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Goodwin Forest Conservation Center

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

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December 2017

Building a Survival Camp

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Learn from the survivalist brothers, the Baranskis, about how to set up a short-term (3 day or less) and a long-term campsite. This will include cooking, shelter, and all the things you need to know to survive the wild. Brothers Ed and Fran Baranski have been wandering into the wilderness for years, building their own canoes, doing some more than rigorous camping, and just learning how to survive in nature by their own skill. Now, they want to teach you…

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The Reindeer Are Hungry: An Exploratory Walk & Talk on Reindeer Moss

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Come learn about reindeer moss!  A brief presentation will introduce this lichen and all of its magical powers.  Learn how it grows, where to find it, and what species we’re most likely to find at Goodwin.  Then we’ll take a short walk around the Discovery Loop Trail and map out our findings.  We may even find a few more interesting things along the way. The walk will end with an opportunity to take home your very own reindeer moss ornament.…

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Animal Tracking with Mike Grady

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Ever wonder what passes by your house when you are not around?  How can you find out?  Join Connecticut Conservation Ambassador Michael Grady as we step into the world of footprints, scat and animal sign identification.  All ages are welcome to attend. 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 jasper.sha@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Gardener’s Roundtable

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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This workshop is intended for gardeners of all experience levels. We share best practices and pitfalls for gardening in eastern Connecticut. These monthly workshops cover a wide-range of topics, so please come with your questions, your expertise, and your own stories of success and failure in your gardens. 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 jasper.sha@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

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Nature Crafts: Birdseed Ornaments

December 26 @ 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 register:…

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The Art of the Sit Spot

December 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center, 23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Join Beth Bernard, Program Director at the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in a unique journey to discover the lost art of the sit spot. This observation tool increases awareness, calms the body and mind, and opens up a world of awesome nature sightings! We will be taking a short hike and participating in exercises that awaken our senses. During our dusk sit spot, we will stay in one spot and let nature come to us. Be dressed for the…

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Long Distance Guided Hike

December 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 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 Elaine Koza has completed all the New England 4000+ foot elevation hikes, and has hiked all the highest peaks in the 48 contiguous states. Elaine hikes with her Australian Sheppard, Shalee. All are welcome, including friendly dogs. 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 jasper.sha@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or…

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