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Goodwin Forest Conservation Center

860 455-9534

January 2019

Senior Walks

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Goodwin Guide Jack Griffin on an easy to moderate walk taken on a forest trails. All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Snowshoe Hike

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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RSVP Required Let’s take a walk at Goodwin in the snow and stay on top! Come to Goodwin for a guided snowshoe hike. Lena Ives, Goodwin’s naturalist, will be leading this low-key winter hike. If there’s no snow, then we will just walk. Some snowshoes will be provided, but equipment is limited, so bring your own if you are able. If you are interested in borrowing snowshoes, please RSVP as soon as possible. Supply is limited and will be provided…

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Winter Storm Science

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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A lot of things have to happen in the atmosphere to create a winter storm. Come find out on how winter storms are formed and how they continue to evolve. Recommended for children ages 6 and up. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or helena.ives@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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February 2019

Come Walk Among the Stars

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join us for a night devoted to the stars and constella-tions of the winter sky as Ralph Yulo returns to Goodwin. First, we will learn some basic astronomy inside and get oriented to the night sky, then head outside to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the starry sky. Note: This is a repeat program from last year. If you have attended a summer stargazing program, please feel free to arrive 30 minutes after starting time as the beginning of…

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Game of Logging Certified Training: Chainsaw Training for the Amateur LEVEL II

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Must have previously taken Game of Logging Level I to attend. For further information contact Lena Ives at DEEP.Goodwin@ct.gov Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534 E-mail: DEEP.goodwin@ct.gov

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Long Distance Hike

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and get some great outdoor exercise. Each hike will be around 5-6 miles along our trails. To join us meet in our main parking lot at 23 Potter Road. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534 E-mail: DEEP.goodwin@ct.gov

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Senior Walks

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Goodwin Guide Jack Griffin on an easy to moderate walk taken on a forest trails. All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534 E-mail: DEEP.goodwin@ct.gov

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Ice and Snow

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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In this program we will join Juan Sanchez in discussing the formation of snow and ice crystals and the roll that they play in the ecosystem. We will use polarized light to look at ice crystals and perhaps study preserved snowflakes from the winters of 1974-1980. Indoors and outdoors so dress for the weather. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534 E-mail: DEEP.goodwin@ct.gov

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Cross Country Skiing

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Come explore our trails on skis! Goodwin’s Seasonal Maintainer and Hampton native, Bob Johnson, has been cross country skiing on Goodwin trails for many years and wants to share his favorite winter pastime with others. Equipment must be provided by program attendees, if you have questions please contact us! If there’s no snow, then we will hike. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534 E-mail: DEEP.goodwin@ct.gov

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Winter Birds

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Come join Goodwin Naturalist Lena Ives as we explore how birds are able to survive in winter. We’ll learn a bit about what birds have to do to stay warm in the cold and then we’ll take a walk outside to explore which species of birds we can find at Goodwin and our own bird feeders at home! Suit-able for all ages. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534…

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Nature Macro Photography

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Have you ever wondered how to photograph tiny subjects? We will look at examples, mainly insects, that demonstrate effective use of composition and lighting of small details. David Cappaert is an entomologist, educator and photographer with an uncommon affinity for ants. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534 E-mail: DEEP.goodwin@ct.gov

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Animal Track and Sign

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Trails in winter tell a story of which wildlife species have been active while we’re not around. Come join Goodwin Naturalist Lena Ives on our trails to tell the story of what happens when we’re not there! Suitable for ages 3 and up. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534 E-mail: DEEP.goodwin@ct.gov

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Full Moon Night Hike and Campfire

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Let the full moon guide your path as you take a night hike at Goodwin State Forest. Goodwin Naturalist Lena Ives will be taking you on a journey through the forest to bear witness to the changes in nature from day to dusk. Bring a headlamp or flashlight if desired. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Program will be followed by a camp-fire and s’mores. Inclement weather cancels. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not…

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Senior Walks

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Goodwin Guide Jack Griffin on an easy to moderate walk taken on a forest trails. All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534 E-mail: DEEP.goodwin@ct.gov

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Predator Series: Birds of Prey

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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$5 – $10

$10 for non-members/$5 for Friends of Goodwin Forest or CFPA members Predatory wildlife species serve a very important role in ecosystem structure and function. The Predator Series will highlight the mammal and avian predators that can be found in Connecticut, what their role is in the eco-system, and how we can better coexist with them. This month will focus on avian predators, how they behave, and their biology. Ever wish you could experi-ence the thrill of being up close to…

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Snowshoe Hike

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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RSVP required Let’s take a walk at Goodwin in the snow and stay on top! Come to Goodwin for a guided snowshoe hike. Lena Ives, Goodwin’s naturalist, will be leading this low-key winter hike. If there’s no snow, then we will just walk. Some snowshoes will be provided, but equipment is limited, so bring your own if you are able. If you are interested in borrowing snowshoes, please RSVP as soon as possible. Supply is limited and will be provided…

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The Apiary Series: Starting your Hive

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Continuing on with what you learned in January, learn “what’s next” for your hive. This program is part of a year-long series that will teach you all you need to know about keeping bees. Dave Gilbert joins us again as he teaches us where and how to get supplies and how to continue upkeep on your hive during the winter months. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Phone: 860-455-9534 E-mail:…

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