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Nov
9
Sat
Moose on the Loose: Connecticut Moose Adventures with CT DEEP Wildlife Biologist Andrew Labonte and Connecticut’s Moose Man Jake Harton
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Moose on the Loose: Connecticut Moose Adventures with CT DEEP Wildlife Biologist Andrew Labonte and Connecticut’s Moose Man Jake Harton

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Learn all the scoop about this incredibly majestic and …er…really big mammal from State of Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Andrew Labonte and associate Jake Harton, aka Connecticut’s Moose Man. How did Jake acquire that moniker???  Andy will address our CT Moose population and teach us about its natural history, habitat, and where Moose sightings are most frequent in our state. I won’t tell you what Jake is up to. He is a wonder! 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE,  Non-members: $5.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.

Nov
11
Mon
Learn ‘Em & Log ‘Em Grades 6-8 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Learn 'Em & Log 'Em Grades 6-8 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Monday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day)
Grades 6-8: 9:30am-12:00pm
Learn ‘Em and Log ‘Em!
Have you ever wanted to identify the animals around you, even down to their exact species? This program will do that and more, as you become citizen scientists! You’ll go out “in the field,” identify wildlife, record your observations, and submit them to real-world scientific projects, such as E-Bird, I-Naturalist, and Project Squirrel. Education Director Carrie Szwed will be your teacher and lead your team of young naturalists. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. Drop-off program. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $20/child, Non-members: $30/child

 

Learn ‘Em & Log ‘Em Grades 3-5 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn 'Em & Log 'Em Grades 3-5 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Monday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day)
Grades 3-5: 2:00-4:30pm
Learn ‘Em and Log ‘Em!
Have you ever wanted to identify the animals around you, even down to their exact species? This program will do that and more, as you become citizen scientists! You’ll go out “in the field,” identify wildlife, record your observations, and submit them to real-world scientific projects, such as E-Bird, I-Naturalist, and Project Squirrel. Education Director Carrie Szwed will be your teacher and lead your team of young naturalists. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. Drop-off program. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $20/child, Non-members: $30/child

 

Nov
12
Tue
Monthly Bird Walk Series with Kristi Dranginis
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Monthly Bird Walk  Series with Kristi Dranginis

Tuesday, November 12, 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! 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREEDonations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Nov
15
Fri
Star Party!
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Star Party!

Friday, November 15, 2019

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. 7:00 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.

Nov
16
Sat
Tree Identification Walk with WMF Forest Manager Lukas Hyder
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tree Identification Walk with WMF Forest Manager Lukas Hyder

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Step up your game and allow the Master to teach you a thing or two! Some trees will have foliage…others will not. Are you up for the challenge? 10:00 a.m., Meet in the Museum parking lot. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses

Contra Dance with O’Wryly!
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Contra Dance with O’Wryly!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Strap on yer dancin’ shoes, pack a light dinner or a snack, BYOB, and get ready for some terrific music and fun with Conservation Center favorite Robert Messore and his colleagues! Tonight the Carriage House 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., Carriage House, All Tickets: $15.00. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online

Nov
23
Sat
Crack O’ Dawn Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont
Nov 23 @ 4:00 am – 5:30 am
Crack O’ Dawn Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont

Saturday, November 23, 2019

You can do it! Venture out into the crisp autumn morning in search of our native owls with expert Fran Zygmont. We’ll be in search of Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Saw-Whet Owls, and Great Horned Owls. Dress for the weather! Coffee and comestibles will be served beforehand. Optional breakfast at Patty’s apres program. 4:00 A.M., Meet at the A. B. Ceder RoomSpace is limited to 15 participants! You must pre-register for this program by calling 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org  FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses. In the event of a meteorological Armageddon, the alternate date will be December 7.

Autumn in New England ~ Water Color Workshop with Betsy Rogers-Knox
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Autumn in New England ~ Water Color Workshop with Betsy Rogers-Knox

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Follow along in this  step-by-step watercolor workshop and create a simple, scenic, late autumn watercolor, just in time for Holiday gift-giving!  All levels welcome in this step-by-step workshop which includes all materials. 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $40.00  Non-members: $65.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online

 

Nov
24
Sun
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.

2:00 P.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.