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Osborne Homestead Museum Tours   Guided tours of the Osborne Homestead Museum will introduce visitors to the extraordinary life of Frances Osborne Kellogg and to her wonderful collection of antiques and fine art in this charming Colonial Revival house.
5/6/2017 - 10/29/2017
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 Osborne Homestead Museum
Derby
 
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
 
CANCELLED
Educator Workshop - Where Does Your Food Come From?
  Active and informative workshop designed for grade K-12 educators to help students identify the aspects of food systems and trade. Applications to school gardens, soil science and resource conservation will be included to help support NGSS standards and phenomena teaching.
10/17/2017
 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Senior Walk   Join in on an easy to moderate walk taken on forest trails. This is a great opportunity to get outside, learn something new and maybe even meet a few new friends.
10/18/2017
 12:00 pm-2:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Goodwin Book Club   Join others who like reading about the environment and nature who want to talk about their favorite books. October’s book will be Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall.
10/18/2017
 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Senior Walk   Join us for an easy to moderate walk taken on forest trails. All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow.
10/19/2017
 10:00 am -12:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Gardener’s Roundtable   This workshop is intended for gardeners of all experience levels. We share best practices and pitfalls for gardening in eastern Connecticut.
10/21/2017
 10:00 am -11:30 am
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Become a FeederWatcher for the Kellogg Environmental Center!   Attend a Project FeederWatch training. The Kellogg Environmental Center is seeking volunteers for its Project FeederWatch program. Volunteers will monitor birds and maintain the bird feeding stations at the Kellogg Environmental Center from November 2017 to March 2018, on Fridays and Saturdays.
10/21/2017
 9:00 am to 10:30 am
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Are You a Future Friend of Topsmead?   Interested volunteers are invited to discuss forming a Friends Group to support Topsmead State Forest. People with one, some or none of the following skills are encouraged to attend to see how your talents can help preserve this special place for generations to come! We’re looking for: organizational, business, law, banking, finance, accounting, marketing, public relations, fund raising, negotiating, writing, social media, artistic, historical interpretation skills, plus special skills and talents that include trail work, stone wall rebuilding, gardening, clock repair, carpentry and masonry.
10/22/2017
 1:00 PM
 Topsmead State Forest
Litchfield
 
Edwin Way Teale Talk and Tour at the Connecticut Audubon Society at Trail Wood   Meet in the visitor’s parking lot at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Road, Hampton CT. Join Connecticut Audubon staff, in cooperation with the Friends of Goodwin Forest, for a presentation on Edwin Way Teale by Richard Telford. Afterwards, take a tour of his study and the Trail Wood grounds.
10/22/2017
 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
 Connecticut Audubon Society at Trail Wood
Hampton
 
Tree Identification Walk   Hike along the Tree Identification Trail at Sessions Woods. Learn about Connecticut’s native trees and their wildlife value. Distance: 2.5mi
10/25/2017
 10:00am to 11:45am
 Sessions Woods WMA
Burlington
 
Educator Workshop Webinar: Supermarket Science, Why I Buy   Understand the concept of food choices by understanding your market layout, labels and history. Informative with lessons provided for use. FREE!
10/26/2017
 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
 At your computer
 
The Secret Garden: The Elements of Surprise and Refuge in Your Garden   Warren Hastings, the Horticulturist at Goodwin Conservation Center, will share a unique approach to gardening that highlights secret places and the element of surprise.
10/26/2017
 10:00 am -11:00 am
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Rodents and Small Mammals   Join Connecticut Conservation Ambassador Michael Grady and take a deeper look into the rodents of Connecticut. Together, we’ll take a look into the life cycle, habitat, diet, and just what makes these pests so unique and adaptable.
10/27/2017
 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
The Art of the Sit Spot   Join Beth Bernard, Program Director at the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in a unique journey to 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! Age 12-adult.
10/27/2017
 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Halloween Fun at the Kellogg Estate   Have a frightfully fun start to your Halloween weekend. Find icky treasures, herbs from the witch’s garden, ghoulish gourds, and more on the museum scavenger hunt! At 10AM visit the Kellogg Environmental Center and find out “Hoo’s for Dinner?” with an owl pellet activity and at 1:30PM hear stories about bones in the “Bag of Bones” activity.
10/28/2017
 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
 Osborne Homestead Museum & Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
A True Crow Story   How smart are crows? Find out from children’s book authors Fred and Cheryl Lowman. Listen to stories from their new book, An Inky Summer.
10/29/2017
 2:30PM to 4:00PM
 Sessions Woods WMA
Burlington
 
