellent if desired). Each class  is $10. Come to one, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. For information, Please call 860-309-9489.

 

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She is a 27 year employee of Waterbury Hospital and an adjunct faculty member in dance at NVCC. She owns and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Litchfield.

Aug
10
Sat
CANCELLED – Smart Phone Photography (Part 2) with Gerri Griswold
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CANCELLED - Smart Phone Photography (Part 2) with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, August 10, 2019

We’re sorry, this program is cancelled. Gerri is under the weather.

This is a follow up program to our first popular class last May. All are welcome even if you did not take part in Part 1. After a brief PowerPoint presentation, you will be unleashed outdoors with your camera. Each participant will take three photos which we will edit and share in the classroom. In the event of hideous weather, we’ll do our field work in the Museum. 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org. Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00

An Evening of Jazz with South Lake
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Bring a picnic and BYOB. Settle down for a sultry summer evening of soothing jazz standards from the American Songbook and more South Lake is. Jon Concilio: Double Bass, Brendan Walsh: Guitar, Mik Mitnik: Drums,  and Allan Becker: Soprano, Alto, and Tenor Sax, Flute, and Keyboards.  Special guest vocalist Gerri Griswold will be sitting in for some tunes. Nobody writes music like this anymore! 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Activity Shed. All tickets: $15.00

Please pre-register by calling 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org

Aug
13
Tue
Monthly Bird Walk Series with Kristi Dranginis
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Monthly Bird Walk  Series with Kristi Dranginis

Tuesday, August 13, 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.

Aug
17
Sat
Animal Adaptations with Gerri Griswold
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Animal Adaptations with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Why is a vulture’s head bald? Why are porcupines so slow? Why does an Opossum play possum? These and answers to your many other questions will be revealed in an hour long program. Animal Adaptations uses natural props, animal mounts, and a couple of surprise guests to illustrate the definitions of both structural and behavioral adaptations, and how adaptations help animals survive in different environments. Participants will be able to guess how certain “mystery props” could be used as adaptations for animals. This is a great program for kids and adults! 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org. Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00

Things That Go Bump in the Night
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Rescheduled from August 3

Join Gerri Griswold for a night walk. Learn to identify all of those insect, owl, and frog voices that lend such beautiful ambience to a summer evening. Watch for beavers at Little Left and  LISTEN to bats (with an ultrasound detector of course!) 8:00 P.M., Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE Non-Members: $5.00 Pre-registration is required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whtememorialcc.org