Come feast your eyes on the talents of three local artists. Watercolorist David Stumpo, Wildlife Photographer Nancy Barrett, as well as a special exhibit by Virge Lorents on Light Pollution will be featured. There will be a wide variety of artwork on sale for purchase with holiday gift-giving in mind. Free admission.
While we will not be flying, we will be keeping a consistent pace as we explore some different trails at Deer Pond Farm. Connecting with nature benefits our overall health and paves the way for our conservation efforts. Join us for some fresh air, exercise, good company and naturalist lessons along the way.
Tuesdays, January 9 - February 13
3:30 - 5 p.m.
Students in grades 6 and 7
Help care for the Center’s animals. From gross to glamorous, learn about animal husbandry care, preparing and offering food and ensuring they have a healthy setting. Six-week series: members $60/child: non-members $80/child. Pre-registration required.
Join Connecticut Audubon Society volunteers for fresh air, exercise, good company and naturalist lessons along the way. Seniors and parents with babes in backpacks welcome. Free to CAS members; $3 non-members.
Stretch your legs, breathe in that early morning fresh air and look for signs of wildlife on the Bafflin Sanctuary with Fran Barnaski, longtime volunteer, tracker and nature photographer. Bring your camera if you are so inclined. Free to CAS members; $5 non-members.
Pomfret Winter Session–Grades K-6
Thursdays, Jan 18 & 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Do your kids need to blow off steam after school? Send them to the Center. After a quick snack, we will head out on the trails to explore and search for animal tracks and sign. The afternoons will be filled with fresh air, exercise and fun. Wildlife lessons will be quietly inserted along the way. We will go outside, so warm winter clothing and boots are a must. Fee: $60 for the 6-day session.
Join Miley Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation at The Connecticut Audubon Society for fresh air and exercise along the trails of Deer Pond Farm! We’ll look for evidence of our local birds and critters and learn how their physical and behavioral adaptions allow them to stay here for winter!
New Deer Pond Farm volunteers join Cathy Hagadorn, Deer Pond Farm Center Director, Deirdra Wallin and Miley Bull, Senior Director of Science and Conservation at The Connecticut Audubon Society at 1:00 p.m. to learn about The Connecticut Audubon Society, Deer Pond Farm and the specifics on being a volunteer here with us. Current volunteers may join the session at 2:00 p.m. as Miley Bull leads us in learning about winter tracking and survival adaptations of our local birds and mammals.
All hikes are subject to change due to weather conditions. Full training is six hikes; participants select hikes that suit their schedules. Registration is required. For more info, contact Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator at 860-928-4948 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Fee per hike: $50 CAS members; $60 non-members. Registration is required.
For information about all Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program projects and training, contact Paula Coughlin, Citizen Science Coordinator, 860-928-4948 or email email@example.com
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. - noon
Reduce, recycle and reuse, let’s make our world a better place! We’ll chat about compost, play recycle relay and discover new uses for old things. Each Daisy will take home ideas and a personal poster to share with her family. $14 per scout. Visit the Girl Scout website at gsofct.org to register.
Join Andy Rzeznikiewicz in search of wintering owls. We will attempt to find screech, barred, and great-horned owls. In some years saw-whet and long-eared owls are possible to find. Most of the calling is done from the road. Program is cancelled if bad weather (rain, snow, high winds). Fee: $5 CAS members; $10 non-members.