Programs & Events at Birdcraft
Healing Through Nature: Qigong
Tuesdays: September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Noon – 1 p.m.
Explore the powerful, proven health benefits of connecting with nature to release stress, quiet the mind and boost your immune system. An ancient Chinese healing practice, Qigong, incorporates movement, breathing and visualization to cultivate balance and cleanse the body of stress and toxins.
Classes take place in the recently renovated Birdcraft Museum and will incorporate indoor and outdoor elements. Per session fee: Members $20, Non-members $25. Sign up for the series and save! Members $100, Non-members $125. Pre-registration required. Click here to register. This event is held at Birdcraft, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.
Wednesday, September 25
7 – 8 p.m.
How can your backyard can help connect fragmented landscapes and provide a protected habitat for pollinators? Join Mary Ellen Lemay, facilitator for the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership (H2H) and Mary Hogue, presenter, to learn about the Pollinator Pathway initiative. Find out how to create a sustainable habitat with food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, other pollinating insects and wildlife.
Members $12; Non-members $15. Pre-registration required. Click here to register. This event is held at Birdcraft, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.
Naturalist Training Program (FILLED)
Tuesdays through November 5
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(except for October 1, 8 a.m. -noon)
The Naturalist Training Program provides 40 hours of classroom and field training in four-hour sessions over 10 weeks (see our graduates from 2018). Training programs prepare adults of all experience levels to become naturalists in their communities and to contribute to environmental education and conservation efforts through volunteer service.
Classes are taught by field experts. The cost is $260 for members and $315 for non-members (includes Connecticut Audubon Society membership). As part of the tuition, participants must be able to contribute 40 hours of volunteer service within the year following the training. To complete the program, please expect to attend every class. To view our brochure, click here. Application deadline: Thursday, August 15. Note: This program has been filled.
Classes will be held at each of The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Southwest Region Centers: Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield (September 3, 17; October 8, 15, 29); Birdcraft, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield (October 1); and the Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford (September 10, 24; October 22, November 5). For more information, call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 or email Program Coordinator Colleen Noyes.