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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 860-424-3011 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or emailing  Programs are free unless noted. An adult must accompany children under 12 years old. No pets allowed at these programs!

Butterfly Talk & Walk (Click to Register)

July 12, 2017 (Wed.), 10:00 a.m. 

Back by popular demand, Wildlife Division Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro will provide participants with a lesson on the basics to butterfly identification, including tips on distinguishing the various butterfly families. Following a brief indoor program, Laura will guide the group on a walk to identify the local butterfly fauna at Sessions Woods. Meet in the classroom located in the exhibit room of the Education Center. Inclement weather cancels. (Butterflies are most active on sunny days!) This program is appropriate for ages 8 years and older.  

Bird Walk  (Click to Register)

July 22, 2017 (Sat.), 7:30 a.m. (Raindate: July 29)

Join Burlington birder Laura Spitz for a walk along the trails at Sessions Woods. Laura will provide insight on easy ways to identify birds as the group visits many habitat types throughout the wildlife management area. Please bring binoculars and meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center.

 Animals that Scurry Among Us (Click to Register)

August 9, 2017 (Wed.), 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Katerina Hutchins for a 2-mile educational hike at Sessions Woods, spotlighting rodents of the forest. This walk and talk about rodents includes fun facts about woodchucks, beavers, squirrels, chipmunks, and more! Participants will discover more about our local rodent residents. The program is geared toward families with children ages 5 years and older. Please meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center.   

Magnificent Monarchs (Click to Register)

August 23, 2017 (Wed.), 10:30 a.m. 

Master Wildlife Conservationist and Monarch enthusiast Eric Rahn will introduce the audience to the magnificent monarch butterfly. Eric will talk about his efforts to rear monarchs for release and their incredible migration story. Following the indoor portion, he will lead participants to a milkweed patch to discuss where the monarch journey begins. Meet in the lobby of the Conservation Education Center.

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