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Dinosaur State Park Virtual Programming   Dinosaur State Park is offering live virtual programming for the 2021 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; Connecticut’s Ancient Climate; Dinosaurs of Connecticut; Fossil Discovery (PreK-1st Grade. Please see website below for more information and to register.
1/1/2021 - 6/30/2021
 Per your Schedule
 Online
 
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
 
Speaking of Climate Change Virtual Art Exhibition   Visit this virtual Art Exhibition of student work that answered the question - How is/will climate change effect you?
5/1/2021 - 6/1/2021
 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
 
Story Walks   Enjoy a self-guided walk around the pond as you read the story 'Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back' by Joseph Bruchac and Jonathon London. Read aloud as you follow the signs laying out the book for you and your family. Suitable for all ages to enjoy.
5/12/2021 - 5/15/2021
 10:00 am -2:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Frances' Favorite Things   Learn about Frances Osborne Kellogg’s Favorite Things in celebration of her 145th birthday. Attend an online presentation and view rare photos of Frances and understand her life by learning about the things that brought joy to her.
5/18/2021
 6:00pm
 Online
 
Ranger Russ on Facebook Live   Live programs on a wide variety of topics from park visits to wildlife and employee interviews to habitat inquiries.
5/18/2021 - 9/28/2021
 Tuesday to Friday 11:00am - 11:30am
 Online
 
Turtle Trafficking   Webinar- Kyle Testerman will give insight into the issues around illegal trade of turtles and turtle materials.
5/19/2021
 6:00pm - 7:00pm
 Online
 
Turtle Stories   Zoom Event- Turtles are an important part of Connecticut tribal history. Join Native American Storyteller, Darlene Kascak to learn more about turtles through local culture and traditions.
5/21/2021
 1:00 - 1:45pm
 Online
 
World Turtle Day Turtle Talk   Meet Evelyn Kubik under the tent for this outdoor program and exploration all about turtles. All ages are welcome to learn about the uniqueness of being a turtle and then enjoy self-guiding exploration of turtle habitat while enjoying our Story Walk around the pond and a totally turtle scavenger hunt. Masks must be worn while attending the program.
5/22/2021
 1:00pm
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Turtle Time   Webinar- Celebrate World Turtle Day with Goodwin Conservation Center as we uncover the secretive lives of Connecticut’s twelve native turtles species. We’ll be discussing how our terrestrial, aquatic, and marine turtles survive and thrive in CT, as well as highlighting some special adaptations, histories, and behaviors that make this group of reptiles so unique.
5/24/2021
 5:00 - 6:00pm
 Online
 
Brown Hill Marsh Hike   This 3-mile hike follows Goodwin’s Yellow Trail around the scenic Brown Hill Marsh.
5/30/2021
 10:00am-12:00pm
 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Hampton
 
Informational Hearing - RevLNG, LLC   If requested, hearing to be held to present information about and receive public comments on application for an anaerobic digestion facility in Ellington.
6/7/2021
 3:00 PM
 Zoom
 
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.
6/10/2021
 9:30am
 Webinar only (at this time)
 
Animal Architects   Wildlife uses a variety of materials and techniques to construct their homes. Enjoy a family centered program that spotlights some of the most dynamic examples of homes created by birds, mammals and insects. Meet at the tables under the tent for the program and then enjoy a short hike to explore natural finds and examples along the trails at Osbornedale State Park.
6/12/2021
 10:00am
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Summer Birds- Our Neotropical Residents   Webinar- We know what snowbirds are. Now learn about the summer birds, the neotropical birds that migrate to Connecticut for the summer months. Join Laura Rogers-Castro and Paul Fusco, CT DEEP wildlife biologists as they highlight these showy summer residents.
6/17/2021
 6:00pm - 7:00pm
 Online
 
Oral Argument - First Taxing District of New Canaan   Parties' arguments to final decision-maker on exceptions to proposed decision on dam safety permit.
6/17/2021
 1:00 PM
 Zoom
 
Oriental Rugs and Natures’ Symbols   Karen Reddington-Hughes from Abrash Galleries, Woodbury, CT will be on hand for an in-person presentation about oriental rugs and their history.
6/19/2021
 10:00am - 11:00am
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Pond Exploration   Ponds are much more than turtles and fish. Join the environmental center’s naturalists to look at the diversity of creatures living in the water. Nets and pans are provided along with other equipment for you to catch, examine, and release animals back into their environment. Please dress for mess and understand that there will be mud.
6/26/2021
 10:00am
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
Insect Safari   It’s a jungle out there in the grass and trees. Using a variety of collection equipment you will be able to capture and examine a wide variety of insects in the meadow and tree line of Osbornedale State Park. Learn about special adaptations and features that help them blend and pretend for survival and hunting needs. Please wear long pants and provide your own repellant if needed.
7/3/2021
 10:00am
 Kellogg Environmental Center
Derby
 
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.
7/7/2021
 9am
 On-line
 
Ovenbirds and Wood Thrush, Research and the CT Bird Atlas   Webinar - Min Huang, Wildlife biologist and co-coordinator of the CT Bird Atlas, will present a special program featuring the Wood Thrush and the Ovenbird. Learn about the research and nesting studies of these birds and the findings that are now part of the CT Bird Atlas. This presentation is best suited for adults and bird enthusiasts.
7/8/2021
 6:00pm - 7:00pm
 Online
 
One Bird, Two Climates- A Look at Shorebirds   Webinar- Paul Fusco and Laura Rogers-Castro will present an evening of shore birds. These special birds travel between climate zones as their annual lifecycle pattern.
8/5/2021
 6:00pm - 7:00pm
 Online
 
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.
8/12/2021
 9:30am
 Webinar only (at this time)
 
Bats!   Webinar- Maureen Heidtmann, DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, will share her knowledge and love for bats. Program finishes in time for you to use your knowledge to watch bats in your neighborhood.
8/26/2021
 6:00pm - 7:00pm
 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.
10/6/2021
 9am
 On-line
 
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.
10/14/2021
 9:30am
 Webinar only (at this time)
 
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)
 
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us at (860) 418-5910 or deep.accommodations@ct.gov if you: have a disability and need a communication aid or service; have limited proficiency in English and may need information in another language; or if you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint. Any person needing a hearing accommodation may call the State of Connecticut relay number - 711. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to any agency hearing, program or event.


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