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Winter Tracking in Goodwin State Forest   Helena Ives, UConn student and certified tracker, returns for this winter tracking program.
1/21/2017
 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Gardeners Roundtable   This workshop is intended for all gardeners of any experience level. We share best practices and pitfalls for gardening in eastern Connecticut.
1/21/2017
 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS) Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont   Previous Litchfield Hill Audubon President, Fran Zygmont will lead an early morning hike to call in and identify CT. native owl species
1/21/2017
 4:00 AM - 6:00 AM
 Peoples State Forest - Squires Tavern
Barkhamsted
 
Fungus and Its Benefits In The Garden   Valerie Milici will explain the role of mycorrhizal fungi in personal gardens and forests. Learn how specific practices can maximize the benefits of mycorrhizal fungi in gardens.
1/24/2017
 6:30 to 7:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Winter Observation Hike with Michael Grady   Goodwin’s hands-on outdoor specialist, Michael Grady, returns with a program that explores the outdoors in winter. Learn about habitats, animals, and how they adapt to the wintertime on this hike through the forest.
1/25/2017
 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Children's Program: Wildlife Stories   CT DEEP Wildlife Division Educator Laura Rogers-Castro will share stories about wild turkeys, bears, fishers and more!
1/28/2017
 1:00-2:00pm
 Sessions Woods WMA
Burlington
 
Winter Bird Walk   Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Maria Stockmal for a family friendly event to walk the fields of Kellogg Environmental Center and Osbornedale State Park to see which birds stay around during wintertime.
1/28/2017
 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forests (FALPS) Wildlife Tracking with Ray Hardy   Master Wildlife Conservationist, Ray Hardy will identify wildlife tracks at the Austin Hawes Campground.
1/29/2017
 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Austin Hawes Campground
Barkhamsted
 
GC3 Webinar: Feasibility Study on Renewable Thermal Technologies in CT   Join us to hear from Helle Gronli, Associate Research Scientist affiliated with the Center for Business and Environment at Yale (CBEY). Ms. Gronli will share the results of a recent study on the “Feasibility of renewable thermal technologies in Connecticut.” Divided into two parts, 1) market potential and a 2) barriers and drivers.
1/31/2017
 Noon to 1 pm
 Online Webinar
 
Prehearing Conference - In the Matter of Nutmeg State Crematorium   Meeting to discuss exhibits and witnesses to be offered at the Evidentiary Hearing and hearing procedures.
1/31/2017
 10:00 AM
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
No Child Left Inside Winter Festival   Join us for a day of ice-fishing, ice safety, search and rescue dogs, snowshoeing, winter games, hikes and much more!
2/4/2017
 10 AM - 3 PM
 Burr Pond State Park
Torrington
 
Bobcats with Paul Colburn   “The Bobcat: Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat” presentation by Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Colburn focuses on the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut. It also provides an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts will also be shown! Mountain lions will also be discussed. Paul Colburn is a certified graduate of DEEP’s Master Wildlife Conservationist program. He is trained in wildlife management, natural history, and interpretation. With 65 presentations under his belt, Paul loves engaging and talking with the community about the natural world.
2/4/2017
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Long Distance Guided Hike   Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise. Expect a 5-7 mile hike. Goodwin Guide Elaine Koza has completed all the New England 4000+ foot elevation hikes, and has hiked all the highest peaks in the 48 contiguous states. Elaine hikes with her Australian Sheppard, Shalee. All are welcome, including friendly dogs.
2/5/2017
 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Snowshoe Hike at Goodwin Forest   Let’s take a walk at Goodwin in the snow and stay on top! Come to Goodwin for a guided snowshoe hike. Some snowshoes will be provided, but equipment is limited. Jasper Sha, Goodwin’s naturalist will be leading this low-key winter hike.
2/8/2017
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
2/9/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Public Comment Hearing - In the Matter of Nutmeg State Crematorium   Hearing to receive public comments on application for air permits to construct a new crematorium facility.
2/9/2017
 6:00 PM
 Cromwell Town Hall
Cromwell
 
