Oct
17
Sat
The Beauty of Clouds with Tom Alena
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Beauty of Clouds with Tom Alena

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Clouds, what are they and what goes on inside of them to make rain and snow?  For most of humanity, no one really knew. In fact, as late as the 1800’s they were described as “entities” in literature.  This vague definition allowed for many myths to be created around them. No doubt that clouds had something to do with water, but the link between groundwater and rain wasn’t clear (no pun intended).

This program reveals the history of cloud observation, their use as weather forecasting tools, and the science of how they form precipitation.  We will go over cloud naming and the man behind the “cumulus” description.  Utilizing the latest satellite technology , we will look at how clouds play a vital role in climate change scenarios.  You’ll never look at a cloud the same way again. 3:00 p.m. on ZOOM.  Members: FREE, Non-members: $10.00.  Please pre-register www.whitememorialcc.org You will receive an email with the Zoom link to the program.

Oct
20
Tue
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 1-3)
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 1-3)

Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in October (the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th)
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives
Join Education Director Carrie Szwed for a virtual investigation of nature’s greatest mysteries. Participants will form a team of detectives who will meet over Zoom to solve clues and answer questions related to local plants and animals. Lessons will include both computer time and outdoor, active time! 4-5pm. Register on whitememorialcc.org, at which point you will receive an email with the Zoom link(s). Members: $5/session or $15/whole series, Non-Members: $8/session or $25/whole series.

 

 

Oct
21
Wed
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 4-6)
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 4-6)

Grades 4-6: Wednesdays in October (the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th)
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives
Join Education Director Carrie Szwed for a virtual investigation of nature’s greatest mysteries. Participants will form a team of detectives who will meet over Zoom to solve clues and answer questions related to local plants and animals. Lessons will include both computer time and outdoor, active time! 4-5pm. Register on whitememorialcc.org, at which point you will receive an email with the Zoom link(s). Members: $5/session or $15/whole series, Non-Members: $8/session or $25/whole series.

 

 

Oct
24
Sat
Nevermore: Remembering the Passenger Pigeon with Gerri Griswold
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Nevermore: Remembering the Passenger Pigeon with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, October 24, 2020

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

Oct
27
Tue
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 1-3)
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 1-3)

Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in October (the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th)
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives
Join Education Director Carrie Szwed for a virtual investigation of nature’s greatest mysteries. Participants will form a team of detectives who will meet over Zoom to solve clues and answer questions related to local plants and animals. Lessons will include both computer time and outdoor, active time! 4-5pm. Register on whitememorialcc.org, at which point you will receive an email with the Zoom link(s). Members: $5/session or $15/whole series, Non-Members: $8/session or $25/whole series.

 

 

Oct
28
Wed
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 4-6)
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 4-6)

Grades 4-6: Wednesdays in October (the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th)
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives
Join Education Director Carrie Szwed for a virtual investigation of nature’s greatest mysteries. Participants will form a team of detectives who will meet over Zoom to solve clues and answer questions related to local plants and animals. Lessons will include both computer time and outdoor, active time! 4-5pm. Register on whitememorialcc.org, at which point you will receive an email with the Zoom link(s). Members: $5/session or $15/whole series, Non-Members: $8/session or $25/whole series.

 

 

Oct
31
Sat
Creepy Crawlers With Brian Kleinman ~ Riverside Reptiles Education Center
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Creepy Crawlers With Brian Kleinman ~ Riverside Reptiles Education Center

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Get face to screen with a tarantula. See what happens to a scorpion under a black light. Explore the many legs of centipedes and millipedes and more! Join Brian Kleinman from Riverside Reptiles Education Center www.riversidereptiles.com  for a very creeeeepy time! 12:00 p.m. on ZOOM!  Members: FREE, Non-members: $15.00 Please pre-register www.whitememorialcc.org You will receive an email with the Zoom link to the program.

Raven: Bird, Myth, Legend with Mary Beth Kaeser and Gerri Griswold
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Raven: Bird, Myth, Legend with Mary Beth Kaeser and Gerri Griswold

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Mary Beth Kaeser  https://www.horizonwings.org/ , her lovely imprinted Raven, Maven, and Gerri Griswold team up for a program devoted to the most intelligent bird brain in the world. Learn about these amazing corvids during a one hour presentation that not only teaches you about the nature of the Common Raven but also the impact it has had in culture and folklore through the centuries. 2:00 p.m. on ZOOM. Members: FREE, Non-members: $15.00 Please pre-register www.whitememorialcc.org You will receive an email with the Zoom link to the program.

Nov
5
Thu
Creature Features with Carrie Szwed, Education Director
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Creature Features with Carrie Szwed, Education Director

Thursday, November 5, 2020

4:00 p.m.

What makes a mammal a mammal? Or a reptile a reptile? How about an amphibian an amphibian? Scientists have grouped animals based on similar features. Using natural props, animal mounts, and live animals, we’ll break down the characteristics of several major animal groups. 4:00 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom, but if the Zoom Webinar is full, head to “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page, where it will be streaming live.

Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C2d1Yu-TS0WmzZhIcRA9CA

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

NGSS: (1)-LS1.A; (4)-LS1.A; CC: Patterns; System Models; Structure & Function

CT ELDS: Strand C Science – 36.5, 48.5, 60.7

Nov
7
Sat
Bored to Death: Emerald Ash Borer
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Bored to Death: Emerald Ash Borer

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Ash trees are a common yard tree throughout Northwest Connecticut.  They are valued the shade they cast over our homes in the summer, for growing in variety of soil conditions, and survive our cold winters.  The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that specifically targets and kills ash trees.  Property owners are now discovering that the ash trees they cherish are declining and dying at an alarming rate throughout Northwest Connecticut.  This program will introduce participants to what options are available to private property owners, including the advantages of hiring a state licensed arborist and as well as other options.  2:00 p.m. on ZOOM simulcast on Facebook Live! FREE! Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sQhb9ff2QNeI0CybWWKeRg