Saturday, May 16
Dive into Spring’s Awe with Marlow Shami
We don’t have to be witness to great art or eye-popping natural beauty to experience awe. Awe awakens when we remember through experience; we are a part of nature, not apart from it. In Shami’s Dive into Spring’s Awe program, you will experience guided meditations and a beautiful outdoor walk and nature-based activity designed to enliven the awe within you. Marlow be sharing information and tools that support receptivity to awe in everyday life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Ecopsychology form the foundation of this workshop. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. Members: FREE Non-Members: $5.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Multi-talented nature artist Pat Morris https://www.patmorrisartist.com/ will teach you a very simple technique of painting on feathers. You can bring your own photo or a prop or use taxidermy specimens provided by the Museum as your subject. The workshop is open to all ages and skill levels. All materials are included. Pat promises you’ll walk out of her class with your very own feather masterpiece! 2:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $25.00, Non-members: $50.00, Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
The dawn chorus occurs when birds sing at the start of a new day. In a given location, it is common for different species to do their dawn singing at different times. Of course, in order to experience this incredible performance you must be up before the birds! Join The Bird Whisperer, Fran Zygmont as he and early bird Gerri Griswold take you to some favorite birding haunts just before the crack o’ dawn. Breakfast at Patty’s afterwards! 4:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. Please pre-register for this program by calling 860-567-0857 or register online. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Spend time with popular mycologist Marlene Snecinski aka Mushroom Marlene as she leads you on a lovely foray to collect and identify edible mushrooms. It is morel season so keep your fingers crossed! Return to the A. B. Ceder Room with your treasures. A presentation and mushroom tasting will follow the walk! Class is limited to 20! PLEASE REMEMBER THAT FORAGING ON WMF PROPERTY IS PROHIBITED. Register soon! 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. Members: $15.00, Non-members: $30.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online .
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
In the garden behind the White Memorial Museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.
Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. $10.00. A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, please call 860-309-9489.
Rainy days will be held at the Evolving Center in Winsted, 177 Danbury Quarter Road.
Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She is a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
WMCC Research Director James Fischer leads you on this beautiful hike through one of White Memorial’s richest geological arenas. He will explain the glacial event that occurred thousands of years ago in laymen’s terms revealing the stories of white quartz, garnets, mica schist, and that incredible boulder field that define this very special area. Wear sturdy boots. Rain or shine! 10:00 A.M., Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of RTs. 63 and 61 in Morris, just south of the Litchfield town line (2.5 miles south of the Litchfield Green), FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Join us on a jaunt to find those sleek and slimy creatures we call amphibians. We’ll look under rocks and boards and visit a pond armed with dip nets in order to reveal as many frogs, toads, and salamanders as we can. After identifying and marveling at these cool critters, all amphibians will be safely returned to their hiding spots. Wear long pants and shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy! Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room for a brief introduction on our native amphibian species before we head out on the property. 2:30 – 4: 30 p.m. FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.