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Sep
5
Sat
2020
White Memorial Through the Seasons
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
White Memorial Through the Seasons

Saturday, September 5, 2020

2:00 p.m.

ZOOM

We pay tribute to Connecticut’s greatest land conservationists, Alain and May White. This brother and sister pair left their fingerprints all over Litchfield County beginning with our 4,000 acre sanctuary, but also in the gifts they bestowed upon the State of Connecticut: Kent Falls, Peoples State Forest, Macedonia State Park, Dean Ravine and more! Sit back and enjoy breathtaking images from a variety of contributors depicting the extraordinary people, places, and things which make up this living masterpiece! 2:00 p.m, This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gnJNBSn6T0SNJ-r8XNGARQ

    Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

Sep
11
Fri
2020
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

Friday, September 11, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Apple Hill

You must pre-register for this event: 860-567-0857 or register online.

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

This very special tribute features the music of popular singer / songwriter Ian Campbell and the unfettered beauty of falconry with Master Falconer, Brian Bradley at the top of Apple Hill. 2:00p.m., Apple Hill.

Social distancing guidelines must be strictly observed.

Sep
12
Sat
2020
Marlow Shami ~ Seeing Nature through an Artist’s Lens
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Marlow Shami ~ Seeing Nature through an Artist’s Lens

Saturday, September 12, 2020

2:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Marlow Shami’s talk and Keynote focuses on the process of creating two different bodies of artwork.
Artist statement: A thread-like intelligence attracts my attention in the art-making process. These attractions are the foundation of my creative impulse, and they are everywhere. My job as an artist is to follow their pull, collaborating as best as I can to reveal something new to both myself and for those experiencing my work.

Smells, colors, landscapes, people, sound, dreams are all are infused with this energy.

Like words used to build a story, sensory attractions create my experience. I wait, listen, trust, pause, listen, leap, stop, and begin again to collect, compose, wonder, experience. Making art is full of tiny rich steps needing attention and care.

Eventually, I become a translator, using my camera and a digital paintbrush to communicate the essence of this collaboration with Nature.

Although these two bodies of work appear to be different from one another, my intention is the same; to create for myself a sense of place, homelands. The dynamic character of the natural world in which I am embedded is endlessly engaged in the process of creating balance, homeostasis. Whether I am attracted to a feature within the landscape, or collecting the fragments of a dream as source material, both anchor me into a sense of homecoming: dynamic, new, alive.

Each piece of Visual Memoirs had its unique beginning: a dream, familial history, longing to understand, desire to heal. Content of each piece may include; digital photography scans of old black and white photos, color slides, and digital painting. I hope the viewer might find a resonating note within my work. Something elicits a narrative of their own, one perhaps, that’s been waiting for the invitation to reveal itself.

The process of creating each piece in the ongoing series, Restoration, elicited a restorative response within me. The colors, smells, sounds, feelings, even the warm August breeze touched me 2:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eo8MdcXHTxKacJ_L1mEdSA

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

Sep
19
Sat
2020
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami September 19
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami September 19

Saturday, September 19, 2020

10:00 a.m.

ZOOM

Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. 10:00 a.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uPqCtsG4Roul7nO7F3–Tg

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

The Pandemic Pantry with Gerri Griswold September 19
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Saturday, September 19, 2020

12:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Our very own cooking show focuses on healthful eating! Gerri Griswold spent many years as a professional cook. Today she will teach you how to prepare a delicious meal that not only is healthful but wildly tasty and beautiful to boot! You’ll learn about seasoning with herbs and spices, some simple techniques to expedite your time in the kitchen, and you’ll have some laughs too! Recipes will be posted on our Facebook Page, in the Habitattler, or can be emailed to you if you simply make a request: gerri@whitememorialcc.org 2:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9f2X2-s6Q3GMrYeG6gwylg

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

Sep
26
Sat
2020
Virtual Family Nature Day!
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Virtual Family Nature Day!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ZOOM

Our festival is canceled this year but Covid – 19 won’t stop us from offering a taste of what we had planned for you!

10:00 a.m. Gerri Griswold ~ The Bat Lady : This presentation will cover bat populations in Connecticut, the threats they face, and how we can help to protect them. Griswold has been handling bats for 28 years and is licensed by the CT DEEP and USDA. Her efforts on behalf of bats have been rewarded with numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Griswold has delivered programs to the National Park Service and Yale Peabody Museum. She appeared on the cover of The Weekly Reader and produced a segment about bats for The Late Show with David Letterman.

