Wildlife Management Education Day in Burlington, Saturday May 23rd

Next Saturday (May 23rd) from 9:00am to 3:00pm there will be an Open Center Day at the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center. The park will be open with a full day of scheduled, fun activities for all ages– there will be guided walks and hikes in the morning and a special art activity led by local artist Judy Bird in the afternoon, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Master Wildlife Conservationists will staff wildlife related activities, including a wildlife track-making activity. The center is located in Burlington, CT and the entire day of events will be free of charge!

“Afternoon Artists” every Friday at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center


Drop off your 8-12 year olds for an afternoon exploration with art inspired by nature, every Friday from 3:30 to 6:00pm. Each session will involve hiking, observing, journaling and creating.  Opportunities to learn about specific artists and naturalists will be included.  This interdisciplinary class will be challenging, educational and fun! Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is located in Mystic, CT. Sessions at 17$ for members and 20$ per non-members.

Make sure to share your artwork with us as well, by submitting it here for a chance to be featured on EOL!

May 16th at Ansonia Nature Center: Bird Watching & Frog Catching

This Saturday, May 16th, Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center will be having two great events. In the morning there will be an 8am bird walk, with an introduction by avid birder Kathy Gambacini followed by an outdoor walk of the center’s lands.

Later in the afternoon, at 2pm there will be an exploration of the site’s Redwing Pond, complete with identification lessons and frog catching.

Both events are free, but pre-registration is encouraged by calling 203-736-1053 for more information!

Daffodil Day at Wadsworth, April 26th


On Sunday, April 26th, The Wadsworth Mansion will be hosting Daffodil Day– An awesome event full of fun opportunities right here in Middletown! There will be trail walks, vernal pool explorations, kite flying, presentations on birds and reptiles, food trucks, a dog parade and other great family activities lasting from 1pm-4pm. There is no fee or registration required, and the event will happen rain or shine.

CFPA Frog Fridays at Highlawn Forest


The Connecticut Forest & Park Association is hosting Frog Fridays from now until mid June! Meet the site’s resident frogs, salamanders, fairy shrimp and more– just make sure to wear your best mud-proof attire! Frog Friday outings are free, but reservations are limited. Check out their website to sign up, and don’t forget to let us know what you thought!

(Image curtesy of CFPA)

Downloadable Recycling Fact Sheet!

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How much do you know about recycling? Hang this fun-fact sheet on your fridge or over your waste bin, to remind your family the importance of reusing these valuable resources.

Download the full PDF here: RecyclingFacts

This Week at Van Vleck: Space Volcanoes!


Van Vleck Observatory’s 2nd Kids’ Night is happening Friday, March 5th, at Wesleyan. This week the theme is Volcanoes in the Solar System! The event runs from 8pm-9m every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. This is the last Kids’ Night before the Spring Break hiatus, so you don’t want to miss it!

Image Credit: NSF/NASA/JPL-Caltech//UC Berkeley/Gemini Observatory

Birds of Prey Feeding at Earthplace Every Saturday


Every Saturday the Earthplace Nature Discovery Center in Westport, CT features a Birds of Prey feeding demonstration at 3pm– starring the site’s own bald eagles, hawks, owls and more!

Check it out this Saturday and make sure to enjoy the sites other great features while you’re there: 62 acres of wildlife sanctuary, hiking trails, and an interactive natural history museum. The center is open 9am-4pm on Saturdays and the birds will be fed rain or shine (or snow!).

We’d love to hear about your experience– share your photos and stories here!

(Image curtesy of Flickr)