Long Distance Guided Hike   Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise. Expect a 5-7 mile hike. All are welcome, including friendly dogs.
10/29/2017
 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Game of Logging Certified Training: Chainsaw Training for the Novice and Amateur   This program is designed for novice or amateur chainsaw users who wish to improve their skills and to operate their saw safely. This is a "hands-on" course.
10/29/2017
 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Living and Breathing Nature at Acadia National Park and Beyond   Join Connecticut nature writer Katherine Hauswirth, author of The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail, for a talk on her writing residency experiences, most recently at Acadia National Park in Maine.
10/29/2017
 10:00 am -11:30 am
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Connecticut's Indigenous Communities and Their Natural World   All ages are welcome to attend and learn about Connecticut’s native communities and regional history. The program will be presented by Dr. Lucianne Lavin, PhD, Director of Research and Collections for the Institute for American Indian Studies.
11/1/2017
 7:00 pm
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Webelos Boy Scout Program - Into the Wild Badge Day   Explore winter animals, signs, behavior and identification using bird feeding stations and natural food sites on the estate. Learn how plants and animals survive the season while identifying who and what they are. Learn how wildlife research is carried out by participating in a Citizen Science study with Cornell University.
11/4/2017
 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Interpretive Hike in Conjunction with CT Urban Forest Council Conference/Forest Forum   What Do You Know About Connecticut’s Forests? A walk for all who are interested in trees and forests.
11/6/2017
 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
 Connecticut Forest & Park Association-Highlawn Forest
Rockfall
 
Educator Workshop - FE3: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot   Help students understand human impact through resource use and conservation. Explore the use of environmental footprints and ways to measure consumption and conservation through waste.
11/7/2017
 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
CT Urban Forest Conference/Forest Forum 2017   What Do You Know About Connecticut’s Forests? A conference for all who are interested in trees and forests.
11/7/2017
 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
 Aqua Turf Club
Plantsville, CT
 
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
 
Turkey Tales   Hear the story of how wild turkeys returned to CT; Discuss the life history of one of our largest birds; Create a turkey feather craft!
11/11/2017
 1:30pm to 3:30pm
 Sessions Woods WMA
Burlington
 
DATE CHANGE
Pre-Hearing Conference - Grasso Companies
  Meeting to review proposed evidence, witnesses, associated issues for hearing.
11/16/2017
 10:00 AM
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Osborne Homestead Museum Holiday Tours 2017 - "Holiday at the Opera"   Let the music, comedy, and high drama of the opera captivate you this holiday season! Each room is beautifully decorated with scenes from some of the world's most famous operas.
11/24/2017 - 12/17/2017
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 Osborne Homestead Museum
Derby
 
Children's Program: Black Bears   Interactive after school program featuring black bears; one of the largest and most interesting mammals who call Connecticut home.
11/29/2017
 4:00pm to 5:30pm
 Sessions Woods WMA
Burlington
 
DATE CHANGE
Hearing - Grasso Companies
  Hearing on appeal of enforcement order to abate pollution in area of tidal wetlands in Norwalk.
11/30/2017 - 12/1/2017
 10:00 AM
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Holiday Market at the Kellogg Environmental Center   Attend the market, help small local businesses and begin your holiday shopping. Local farm produce, meats, preserves and honey as well as wonderful gift items made by local crafters and producers will be available.
12/1/2017 - 12/2/2017
 Fri, Dec. 1, 4 to 7 pm and Sat. Dec 2, 9 am to 12 noon
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Educator Workshop: Project WET- Land to Sea   Learn about watershed impact and resource connections through the study of watersheds. Help students understand geosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere connections through the use of water, and natural cycles. Grades 5-12.
12/5/2017
 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Webelos Boy Scout Program - Into the Woods Badge Day   Learn about the ecosystem of a forest starting with the trees and building to the food webs that exist there. We will go into the many ways forestry products are used and the roles they play in helping maintain the health of the environment.
12/9/2017
 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 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.
12/14/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Boy Scout Program - Soil and Water Conservation   Two of the most basic resources for us and environmental needs are often over looked, soil and water. A full morning of activities has been designed to help you fully understand your dependence on these two simple resources.
12/28/2017
 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Exam 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
1/10/2018
 9:00am
 James L. Goodwin State Forest
Hampton
 
