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Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center Public Program Series

The 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 programs 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!

April 25, 2015 (Saturday), 6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Live Music at Session Woods
All are welcome to attend a live music event sponsored by the Friends of Sessions Woods. There will be original songs, both acoustic and electric, by local residents and performers Con Doty and Life Station. A $5 donation is requested. Coffee and tea will be available.

April 26, 2014 (Sunday), 12:30 p.m. 
Live Hawks & Owls Program
The 2015 Friends of Sessions Woods (FOSW) Annual Meeting will feature “Hawks and Owls” presented by Audubon Sharon and include live animals. The event begins with a dessert extravaganza potluck at 12:30 p.m. At 1:00 p.m., the FOSW will conduct a brief, 10-minute business meeting before the featured presentation. All are welcomed and the program is free!

May 9, 2015 (Saturday), 1:30 p.m. 
Backyard Birds for Kids
Come join us for a fun and interactive bird program for children under age 13 and their caregivers presented by Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro. Children will learn about birds they see in their backyards; what they eat; and the materials used in nest construction. Meet in the exhibit area of the Education Center.

May 23, 2015 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
Open Center Day
The Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center will be open with a full day of scheduled, fun activities for all ages. There will be guided walks and hikes in the morning and a special art activity led by local artist Judy Bird in the afternoon, beginning at 1:00 p.m. There also will be an archery lesson from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Master Wildlife Conservationists will staff wildlife-related activities, including a track-making craft. Best of all, it is FREE!  

June 6, 2015 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 
Trails Day Hikes
Since 1993, the first Saturday of every June has been designated “National Trails Day,” inspiring the public to celebrate America’s trail system. Sessions Woods will host two hikes designed for participants to learn about the unique habitats at this wildlife management area. The first hike is a 5.5 mile excursion that begins at 9:00 a.m. and is led by Jan Gatzuras and Jeff O’Donnell. The second hike, beginning at 1:30 p.m., is 3 miles roundtrip and led by Karen Geitz and Wildlife Biologist Pete Picone. Meet the hike leaders in front of the Education Center. Bring water, a snack, and wear proper walking shoes.

This schedule is also available in PDF format for easy printing and sharing.