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School and Outreach Programs Offered by Kellogg Environmental Center   Classes may register for environmental programs to come to the classroom using Zoom or your school's preferred platform. Programs are available for grade level 4th and higher are presented using a variety of interactive platforms and tools to engage students in learning and to share their ideas.
1/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
 Tuesday through Friday per your schedule
 Online
 
Dinosaur Track Casting   Have you ever wanted to have your own dinosaur footprint? At Dinosaur State Park you can make your own plaster cast from a real ~ 200 million year old Eubrontes footprint! The casting area at Dinosaur State Park contains real dinosaur footprints likely made by a dinosaur similar to a Dilophosaurus. The casting area is open Tuesdays through Sundays, May 1 to October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Masks must be worn and physical distancing maintained in this area.There is no fee to use this area but park guests must bring their own materials. Upon arrival please make your way to the casting area. Please call 860-529-5816 if you need assistance making the cast. For each cast you will need: 10 pounds of Plaster-of-Paris (no substitutions) 1/4 cup cooking oil Five gallon bucket Cloth rags and paper towels The park provides: Eubrontes tracks Metal rings Water
5/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
 Per your Schedule
 Dinosaur State Park
Rocky Hill
 
Osborne Homestead Museum Reopens for 37th Season   Self-guided tours will introduce guests to the remarkable life of Frances Osborne Kellogg and to her wonderful collection of antiques and fine art in this charming Colonial Revival house. You are also welcome to enjoy the flowering trees, aromatic shrubs, and splendid flowers of the Kellogg Estate.
6/5/2021 - 10/31/2021
 Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-3pm, Saturdays from 10am-4pm, and Sundays from 12pm-4pm
 Osborne Homestead Museum
Derby
 
Connecticut Master Woodland Manager Program   Make your mark on Connecticut’s woodlands, become a Master Woodland Manager!
8/19/2021 - 8/11/2022
 One Year
 Virtual and Locations Throughout Connecticut
 
Live Animal Encounters at Dinosaur State Park   Meet some of the Park's live animals and have the opportunity to ask questions! Animals may include turtles, snakes, lizards, and amphibians.
9/1/2021 - 9/1/2023
 See schedule upon arrival
 Dinosaur State Park
Rocky Hill
 
Mary Burk Smith Art Exhibition and Reception   Visit the Kellogg Environmental Center to view the work of award-winning artist, Mary Burk Smith. On Saturday, October 16th at 3:00 PM. we will host an in-person reception where visitors will be able to meet Mary and gain a deeper understanding of her work.
9/21/2021 - 10/31/2021
 Exhibition Tues. thru Sat. 9:00am to 4:30pm
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
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Dinosaur State Park Virtual Programming
  Dinosaur State Park is offering live virtual programming for the 2022 school year! Each of the virtual programs provides a dynamic and interactive format with staff at multiple locations throughout the Park! Students and educators have the opportunity to make observations and ask questions throughout the 30 to 45-minute program. These virtual programs provide a bit more depth than what would normally be available for in person activities due to the ability to show different aspects of the Park within seconds. AVAILABLE PROGRAMS: Connecticut’s Geologic History; Dinosaurs of Connecticut; Fossil Discovery (PreK-1st Grade). Please see website below for more information and to register.
10/1/2021 - 5/31/2022
 Per your Schedule
 Online
 
Walktober: Full Moon Hike   Enjoy the sights and sounds of a moonlit evening at Goodwin State Forest. This hike will follow the Yellow Trail and loop back along the Yellow-Red Trail, comprising about 1.5 miles.
10/16/2021
 8:00-9:30pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Autumn Leaves   Enjoy a family friendly program and hike through the woods to appreciate the diversity of trees and the changes they go through to prepare for winter.
10/16/2021
 10:00-11:30am
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Wheelabrator Putnam, Inc. Evidentiary Hearing   An evidentiary hearing in the Matter of Wheelabrator Putnam, Inc.
10/18/2021
 9:00 AM
 ZOOM
 
Wheelabrator Putnam, Inc. Evidentiary Hearing   If required, a second day for the evidentiary hearing in the Matter of Wheelabrator Putnam, Inc.
10/19/2021
 9:00 AM
 ZOOM
 
