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Goodwin Forest Conservation Center

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23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
860 455-9534

December 2018

Senior Walk

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2018 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. This is a great opportunity to get outside, learn something new and maybe even meet a few new friends. Our senior walks are very popular, and not just for seniors! 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 DEEP.Goodwin@ct.gov, or…

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Senior Walk

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2018 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. This is a great opportunity to get outside, learn something new and maybe even meet a few new friends. Our senior walks are very popular, and not just for seniors! 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 DEEP.Goodwin@ct.gov, or…

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Winter Fairy Homes

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Here at Goodwin we have a magical trail full of homes for fairies made from materials from our forest. Come contribute to our fairy community or create your own by creating your own fairy home that will help our fairies stay warm this winter! All necessary materials will be provided, but feel free to bring a special treasure from your own forest to add to your fairy home! Suggested ages are 4-12, but all are welcome! Programs are free unless…

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Long Distance Guided Hike

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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. Goodwin Guide June Powell is an active AMC hiker leader who has put her footprints around the world with AMC, Sierra Club, and has led many hikes throughout Connecticut. This hike will be about 5 miles around Brown Hill Marsh and to Governors Island. 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…

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Winter Solstice Hike with Chief Ranger Bill Reid

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid for a Winter Solstice Hike on the first day of winter 2018. We’ll meet up at Goodwin Forest at 10 am and hike one of the trails within the extensive trail network at Goodwin. We’ll end up back at the large pavilion near the parking lot for hot chocolate and snacks. Participants can bring a bag lunch too if they want, and we’ll celebrate the first day of winter. Depending on trail conditions and the…

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Nature Crafts: Birdseed Ornaments

December 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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We often talk about the hibernating mammals deep under the snow in the winter time, but what about the feathery critters we see outside our windows every day? Birds do not hibernate and thus need to find food every day to survive—let’s help them out! For both kids and adults, families welcome. Recommended for children ages 4 and up. Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. For more information or to…

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Alive in Winter

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Come explore our ever active winter forest! Although some species hibernate, there are many that thrive in the snow and freezing temperatures. Goodwin Naturalist, Lena, will guide the exploration of the common species that are active in winter. Then, we will head out to our frosted trails to make observations of our own! This program is geared for grade school ages, but all are welcome! Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted.…

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New Moon New Year Night Hike

December 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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While most of our night hikes are during a full moon, take this opportunity to experience Goodwin State Forest during a new moon. 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 campfire and s’mores. Inclement weather cancels. Programs are free unless otherwise noted.…

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New Moon New Year Campfire

December 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Come sit around the fire and warm yourself after the nighttime hike. Join Goodwin Naturalist Lena Ives around the campfire. Sit and enjoy some s’mores before ending the evening. Inclement weather cancels. 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 DEEP.Goodwin@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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