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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!
July 16, 2014 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m.
Butterfly Walk

Wildlife 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 Center.

July 20, 2014 (Sunday), 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Salamander Day!

Learn 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

August 13, 2014 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m.
Survivor Skills

Wildlife 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

Join 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

Explore 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!
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