Bruce Museum - Look and See: Creatures of the Sea

03/06/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm A program especially designed for children ages 3– 5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call 203-869-0376 or email your names and event date to info@brucemuseum.org .

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: The Domestic Art of Compost: YES to Vermiculture, NO to Smells

03/07/2013

130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

The Domestic Art of Compost: YES to Vermiculture, NO to Smells!--March 7th, 10:00 am.Don't let cold weather keep you from loving your Garden! Steve Conway, Stewardship & Outreach Manager of the Greenwich Land Trust will show that winter composting is easy, inexpensive, & reduces your carbon footprint. This class will give you everything you need to compost kitchen scraps & other organic waste year round without the smell. All instructions, supplies & worms will be provided. Bring a friend! Reservations Required.

Bartlett Aboretum - Homeschool Series - Signs of Spring

03/07/2013

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Signs of Spring: What does nature do to wake up from the cold, snowy winter months? What signs does it give us that warmer weather and longer days are on the horizon? What plants and animals first start to show signs of activity in the late winter early spring? Participants will search the Arboretum grounds for signs of springtime including early returning bird species, blooming crocuses and melting snow and ice into our rivers and streams. The winter homeschool series will be a six week series that will meet on Thursdays in January, February and March from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Ages 5-11 are welcome to attend. Parents can stay for the program or drop off their children for the hour. Each class will consist of indoor and outdoor time; parents should plan for their children to spend some time outside in winter weather and should dress appropriately.

Bruce Museum - Lecture Series: Dinosaur Discoveries. “Dinosaurs Among Us”

03/07/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

7:00 pm Mark A. Norell, PhD, Chairman of Paleontology and Curator of Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History, will retrace the steps of how scientists in the 1890s first pondered the idea that dinosaurs were closely related to birds, the hundred year debate that followed, and the systematic discovery of dinosaurs with bird like characteristics, including feathered dinosaurs. Free to members; $5 at the door for non-members. Reservations are strongly recommended; call the Museum at 203-413-6740 or email event date, your name and number of guests to info@brucemuseum.org. « Back to Calendar

Audubon Greenwich Program: New England Birds in Watercolor by J.J. Audubon

03/09/2013

613 Riversvile Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

New England Birds in Watercolor by J. J. Audubon--Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm. In celebration of this new exhibition, Joel Oppenheimer will comment on John James Audubon as a watercolor artist in the field and Professor Robert A. Askins, Ph.D. will speak on­ 'The Prospect for Birds in the Eastern Deciduous Forest'. Dr. Askins is nationally recognized for his research of the ecology of migratory birds and the impact of forest fragmentation on bird populations. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Suggested donations to Audubon will be accepted at the door. Event details and gallery hours online. RSVP requested.

Audubon Greenwich Program: Family Bird Watching

03/09/2013

613 Riversvile Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

On Saturday, March 9, 2013--Family Bird Watching from 1:00-2:00 pm.Review winter birds, bird feeding and first returning migrants. Help conduct our weekly 'Project FeederWatch' bird count and help report these results via the internet to Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Ages 5 & up. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo - Slither into Spring

03/09/2013

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6563.

Meet three of our reptilian education ambassadors, "Marlena" the Iguana, "Baby" the seven-foot boa constrictor, and "Darth Gator," a baby American alligator, and help make lunch for some of our other animal education ambassadors! After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required. To register, call 203-394-6563. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

Beardsley Zoo Cabin Fever Animal Encounter

03/09/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 394-6565.

Suffering from Cabin Fever? Come enjoy our cabin fever programs, held in our Hanson log cabin. March's program is Slither into Spring. Meet three of our reptilian education ambassadors; Marlena the Iguana, Baby, the 7 foot long boa and Darth Gator, with a special guest "appearance" by the world's longest snake. Kids, 6 and up, can then help prepare lunch for some of the Zoo's other education ambassador animals. Then enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. A sure cure to the winter doldrums. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required; limited to 30 participants. call 203-394-6563 to register. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

Beardsley Zoo Cabin Fever Animal Encounter

03/09/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

10:00am - 11:30am Suffering from Cabin Fever? Come enjoy our cabin fever programs, held in our Hanson log cabin. March's program is Slither into Spring. Meet three of our reptilian education ambassadors; Marlena the Iguana, Baby, the 7 foot long boa and Darth Gator, with a special guest "appearance" by the world's longest snake. Kids, 6 and up, can then help prepare lunch for some of the Zoo's other education ambassador animals. Then enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. A sure cure to the winter doldrums. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required; limited to 30 participants. call 203-394-6563 to register. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

Westport Arts Center Super Saturday: Master Cartooning

03/09/2013

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Ages 5 – 8: 9:00 - 10:15am, Ages 9 – 12: 10:30am – 12pm, $35 / $30 for WAC Members Do you love drawing cartoons? Through the use of various techniques and exercises, focus on fine-tuning animation and cartooning skills.