DEEP: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Annouce Fall Family Programs at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby

October 9, 2012
 
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Annouce Fall Family Programs at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby
 
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announce the following programs in October designed for children and their families.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for the program and craft activity.  All programs will take place at Kellogg Environmental Center,
500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby. 
 

FALL Leaves Workshop for Kids
Saturday, October 13, 2012
10:30 am - 12:00 p.m.
Ages 5 and up
FREE
 
Fall is here! Learn the science behind the season’s beautiful colors.  We will focus on leaves and the work they do for the environment and nature.  There will be a selection of leaf based crafts appropriate for diverse age levels.  Learn while you create a variety of autumn crafts that can be taken home and used for seasonal decorations. 
 

Meet the North American Porcupine
Meeting of Naugatuck Valley Audubon
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Families
Suggested donation of $4.00/adult and $2.00/student
 
Have you ever seen a porcupine in CT!  Come and meet Pacer, a North American Porcupine.  CT DEEP Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Gerri Griswold, who most of us know from her fantastic Bat Programs, will introduce everyone to Pacer, an un-releasable Quill Pig.  Gerri will give a one hour program and address the natural history of one of Connecticut’s most fascinating species.  Come meet Pacer, the world’s third largest rodent.  You will fall in love!!!
 
 
A Drop Around the World
Saturday, October 20, 2012  
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages 6 and up
FREE
 
Come and learn all about the water cycle through storytelling, interactive games and crafts.  See how water travels and use your journey to build a bracelet to take home with you.  Program followed by a self-guided water hunt.
 

Pumpkin Circle
Saturday, October 27, 2012 
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ages 4 and up
FREE
Take a look at pumpkins from the inside out.  Enjoy the story Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson while learning about seeds, cycles and participating in crafts.  Follow up with a seed hunt on surrounding fields and trails.
 
 
 
For more information and to register, contact Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513.