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Birds and Their Habitat Art Exhibit and Sale

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September 28, 2014

 Birds and Their Habitat

10:00-4:00pm

Tickets $5

The Connecticut Audubon Society brings together talented artists who specialize in birds and/or the beauty of nature (landscapes, birds and bird habitats) during its fourth annual Birds and Their Habitat juried artists’ exhibition and sale. Gifted artists working in a variety of media have been selected to display and sell their works by a jury of specialists to ensure quality and professionalism. Media includes: painting, photography, pottery, printmaking, and wood carving. Also featured is Connecticut Audubon Society 2014 “Artist of the Year” Katie Lee, renowned botanical and wildlife artist and instructor recognized for her drawing accuracy and detailed painting techniques.

James Prosek talk at 11:00

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Nature Nursery - Fall Harvest

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September 30, 2014

Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, 06824

Children ages 3-5 years accompanied by an actively participating adult.

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

September 23rd-November 18th (No class Nov 11)

What do all the animals do in the fall?  How do they prepare for winter?  Where do the leaves go?  Each week we will discover the answers to these very questions.  Come join us as we discover fun facts, create cool crafts and meet exciting animals.  Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear.  Advance registration required.

Single program fee: $12/session for Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $16/session for non-members.  8-program series fee: $88 for Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $120 for Non-members.

 

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Junior Animal Care Keepers

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October 1, 2014

Students currently enrolled in Grades 6 & 7

Wednesdays: September 10 – October 22 (no class September 24)

3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

If you've ever wanted to go behind the scenes at the Connecticut Audubon Society and meet our resident animals face to face, this program is for you!  This 6-week program provides 6th and 7th graders with the opportunity to join staff in caring for and studying the resident nonreleasable animals who call the Center at Fairfield their home.

 

The program provides an overview of our live animal collection including reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates.  From glamorous to gross, you’ll learn animal husbandry care, prepare and offer their food, and make sure they have a healthy living environment.  At the end of the course each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Space is limited. Advance registration required. Program fee: $60/person for CAS members; $80/person for non-members. All proceeds support Connecticut Audubon Society environmental education programs. Register in advance by calling 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

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October 4 Seed Sale

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October 4, 2014N/A

Today is the day to purchase high quality Lyric Birdseed at a 20% discount!  Stop in the Nature Store between the hours of 10 - 3 to purchase your seed.

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Nature Nursery - Fall Harvest

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October 7, 2014

Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, 06824

Children ages 3-5 years accompanied by an actively participating adult.

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

September 23rd-November 18th (No class Nov 11)

What do all the animals do in the fall?  How do they prepare for winter?  Where do the leaves go?  Each week we will discover the answers to these very questions.  Come join us as we discover fun facts, create cool crafts and meet exciting animals.  Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear.  Advance registration required.

Single program fee: $12/session for Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $16/session for non-members.  8-program series fee: $88 for Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $120 for Non-members.

 

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Junior Animal Care Keepers

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October 8, 2014

Students currently enrolled in Grades 6 & 7

Wednesdays: September 10 – October 22 (no class September 24)

3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

If you've ever wanted to go behind the scenes at the Connecticut Audubon Society and meet our resident animals face to face, this program is for you!  This 6-week program provides 6th and 7th graders with the opportunity to join staff in caring for and studying the resident nonreleasable animals who call the Center at Fairfield their home.

 

The program provides an overview of our live animal collection including reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates.  From glamorous to gross, you’ll learn animal husbandry care, prepare and offer their food, and make sure they have a healthy living environment.  At the end of the course each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Space is limited. Advance registration required. Program fee: $60/person for CAS members; $80/person for non-members. All proceeds support Connecticut Audubon Society environmental education programs. Register in advance by calling 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

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PHOTO CRITIQUE & TEA

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October 14, 2014N/A

 Roland Chirico, one of this year’s team of judges, will offer a tour and critique of the February exhibit of contest entries.  He will lead a discussion of techniques and attributes used in various photographs that may help you improve your photography appreciation and skills.  He will be open to questions about the work submitted by contest entrants.   This is a great opportunity for both present exhibitors and those considering entering next year’s contest.   Roland holds a Ph.D., is a retired professor in Humanities and a photography teacher.  He is a published writer, former editor and national award-winning photographer, and a professional trumpet player. - See more at: http://www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-glastonbury/#sthash.5alMxhBC.CfZystuY.dpuf

Nature Nursery - Fall Harvest

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October 14, 2014

Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, 06824

Children ages 3-5 years accompanied by an actively participating adult.

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

September 23rd-November 18th (No class Nov 11)

What do all the animals do in the fall?  How do they prepare for winter?  Where do the leaves go?  Each week we will discover the answers to these very questions.  Come join us as we discover fun facts, create cool crafts and meet exciting animals.  Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear.  Advance registration required.

Single program fee: $12/session for Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $16/session for non-members.  8-program series fee: $88 for Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $120 for Non-members.

 

Creature Feature

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October 14, 2014

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Join us for a live animal program featuring some of the Center’s resident education animals. Learn fun animal facts and discover the wonderful world of several of our mammals, reptiles, amphibians and even a few creepy crawlies.  Make a simple animal craft, too.

All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $3 for Connecticut Audubon Society members and $5 for non-members.  For more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

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Junior Animal Care Keepers

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October 15, 2014

Students currently enrolled in Grades 6 & 7

Wednesdays: September 10 – October 22 (no class September 24)

3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

If you've ever wanted to go behind the scenes at the Connecticut Audubon Society and meet our resident animals face to face, this program is for you!  This 6-week program provides 6th and 7th graders with the opportunity to join staff in caring for and studying the resident nonreleasable animals who call the Center at Fairfield their home.

