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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!

Tree Identification Walk (Click to Register)

October 25, 2017 (Wed.), 10:00 a.m.

Join CT DEEP Wildlife Division Natural Resource 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.

A True Crow Story (Click to Register)

October 29, 2017 (Sun.), 2:30 p.m.

Join children’s book authors Fred and Cheryl Lowman for an introduction to crows and their newly released nonfiction book, An Inky Summer. Fred is a CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist  and enjoyed a summer with a friendly American crow when he was a boy growing up in eastern Connecticut. An Inky Summer recounts Fred’s days with this crafty and intelligent corvid who upset neighbors with his antics. Just how smart are crows? Come to the program at Sessions Woods and find out!  

Turkey Tales (Click to Register)

November 11, 2017 (Sat.), 1:30 p.m.

Families are welcome to join CT DEEP Wildlife Division Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro during this holiday season for an informative program on wild turkeys! Laura will tell the story of the return of wild turkeys to Connecticut and talk about the life history of one of the largest birds found in our state. Children are welcome to create a turkey feather craft following the program. This program is suitable for families with children over 5 years old.

Children’s Program: Black Bears (Click to Register)

November 29, 2017 (Wed.), 4:00 p.m.

Join certified Master Wildlife Conservationist Katerina Hutchins for an interactive after school program featuring black bears. Learn about one of the largest and most interesting mammals that call Connecticut home. This program is geared to children 5 years and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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