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 format
for easy printing and sharing.
July 16, 2014 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m.
Divisions Natural Resources Educator, Laura Rogers-Castro, will be
leading a butterfly walk through the flowers and fields at Sessions
Woods WMA. Learn how to identify different butterfly species and
distinguish the various butterfly families. The program will meet in
the classroom of the exhibit area found in the Sessions Woods Education
July 20, 2014 (Sunday), 1:00-4:00 p.m.
about the secretive world of Connecticut’s salamanders. The day
includes a presentation on the diversity of Connecticut’s 12 different
kinds of salamanders; a viewing of several live salamanders; the
opportunity to create a unique salamander art project and more!
Salamander art contest entries will be displayed. More information can
be found at www.ct.gov/deep/salamanders.
August 13, 2014 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m.
Division Outreach Program Assistant Hillary Clifton will present a
program for children, ages 10 years and older, on tips and skills for
surviving in the outdoors. Hillary will introduce participants to map
reading and orienteering; how to pack a backpack; and more! Each
participant will make a mini-survival kit to take home. Be sure to
register early for this “back by popular demand” program. All children
must be accompanied by an adult.
August 19, 2014 (Tuesday), 6:00 p.m.
Beaver Marsh Evening Hike
Wildlife Division Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro on an
evening walk to the beaver marsh at Sessions Woods. Learn about beavers
and other marsh critters as we explore this beautiful and serene
location in the wildlife management area. Dress appropriately and bring
water for the 2-mile roundtrip trek.
September 13, 2014 (Saturday), 10:00 a.m.
Stream & Marsh Exploration
the streams and beaver marsh at Sessions Woods with Wildlife Division
Outreach Program Assistant Hillary Clifton. Hillary will introduce
participants to the critters, including salamanders, discovered in a
freshwater stream. Then, the group will walk to the marsh to identify
the wildlife found in this unique habitat. The hike will total over 2
miles roundtrip. Please bring water and wear appropriate shoes since
there is a possibility of getting wet feet!