Apr
2
Thu
Nature’s Nursery, Winter 2020 – CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
First Thursday of Each Month (Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, April 2)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on the first Thursday of each month for hour-long programs 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. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.

 

Way to Grow! with Carrie Szwed
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Way to Grow! with Carrie Szwed
Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:00 p.m.
Facebook Live!
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Why do some animal babies look just like their parents while others look like completely different organisms all together? Animals are born and grow in different ways. During this program, we will compare and contrast the growth and life cycles of several local animal species, including those that go through the magic of metamorphosis. A couple live examples will be included!

Curriculum standards for distance learning:
NGSS: (1)-LS1.B; (1)-LS3.A,B; (3)-LS1.B; CC: Patterns
CT ELDS: Strand C Science – 48.6, 60.8

Apr
4
Sat
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Guided Meditation with Marlow Shami
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Guided Meditation with Marlow Shami

Saturday, April 4, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Facebook Live!

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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.

A Virtual Tour Through the Nature Museum with Gerri Griswold
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Virtual Tour Through the Nature Museum with Gerri Griswold

Saturday, April 4, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Facebook Live!

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Follow Gerri Griswold from under a glacier to the settlements of the native people on Bantam Lake. Hike up Apple Hill and around Little Pond. Learn about Alain and May White.  Just how do they make taxidermy? Visit two masterpieces of diorama art. What’s hiding in that tree?  Get all touchy with animal fur and visit a beaver lodge and a bat cave! It’s all here in our glorious Nature Museum! Take a virtual tour of one of the nation’s finest Natural History Museums. Gerri will expose some of the Museum’s biggest secrets during this tour.

Apr
7
Tue
The Ephemeral Experience: Vernal Pool Explorations with Carly Borken
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Ephemeral Experience: Vernal Pool Explorations with Carly Borken

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

2:00 p.m.
https://zoom.us/j/661056295?pwd=U1VuZUNTejBNTU5lWS91b3E3bk9oZz09
Meeting ID: 661 056 295
Password: 404399

Vernal pools are a critical habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals, yet they only have water for a short period of time each season. Carly Borken will introduce you to the animals associated with vernal pools. She will also answer some important questions surrounding the mystery of vernal pools. How do the animals that need water live these habitats? Some animals choose these habitats for breeding. Why would they choose these habitats over other places that have consistent water? Find out the answers to these questions and others.

Apr
9
Thu
Who’s a Herptile?: Reptiles and Amphibians with Carrie Szwed
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Who’s a Herptile?: Reptiles and Amphibians with Carrie Szwed

Thursday, April 9, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Facebook Live!
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Reptiles and amphibians are defined by certain characteristics that set them apart from each other. Do you know what those are? Through up-close encounters with several live animals, participants will learn about the characteristics, habitats, life cycles, and adaptations of various species of reptiles and amphibians. Then, we’ll discuss what these two groups have in common.
NGSS: (3)-LS1.B; (4)-LS1.A; (MS)-LS1.B; CC: Patterns; Structure & Function
CT Curriculum Standards: K.2.a, 1.3.a, 3.2.a

Apr
10
Fri
Good Friday
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Good Friday

Friday, April 10, 2020

MUSEUM CLOSED

Apr
11
Sat
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Guided Meditation with Marlow Shami
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Guided Meditation with Marlow Shami

Saturday, April 11, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Facebook Live!

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

  

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 and Me ~ A Virtual Story Walk Up Apple Hill with Gerri Griswold
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
May and Me ~ A Virtual Story Walk Up Apple Hill with Gerri Griswold
May & Me ~ A Virtual Story Walk Up Apple Hill 
with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, April 11, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Facebook Live!
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 Take a virtual walk up Apple Hill with Gerri Griswold as she reads the book , “May and Me”  along the way. Those of you who are familiar with the Museum know of this beautiful book about the Whites which is on display near the Apple Hill platform!
We’ll be looking for signs of spring, learning about the incredible brother and sister who gave us this land, and generally having a great time together!
Apr
12
Sun
Easter Sunday @ White Memorial Museum
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Easter Sunday @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

Sunday, April 12, 2020

MUSEUM CLOSED