Educator Workshop: Resource Awareness through Investigation   Looking for ways to provide students with real world applications to energy conservation? This workshop will help bring awareness to action through integration of audits, surveys and solution development processes. Great for working with Green Teams, after school projects and NGSS standards.
1/10/2018
 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Educator Workshop: Project WILD & ELA   This special workshop will use various literature (nonfiction, fiction, songs, graphic novels) and visual media (movies, cartoons) to learn about environmental and wildlife issues. This workshop is appropriate for all grade levels, especially middle school and high school. Formal and Non-formal educators of all experience levels welcome.
1/23/2018
 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Educator Webinar: Seed Surprises   It is bird feeding month. Let’s take a close look at seeds and seed science as it applies to NGSS and diversity. Learn interesting facts and surprises as you see how seeds can add to the classroom. Participants will be sent seed packets following participation.
2/1/2018
 3:30 pm
 At your computer
 
Boy Scout Program - Environmental Science   Get a feel for the various skills and fields of study that environmental science requires. We will start with the timeline and work forward to get some perspective on ecology and issues that have emerged to form this area of science.
2/10/2018
 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Educator Workshop: Growing Up WILD   Growing Up WILD is a multi-award winning early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature inviting them to explore the world around them. All Growing Up WILD activities address the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards and Head Start Domains.
2/14/2018
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Educator Workshop: Project WET- Water Awareness   Prepare for World Water Day, through this workshop that focuses on the importance of water quality and how students can take part in protection it. Lessons provided will look at point and non-point pollution and green design to reduce these impacts. Grade 4-12
2/20/2018
 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Educator Workshop: Make it a Festival!   Looking for how to engage students in stewardship actions in their community? This workshop will help build the plan to engage, excite and educate your students on environmental topics so that they can research and create action plans using events for education. Plan ahead for Earth Day at your school.
2/28/2018
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Educator Workshop: Invaders   If you are working on school gardens or schoolyard habitats, now is the time to look for invasive species and plan for their reduction. Involve students in the process of planning and doing as they learn about the impact invasive species have, as they move or are moved into systems.
3/6/2018
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Getting Little Feet WET   New Pre-school based education materials designed to help the very young explore the science of water. Age appropriate materials are provided in this hands on workshop for the childcare provider. Activities connect to NAYCE standards. Develop physical skills, literacy and understanding of the natural world through water investigations and play.
3/7/2018
 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Educator Workshop: Aquatic WILD and STEM   Attend an Aquatic WILD Workshop and get your students in step with STEM! Do field investigation and hands-on activities to help students learn about aquatic habitats. Aquatic WILD is suitable for all grade levels and meets state and national education standards, including Common Core and NGSS.
3/13/2018
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Exam 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
3/14/2018
 9:00am
 Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center
Burlington
 
Webelos Boy Scout Program - Into the Wild Badge Day   Explore winter animals, signs, behavior and identification using bird feeding stations and natural food sites on the estate. Learn how plants and animals survive the season while identifying who and what they are. Learn how wildlife research is carried out by participating in a Citizen Science study with Cornell University.
3/24/2018
 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Boy Scout Program - Sustainability Merit Badge   What is your footprint on this Earth? How can your choices in water use, food selection, energy use and trash impact natural resources. Learn about growing areas of careers and technology centered on sustainable design and supporting sustainable action.
3/31/2018
 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Webelos Boy Scout Program - Into the Woods Badge Day   Learn about the ecosystem of a forest starting with the trees and building to the food webs that exist there. We will go into the many ways forestry products are used and the roles they play in helping maintain the health of the environment.
4/7/2018
 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Exam 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
5/9/2018
 9:00am
 James L. Goodwin State Forest
Hampton
 
Exam 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
7/11/2018
 9:00am
 Sessions Woods conservation Education Center
Burlington
 
Exam 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
10/17/2018
 9:00am
 Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center
Burlington
 
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