 

The program provides an overview of our live animal collection including reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates.  From glamorous to gross, you’ll learn animal husbandry care, prepare and offer their food, and make sure they have a healthy living environment.  At the end of the course each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Space is limited. Advance registration required. Program fee: $60/person for CAS members; $80/person for non-members. All proceeds support Connecticut Audubon Society environmental education programs. Register in advance by calling 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

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Nature Nursery - Fall Harvest

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October 21, 2014

Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, 06824

Children ages 3-5 years accompanied by an actively participating adult.

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

September 23rd-November 18th (No class Nov 11)

What do all the animals do in the fall?  How do they prepare for winter?  Where do the leaves go?  Each week we will discover the answers to these very questions.  Come join us as we discover fun facts, create cool crafts and meet exciting animals.  Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear.  Advance registration required.

Single program fee: $12/session for Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $16/session for non-members.  8-program series fee: $88 for Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $120 for Non-members.

 

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Junior Animal Care Keepers

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October 22, 2014

Students currently enrolled in Grades 6 & 7

Wednesdays: September 10 – October 22 (no class September 24)

3:30-5:00 p.m.

 

If you've ever wanted to go behind the scenes at the Connecticut Audubon Society and meet our resident animals face to face, this program is for you!  This 6-week program provides 6th and 7th graders with the opportunity to join staff in caring for and studying the resident nonreleasable animals who call the Center at Fairfield their home.

 

The program provides an overview of our live animal collection including reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates.  From glamorous to gross, you’ll learn animal husbandry care, prepare and offer their food, and make sure they have a healthy living environment.  At the end of the course each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Space is limited. Advance registration required. Program fee: $60/person for CAS members; $80/person for non-members. All proceeds support Connecticut Audubon Society environmental education programs. Register in advance by calling 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

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Enchanted Forest

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October 24, 2014

Bring your ghosts and goblins for a hoot of a Halloween at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Enchanted Forest on October 24. An excellent nature-themed alternative or addition to the traditional Halloween celebration, the Enchanted Forest introduces fascinating, entertaining (and educational!) information about nocturnal animals in their natural habitat.

 

Participants will have a fun – but not scary – experience when they are escorted around the luminary trail by volunteers who light the way with flashlights.   The night also features fall-themed craft making, Halloween snacks and a chance to meet some of the Center’s creepy and crawly critters. Children are encouraged to wear costumes.  The Enchanted Forest is held rain or moonshine.

 

Guided walks leave approximately every fifteen minutes beginning at 5:30 and the last walk leaves at 7:30.  Pre-registration and pre-payment required at time of registration. Call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 to reserve your walk time. Program fee CAS members $10/child, $2/adult; Non-members: $15/children, $2/adult.  Call early or you don’t stand a ghost of a chance.

 

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Tree Identification

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October 25, 2014

10 a.m. - Noon

Looking to develop or improve your Tree Identification skills?  Join Connecticut Audubon Society naturalist, Dick Worth to learn the secrets to identifying local trees.   

This 2-hour “walking workshop” field class will take place in the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Larsen Sanctuary at the Center at Fairfield on Saturday, October 25 from 10 to Noon.   A number of factors that affect tree life, such as available space, light, soil quality, temperature, water, susceptibility to insects and disease will be discussed.  Participants will also learn the keys to identifying native trees by the details:bark, buds, and tree form.

Class will start with an overview of identification terminologyand then move outside into the sanctuary to practice in the field.

The fee is $6 for Members and $8 for Nonmembers.  Pre-registration is requested and can be made by calling 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

 

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

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October 25, 2014

Ted Johnson will demonstrate and discuss this application that helps organize, enhance, print and share images.   Lightroom is a premier photographic tool, now available for mobile devices as well as stand-alone computers.  Ted is a professional photographer and videographer based in Wethersfield who specializes in documentary media for corporate and independent productions. - See more at: http://www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-glastonbury/#sthash.5alMxhBC.CfZystuY.dpuf

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Meet and Greet Birds of Prey at Southport Park

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October 26, 2014

Connecticut Audubon Society and Friends of Southport Park are teaming up for a Birds of Prey Meet and Greet! Families are invited to come meet Milton the Barn Owl, learn about birds of prey, enjoy cider and donuts at Southport Park on Sunday, October 26th at 1PM. Bring your friends – it’s going to be a hoot!

 

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Nature Nursery - Fall Harvest

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October 28, 2014

Center at Fairfield
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, 06824

Children ages 3-5 years accompanied by an actively participating adult.

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm

September 23rd-November 18th (No class Nov 11)

What do all the animals do in the fall?  How do they prepare for winter?  Where do the leaves go?  Each week we will discover the answers to these very questions.  Come join us as we discover fun facts, create cool crafts and meet exciting animals.  Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear.  Advance registration required.

Single program fee: $12/session for Connecticut Audubon Society Members; $16/session for non-members.  8-program series fee: $88 for Connecticut Audubon Society Members and $120 for Non-members.

 

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements

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November 1, 2014

Joe Madar will discuss and demonstrate how the affordable Adobe Photoshop Elements software offers many advanced methods of enhancing your photos using simple editing tools and techniques.   This popular software also offers functions to help you organize and find your photos.  Plan to bring a ‘problem photo’ (as a jpeg on a thumb drive or cd) that may be manipulated during this class.   Joe is a retired high school photography teacher. - See more at: http://www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-glastonbury/#sthash.5alMxhBC.CfZystuY.dpuf

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