White Memorial Foundation, the state's largest nature sanctuary has a fun filled August planned with something for everyone. On August 3, August 10 , August 17 and 31 for example, there is yoga in the garden from 8:00 am – 9:00 am. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance. Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). Each class is $10.
On August 6 join Betsy Rogers Knox to learn about the fascinating story of the Monarch Butterfly by drawing and painting its unique lifecycle, including its host plant the Milkweed. No experience necessary! For ages 10 and up. All supplies included! 1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $35.00, Non-Members: $45.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. You can register for this program online at:
There is a Nature's Nursery Series on August 8 that is designed just for children 3-6 years old. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your young nature lovers out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Space is limited and fills up quickly. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org → Education → Public Programs for Children. Members: $7/child per session, Non-Members: $12/child per session.
In mid. August, from the 17 - 23 children get into the museum free of charge and on August 20 there is a Bantam Lake Day and Museum open house planned. Visitors are invited to celebrate Connecticut's largest lake in this day-long event sponsored by the Bantam Lake Protective Association and White Memorial Conservation Center. The Museum will be open to the public all day free of charge! Alain and May White managed to acquire 60% of the shore around Bantam Lake which today is managed by the White Memorial Foundation! The day will be celebrated with three walks in which the lake plays a major role.
On August 26 the ever popular "star party" is scheduled with members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. This program is free of charge.
On August 27, pack a picnic lunch and get ready to explore lesser known areas of White Memorial Foundation with Gerri Griswold. Babbling brooks, towering trees, a bevy of birds, and a view of the vineyard will be highlights of this exploration. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of the A.B. Ceder Room.
White Memorial Foundation is located on 80 White Hall Road in Litchfield. For more information
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