Training to become a FEEDERWATCHER at the Kellogg Environmental Center!   Seeking volunteers to monitor birds and maintain feeding stations at the Kellogg Environmental Center on Fridays and Saturdays from Nov 2021-Apr 2022
10/23/2021
 9:00am
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Join a DEEP Forester for a fun 6 mile hike in crossing over the summit of Mohawk Mountain in Mohawk   Six-mile loop hike on Mohawk Trail, Mattatuck Trail, Wadhams Road, and Toumey Road, guided by the Mohawk DEEP Forester, David Irvin.
10/24/2021
 9:30am
 Mohawk State Forest, main enterance
Cromwell
 
Autumn Tree ID   What tree is this? Join Master Naturalist Lynn Kochiss for an introduction to the clues that will help you to answer that question next time you are on the trails.
10/24/2021
 10:00am-12:00pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Groundwater Picture   Online webinar- Educators for grades 3-12 can learn more about groundwater and how to help students understand how water interacts under the surface. We will demonstrate the Lesson Get the Groundwater Picture from the Project WET Resource Guide and other resources that you can use in your classroom.
10/26/2021
 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
 Online
 
Leaf Peeping Walk   Enjoy the changing of the seasons as our deciduous trees turn gorgeous yellows, oranges, and reds. This walk will be approximately 3 miles along over even terrain. Registration required.
11/1/2021
 4:00pm-5:30pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Feeder Chats   Virtual program -Participants are invited to be part of a community which will share bird-feeding observations and knowledge. They will learn about Project FeederWatch, hear from guest speakers, share tips & tricks for managing feeders, and more.
11/6/2021 - 3/19/2022
 10:00am
 Online
 
Connecticut Geology, Reading the Geologic Landscape   Come join Bryan Avery, CFPA's TerraCorps Service Member, to explore some of the geology of Goodwin State Forest and rock out with a real geologist.
11/6/2021
 2:00pm-3:30pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Meet the Mini Mammals!   We all see them in our homes and in our yards. But how often do you see them in nature? From mice to moles, join Michael Grady and learn about the pocket-sized mammals that live all around us.
11/7/2021
 11:00am-12:00pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Yoga Hike   This hike, led by yoga instructor Erin Day, incorporates the tools of Yoga (posture, breathing techniques and focus) to establish intention, self-awareness, and connection as we move along the trail.
11/13/2021
 1:00pm-3:00pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Habitat Hike - Winter Survival   Families are invited to a nature program to learn about the many different ways Connecticut animals get ready for the winter season. Dress for the weather.
11/13/2021
 10:00-11:00am
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Wild About Wetlands   Online workshop- We all love wetlands and the creatures they support. Join us online to see how wetlands play a role in keeping water clean, absorbing floods, and how they are impacted by human activity.
11/16/2021
 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
 Online
 
Orienteering: The Basics of Map and Compass   Tired of getting lost? Learn the basics of using a map and compass at. Navigating yourself through a wild place is empowering, fun, and is essential for scientists. Come join Bryan Avery, CFPA's TerraCorps Service Member, and learn how to find your way in the world...even when your cell phone dies.
11/20/2021
 1:00pm-3:00pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Talkin’ Wild Turkeys   Join educator Bryan Avery, CFPA's TerraCorps Service Member, and learn all the trivia you could ever want to know about turkeys.
11/21/2021
  3:00pm-4:30pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Fat Turkey Long-Distance Hike   Burn off those Turkey Day calories as we follow the Blue-White and Blue Trails around Pine Acres Pond.
11/26/2021
 10:00am-1:00pm
 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.
12/9/2021
 9:30am
 Webinar only (at this time)
 
A Snapshot in Time   Online workshop- Having students understand and analyze data is the focus of this workshop with an emphasis on how data is collected and used. Learn how to use the activity from Project WET that illustrates the scientific method and natural phenomena of water science throughout a year. Recommended for grades 5-12.
12/29/2021
 9:00 am -10:00 am
 Online
 
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
1/5/2022
 9am
 Online
 
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
3/9/2022
 9am
 Online
 
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
5/4/2022
 9am
 Online
 
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
7/6/2022
 9am
 Online
 
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
10/5/2022
 9am
 Online
 
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