May
19
Tue
Planting for the Bees’ Needs – Providing Habitat for a Diversity of Bees
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Planting for the Bees' Needs - Providing Habitat for a Diversity of Bees

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

2:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_daNoP0teSzGsVAYtB3TEzw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Kim Stoner is an entomologist who specializes in bees and pollination at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.  She will introduce you to the world of native bees in your backyard and the easy things that you can do to conserve them.

 

May
21
Thu
Small Wonders Walk via Facebook Live
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Small Wonders Walk via Facebook Live

Thursday, May 21, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Facebook Live!

https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Memorial-Conservation-Center-169764963176166/

We tend to overlook the smaller things in nature, but organisms such as fungi, mosses, ferns, and lichens are important components of an ecosystem. Education Director Carrie Szwed will take you on a virtual hike to point out each of these small wonders, plus any forms of tiny animal life that may cross her path.
NGSS: (4)-LS1.A; (5)-LS2.A; SEP: Carrying Out Investigations; CC: Systems, Structure & Function

May
23
Sat
Social Distancing Dawn Paddle on Park Pond with Gerri Griswold
May 23 @ 5:30 am – 7:00 am
Social Distancing Dawn Paddle on Park Pond with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, May 23, 2020
5:30 a.m.

LIMITED TO EIGHT LUCKY EARLY BIRDS!

Call 860-567-0857 to register.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee at Gerri’s dock and get your day off to a cheerful start by paddling this lovely pond in Winchester. Griswold has been accompanied by Great Blue Herons, Beavers, Snapping Turtles, River Otters, and a rich variety of bird life on her frequent jaunts. Meet Gerri at the State Boat Launch on Blue Street at 5:30 a.m. PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!

Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live May 23
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami via Facebook Live May 23

Saturday, May 23, 2020

10:00 am

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the Conservation Center:  https://whitememorialcc.org/donations/

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.

 

May
25
Mon
Memorial Day
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

Museum Closed

Museum Children Free Week
May 25 @ 9:00 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week

May 25 – 31, 2020

Honoring Helen Ryan Donnelly. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

May
28
Thu
Nature’s Nursery: Cats! via Facebook Live
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nature’s Nursery: Cats! via Facebook Live

Thursday, May 28, 2020
4:00 p.m.
Facebook Live!
https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Memorial-Conservation-Center-169764963176166/

Join us for a special program designed for young nature lovers aged 3-6 years old. Education Director Carrie Szwed will read “What Cat is That?” from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, followed by a meet-and-greet with Carrie’s own tabby cat. Then she’ll lead you through the making of a cat-inspired craft using materials you can find around the house.

May
30
Sat
Iceland Through My Heart with Gerri Griswold
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Iceland Through My Heart with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, May 30, 2020

2:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdemrqT0tG9ZgmfZaZKW7jQMcI9-BqpCO

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

On the cusp of her 52nd visit to her adopted second home, Gerri Griswold takes you on a pictorial journey through the Land of Fire and Ice that will leave you with a complete understanding as to why this island nation has been touted as one of the most beautiful places on our planet. Meet the people, places, and things which define Iceland and have tugged at Griswold’s heart since she first stepped foot on Icelandic soil in 2002.

Jun
6
Sat
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami June 6
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami June 6

Saturday, June 6, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Facebook Live!

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., Facebook Live! https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Memorial-Conservation-Center-169764963176166/

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

Animal Architects with Gerri Griswold
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Animal Architects with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, June 6, 2020

2:00 p.m.

ZOOM

Please click on this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdu6hqjMpEtWPn_iy8uRv8rFpVpAp9lfh

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

Egypt, Greece, Rome, from Thomas Jefferson to I. M. Pei, humanity’s history has been chock full of extraordinary architects and architecture. We, however, were not the first to erect monumental structures! While humans had yet to emerge from caves, many animals were going gangbusters impressing mates with their own monuments! Meet some incredible builders in this one-hour picture presentation celebrating the glory of human and animal architecture.