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.
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!
October 4, 2014 (Saturday), 1:30 p.m.
Tree ID Trail Hike
Wildlife Division Natural Resources Educator Laura Rogers-Castro for a
hike along the Tree Identification Trail at Sessions Woods. Laura will
discuss Connecticut’s native trees and their wildlife value. The hike
will be approximately 2.5 miles roundtrip. Participants should wear
appropriate shoes for hiking on a woodland trail and bring water as
needed. The program will begin at the flagpole in front of the Sessions
Woods Conservation Education Center.
October 14, 2014 (Tuesday), 1:30 p.m.
Fall Foliage Walk
a leisurely walk to the Summer House with Wildlife Division Natural
Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro. We will view the woodland
foliage and signs of the season! Learn about the Sessions Woods
Wildlife Management Area along the way. Please meet in the Exhibit
November 1, 2014 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m.
Yoga & Hike
Migdalia Merriman and Friends of Sessions Woods Director, Jan Gatzuras, for a short yoga
session, followed by a 5.5 mile-hike on the Tunxis and Sessions Woods
Beaver Marsh Trails. This pretty woodland loop includes “The Great
Wall,” a steep rock escarpment nearly 70 feet high. Meet at the
pavilion behind the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center.
Please call Jan (860-212-6067) with questions. Heavy rain will cancel
the program. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and be physically
fit for the hike.
January 17, 2015 (Saturday), 1:30 p.m.
The Bobcat: CT’s Secretive Wild Cat
Division Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro will provide an
introduction to the bobcat, Connecticut’s only wild cat. This
PowerPoint presentation will include information on the natural history
of bobcats, including diet, breeding habits, and habitat requirements.
Participants also will learn how to identify bobcat tracks. This
program is suitable for ages 10 and older.