White Memorial Conservation Center
100th Anniversary 1913-2013
P.O. Box 368, Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-0857

Gerri Griswold
Director of Administration and Development
Telephone: (860) 567-0857
Fax: (860) 567-2611

The White Memorial Foundation:
The First 100 Years, The Legacy of Alain and May White
by Keith Cudworth (WMF Executive Director)
In honoring the White Memorial Foundation's 100th Anniversary,
 Executive Director Keith Cudworth penned a beautiful book celebrating
Alain and May White, the two greatest land conservationists in Connecticut's history!
Stop by the Museum Gift Shop  to purchase a copy.

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White Memorial Conservation Center
Calendar of Events
February 2018

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February 16 - 22
Museum Children Free Week
Courtesy of The Laurel Ridge Foundation
in memory of Francesca M. Thompson, M.D.
Free admission to children ages twelve
and under when accompanied by an adult.

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Monday, February 19
President's Day
MUSEUM CLOSED

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Mystery Winter Walk
Saturday, February 24 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Let's see what trail suits our fancy! Gerri Griswold
and Bradley the Museum Dog lead the way!

10:00 a.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room.

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Llama Walk
with Debbie Labbe
from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Saturday, February 24 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail!
The cost is $20 per person with a percentage
donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.  

10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot.
Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355
to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.

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White Memorial Conservation Center
Calendar of Events
March 2018

March 2 - 8
Museum Children Free Week
Courtesy of Arthur and Tara Stacom Diedrick
 in Honor of Claire and Matthew Stacon.
Free admission to children ages twelve
and under when accompanied by an adult.

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Winter Wildlife Tracking
with Andy Dobos
Saturday, March 3 ~ 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Andrew Dobos takes you on a wildlife tracking walk
through the winter woods.  There are always clues
left behind by the animals for us to decipher,
telling a story of their habits and lives.  
Get to know our beloved wildlife that much better.
Children should be accompanied by an adult and
all should dress extra warm and wear good boots!  
You never know where the animals have been.

10:00 A. M. - 12:00 P.M. Meet in the Museum.
Members: $5.00 Non-Members: $15.00,
 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online

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Donna Katsuranis:
Dreaming with the Animal Powers
Saturday, March 3 ~ 7:00-9:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Where do we go every night? Why? Is it really "Just a Dream?!"
Are you being "stalked" in your dreams - or in your waking life! - by a certain Animal?
Get to Know Your Inner Tiger - or Dolphin or Eagle or Bear or…!
Active Dreaming is a synthesis of modern dream work and ancient shamanic
practices which views dreams as experiences of the soul. The Active Dreaming
 process respects the dreamer as the only authority on the
meaning of his or her dreams - and thus, his or her Life.

As part of this lively evening, we will learn the Lightning Dreamwork process
- a quick, fun and respectful way to share dreams or Waking experiences
that helps us to develop our intuition and creativity, and helps us to bring
their healing into our daily lives. We will learn about the many ways in which
the Animals show themselves to us - in our Dreams and in our
day-to-day lives - and how to discern their messages.
Come ready to learn more about the Magical world in which we live!
Please bring a drum or rattle if you have one, your
Dream journal if you keep one, and your Imagination!

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $ 30.00 , Non-members: $45.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online

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After School Adventures
Grades 1 -3
Tuesday, March 6 ~ 3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
School is out, but those minds still want to be engaged! Bring your kids out
to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster
an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure,
whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting
a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an
afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors.
Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

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After School Adventures
Grades 4 - 6
Wednesday, March 7 ~ 3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
School is out, but those minds still want to be engaged! Bring your kids out
to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster
an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure,
whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property,
meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity.
Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors.
Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
 Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

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Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe
from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Saturday, March 10 ~ 1:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail!
The cost is $20 per person with a percentage
donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.  

1:00 P.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot.
Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355
to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.

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Nature Trivia Night
Saturday, March 10 ~ 7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Cerebrum, Cerebellum, Medulla Oblongata, Hippocampus…How big are yours?
Are you even remotely prepared to test your Nature knowledge at our
very first Nature Trivia Night? Teams of up to six (we HIGHLY encourage
 team costumes) will compete for a valuable prize. Register individually,
but form teams beforehand, or we'll put you a team when you arrive.

