Mar
23
Mon
Museum Children Free Week
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week

March 23 – 29, 2020

In Memory of Louise W. Willson. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Mar
24
Tue
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Mar 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in March (except the 31st). 

Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series, Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

 

 

 

Mar
25
Wed
After-School Adventures Grades 4-6 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Mar 25 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures Grades 4-6 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Grades 4-6: Wednesdays in March. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series, Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

 

 

Mar
28
Sat
Bats: Earth’s Allies
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bats: Earth’s Allies

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Tis’ the season when our beautiful bats awaken from their winter slumber and return to our yards to perform Herculean deeds! Join Gerri Griswold for a lavishly illustrated talk that touches on the basics of the most beneficial and unjustifiably maligned mammal on our planet. How many species of bats are there? Where do they live? Why are they so important to us? What is harming them….and so much more. Meet a live amBATsador and be swept up by Griswold’s life-long love affair with these tremendous creatures!

Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, Connecticut. She has handled bats for twenty-eight years as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator and is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the United States Department of Agriculture to keep and exhibit non releasable bats and more recently, Porcupines for education. Over the years Griswold and her bats have delivered hundreds of programs to libraries, classrooms, Scout troops and organizations like the National Park Service and the Yale Peabody Museum. They have appeared on the cover of The Weekly Reader and produced a segment about bats for The Late Show with David Letterman. Griswold was featured in “Seasons of Connecticut” by Diane Smith, published by Globe Pequot Press, released in June 2010.

2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: FREE Non-members: $5.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.

Mar
29
Sun
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.

2:00 P.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.

Apr
2
Thu
Nature’s Nursery, Winter 2020 @ 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.

 

Apr
4
Sat
Road Trip to Riverside Reptiles Education Center
Apr 4 @ 9:45 am – 3:30 pm
Road Trip to Riverside Reptiles Education Center

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Hop aboard the Conservation Center van with Carrie Szwed and snake your way up to Enfield, Connecticut for a private tour of this fantastic new center owned and operated by our favorite herp expert, Brian Kleinman. Meet in the Museum parking lot at 9:45 a.m. The van will leave at 10:00 a.m. and return by 3:30 p.m. $20.00 per person includes admission and a coveted space in our van! Bring a lunch or you can buy lunch at the center. Space is limited to 13! Register early! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.

CT DEEP CARE Family Fresh Water Fishing Class
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
CT DEEP CARE Family Fresh Water Fishing Class

Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Fisheries Division sponsors this terrific free program. Families and individuals age nine and up are welcome to attend this unique event which is part of the DEEP’s CARE (Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education) program. The class is taught by certified volunteer instructors and it’s FUN!!! All fishing tackle and course materials are provided ABSOLUTELY FREE! To learn more log onto the CT DEEP’s website: www.ct.gov/deep and type in “CARE”.  Classroom: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Fishing at Point Folly: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. Pre-registration is required. Call 860-567-0857. FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

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

Friday, April 10, 2020

MUSEUM CLOSED

Apr
11
Sat
Whose Feather is It???? ~ Feather ID Workshop with Kristi Dranginis
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Whose Feather is It???? ~ Feather ID Workshop with Kristi Dranginis

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Can you tell the difference between an owl, hawk & turkey feather?  Would you like to?  It’s relatively easy, actually … with the right tools that is.

Join Kristi Dranginis, founder of BirdMentor.com to learn the key features to unlocking the mystery of the bird feathers you find.  If we are lucky, we may even receive a visit from a live feather ambassador!

During this 2 hour hands-on class you’ll learn: The 5 Shapes of Bird Wings and their role in identification, the 4 primary functions of feathers, what sets the wing, tail & body feathers apart, as well as fancy terms like emargination & camber. 10:00 a.m., 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.