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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!
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!

October 4, 2014 (Saturday), 1:30 p.m.
Tree ID Trail Hike

Join 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

Take 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 Center.

November 1, 2014 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m.
Yoga & Hike

Join 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

Wildlife 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.
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