Grades 4-6: Friday, December 28
One-Day Fun Day at White Memorial
Nature is so much fun in the winter! So, grab your coat, boots, and hat, and let’s spend one of your vacation days learning about the natural world around you. Get outside, play games, make crafts, meet live animals! A morning snack and drink will warm us up between adventures. Please bring a lunch. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 9:30am-4:30pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or click HERE to register. Space is limited! Members: $40 Non-Members: $70
We love traditions! Tag along with Marlow as she leads you to the observation platform overlooking Bantam Lake and the Ice House Ruins. Pass by pretty Butternut Brook and indulge yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of winter. 10 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.
First Thursday of Every Month (Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4)
Mar. 7 SOLD OUT!
Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on the first Thursday of each month from January-April for an hour-long program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. To register, click HERE or call 860-567-0857. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.
The food of life is not only found on our plates (or bag of take-out) but also within five integral life areas. Sustenance is found within the quality of our rest, companionship, novelty, exercise, and outdoor time in nature.
How you fulfill your unique needs depends on understanding what floats your boat! You are one of eight billion unique people living on this beautiful planet. Our consumer culture preaching one size fits all makes discovering what gives or dissipates our life energies a challenge. Why not turn the challenge into a game of detection. Mindfulness, the current term for an age-old wisdom practice, is key.
Marlow will give a short illustrated talk delving into the five life sustaining “food” groups, guide you on a nature-wisdom based activity, and complete the journey with a special guided meditation designed to relax, inform, and inspire.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE Non-members: $5.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
It’s much easier to ID trees when they have foliage all over them! Step up your game and allow the Master to teach you a thing or two! 10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Come have a glass of wine and a nibble and meet Pat Morris, our featured artist for the winter quarter. Pat’s beautiful works depicting birds and mammals painted on feathers and bark will be hanging in the A. B. Ceder Room through March 2019! 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, The opening reception is free but please register by calling 860-567-0857 or register HERE!
About Pat Morris: I am a wildlife artist, native of the state of Connecticut. I began my art career in the 1970’s, focusing mainly on pet portraiture. By 1980 I was also painting wildlife, in particular the wolves that I had come to know in my association with a wolf ambassador program here in Connecticut. I have continued through the years to enjoy the challenge of the depiction of animals, both wild and domestic, in my artwork. I welcome commissions; I have been doing pet portraits for about 40 years and can paint anything you like on a feather as well!
I work primarily in pastel but also in acrylic and oil. I am a self-taught artist; my ability to ‘capture’ life on paper, feathers, birch bark and other canvases is a humbling gift. Nature provides me with not only my inspiration, but also its own canvas! My inspiration is drawn upon a lifetime of observation in the woods and natural areas of the world, where I have been fortunate enough to catch glimpses of the wildlife that find their way into my paintings. The balance and harmony of the natural world brings more ‘rhyme and reason’ to my world and evolves at my easel. The expression of these experiences and observations is a lifelong challenge; my artwork is an invitation into that world as well as a tribute to the domestic animals that travel with us.
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT! Shed the winter blues and enjoy an afternoon painting a simple New England winter scene in watercolor! All levels welcome! All materials included! For ages 15 and up.
1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $35.00 Non-members: $60.00