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Phenomena Modeling with Nutrient Cycles   Professional Development Workshop - Using national curriculum materials, Project WET, WILD, PLT and FLP, participants will identify how to use natural history themes and the variety of resources to address the NGSS standards.
3/24/2017
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
DATE CHANGE
Exams for Forester, Supervising Forest Products Harvester and Forest Products Harvester
  (Rescheduled from March 15) Certification is required of all persons who conduct commercial Forest Practices within the State of Connecticut.
3/24/2017
 9:00am
 Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area
Burlington
 
The Apiary Series: Starting your Hive   Dave Gilbert joins us again as he teaches us where and how to get supplies and how to continue upkeep on your hive during the winter months.
3/25/2017
 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
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
 
Medicinal Weeds of Connecticut and Their Use   This workshop will emphasize the identification and use of our wonderful weeds. Example plants will be shared and a weed walk will be included to help participants recognize plants. Recipes will be shared and demonstrated.
3/25/2017
 10:30 am -12:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
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
 
Climate Change 101   Goodwin’s naturalist, Jasper Sha will lead a discussion about climate change. He will discuss how climate change works, how humans are impacting global changes, and will answer some commonly asked questions and misconceptions.
3/26/2017
 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Project WET   Professional Development Workshop focusing on water science for all ages. Explore how water behaves in the environment and methods to involve students in understanding this resource, its use, conservation and issues around water.
3/29/2017
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
History of Making Charcoal in Connecticut   This presentation is open to everyone interested in learning about the history of making charcoal in Connecticut. Master Naturalist Lance Hansen will present his research and discuss his project of creating a demonstration charcoal mound along the red/white trail in the Goodwin State Forest.
4/1/2017
 10:00 am -12:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Movie Screening: Plight of the Grassland Birds   Grassland birds are in fast decline throughout the country. This movie explores efforts to protect the birds and their habitats.
4/1/2017
 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Long Distance Guided Hike   Goodwin Guide Kat Gayson, will be taking you on this long distance hike as she points out nature tidbits here and there. All are welcome, including friendly dogs.
4/2/2017
 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Informational Evening: The Coverts Project   In this seminar, Dr. Tom Worthley will inform you about the Coverts Project and how you can become a part of this group of landowners who are interested in managing and enhancing their forested land.
4/3/2017
 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
The Audacity of Migration   Reporting from the frontiers of migration, writer and naturalist Dr. Bryan Pfeiffer will reveal the secrets of migration from the perspective of a bird (blackpoll warbler), a butterfly (monarch) and a dragonfly (wandering glider).
4/4/2017
 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Air Quality and Citizen Science   Professional Development Workshop - Designed to engage students in understanding their environment and health through air quality. Experiments and equipment will be demonstrated and background on the science of air and pollutants provided.
4/5/2017
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Fort Trumbull
New London
 
What’s New? Environmental Exploration for Youth Group Leaders   Professional Development Workshop - A special workshop for youth group or enrichment providers. Summer and seasonal breaks are coming and you might be looking for resources that help staff provide environmental experiences. Receive one resource with registration and learn of kits and tools available for loan.
4/7/2017
 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Rockfall
 
