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Programs & Events at the Center at Glastonbury

Glastonbury Nature Store Holiday Sale

Find a wide variety of nature-related gifts for the upcoming holidays, many of which are discounted 50-75% during our December sale. And you can’t go wrong giving a gift certificate: they are never the wrong size and never expire. Click here for photos showing some of our current merchandise.

 

Teenagers: Create & Relate

On Tuesday, December 19, 5-6:30, the Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury (1361 Main Street 06033)  invites local teenagers to:

Create: Use reclaimed materials (newspaper, caps, bottles, etc.) to create crafts and posters perfect for decorating the center or to give as a gift.

Relate: Meet other teens who are also interested in the environment.

Materials will be provided, but teens are welcome to bring litter or other reclaimed materials and create unique art masterpiece to display at the center!

Light snacks and drinks will also be provided.

Please R.S.V.P. by December 17 to Shannon Dolan at smdolan773@gmail.com

 

‘Focus on Nature’ Photography Exhibition & Sale

Now through December 28 (except Sundays), 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

After 21 years of our traditional amateur photo contest, this December we’re exhibiting the work of two Connecticut artists: Jennifer Prat (landscapes) and Bill Canosa (birds).
Click on names to see samples of their work.

Displayed photos may be purchased during the show for pickup after December 28. However, if needed sooner for a holiday gift, it may picked up on or after December 21; no photos may be removed before the 21st.

The Connecticut Audubon Center, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury 06033; glastonbury@ctaudubon.org / 860-633-8402.

 

GMCT January & February Brisk Winter Walks

The following free weekend winter walks are co-sponsored by the Great Meadows Conservation Trust, the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury and the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center in Wethersfield:

Photo by Paula Coughlin.

Sunday, January 7, 1 p.m., Wethersfield; about 1½ hours.
Saturday, January 13, 10:30 a.m., Glastonbury; about two hours.
Sunday, January 21, 1:00 p.m., Glastonbury; about 1½ hours.
Saturday, January 27, 10:00 a.m., Wethersfield; about 2 hours.
Sunday, February 4, 1:00 p.m., Rocky Hill; about 2 hours.
Saturday, February 10, 10:00 a.m., Wethersfield.
Saturday, February 17, 10:00 a.m., East Hartford.

Click here for details and meeting instructions.

Dress for the weather and ground conditions. Many places will be muddy. Weather and water conditions may revise or cancel.

These areas are used for hunting, so wear an orange vest if you have one.

Call Jim Woodworth for the latest information: 860-808-9968.

 

Conservation: The Connecticut Bird Atlas Project

The Connecticut Bird Atlas will help find where secretive birds such as Long-eared Owls nest and roost. Photo by Paul J. Fusco.

On Tuesday, Jan 16, 6:30 pm., join Connecticut DEEP wildlife biologist Min Huang at the Connecticut Audubon Center, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury 06033 (glastonbury@ctaudubon.org / 860-633-8402) to learn about this important conservation project.

The Connecticut Audubon Society and the state birding community will be called on to conduct surveys for the Connecticut Bird Atlas Project starting in 2018. The project will focus on all birds that breed, winter or migrate in Connecticut.

The scope of the atlas is to understand breeding bird distribution and abundance, to document the changes since the last atlas (1982-86), to understand wintering distribution of the birds in the state, to identify stopover habitat during migrations, to establish predictive relationships where species occur on the landscape and to use the results and data to create an interactive website.

Click here for details.

 

Owl Prowls in Earle Park

Fridays January 26 & February 9, 7-8 p.m.

Enjoy a night walk in the woods at Earle Park listening and calling to the owls. Dress warmly. Bring a flashlight and enthusiasm to learn about the owls that live in Connecticut.

Meet at the Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033.

Connecticut Audubon Members $8, non members $10, children under 12 half price.

Email glastonbury@ctaudbon.org or call 860-633-8402 to register.

 

 

SuperbOwl Sunday

Please join us for SuperbOwl Sunday on February 4 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033.

We will have 5 live owls from Connecticut.

Connecticut Audubon Members $8, non members $10, children under 12 half price.

Email glastonbury@ctaudbon.org or call 860-633-8402 to register.

 

 

 

Science in Nature: Winter Homeschool Series for Ages 5-12

Experiential learning in nature is exciting and makes it easier to understand science, math, and other core concepts.

Join us at the Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury 06033, on the following Thursdays from 10-1, for hands-on, outdoor classes (two age groups: ages 5-8 and 9-12) in:

  • Winter Adaptations – February 1
  • Snow and Ice – February 8
  • Animal Tracking – February 15
  • Winter Birds – March 1
  • Winter Trees – March 8
  • Signs of Spring – March 15
  • The Spring Equinox – March 22

Click here to register or contact Catie Resor (cresor@ctaudubon.org or 860-633-8402) for more information.

 

Naturalist Training Program

The next Naturalist Training Program is not yet scheduled. To express your interest in a future session, email Michelle at meckman@ctaudubon.org or call her at 860-633-8402 ext 205.

Learn about our region’s natural history through an 8-week series of field experiences. Topics will include ornithology, herpetology, botany, citizen science and more during 32 hours of classroom instruction by nature and conservation experts at The Connecticut Audubon Society, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury CT 06033.

The estimated price (subject to change) is $205 for Connecticut Audubon members and $260 for non-members (includes one-year membership). In exchange for this greatly reduced training fee, we ask for a 40 hour volunteer commitment during the succeeding year.  This limited-size class usually fills quickly; if you are interested, claim your seat early.

 

Animal Care Program

What is the Animal Care Program?

The animals at the Center at Glastonbury are a part of many of our education programs and need care 6 days a week to stay healthy and happy. Animal care is important, yet can be expensive and time-consuming. Our Animal Care Program is an opportunity for people to volunteer their time and bond with a live animal while also providing the organization with invaluable assistance that we otherwise could not afford.

Responsibilities include weekly care on a specific day or days of the week.  Care usually includes feeding, changing or filling the water container, cleaning of the cage, and socialization with the animals.

Do I have to have experience?

Training will be provided by the staff.  Each animal has different requirements, so training is required whenever you begin working with a new animal. All that is required is a willingness to learn and follow instructions. And a few other things…

What is required to be an animal caretaker?

  • You must be at least 7 years old.
  • Individual or family must be a member of the Connecticut Audubon Society.
  • Children under age 16 MUST BE accompanied by an adult during EACH animal care-taking session.

For more information, please click here for program details and a printable application form or contact our Animal Care Coordinator, Linda Hincks, at animalcare@ctaudubon.org.

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES at the Center at Glastonbury

Let you child celebrate his/her next birthday at our nature center! Please click here to download the Birthday Party Brochure with all the details you need to know or here to print a Birthday Party Application Form which can be brought to the center to schedule your party.

 

 

 

Nature Programs for Girl and Boy Scouts

Girl Scouts

Boy Scouts

From Daisies and Cubs to Gold and Eagle, The Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury has programs and project ideas for every age. Our staff looks forward to working with you help your scouts achieve science and nature-related badge requirements, including conservation, ecology, habitats and bird study. To request a program, please click here to download a Program Request Form. For questions about Scout Programs, please email glastonbury@ctaudubon.org or call 860-633-8402.

 

 

 

 

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