DEEP: DEEPís Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center Hosts Open Center Day on May 24, 2014

2014 Press Release
April 30, 2014
 
DEEPís Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center Hosts Open Center Day on May 24, 2014
 
Join the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Wildlife Division and the Friends of Sessions Woods at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Burlington on May 24, 2014 for a fun day of outdoor programs and activities for the whole family. Open Center Day is for all ages, and all activities are free-of-charge! Programs will start at 8:00 a.m. and run through 3:00 p.m. Activities include a bird walk, survivor skills workshop, archery instruction and shooting, salamander art activities, a make-your-own wildlife track activity, and a wildlife question and answer table. The trails at Sessions Woods are open sunrise to sunset for all who want to enjoy the great outdoors!
 
Tentative Schedule of Activities
 
  • 8:00 a.m. Ė Bird Walk with DEEP Wildlife Division photographer Paul Fusco Migratory species will be viewed and discussed.
  • 10:00 a.m. Ė Survival Skills Workshop conducted by Seasonal Resource Assistant Hillary Clifton. This workshop will include a beginner orienteering lesson for kids; a ďhow toĒ lesson on packing for day and camping trips; and a make-your-own mini survival kit activity.
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ė The DEEPís Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program will be giving archery instruction, followed by shooting practice.
  • 1:00 p.m. Ė Burlington Artist Judy Bird will be organizing a 2014 Year of the Salamander Art Activity for kids
  • 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Ė Wildlife Track Making Activity where participants can make their own wildlife track. In addition, the Conservation Education Center will be open all day, including the exhibit area with interactive displays. The trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
Open Center Day is a fun way to celebrate the outdoors, and learn about our environment with friends and family.
 
About Sessions Woods: The 777-acre Sessions Woods WMA is owned and operated by the DEEP Wildlife Division. Unlike state parks and forests, wildlife management areas focus on creating and maintaining habitats for different species of wildlife. The primary focus of Sessions Woods is to introduce visitors to wildlife and natural resources management through educational programs, demonstration sites, and self-guided hiking trails and displays.
 
The non-profit Friends of Sessions Woods was established to facilitate projects and programs that are designed to enhance the value of Sessions Woods as a resource for education, research, and the enjoyment of nature.
 
For more information about Open Center Day, contact the Sessions Woods office at 860-675-8130, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or email CT DEEP Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro at laura.rogers-castro@ct.gov.
 
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The primary focus of DEEPís Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center in Burlington is to introduce visitors to wildlife and natural resources management through educational programs, demonstration sites, and self-guided hiking trails and displays.
 
 
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The DEEPís Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center in Burlington features several informative and interactive exhibits on wildlife and wildlife management.
 
Photo Credits: Paul J. Fusco, CT DEEP Wildlife Division