Zoo Tots

11/08/2011 to 11/09/2011

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

This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals.  This session is entitled "Who Eats What."  Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563.  The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child.

Fall Breakout Day/Election on the Farm

11/08/2011 to 11/08/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Celebrate Election Day at SM&NC and cast your vote on who is your favorite farm animal! Is it Dakota the Clydesdale, Big Sis the pig or one of our goats? Each visitor will get their own ballot to stuff in ballot boxes around the farm. Bring your camera for a chance to meet some of the "candidates" throughout the day and have your picture taken with them. We'll also have a red, white and blue scavenger hunt on the trails and self-guided crafts in the Overbrook Nature Center.Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Architectural Historian John Tschirch to Lecture on Two Newport Masterpieces--Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum-Norwalk

11/09/2011

295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06852. Phone: 203-838-9799.

Architectural Historian John Tschirch will talk about two Newport, R.I. architectural masterpieces, Chateau-sur-Mer (1852) and the Isaac Bell House (1883), on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk. The lecture will be followed by a luncheon and a tour of the Mansion. Chateau-sur-Mer and the Isaac Bell House in Newport, R.I. reflect the excellence in design and craftsmanship of Newport architecture in the period 1850-1880. Redesigned by Richard Morris Hunt in the 1870s, Chateau-sur-Mer features interior details such as stenciling, Florentine leatherwork and Aesthetic Movement wallpapers. The Isaac Bell House is a masterpiece of the American Shingle Style and reflects the highly experimental nature of the architects McKim, Mead and White's early work with its careful blending of fusion of design elements from a variety of historical and exotic sources. John Tschirch is an architectural historian specializing in the evolution of historic houses and the Architectural Historian and Director of Museum Affairs for The Preservation Society of Newport County, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Newport's architectural heritage. The lecture is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Preservation Alliance, Inc. to further its mission by providing educational programs on cultural history and historic preservation. LMMM programs are made possible in part by a generous contribution from the Xerox Foundation. For lecture information and reservations, contact: info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com 203-838-9799 ext. 4. Admission: $25 non-members, $20 members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the mansion. RSVP by Nov. 7.

Secrets from the Silver Vault

11/09/2011

117 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

10:00 am. Join the Garden Education Center of Greenwich at Betteridge Jewelry Store, 117 Greenwich Avenue, as Terry Betteridge shows us the treasures of his silver vault. A rare opportunity to view an exquisite private collection with Terry himself! $40 Member; $50 non-member.

Lecture, with IMAX “Born to Be Wild” The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

11/09/2011

10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206..

7:00 pm. Maritime Aquarium audiences are loving the IMAX movie "Born to Be Wild," which follows two remarkable women who rescue and raise orphaned orangutans and elephants, for eventual return to the wild. In this special evening event on Nov. 9, two local scientists will offer insights into orangutans and elephant behavior and conservation, followed by a screening of the IMAX film.

Architectural Historian John Tschirch to lecture on two Newport Masterpieces

11/09/2011 to 11/09/2011

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799.

Architectural Historian John Tschirch will talk about two Newport, R.I. architectural masterpieces, Chateau-sur-Mer (1852) and the Isaac Bell House (1883), on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. The lecture will be followed by a luncheon and a tour of the Mansion. Chateau-sur-Mer and the Isaac Bell House in Newport, R.I. reflect the excellence in design and craftsmanship of Newport architecture in the period 1850-1880. Redesigned by Richard Morris Hunt in the 1870s, Chateau-sur-Mer features interior details such as stenciling, Florentine leatherwork and Aesthetic Movement wallpapers. The Isaac Bell House is a masterpiece of the American Shingle Style and reflects the highly experimental nature of the architects McKim, Mead and White’s early work with its careful blending of fusion of design elements from a variety of historical and exotic sources.

 

 

 

Oil and Whales Don't Mix: Ripple Effects from the Gulf of Mexico

11/09/2011 to 11/09/2011

169 University Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-576-4625.

University of Bridgeport’s Department of Biology lecture series on the sciences continues when Sandra Wise, a toxicology expert, discusses her journey to the Gulf of Mexico and the latest findings on the environmental impact of last year’s oil spill in the region.  Ms. Wise will show images from her research trips and her presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
University of Bridgeport: Charles Dana Hall, Room 123

Bridgeport Art Trail - Kids & Kritters: Wild Inspirations

11/10/2011 to 11/13/2011

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

In collaboration with The Fairfield Arts Center, The Cardinal Sheehan Center, and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, this art exhibit features 28 original works by the talented children of The Cardinal Sheehan Center and the animals at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. This is the first program in the country to pair animal artists with children artists. The exhibit is free with paid admission to the Zoo. To learn more about the Bridgeport Art Trail, visit Bridgeport-Art-Trail.org.

High School Student Volunteer Open House

11/10/2011 to 11/10/2011

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

Help save endangered animals by becoming a community leader! High school students 14-18 years old are invited to learn about volunteers opportunities at Connecticut’s only zoo. For information, contact Maggie at msackrider@beardsleyzoo.org or (203) 394-6563.

Fall Owl Prowl at Stamford Nature Center and Museum

11/11/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.977.6538.

7-8:30. Join SM&NC education staff for an evening searching for these creatures of the night.  Learn about the types of owls that call Connecticut home and about some of the great adaptations that let them be such great nocturnal hunters.  We'll head out into the woods to call for Screech, Barred and Great-Horned Owls and discover the ecology of these beautiful birds including their habitats, diets, and calls. Recommended for ages 6 and up.  Pre-registration is required for this event.  Please call 203.977.6521 to register. Space is limited. Rain or shine. Members $5 per person / Non-members $8 per person.