DEEP: DEEP Presents Summer Family-Friendly Programs

2014 Press Release
June 24, 2014
 
DEEP Presents Summer Family-Friendly Programs
 
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announces free summer environmental programs at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.  
 
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Prepare for Nature’s Fireworks- THE FIREFLY
 
Meet at the Kellogg Environmental Center on Saturday, July 5 at 10:00 a.m. to learn about this unique beetle - the firefly -- and its diversity and importance to the environment.  Fireflies are active this time of year and you will learn how to identify the different types of fireflies through color of the light and flash pattern.  Then go hiking with DEEP staff to search for day fliers and locate hiding places for our nocturnal friends.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Hoots and Owls
 
We have all heard an owl or two in our backyard, now you can find out what many of our owl species sound and look like.  Stop by the Kellogg Environmental Center on Wednesday, July 16 at 3:00 p.m. to learn about these magnificent aerial hunters all the way from an egg to an adult. The Center’s collection of owl mounts will be used to help you learn about their features and adaptations. You will get the chance to make your own owl mask at the end.
 
Tuesday, August 12
Dinosaurs
 
Did you know that dinosaurs once roamed the very ground that you walk on today?  Come by the Kellogg Environmental Center on Tuesday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. to see what kinds of dinosaurs roamed Connecticut and the United States.  You’ll learn about the evidence we have of these animals in our fossil record, and how a fossil is made.  At the end you’ll even get the chance to make your very own fossil.
 
Children are required to be accompanied by an adult.  The Kellogg Environmental Center is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT.  For further information, directions, or to register, please phone the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov