Workshop: Migration and Spring Moonlight Walk at Greenwich Audubon

04/16/2011

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

Workshop: Migration & Early Spring Migrants 9:30 am-12:00 pm. Learn about migration, recent bird research, and the many early spring migrants in our area. Ideal for adults & interested youth. $12/adult. No charge for youth. RSVP required. Call Ted: 203-869-5272  x230.7:45-9:15 pm. Join an evening walk through the woods, fields and to the lake in search of frogs, owls, insects, and scan the moon's disk for night-migrating birds. Ages 7 & up. $5/person. Space limited. RSVP required to Ted:  203-869-5272 x230.

Party for the Planet at Beardsley Zoo

04/16/2011 to 04/17/2011

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

10 am - 3 pm. Join Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo to celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day!  Our Earth Day event is about encouraging local, organic, earth-friendly choices as a way of promoting better health for our planet and ourselves.  Environmentally friendly vendors will be on hand with everything from green cleaning products and recycled fashion accessories to better lawn care for you and wildlife!  We'll have live music performed by The Mudpuppies Saturday at Noon and by The Environmental Hootenanny with Tom Calliman and Ann Shapiro on Sunday at 2 pm. Both performances are at the Peacock Pavilion. Come learn what you can do to make the planet a healthier place for you and your family.

Snapshot Day - A Day in the LIfe of a Library at the Norwalk Public Library

04/16/2011 to 04/16/2011

1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-2780.

The Norwalk Public Library’s ‘A Day in the Life of a Library’ for Snapshot Day, Saturday, April 16 starts at 9 am when the usual Saturday activities begin with patrons using computers, reading periodicals, asking for help at the Information/Reference Desk, getting their library card, arriving for children’s programs, checking out new arrivals on the Ongoing Book Sale Rack and continues with music and a teen program.  Photos will be taken through-out the day to show just how the library is enjoyed and will be added to statewide library Snapshot Day site.  Jim Clark Trio and performs Great American Songbook selections , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  ‘Minute to Win It’ - Teen Room - ETC!  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm for middle or high school youth, just like TV.   Do you have what it takes to win?   Can you get it done in less than one minute?   Play the fun, fast-paced game as seen on TV.   Candy Elevator, the Dizzy Mummy, the Chocolate Unicorn, and Junk in the Trunk.   The last one standing wins!  Volunteers from RSVP will greet you at the front entrance with treats.  Comments form available to share your ideas.  Submit your Favorite Poem for National Poetry Month on provided form.  Ongoing Book Sale Rack always has new items.  Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT, information: 203-899-2780 ext. 15109.  Corner of Mott Avenue and Belden Avenue.  Visit the website for more information

Connecticut's Civil War: A Guide for Travelers at the Monroe Historical Society

04/17/2011

433 Barn Hill Road, Monroe, CT 06468.

2:00 PM. A program on the Civil War presented by Sharon Smith, author, on Connecticut's role in the circumstances that led to the Civil War. She will be speaking at the East Village Meetinghouse (at the corner of East Village and Barn Hill Roads).

Native American Lecture Series at the Bruce Museum

04/17/2011

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: (203) 869-0376.

3:00 PM - The Lenape: Lower New York's First Inhabitants. Dr. David Oestreicher, independent scholar. This is the second lecture of a three-part series by Native American scholars presented in conjunction with the Museum exhibition Three Sisters & Corn Maidens: Native American Maize Cultivation and Customs. The lectures are free with Museum admission and reservations can be made by calling the Museum at 203-869-0376.The final lecture in this series will be on Sun., May 15, 3 p.m., Navajo and Hopi Traditions by Harriet Koenig, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Eggs in Your Basket - Woodcock Nature Center - Wilton

04/17/2011

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-762-7280.

On a Sunday before Easter, join us for a hayride that takes you and your children to our trails where kids can go on an egg-hunting hike. After each child has collected his or her eggs, everyone walks over to the warm Pavilion where kids and their families will color their eggs using all natural dyes, and whip up some other seasonal nature-crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring! Come visit our animals in the Nature Center and see what Spring has in store for us. Dress for the weather that day – you'll be outside! Each child should bring his or her own basket for holding eggs. Recommended for ages 2-7, but all are welcome.Rain or shine – Non-refundable reservations and prepayment is required: $12 per child for Members; $15 per child for non-members. Call us at 203-762-7280 to pre-pay for your spot! MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Sunday Explorers

04/17/2011 to 04/17/2011

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

11 am – 3 pm, each Sunday (with exception of special event days) – Join SM&NC education staff every Sunday for a hands-on, interactive exploration of many of the Museum’s favorite features!  Each week will focus on a different theme and may include visits with our live reptiles or farm animals, tastings in the garden, or great arts and craft experiences. Programs will feature both staff-led and self-guided activities for all ages. Activities will run throughout the time period, so join us anytime to extend and enhance your SM&NC experience. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Members: Free / Non-Members: Free with gate admission.

Backyard Beasts at Beardsley Zoo

04/18/2011 to 04/22/2011

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

1:00 p.m. These interactive 45-minute programs may include a live animal, animal stories and facts as well as a craft in Professor Beardsley's Research Station. Appropriate for pre-K and elementary age children and their families. Free with the purchase of Zoo admission.

Take-A-Hike Week at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

04/18/2011 to 04/22/2011

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

Bring the family to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center this Spring Break to enjoy three days of fun, hands-on activities including guided nature hikes, tree plantings, and a scavenger hunt! Program times vary. Members: Free / Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail  or visit website.

 

Evening Lecture Series: African Adventures - The Return of the Giant Sable Antelope at Beardsley Zoo

04/20/2011

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

7:00 p.m. This lecture will feature John Frederick Walker leading a talk on "Antelope from the Ashes - the dramatic rescue of the Angolan Giant Sable Antelope."  There is a $5 suggested donation.  Refreshments will be served.  This lecture, taking place in the Hanson Exploration Station, is part of the Evening Lecture Series, sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.