12:00 p.m. Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center: Meet Mary Beth Kaeser and some of her feathered colleagues including a Bald Eagle. This fascinating presentation focuses on several species of birds of prey found in Connecticut. You’ll also learn about the very important work performed by Horizon Wings! Please consider supporting this marvelous organization with a donation: https://www.horizonwings.org/

2:00p.m. Riverside Reptiles: Turtles and Snakes and Frogs…OH MY! You just never know what glorious critters Brian and Teralyn will bring to the stage! Don’t forget to visit the new Riverside Reptiles Education center in Enfield!!! https://www.riversidereptileseducationcenter.com/?fbclid=IwAR1DHqRUelChpS2SBHUAYH_V54aCpTyJkaOwFy9HIEdVkzFJc1lLgpdmsl8

3:00 p.m. LIVE FROM CALIFORNIA! Tom Alena! Tom has dazzled Family Nature Day guests for years with his wonderful passion for geology, meteorology, astronomy, and teaching children! Today he will reflect on some of his favorite Family Nature Days in photographs and…of course….scientific experiments!

These free virtual programs will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on the  “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register:

Bats: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0KxjtNxYSu2bEYenGBw7_w

Raptors: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yVcOl8PITMytkMwJoGASMw

Reptiles: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6kbBGb_nSIKWs5rh8AwjFQ

Tom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LI3sNgItSsS0Dek6nm4QVw

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation online: https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

 

Oct
3
Sat
2020
Saving the American Chestnut
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saving the American Chestnut

Saturday, October 3, 2020

The American Chestnut tree was once widely distributed throughout Connecticut until a fungus was introduced in the early 20th century.  Nearly every American Chestnut tree was gone but there may be hope.  Recent developments in hybridization and genetic selective techniques have developed trees that are resistant to the fungal pathogen.  Citizen science has demonstrated to be one of the most useful tools in these advancements.  The American Chestnut Foundation and it Connecticut chapter has been leading the charge.  Participants will learn how they can help return this tree to our forests. 2:00 p.m. ZOOM simulcast on Facebook Live! FREE! Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N-RLrm1YQpqqaEumeb8o8A

Oct
10
Sat
2020
Behaving Birdly ~ A Photographic Study of Birds Acting Like Birds with Michael Audette
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Behaving Birdly ~ A Photographic Study of Birds Acting Like Birds with Michael Audette

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Enjoy looking at birds? Join Flanders Photography Club Chair, Michael Audette, for a photographic study of birds, at times comical and at other times educational. This collection is an attempt to show birds in ways we don’t often see—behaving, or acting like birds. The photos are sometimes funny and sometimes simply depict the bird in a manner in which they demonstrate their most common behavioral trait.2:00 p.m. on ZOOM and Facebook Live! FREE! Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4wyPxL6AQ9q1TOCRL7U8ug

Oct
15
Thu
2020
The Sound of (Nature’s) Music, with Education Director Carrie Szwed
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Sound of (Nature’s) Music, with Education Director Carrie Szwed

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Litchfield Hills are alive with the sound of music…birds singing, toads trilling, coyotes howling! Join Education Director Carrie Szwed for a program about the “music” of animals. Identifying animals by sound is a great way to get to know the creatures that call CT home. Audiences will learn just “who-who-whoooo” is making those common noises we hear in nature. A live barred owl will make an appearance too! 2pm. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on Facebook Live. Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PSVvHqm1QEyXZd7obivwUw

Oct
17
Sat
2020
Nevermore: Remembering the Passenger Pigeon with Gerri Griswold
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Nevermore: Remembering the Passenger Pigeon with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, October 17, 2020 (please note, this is a change to the original date of Oct. 24)

2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. Here at White Memorial, we actually have our own passenger pigeon mount, although it has yet to be put on display. During this memorial program, get the rare chance to see our beautiful specimen up close, as well as hear the story of a bird that once obscured “the light of noon-day” in abundance, but met its demise at the hand of humans in less than a century. 2:00 p.m. on ZOOM and Facebook Live! FREE. Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VfUZR1Z0SgCDxb9lu7Tmbg