Events Calendar

No Child Left Inside® Events Calendar

Trail Running Club

 James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Description: Join us for a relaxed run on Goodwin trails! The route and pace will be chosen by those who attend. 

For More Information: Please contact Helena Ives at  (860) 455- 9534 or via email at helena.ives@ct.gov 


Mushroom ID for Beginners: Autumn Fungi Lecture and Walk

James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: Join the 3 foragers, a foraging family who hunt, photograph, identify, and love to eat the fungi in New England, for a discussion and walk. Registration is required. Free for members of the Friends of Goodwin Forest and CFPA, $5 for non-members.

For More Information:Please contact Helena Ives at (860) 455- 9534 or via email at helena.ives@ct.gov


Full Moon Night Hike and Campfire

James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Saturday, October 12, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Description: Come experience the forest at dusk and let the full moon guide your path as you take a night hike at Goodwin State Forest. Program will be followed by a campfire and s’mores. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Inclement weather cancels.

For More Information:Please contact Helena Ives at (860) 455- 9534 or via email at helena.ives@ct.gov


Relaxed Ramble

James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Thursday, October 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Description: Join Goodwin Guide Jack Griffin on an easy to moderate walk taken on forest trails. All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow. 

For More Information: Please contact Helena Ives at (860) 455- 9534 or via email at helena.ives@ct.gov


Goodwin Scout Day

James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 am - 2:0 pm
Description: Troops and Scouts in Lion, Tiger, Bears, Wolves, and Webelos are welcome to join us at Goodwin for a variety of programs that are outdoors-based and designed to help scouts earn select badges or belt loops. $5 per scout per class. Registration required. 

For More Information:Please contact Helena Ives at (860) 455- 9534 or via email at helena.ives@ct.gov


 

100th Wedding Anniversary Celebration 

Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Sunday, October 20, 2019
 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Description: Come and celebrate 100 years of impact that Frances and Waldo Kellogg provided to a number of groups and especially State Parks. A Sweet and Savory Tea is planned to mark this special anniversary and highlight the Osborne Kellogg philanthropic work. The menu uses recipes from the Osborne Homestead Museum files and honored guests will help us toast the legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Kellogg. $10 per person. Registration is required.

For More Information: Please contact Donna Kingston (203)734-2513 or via email at donna.kingston@ct.gov

 

Trail Running Club

James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Description:Join us for a relaxed run on Goodwin trails! The route and pace will be chosen by those who attend.

For More Information:Please contact Helena Ives at (860) 455- 9534 or via email at helena.ives@ct.gov


 

Become a FeederWatcher at the Kellogg Environmental Center

Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Description: Do you know the difference between a field sparrow and chipping sparrow? Are you a beginner or seasoned birdwatcher? Project FeederWatch is a citizen science project that studies the distribution and populations of winter bird species across the country. Volunteers monitor and count the number of birds at the center’s bird feeders during pre-selected days between November and April. The data is carefully recorded and sent to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for compilation, analysis and publication. Project FeederWatch is well suited for students, teachers, families, retirees, and any who have an interest in birds and who enjoy watching wildlife. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by adults. Handouts and refreshments will be available. The training is free and open to the public. Volunteers will monitor birds and maintain the bird feeding stations at the Kellogg Environmental Center from November 2019 to April 2020 on Fridays and Saturdays. Registration is required.

For More Information: Please contact Donna Kingston (203)734-2513 or via email at donna.kingston@ct.gov.

 

 

Family Woods Walk

James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
Saturday, October 26, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Description: Join Goodwin Naturalists on a slow ramble through our trails where stops sparked by curiosity are welcome and encouraged! Kids of all ages and all families are encouraged to attend. 

For More Information:Please contact Helena Ives at (860) 455- 9534 or via email at helena.ives@ct.gov


 

Bird Walk and Make-Your-Own-Suet

Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:00 am
Description: Experienced and novice birders alike are welcome to come join us for an early-morning bird walk. Explore the fields and woods in this slow paced hike suitable for all skill levels. Afterwards, warm up with some hot coffee or tea while you make a suet cake that you can take home to your own backyard! Meet at the gazebo; binoculars provided. Free program. Registration appreciated.

For More Information:  Please contact Donna Kingston at 203-734-2513 or at  donna.kingston@ct.gov 

 

Habitat Hike: Preparing for Winter

Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, November 16, 2019
11:00 am
Description:  What do animals do for winter? Come learn about the different ways Connecticut animals get ready for the coming season with this family-friendly nature hike. All ages are welcome to attend this hike to explore the various habitats of Osbornedale State Park.   Meet at Kellogg Environmental Center to begin.  Free Program.  Registration appreciated.

For More Information: Please contact Donna Kingston at 203-734-2513 or at donna.kingston@ct.gov

 

 

Tales from the Crypt

Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, November 16, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Description: Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Emeritus CT State Archaeologist, will present a collection of tales from his work in the field. This enjoyable program highlights some scary and funny situations that Dr. Nick encountered as he studied the history of CT and solved a variety of historical mysteries. Presentation is open to all ages, but best for children age 8 and older and should be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

For More Information: Please contact Donna Kingston at 203-734-2513 or at donna.kingston@ct.gov


 

Nature Trivia

Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
Saturday, November 23, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Description: Come on down for an early evening of trivia at the Kellogg Environmental Center. Perfect fun gathering for families and friends of all skills and knowledge levels. Bring your own food and beverages, no alcohol please. Coffee, Tea and Cider will be provided along with popcorn for snacking and prizes to take home. Call to register your participation at 203-734-2513.  FREE program. Registration appreciated.

For More Information: Please contact Donna Kingston at 203-734-2513 or at donna.kingston@ct.gov 

 
 
Content updated October 2019