Connecticut Audbon Society
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Programs & Events in the Greater Hartford Area

Welcome to the Connecticut Audubon Society of the Greater Hartford Area. We are a “virtual center” centrally located and can run programs in Hartford and many surrounding locations. Our flexible educators offer programs that are either virtual (via Zoom or Google Meet) or in person, meeting you at your school, library, or nearby park or conservation property. We take full advantage of our unique location in central Connecticut, working to promote awareness of the Connecticut River ecosystem and the birds and habitats it supports, and to foster conservation through education and related activities.

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR – HARTFORD!

Mountainfilm on Tour is back with a new collection of beautiful and inspiring films.  Join us Earth Day weekend for this virtual film festival with proceeds benefiting the Greater Hartford Area programs!  More information will be posted here soon!

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS:

We offer exciting and educational community programs for children and adults! These programs work very well as virtual programs, but can also be done in person at your location. Contact Catie Resor, Education Program Manager at cresor@ctaudubon.org for more information or click on the program title to book your program online.

Birding 101- Adaptable to all ages

A good introduction to birds and birding. Learn about the variety of our local birds and how to go about identifying them. What equipment will you need? Where should you look? What resources can help you?

 

What’s going on with the Birds?-Suggested Ages: 12 to adult

Our birds face a variety of challenges from climate change to habitat loss. Learn about some of the stressors on our local birds. Explore some of the ways scientists study birds and the sorts of questions they attempt to answer with their research. Learn ways that you can get involved in collecting citizen science data that can be helpful to scientists worldwide.

Suggested Ages: 12 to adult

 

Landscaping for Birds–Suggested Ages: 12 to adult

Is your yard a good bird habitat? Learn about the needs of wild birds and how the landscaping choices you make affect bird populations.

 

Carbon Sinks and Sources- Adaptable to age 10 to adult

What’s your carbon footprint? Climate change can feel like a complicated issue, but mostly it just boils down to carbon. Gain a better understanding of the carbon cycle, our role in it, and what actions you can take that can have an impact on the balance of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere.

Celebrate Earth Day 2022 with Mountainfilm!

Make sure your Earth Day 2022 activities include Mountainfilm!

If you’ve participated in our Mountainfilm online screenings before, you know how great they are.

This year on Earth Day weekend, April 22-24, we will be showing 11 short movies with themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Buy your tickets and watch at home, anytime from 9 a.m. on Friday, April 22, to 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.

The program is organized by Connecticut Audubon’s Greater Hartford program.

All the films look amazing but these three jumped out at us:

199 Little Heroes: Jesus from Mexico: Eleven-year-old Jésùs does what most kids his age do — he wakes up, goes to school and takes care of his little sister. He also lives on a very polluted canal in Mexico City’s Floating Gardens of Xochimilco and deals with heavy issues that many of us never need to think about. And he is really concerned. — Reviewed by Sadie Steinberg, age 16

One Star Reviews: National Parks: Classic American stereotypes come to life in one star reviews. For real. In a world where everyone’s a critic, the magic of our national parks is downplayed by couch potato tourists turned outdoor aficionados. Brief, beautiful and truly comical, award-winning director Alex Massey brings to light cringeworthy Yelp reactions to some of the most stunning natural wonders in America

Resilience: Outdoor recreation is not a privilege, but a cornerstone of mental health, joy and resilience. Lesford Duncan of the San Diego-based nonprofit Outdoor Outreach, whose mission is to “connect youth to the transformative power of the outdoors,” offers himself as a case study in the healing that comes from being outside.

Tickets are $15 for an individual, $25 for a household, and $75 for a group of two or more families.

Mountainfilm info and ticket details here! Your donation supports education and conservation in Connecticut.

To reach our Greater Hartford Area program staff, please call 860-633-8402 or email kreamer@ctaudubon.org.

 

 

 

 

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