Goodwin Conservation Center Volunteer Orientation   This workshop is for new, current, and potential Goodwin volunteers to become better acquainted with the Goodwin Center, Connecticut Forest and Park Association, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and our network of volunteers.
4/8/2017
 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Vernal Pools   Naturalist Juan Sanchez, Master Naturalist Brad Robinson, and Goodwin Naturalist Jasper Sha will discuss the importance of vernal pools. After a presentation, we will go out into the night to visit a vernal pool to see what kinds of creatures we can find!
4/8/2017
 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Alien Invaders!!! Invasive Species of Connecticut   Join Judy Rondeau, Natural Resource Specialist with the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District and former Goodwin naturalist, for a survey of some of the alien species that now call the United States home.
4/8/2017
 10:00 am -11:30 am
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Senior Walk   Join us for a moderate but casual walk taken on forest trails. They are a great opportunity to get outside, learn something new and maybe even meet a few new friends.
4/12/2017
 12:00 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.
4/13/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Senior Walk   Join in an easy to moderate but casual walk taken on forest trails. This is a great opportunity to get outside, learn something new and maybe even meet a few new friends.
4/13/2017
 10:00 am -12:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Nature Immersion: The Art of 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!
4/14/2017
 10:00 am -11:30 am
 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.
4/15/2017
 10:00 am -11:30 am
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Lagomorphs and Rodents, a Spring Program   Family friendly program all about mice, squirrels, beavers and their cousins the lagomorphs; rabbits and hares. Plan to examine bones and skulls and to also take a hike.
4/15/2017
 10:30 am
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Fly Fishing: How and Why? with Trout Unlimited   Trout Unlimited members George Jacobi and John Preston will explain the anatomy of a Connecticut trout stream by exploring the practice of fly fishing. Learn about strategy and timing, insect identification basics, fly skills, casting, and reading the water.
4/15/2017
 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
How Flowers are Affected by Climate Change   Join Tanisha Williams, Ph.D student at UConn, as she discusses how flowers and plants can be indicators of climate change.
4/17/2017
 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Nature Tech Talk   Bring your smart phone, if you have one. Let’s encourage each other to get out into nature more by learning how to merge the outdoors with the technology we have at hand.
4/17/2017
 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Algonquin Gas, Chaplin - Public Informational Hearing   Public hearing for applicant Algonquin Gas and DEEP staff to present information on applications for new source review (air) permits for three solar simple cycle turbines and public to comment on applications for the record.
4/18/2017
 6:30 PM
 Chaplin Senior Center
Chaplin
 
NTE - Killingly Public Informational Hearing   Public hearing for applicant NTE Connecticut and DEEP staff to present information on application for new source review (air) permit and public to comment on application for the record.
4/19/2017
 6:00 PM
 Killingly High School
Dayville
 
Spring Bird Watching   Join Conservation Educator Michael Grady and take a walk along Goodwin trails in search of birds. Bring binoculars and do not wear bright colored clothing.
4/19/2017
 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Soil Science   Learn how Connecticut's past, present, and future are shaped by its soils! Join Consulting Conservation Scientist Kip Kolesinskas as he walks us through the world beneath our feet.
4/22/2017
 10:00 am -12:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Creating a Medicinal Herb Garden   Participants will learn about the types of medicinal plants that can be grown in a dedicated garden. Garden design and plant requirements will be illustrated, and sources for medicinal plants will be provided.
4/22/2017
 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Goodwin Book Club   The book we will be reading for April is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. This book chronicles Bill’s wit, struggles, and efforts as he attempts to hike the famous Appalachian Trail.
4/26/2017
 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Connecticut Women Cultivating Confidence   Two guest lectures. Be inspired and join others to celebrate the history of remarkable, inspirational Connecticut women.
4/29/2017
 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Connecticut Women Cultivating Confidence!   In appreciation of the outstanding achievements of women in Connecticut, the Kellogg Environmental Center will have two guest lecturers on Connecticut women in the suffragist movement and the history of inspirational Connecticut women.
4/29/2017
 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
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
 
DATE CHANGE
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.
4/30/2017
 10:00 am -11:30 am
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
The Apiary Series: Springtime for Bees   This program is part of a year-long series that will teach you all you need to know about keeping bees. Dave Gilbert joins us again as he teaches us where and how to get supplies and how to continue upkeep on your hive as you enter the spring months.
4/30/2017
 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
WET and WILD   Professional Development Workshop - Bring outdoor exploration of aquatic habitats to life using Project WET and Project WILD materials. Participants will connect the two resources together to help students across grade levels understand the science of water and the biology of the systems using freshwater activities.
5/3/2017
 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
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
 
NCLI® Great Park Pursuit Kick-Off!   Free Family Fishing Day! Please pack a picnic and join us for a fun day of family fishing, led by our CARE fishing instructors and the Hammonasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Other activities will include the fish fry, fishing games/trivia, nature hikes, arts & crafts, and more!
5/13/2017
 9 AM - 3 PM
 Chatfield Hollow State Park
Killingworth
 
Flying WILD   Professional Development Workshop - Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a Flying WILD workshop! Flying WILD is an award-winning guide with activities to teach middle school students about birds and what people can do to protect them and their habitat. Flying WILD provides hands-on, interactive, concept-based activities through simulation models.
5/13/2017
 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 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.
6/8/2017
 9:00am
 DEEP Headquarters
Hartford
 
Connecticut Open House Day at Dinosaur State Park   Free admission all day!
6/10/2017
 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Dinosaur State Park
Rocky Hill
 
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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