Nature Immersion: The Art of Sit Spot   Join Beth Bernard, Program Director at the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in a unique experience where we discover the lost art of the Sit Spot. This observation tool increases awareness, calms the body and mind, and opens up a world of awesome nature sightings! We will be taking a short hike and participating in exercises that awaken our senses. During our Sit Spot, we will stay in one spot and let nature come to us. By slowing down, we will be able to notice more in nature than we ever thought possible. Be dressed for the weather and bring a small mat or towel to sit on if you desire. If the weather is inclement or unusually cold we will participate in awareness activities indoors. Age 12-adult.
2/9/2017
 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Survival Series: Fire Starting   Brothers Ed and Fran Baranski have been wandering into the wilderness for years, building their own canoes, doing some rigorous camping, and just learning how to survive in nature by their own skill. Now, they want to teach you some of the skills they’ve learned. The brothers return for the next step in surviving. Staying warm in the winter is crucial and the brothers will show you how to start and maintain a fire during the winter. They will be demonstrating techniques at the fire pit at Goodwin’s campsite. Dress to be outdoors.
2/11/2017
 10:00 am - 11:30 am
 James L. Goodwin
Hampton
 
Winter Walk: Ecology of the Winter Woods   Former Goodwin naturalist Juan Sanchez, Master Naturalist Brad Robinson, and current Goodwin Naturalist Jasper Sha join up to take you on a walk through the woods as we learn all that we can about the winter and what happens in nature during the cold season. From the animals to the weather, let’s all learn together. Juan Sanchez has taught natural history topics and performed field work all over the world. Brad Robinson graduated from Goodwin’s Master Naturalist program, worked for DEEP for many years, and is a happily retired nature nerd. Jasper Sha is the occasionally shouting, fast talking Naturalist leading hikes and programs at Goodwin. He also has worked in microbiology labs and in the marine environment.
2/11/2017
 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Porcupines! With Gerri Griswold   Come to Goodwin and meet Gerri Griswold. She’ll be bringing a North American porcupine with her as she discusses porcupines and associated topics. Learn all about one of Connecticut’s most fascinating species and the world’s third largest rodent! Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, Connecticut. She has handled animals for twenty-four years as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator and is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the United States Department of Agriculture. Over the years Griswold and her animals have delivered hundreds of programs to libraries, classrooms, Scout troops and organizations like the National Park Service and the Yale Peabody Museum. They have appeared on the cover of The Weekly Reader and The Late Show with David Letterman.
2/12/2017
 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Senior Walk   These are easy to moderate but casual walks taken on forest trails. They are a great opportunity to get outside, learn something new and maybe even meet a few new friends. These walks are very popular, and not just for seniors! All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow.
2/15/2017
 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Senior Walk   These are easy to moderate but casual walks taken on forest trails. They are a great opportunity to get outside, learn something new and maybe even meet a few new friends. These walks are very popular, and not just for seniors! All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow.
2/16/2017
 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Gardeners Roundtable   This workshop is intended for all gardeners of all experience levels. We share best practices and pitfalls for gardening in eastern Connecticut. These monthly workshops cover a wide-range of topics, so please come with your questions, your expertise, and your own stories of success and failure in your gardens.
2/18/2017
 10:00 am - 11:30 am
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Family Hike with Master Naturalist Phillipa Paquette   Join Phillipa Paquette, Goodwin Conservation Center Master Naturalist graduate, and Goodwin’s Naturalist, Jasper Sha for a family walk through the winter landscape. Discover a little bit more about the outside world with your whole family or if you feel like just coming alone, meet some new friends!
2/18/2017
 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Winter Tree ID for Beginners   Join Master Naturalist and fellow tree-observer Lynn Kochiss for this first in a series of programs designed to help beginners unravel the mysteries of tree identification. The first half of the program will be held inside the museum and will focus on how to use bark, twigs, and buds as clues for winter tree ID. For the second half, we will explore the Goodwin Discovery Trail to see how many trees we can name using these clues. Dress for the weather. Also, the trail may be muddy or slippery, so please wear appropriate footwear. All are welcome. Inclement weather cancels.
2/20/2017
 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Goodwin Book Club   Do you like reading about the environment or nature? Do you wish you could discuss your favorite books with other people? Join other like minded folk who want to talk about their favorite books and find suggestions for new and wonderful reads. The book we will be starting with is A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm by Edwin Way Teale. This book chronicles Edwin’s experiences at his farm in Hampton, CT. Please come to the club having read as much of the assigned book as possible.
2/22/2017
 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Offfier
Hampton
 
