View the Friends of
Woods Conservation Education Center Public Program Series
Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center’s Public Program
Series is a cooperative venture between the CT DEP Wildlife Division
and the Friends of Sessions Woods. Please pre-register for these
by calling 860-675-8130 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Programs are free unless noted. An adult must accompany children under
12 years old. No pets
allowed at these programs!
schedule is also available in PDF and MS Word
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October 16, 2013 (Wednesday), 6:30 p.m.
Herpetologist Dennis Quinn will present an informative program on
the interesting and elusive northern copperhead. Participants will learn about
the natural history of this snake, including its habitat requirements. This
program continues the CT DEEP’s celebration of the “Year of the Snake.”
November 3, 2013 (Sunday), 2:00 p.m.
The Friends of Sessions
Woods welcomes back wildlife photographer and Master Wildlife Conservationist
Gary Melnysyn for a presentation on beautiful, wild Alaska. Gary has been
fortunate to photograph grizzlies, moose, caribou, and bald eagles while
visiting Alaska. His stunning wildlife images have delighted audiences
throughout the region. Gary is affiliated with a variety of professional
organizations and has received various awards. He also will provide insight and
tips for successful wildlife images during the program.
November 16, 2013 (Saturday), 1:30 p.m.
Program: Wild Turkey Trek
Mindy Domurat, Outreach
Assistant for the Wildlife Division, will present this wild turkey adventure
suitable for children ages 3 to 10. Mindy will begin indoors with background
information about wild turkeys before a trek outside on the trails at Sessions
Woods. Following the walk, children are invited to create a wild turkey craft.
December 14, 2013 (Saturday), 1:00 p.m.
Join Wildlife Division Natural Resource
Educator Laura Rogers-Castro for a guided walk along the trails at Sessions
Woods. Laura will discuss features in the winter landscape that help provide
wildlife with the resources needed during this challenging season. Participants
should dress for the weather. The length of the walk will be determined based
on current conditions. Meet in the lobby at Sessions Woods.
January 18, 2013 (Sat.), 1:00 p.m.
along the trails at Sessions Woods to look for signs of wildlife activity.
Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro will lead this program and
identify the sights and sounds of wildlife on a winter afternoon. This program
is snow-dependent and participants must supply their own snowshoes. The walk
will be determined based on the snow conditions. Participants should wear
appropriate clothing and bring water for this somewhat strenuous excursion.
Meet in the lobby at Sessions Woods.
from past programs