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No Child Left Inside® Events Calendar
 
 
 
Essential Knots for the Outdoors
 
LL Bean at Danbury Fair Mall (Danbury)
October 19, 2017
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description: With the right knots, you can secure a kayak or canoe to the roof of a car, rig a rain tarp, or tie a boat to a dock. Our experts will show you the few key knots and hitches that every outdoor enthusiast should know.
For More Information: So that we know to expect you, please register on line at llbean.com/Danbury.  For more information see llbean.com/Danbury or call Gaeton Andretta at 203-993-4542
 
 

 
 
Kayak in Halloween Costume (With Food for a Local Shelter)
 
Huntington State Park (Redding)
October 21, 2017
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description: Kayak in Halloween Costume and bring Food for a shelter at Huntington State Park  for  adults and children down to 8 years old. Join us for silly fun and bring nonperishable food for a local shelter. Wear your Halloween costume for fun photos, maybe make them kayaking costumes? WHERE TO MEET: Car top boat launch at Huntington State Park, Old Dodgington Road, Redding, CT. WHAT TO BRING: PFD (required), kayak, paddle, weather-appropriate clothing hat with visor, closed-toe shoes or water shoes, snack, water, personal medication.
For More Information: So that we know to expect you, please register on line at llbean.com/Danbury.  For more information see llbean.com/Danbury or call Gaeton Andretta at 203-993-4542
 
 

 
 
Kayak Morning Foliage at Huntington State Park
Huntington State Park (Redding)
October 22, 2017
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description: Autumn foliage is wonderful in New England, and is best seen in the crisp morning, with the sun at a low angle and dew on the leaves. Join us as we paddle through the morning mists at Huntington State Park. Ct. WHERE TO MEET: Car top boat launch, Dodgingtown Road, Huntington St Park, Redding, CT. WHAT TO BRING: PFD (Required), kayak or canoe, paddle, appropriate clothing, hat with visor, closed toe water shoes, snacks, water, personal medications. OPTIONAL RECOMMENDED ITEMS: camera, binoculars, small dry bag with extra clothes and change of shoes.
For More Information: So that we know to expect you, please register on line at llbean.com/Danbury.  For more information see llbean.com/Danbury or call Gaeton Andretta at 203-993-4542
 
 
 
 
Trail Side Tales
Harry Barnes Memorial Center (Bristol)
October 27, 2017
 
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Description: Join us for a guided lantern walk on our Nature Trails to hear stories of CT Legends as told by the ghosts of the legends themselves: The Leather Man, The Green Lady, The Black Dog of Hanging Hills, Colonial Candace Roberts, and The Legend of the Marsh Monster. Fun for all ages. Please dress appropriately for weather and wear shoes for walking on dirt trails. No strollers or flashlights allowed. $10/per person, pay at the door. Food and drink for sale.
For More Information: And for large groups, please call (860)583-1234.
 
 

 
 
Trail Side Tales
Harry Barnes Memorial Center (Bristol)
October 28, 2017
 
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Description: Join us for a guided lantern walk on our Nature Trails to hear stories of CT Legends as told by the ghosts of the legends themselves: The Leather Man, The Green Lady, The Black Dog of Hanging Hills, Colonial Candace Roberts, and The Legend of the Marsh Monster. Fun for all ages. Please dress appropriately for weather and wear shoes for walking on dirt trails. No strollers or flashlights allowed. $10/per person, pay at the door. Food and drink for sale.
For More Information: And for large groups, please call (860)583-1234.
 
 

 
 
A True Crow Story
Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (Burlington)
October 29, 2017
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description: Join children’s book authors Fred and Cheryl Lowman for an introduction to crows and a newly released nonfiction book, An Inky Summer. Fred is a CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist who enjoyed a summer with a friendly American crow when he was a boy growing up in eastern Connecticut. An Inky Summer recounts Fred’s days with this crafty and intelligent corvid who upset neighbors with his antics. Just how smart are crows? Come to the program at Sessions Woods and find out!
For More Information: Please contact Laura Rogers-Castro at laura.rogers-castro@ct.gov and to register for the program. No pets allowed. Programs are free.
 
 

 
 
Fledglings & Family: Hibernation & Migration
Harry Barnes Memorial Center (Bristol)
November 4, 2017
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description: In this family program for the month of November, we will learn about animals here in CT that either hibernate or migrate for the winter. We will discuss what the term ‘true hibernator’ means as well as discuss what the terms ‘hibernation’ and ‘migration’ mean while exploring one of our shorter nature trails here at the Barnes Nature Center. As we walk, we will also discuss what types of habitat, animals who hibernate, look for in the forest as potential hibernation spots. $8 for members; $10 for non-members payable at the door.
For More Information: Please call (860)583-1234 or visit www.elcct.org.
 
 

 
 
Turkey Tales
Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (Burlington)
November 11, 2017
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description: Families are welcome to join CT DEEP Wildlife Division Natural Resource Educator Laura Rogers-Castro during this holiday season for an informative program on wild turkeys! Laura will tell the story of the return of wild turkeys to Connecticut and talk about the life history of one of the largest birds found in our state. Children are welcome to create a turkey feather craft following the program. This program is suitable for families with children over 5 years old.
For More Information: Please contact Laura Rogers-Castro at laura.rogers-castro@ct.gov and to register for the program. No pets allowed. Programs are free.
 
 

 
 
Black Bear, Children's Program
Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area (Burlington)
November 29, 2017
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description: Join certified Master Wildlife Conservationist Katerina Hutchins for an interactive after school program featuring black bears. Learn about one of the largest and most interesting mammals that call Connecticut home. This program is geared to children 5 years and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
For More Information: Please contact Laura Rogers-Castro at laura.rogers-castro@ct.gov and to register for the program. No pets allowed. Programs are free.
 
 

 
 
Fledglings & Family: Walk and Gather
Harry Barnes Memorial Center (Bristol)
December 2, 2017
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description: In this family program for the month of December. You will have the chance to explore our grounds and collect anything that isn’t still growing (acorns, pinecones, leaf litter, small rocks, sticks, bark that has fallen, dead flowers, etc.) and bring it inside to make a unique piece of art. $8 for members; $10 for non-members payable at the door.
For More Information: Please call (860)583-1234 or visit www.elcct.org.
 
 

 
 
2017 Annual Santa's Farm Workshop
Indian Rock Nature Preserve (Bristol)
December 9-10, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Description: Hop aboard the Holiday Hay wagon for a trip to Santa’s house to have your photo taken. Enjoy the splendor of Indian Rock’s indoor Winter Wonderland hall of decorated Christmas trees, an indoor waterfall, post office for letters to Santa, and live animal exhibit. Enjoy hot chocolate as you savor tasty treats from our Bake Sale or visit our Arts & Crafts Gift Shop. Have fun at our Kid’s Holiday Craft Center.  The event is rain/snow/shine.$8 per person payable at the door. Children one and under are FREE. Please dress appropriately for weather and hayride.
For More Information: Please call (860)583-1234 or visit www.elcct.org.
 
 

 
 
Hawk and Owl Program
Harry Barnes Memorial Center (Bristol)
January 6, 2018
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description: Join us for this family program. In this interesting and up close and personal look into Eastern Screech Owls, a Barred Owl and a Red-tailed Hawk. You will meet the resident owls and hawk! $8 for members; $10 for non-members payable at the door.
For More Information: Please call (860)583-1234 or visit www.elcct.org.
 
 
 
Content updated October 2017