Weir Farm Art Academy Session at Weir Farm National Historic Site--Wilton

07/20/2014 to 07/23/2014

735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-832-3325.

Weir Farm National Historic Site announces the 2015 Weir Art Farm Academy schedule in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park's Master Artist/Instructor. Weir Farm Art Academy students will learn to apply the methods used by the Impressionists to their work - capturing nature, in nature. Through Dmitri's multi-dimensional teaching methods and unique 'Preservation and Progress Model', each student will develop their own personal brand or style of Impressionism. By applying the techniques and philosophy of the Impressionists, both science and poetry, students will experience the Impressionist tradition in a landscape that has inspired artists for over 130 years. Summer Session: 4 day Workshop--July 20 through July 23, 2015 from 10AM to 3PM. $425. Call to register.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Market Madness Sundays

07/20/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Sundays, July 20 - August 31, 10 am - 2 pm, (no program 8/10)Come for a self-guided craft on the Meadow, oxen demonstrations, and lunch with Bert & Edie, North American River Otters, each week. At 11:30 am, "Follow Your Food" by learning where some of your favorite foods come from through live animal visits, cooking experiences, and take-home plantings. Get an SM&NC Farm Journal and discover the "Mystery Food of the Week" by learning each week about an ingredient featured at the market. Get a stamp in your journal and use multi-stamped journals to win a prize. All activities are weather related except for otter feeding. 10 am - 2 pm      Self-guided craft 10:30 am   Oxen Demonstration 11:30 am   Follow Your Food 1 pm Otter Feeding Demonstration. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call , e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit the website.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Animal Meet and Greet

07/20/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Sundays, July 20 - August 31, 3:30 - 4:00pm Stop by for a chance to meet one of our Overbrook Nature Center or Heckscher Farm animals up close! From goats to guinea pigs and lambs to leopard geckos, see which animals call the SM&NC home. Great for all ages! Program is approximately 15-20 minutes and will meet at the Outdoor Classroom by the Otter Pond. In inclement weather, meet at Overbrook Nature Center. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Farm Market

07/20/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Sundays, July 20 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays! The Farm Market will be located conveniently on the Meadow. New and additional vendors will offer a wider variety of fresh, local items. The Market will also feature a different food truck each week so you can enjoy lunch at one of our picnic tables by the Bendel Pond. We'll be selling our very own products from Heckscher Farm — fresh eggs, maple syrup and yarn. Each Sunday, activities for families will be led by one of our environmental educators. SM&NC Sunday Market Admission: FREE. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Audubon Greenwich - Indian Spring Pond “Creature Feature & Exploration”

07/20/2014

613 Riversville Rd. , Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x239..

10:30 am-12:00 Noon. Hop around the pond with Audubon staff to get an up-close view of the many tiny creatures that call Indian Spring Pond home. Aquatic species that that are likely to be discovered include various frogs and their tadpoles, red-spotted newts, giant water bugs, dragonfly and damselfly 'instars' and much more! $5 person. All ages welcome. All equipment provided; please leave equipment home.

Bartlett Arboretum Summer Concerts

07/20/2014

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

July 20th 
@ 10:00 a.m. Yale student, Jane Mitchell performs viola. and July 20th @ 5:00 p.m. Pop concert with Russell Preston.

Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Patrol

07/20/2014 to 07/26/2014

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT

9:00 am - 12:30 pm. This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 6 - 8 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members.Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.

Beardsley Zoo National Zookeeper Week

07/20/2014 to 07/26/2014

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

Our zookeepers are both educators and wildlife ambassadors who not only keep our animals healthy and happy but also teach our visitors about conservation. Come to the zoo this week, say hello to our zookeepers, and enjoy the fun-filled activities they have in store for you - including a super fun kids scavenger hunt!

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Meghan O'Rourke, Available in Response: On Writing and Thinking and Rewriting and Rethinking

07/21/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-977-6521.

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center in collaboration with Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities proudly present Meghan O'Rourke on July 21 and Donald E. Pease on August 13 for two extraordinary evenings as guest lecturers this summer. Ms. O’Rourke, Author and Former Editor at The New Yorker will talk about why one might want to write or read poetry and what poetic language can do that is unlike any other kind of language. We'll be looking at and talking about Elizabeth Bishop and Sylvia Plath and Ezra Pound, as well as visual artists like Robert Irwin. A "Q&A" session will follow each lecture. Join us for these free adult programs. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 203-977-6521.

Audubon Greenwich - Migrating Birds Know No Boundaries ~ with Leshem, Winter & Magnus

07/21/2014

613 Riversville Rd. , Greenwich, CT

6:30 reception, 7:30 lecture and music.  Birds as ambassadors to peace in the Middle East. Prof. Yossi Leshem - Tel Aviv University & International Center for the Study of Bird Migration, SPNI Paul Winter - Seven-time Grammy Award Winner
Gen. Robert Magnus - 30th Asst. Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) & Israel's "Army for the Protection of Nature"