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Programs & Events at the Center at Glastonbury

Customized programs offered all year:

Let your child celebrate a birthday with a party at the Center at Glastonbury – click here to learn how!

From Daisies & Cubs to Gold & Eagle, we can offer your scouts customized science and nature-related programs, either here or at your site – click here for info.

Science in Nature education programs for pre-k through grade 8 – at our Center or your school/site. Educators please click here for details.

Click here for more info about our center and our resident raptors.


Please note:
Programs with insufficient advance registrations may be canceled.
Be sure to register for the program(s) you want, so we’ll know you’re coming.

 

Meet Our Raptors!

Cookie: Barred Owl (Leah Grant photo)

Tuesdays July 30 & August 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033
(glastonbury@ctaudubon.org / 860-633-8402)

Spend one of these summer evenings with Linda Hincks, our animal care coordinator, meeting and learning about our three Ambassador Birds: Cookie the barred owl, Buddy the broad-winged hawk and Trinity the red-tailed hawk! See these beautiful birds up close and learn more about them, including why they are here and how we care for them.

Connecticut Audubon member: free, non-member: $10, non-member child (12 or under): $5.
Since space is limited, pre-registration is required. Click here to reserve your space.

 

Summer Camp 2019

June 24 – August 23 (eight 5-day weeks; click here for program details)

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033
(glastonbury@ctaudubon.org / 860-633-8402)

Jun 24-28:     Eco-Explorers
(Jul 1-5: no camp; have a safe holiday!)
Jul 8-12:         Animal Architects
Jul 15-19:       Bio-Blitz
Jul 22-26:       Forest Fantasy
Jul 29-Aug 2: Buggin’ Out
Aug 5-9:          Nature-Nuts
Aug 12-16:      Bird Brigade
Aug 19-23:      Survival Skills

Ages 3-5:   9-noon. Connecticut Audubon Chickadee ($55 family) or higher-level member $180/week, other $260)
Ages 6-12: 9-noon (above prices) or 9-4 (member $285/week, other $365)
Optional Lunch (all): 12-1 ($12/day)
Optional After Care (ages 6-12): 4-4:30 ($10/day)
Students ages 13-18 are welcome to become Junior Counselors, who assist experienced staff working with campers.

Click here for a camp brochure with program details and other important information.

Click here for a parent information letter with additional important details for camp attendance.

Click the titles to download printable (PDF) forms which we must have on file before the child starts camp:

  Health Form – Physical (valid for 3 years from exam date)

  Parental Permission Form (valid for 2019 camp season)

  Medication Authorization Form (for each medication to be administered at camp; valid for 2019 camp season)

  Individual Care Plan (for any child with a special health care need or disability; valid for 2019 camp season)

Click here to register online, here to download a mail-in registration form, or register in person at the Center at Glastonbury.

 

Not-Back-to-School “Camp” Homeschooler Program for ages 4-7

Two sessions: Tuesday & Thursday, September 10 & 12, 9 a.m.-noon

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033
(glastonbury@ctaudubon.org / 860-633-8402)

Each day, spend quality time enjoying and learning in Earle Park!

Please wear appropriate outdoor attire. Bring a water bottle, change of clothes, a towel, water shoes/spare shoes, bug spray and sunscreen.

Tuesday, September 10: Forest Fantasy!
What magic can we find in Earle Park? With enough imagination, we can make some of our own magic. We will also be making some tools, gnome homes, and searching for fairies in the woods!

Thursday, September 12: Buggin’ Out!
Can we find all things creepy, crawly, slimy, chirpy, buzzing, and flying? Hopefully, you won’t bug out during this all-day bug hunt, where we break out the magnifying glasses and insect identification guides!

Connecticut Audubon members $40/day, non-members $60/day.
Advance registration required; sessions with less than 5 registrants will be canceled.

Click here to register your child(ren). Or click here for a comparable program for your older child(ren) ages 8-13 (note that you can register both age groups at once on either registration page).

 

Not-Back-to-School “Camp” Homeschooler Program for ages 8-13

Three sessions: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, September 9, 11 & 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033
(glastonbury@ctaudubon.org / 860-633-8402)

Each day, spend quality time enjoying and learning in Earle Park!

Please wear appropriate outdoor attire. Bring a water bottle, bagged lunch, change of clothes, a towel, water shoes/spare shoes, bug spray and sunscreen.

Monday, September 9: Bird Brigade!

What makes a bird, a bird? Test your knowledge all day long, as we dive on in to various birds’ worlds! What is a bird of prey vs. a feeder bird and what on Earth are pellets? Let’s find out together!

Wednesday, September 11: Animal Architects!

What skills do animals possess to survive in the wild? How are they like architects, and can we mimic their adaptations? Birds build nests, rabbits find dens and worms make tunnels. What can we do?

Friday, September 13: Survival Skills/Locavore!

Do you have the skills to survive in the wild? How would you find water & food or begin to build a shelter? Can you use a map and compass to find home? Let’s find out if you’ve got what it takes!

Connecticut Audubon members $55/day, non-members $75/day.
Advance registration required; sessions with less than 5 registrants will be canceled.

Click here to register your child(ren). Or click here for a comparable program for your younger child(ren) ages 4-7 (note that you can register both age groups at once on either registration page).

 

 

Naturalist Training Program

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033
(glastonbury@ctaudubon.org / 860-633-8402)

The next offering of this periodic 8-session series is not yet scheduled, but is expected to be in fall 2019.
If you are interested, please contact Kate Reamer at 860-633-8402 ext 205 or kreamer@ctaudubon.org.

Learn about our region’s natural history through Connecticut Audubon’s 8-session Volunteer Naturalist program. Topics will include ornithology, herpetology, botany, citizen science and more during 32 hours of classroom & field instruction by nature and conservation experts. The previous course syllabus is here.

Tentative cost is $260 for Connecticut Audubon members or $315 for non-members (includes one-year membership). In exchange for this greatly reduced training fee, participants must be able to contribute 40 hours of volunteer service during the succeeding year. Please plan to attend every class to complete the program and receive your completion certificate.

This limited-size class usually fills quickly so, if you are interested, claim your seat promptly when the next dates are announced. Registrations are not accepted after a series has begun.

 

Animal Care Program

Turtellini (Eastern Box Turtle) getting some TLC

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 your child celebrate his/her next birthday at our nature center!

Each 90-minute party includes your choice of teacher-led programs, such as a hands-on experience with some of our animals, exploring Tom’s Pond in adjacent Earle Park or a walk in the woods; the rest of the time is yours to plan and prepare for.

Please click here for a brochure with all the details you need to know and here for an application form which can be printed, completed and brought, emailed or mailed to the center to schedule your party.

Note that your party is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation notice from us.

 

 

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.

Watch this page for periodic badge workshops offered here by your state organizations.

If you would like a customized program for your scouts, either here or at your site, please contact Catie Resor at cresor@ctaudubon.org or 860-633-8402 ext 204.

 

 

 

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