A Chili supper will be served along
with dessert, coffee, and soft drinks.
BYOB and your own place setting.
Come on, Brainiacs!
Are you afraid of the challenge
brought forth by our team of experts?

7:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $10.00, Non members: $25.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
You can register for this program online

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After School Adventures
Grades 1 -3
Tuesday, March 13 ~ 3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
School is out, but those minds still want to be engaged! Bring your kids out
to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster
an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure,
whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting
a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an
afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors.
Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

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After School Adventures
Grades 4 - 6
Wednesday, March 14 ~ 3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
School is out, but those minds still want to be engaged! Bring your kids out
to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster
an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure,
whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property,
meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity.
Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors.
Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
 Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

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Star Party
Friday, March 16 ~ 7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills
Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society.
Weather permitting, there will be Star gazing after the program.

7:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars.
 FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

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Dabbling Around Duck Pond
with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, March 17 ~ 2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Spend part of your Paddy's Day exploring the trails around Duck Pond
including our ethereal Pine Island Trail and Mallard Marsh.

2:00 P.M., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room.
Free...Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation center's programming expenses.

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Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe
from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Sunday, March 18 ~ 2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail!
The cost is $20 per person with a percentage
donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.  

2:00 P.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot.
Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355
to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.

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After School Adventures
Grades 1 -3
Tuesday, March 20 ~ 3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
School is out, but those minds still want to be engaged! Bring your kids out
to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster
an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure,
whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting
a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an
afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors.
Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

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After School Adventures
Grades 4 - 6
Wednesday, March 21 ~ 3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
School is out, but those minds still want to be engaged! Bring your kids out
to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster
an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure,
whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property,
meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity.
Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors.
Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
 Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

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March 23 - 29
Museum Children Free Week
In Memory of Louise W. Willson. Free admission to children
ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

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The Navel of the World:
Liz and Gerri's Exploration of Easter Island
Saturday, March 24 ~ 2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
In sixth grade Gerri Griswold read Norwegian explorer Thor Hyerdahl's "Kon Tiki."
It never left her system. Griswold finally answered the calling in October 2017
by celebrating her 60th birthday on the world's most remotely populated island
with her good friend and travel obsessed colleague, Liz Frazier - Zygmont.
Most people venture out to this tiny volcanic rock perched at the very edge
of French Polynesia for two or three days. After seven days Frazier- Zygmont
and Griswold concurred that Easter Island's dazzling facets are so abundant that
 two weeks should be the minimum excursion. Spend some time reliving their remarkable journey.
You'll not only see some pretty amazing photographs but learn that Isla de Pascua,
 Easter Island, Rapa Nui is much more than the Moai statues which define it for so many.

 2:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room,
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

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After School Adventures
Grades 1 -3
Tuesday, March 27 ~ 3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
School is out, but those minds still want to be engaged! Bring your kids out
to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster
an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure,
whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting
a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an
afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors.
Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

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After School Adventures
Grades 4 - 6
Wednesday, March 28 ~ 3:45-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
School is out, but those minds still want to be engaged! Bring your kids out
to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster
an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure,
whether it's exploring a new part of White Memorial property,
meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity.
Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors.
Parents are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
 Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

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Friday, March 30
Good Friday
Museum Closed

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An Early Spring Walk through
the Solnit Parcel to Camp Columbia
Saturday, March 31 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Take a walk with Gerri Griswold through this historic property
in search of early signs of spring. Pay a visit to
"The Bear Cave" and explore the diverse
 rock formations left behind when a mile high glacier
rolled through these parts about 17,000 years ago!

Wear sturdy, waterproof boots.
Bring a walking stick. Dress for the weather!
We'll be off-roading!
10:00 A.M., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room,
FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

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35th Annual Family Nature Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016 ~ BZ photos
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The White Memorial Foundation 1913-2013
Celebrating 100 Years of Conservation
Saturday, May 18, 2013