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March 2018

The Last Green Valley’s Acorn Adventure: Treasure Hunting on the Trails

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Camp Laurel (Girl Scouts of CT), 175 Clubhouse Road
Lebanon, CT 06249 United States
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The Last Green Valley is teaming up with the Girl Scouts of Connecticut to hold a letterboxing Acorn Adventure 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Camp Laurel, 175 Clubhouse Road, Lebanon CT. Do you like to be outside? Do you like to search for treasure? Letterboxing is a family-friendly hobby that gets you outside to follow the clues and find the treasure, a hand-carved stamp that you can add to your personal log book. Acorn Adventurers will get an introduction…

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Dark Sky in The Last Green Valley – Light Pollution 101:

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Last Green Valley Office, 203 B Main St.
Danielson, CT 6239 United States
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Light pollution is the unwanted intrusion of light into our night sky, landscapes, and homes. Light Pollution 101 reveals how light pollution affects human beings, kills tens of thousands of animals annually, and actually makes us less secure in our neighborhoods. The Last Green Valley is blessed with minimal light pollution as seen from outer space but light pollution is expanding up the I-395 corridor. This program focuses on how to improve light fixtures and reduce lighting costs while at the same…

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April 2018

The Last Green Valley’s Acorn Adventure, Sun Spots and More!:

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thompson Dam Spillway/Flagpole, West Thompson Rd.
Thompson, CT 06277 United States
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Spend some time with Geoff McLean, a volunteer TLGV Ranger and NASA Solar System Ambassador, examining our closest star. We will view the Sun in normal light looking for currently elusive sun spots and also in the Hydrogen Alpha spectrum where you can see flares, prominences, Ellerman bombs, and other phenomena. Geoff will speak on safety concerning solar viewing, the life of our star, what it does, how it compares to other stars, and how it will end. What is Earth's future going to…

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July 2018

Mars Party:

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ayer Farm, 44 Ayer Rd.
Franklin, CT 06254 United States
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Rain date July 31. Come join TLGV Ranger and NASA Solar System Ambassador Geoff McLean and Rangers Kim McLean and Steve Ayers on the Ayer’s farm for a twice in 60,000 year event when Mars will be almost at it's closest and thus the largest viewable in telescopes. Also starring these evenings will be Jupiter and Saturn both riding higher in the sky - A perfect trifecta for planetary observers. Ranger Kim will point out various constellations and Geoff will fill…

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