Animal Tracking with Mike Grady   Ever wonder what passes by your house when you are not around? How can you find out? Join Connecticut Conservation Ambassador Michael Grady as we step into the world of footprints, deficit and animal sign identification. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
2/22/2017
 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Come Walk among the Stars   Join us for a night devoted to the stars and constellations of the winter sky as Ralph Yulo returns. First, we will learn some basic astronomy inside and get oriented to the night sky, then head outside to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the starry sky. Dr. Ralph J.Yulo Jr., Professor of Science Education emeritus at ECSU, is a local astronomy expert and will be leading this night of star-gazing at Goodwin State Forest.
2/24/2017
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Wildlife Tracks   Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Ray Hardy for a 2-mile hike in the woods to look for animal tracks and signs.
2/25/2017
 1:00-3:00pm
 Sessions Woods WMA
Burlington
 
Evidentiary Hearing - In the Matter of Nutmeg State Crematorium   Hearing to collect evidence and testimony from the parties to this matter regarding an application for air permits.
2/28/2017
 9:30 AM
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
International Scrapbooking Day   Enjoy a crafting retreat day open to all. Bring current projects and supplies with you to focus on the craft of scrapbooking.
3/4/2017
 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
3/9/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Remediation Roundtable   An open forum to exchange ideas and information on site cleanup in Connecticut and to solicit opinions, advice and information.
3/14/2017
 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 DEEP Headquarters, Gina McCarthy Auditorium
Hartford
 
Exams for Forester, Supervising Forest Products Harvester and Forest Products Harvester   Certification is required of all persons who conduct commercial Forest Practices within the State of Connecticut.
3/15/2017
 9:00am
 Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area
Burlington
 
Family Fishing Class   Come learn about the wonders of water, fish, and fishing. Hands on activities and demonstrations for both kids and adults.
3/25/2017
 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
March Mushroom Madness   Join the CT Valley Mycological Society for a free program, "Foraging Fantastic Fungi," presented by the 3 Foragers.
3/26/2017
 9:30-11:00am
 Sessions Woods WMA
Burlington
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
4/13/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience   Attend the Friends of Sessions Woods Annual Meeting and view a presentation on raptors with Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience.
4/30/2017
 1:00-2:30pm
 Sessions Woods WMA
Burlington
 
Exams for Supervising Forest Products Harvester and Forest Products Harvester   Certification is required of all persons who conduct commercial Forest Practices within the State of Connecticut
5/10/2017
 9:30am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
5/11/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
6/8/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Remediation Roundtable   An open forum to exchange ideas and information on site cleanup in Connecticut and to solicit opinions, advice and information.
6/20/2017
 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 DEEP Headquarters, Gina McCarthy Auditorium
Hartford
 
Exams for Supervising Forest Products Harvester and Forest Products Harvester   Certification is required for all persons who conduct Commercial Forest Practices within the State of Connecticut
7/12/2017
 9:30am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
7/13/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
8/10/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
9/14/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Exams for Forester, Supervising Forest Products Harvester, and Forest Products Harvester   Certification is required of all persons who conduct Commercial Forest Practices within the State of Connecticut
10/11/2017
 9:00am
 Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area
Burlington
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
10/12/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Remediation Roundtable   An open forum to exchange ideas and information on site cleanup in Connecticut and to solicit opinions, advice and information.
10/17/2017
 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
11/9/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
SIPRAC   State of Connecticut, State Implementation Plan Revision Advisory Committee (SIPRAC) is an open forum for information exchange and discussion on the State’s Air Quality Programs, proposed regulations and status of efforts to achieve and maintain air quality standards in the State.
12/14/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
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