Sep
26
Sat
Virtual Family Nature Day!
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Virtual Family Nature Day!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ZOOM

Our festival is canceled this year but Covid – 19 won’t stop us from offering a taste of what we had planned for you!

10:00 a.m. Maureen Heidtmann ~ Hand Wing Bat Conservation and Education: This presentation will cover bat populations in Connecticut, the threats they face, and how we can help to protect them. Maureen will also bring some of her furry flying friends with her! Maureen Heidtmann has been working with bats for more than 25 years. She is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and a Certified Wildlife Conservationist with the State of Connecticut’s DEEP. She has recently been written about in Connecticut Wildlife Magazine and several newspapers for rescuing and raising an endangered species Eastern Small-footed bat, the first of its kind to be seen in the state since 1940.

12:00 p.m. Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center: Meet Mary Beth Kaeser and some of her feathered colleagues including a Bald Eagle. This fascinating presentation focuses on several species of birds of prey found in Connecticut. You’ll also learn about the very important work performed by Horizon Wings! Please consider supporting this marvelous organization with a donation: https://www.horizonwings.org/

2:00p.m. Riverside Reptiles: Turtles and Snakes and Frogs…OH MY! You just never know what glorious critters Brian and Teralyn will bring to the stage! Don’t forget to visit the new Riverside Reptiles Education center in Enfield!!! https://www.riversidereptileseducationcenter.com/?fbclid=IwAR1DHqRUelChpS2SBHUAYH_V54aCpTyJkaOwFy9HIEdVkzFJc1lLgpdmsl8

3:00 p.m. LIVE FROM CALIFORNIA! Tom Alena! Tom has dazzled Family Nature Day guests for years with his wonderful passion for geology, meteorology, astronomy, and teaching children! Today he will reflect on some of his favorite Family Nature Days in photographs and…of course….scientific experiments!

These free virtual programs will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on the  “The White Memorial Conservation Center” Facebook page via Facebook Live!

Please pre-register:

Bats: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0KxjtNxYSu2bEYenGBw7_w

Raptors: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yVcOl8PITMytkMwJoGASMw

Reptiles: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6kbBGb_nSIKWs5rh8AwjFQ

Tom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LI3sNgItSsS0Dek6nm4QVw

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

 

Oct
3
Sat
Saving the American Chestnut
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saving the American Chestnut

Saturday, October 3, 2020

The American Chestnut tree was once widely distributed throughout Connecticut until a fungus was introduced in the early 20th century.  Nearly every American Chestnut tree was gone but there may be hope.  Recent developments in hybridization and genetic selective techniques have developed trees that are resistant to the fungal pathogen.  Citizen science has demonstrated to be one of the most useful tools in these advancements.  The American Chestnut Foundation and it Connecticut chapter has been leading the charge.  Participants will learn how they can help return this tree to our forests. 2:00 p.m. ZOOM simulcast on Facebook Live! FREE! Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N-RLrm1YQpqqaEumeb8o8A

Oct
6
Tue
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 1-3)
Oct 6 @ 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
7
Wed
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 4-6)
Oct 7 @ 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
8
Thu
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Nature's Nursery Series

Second Thursday of Every Month (Sep. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10)
Ages 3-6 Years
Virtual Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us via Zoom on the second Thursday of each month from September – December for a 30-minute program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story featuring wild animals and then an up-close encounter with a live animal! 4-4:30pm. Register on whitememorialcc.org, at which point you will receive an email with the Zoom link(s). You can sign up for the entire series or by session. Parents/Grandparents/Caregivers, please plan to attend these Zoom sessions with your child(ren). Members: $5/session or $15/whole series, Non-Members: $8/session or $25/whole series

 

Oct
10
Sat
Behaving Birdly ~ A Photographic Study of Birds Acting Like Birds with Michael Audette
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Behaving Birdly ~ A Photographic Study of Birds Acting Like Birds with Michael Audette

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Enjoy looking at birds? Join Flanders Photography Club Chair, Michael Audette, for a photographic study of birds, at times comical and at other times educational. This collection is an attempt to show birds in ways we don’t often see—behaving, or acting like birds. The photos are sometimes funny and sometimes simply depict the bird in a manner in which they demonstrate their most common behavioral trait.2:00 p.m. on ZOOM and Facebook Live! FREE! Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4wyPxL6AQ9q1TOCRL7U8ug

Oct
12
Mon
COLUMBUS DAY
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
COLUMBUS DAY

Monday, October 12, 2020

Offices Closed

Oct
13
Tue
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 1-3)
Oct 13 @ 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
14
Wed
After-School Adventures: Virtual Nature Detectives (Grades 4-6)
Oct 14 @ 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
15
Thu
The Sound of (Nature’s) Music, with Education Director Carrie Szwed
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Sound of (Nature’s) Music, with Education Director Carrie Szwed

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Litchfield Hills are alive with the sound of music…birds singing, toads trilling, coyotes howling! Join Education Director Carrie Szwed for a program about the “music” of animals. Identifying animals by sound is a great way to get to know the creatures that call CT home. Audiences will learn just “who-who-whoooo” is making those common noises we hear in nature. A live barred owl will make an appearance too! 2pm. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on Facebook Live. Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PSVvHqm1QEyXZd7obivwUw