Virtual ZOOM & Face Book Live Streaming Programs

July 1 - 25

July 1: Postcards from a Pandemic Planet
Spend some time throughout the day visiting LIVE with people from around the world as they share their stories about life in their country during this unprecedented time. Visit with Joanne in Malaysia, Arjun in India,  Missy in France, Jon in Iceland, and Ricardo in Chile. Gerri Griswold hosts this day-long ZOOM event. The talks begin at 10 a.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register:

10 a.m.: Malaysia: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rr6jDQU8TUmvUxQNHsaBRA
11 a.m. India: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cStmYFmJRvOIwzjRd4ry6Q
12 p.m. France: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3IzS6ekSSxu3iNF379-12A
1 p.m. Iceland: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-oaqo9nlQ9a9G96E-fomeg
2 p.m. Chile:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ARh9u26SQfSopDjgPbpRiQ

July 9: Radical Raptors with Carrie Szwed, Education Director
Just who-who-whoo are those big, beautiful birds of prey you see perched atop fenceposts by day or hear calling outside your window by night? This interactive presentation covers the hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons that call northwest CT home. You’ll even get to meet our two most common raptors, the barred owl and red-tailed hawk, up close and personal! 4 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!   Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GscnLg1HTEy3aEgTmzxo4Q

July 11: Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. 10 a.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!   Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5z7oAmBAQo6S_hsEFkQn8g

July 11: The Pandemic Pantry with Gerri Griswold
Our very own cooking show focuses on healthful eating! Gerri Griswold spent many years as a professional cook. Today she will teach you how to prepare a delicious meal that not only is healthful but wildly tasty and beautiful to boot! You’ll learn about seasoning with herbs and spices, some simple techniques to expedite your time in the kitchen, and you’ll have some laughs too! Recipes will be posted on our Facebook Page, in the Habitattler, or can be emailed to you if you simply make a request: gerri@whitememorialcc.org 12 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vj-XzVDcT3-6NtA8o7feCQ

July 11: Virtual Concert with Blue Yodels live from the Activity Shed
They are a little torch and a little twang, a little country and a little rock. The Blue Yodels satisfy all of your musical cravings in the superb one hour concert LIVE from our Activity Shed! 7 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wcsUX4ZHTrGiKYmlvq7zAg

July 15: Ticks: It's More Than Just Lyme Disease with Dr. Kirby Stafford III
Increasing prevalence of Lyme disease and the emergence of other tick-associated human diseases in the United States have become a major public health concern. A wide variety of prevention and control strategies have been adapted or investigated to reduce human risk of disease, but field studies incorporating integrated pest management, ecological, and human behavior concepts are limited. Dr. Stafford will highlight the prevalence of tick-borne pathogens, human risk of tick-borne disease, the current status of tick management research, and present some of the work being conducted at the Experiment Station.

Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III is one of the leading tick experts in the world. He is Chief Entomologist (Head) of the Department of Entomology and State Entomologist (State Plant Regulatory Official) at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. (CAES)  He joined the Experiment Station in 1987. His research area is the ecology and control of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, with a recent focus on natural, biological, and integrated tick control. Dr. Stafford has authored or co-authored 71 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, review chapters on tick management in two books, and produced a Tick Management Handbook (CAES Bulletin 1010) and Fly Management Handbook (CAES Bulletin 1013).. Dr. Stafford obtained his Ph.D. in medical-veterinary entomology from Texas A&M University  and has Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees in entomology. 2:00 p.m.,  This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7xVbT19UQi2MsQdyHnh4NQ

July 18: Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. 10 a.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live!  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jkEx0WGcTOG34vz2JVvpVw

July 18: Virtual: 10th Annual Celebration for the Bats
Help Gerri Griswold celebrate 28 years of crusading for Bats, our planet’s most extraordinary creature! A ZOOM lecture featuring a live Big Brown Bat will begin the evening’s festivities. We can then count our bat colony as it emerges from the Green Barn. 7 p.m. This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live.  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4ckZIBOsQVuR8ifUBDOxzA

July 23: “Name That Native Animal” Riddle Walk with Carrie Szwed, Education Director
As we (virtually) walk one of our White Memorial trails, we’ll come across posted signs with clever riddles hinting about the identity of native Connecticut species. As we walk, we’ll ponder the clues in each riddle before the answer is revealed at the next sign. It’s a hike and a guessing game combined into one! Hopefully, you’ll learn some fun new things about our local critters. 4 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live.  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r_uCCkOyQISqvRlMOCI8QQ

July 25: Deep Dive into Nature ~ Weekly Meditation with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow for a guided meditation designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Shami offers practical tips in deepening your healing connection with the natural world here and now. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. 10 a.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live.  Please pre-register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KztopwHsTQmbBqNeZot18Q

July 25: Remembering Robyn & Ency ~ Memorial Paddle on Bantam River with Paul Edwards
Join WMCC Member, artist, photographer, wood carver and all around great guy, Paul Edwards as he leads you down the Bantam River on a leisurely paddle to Bantam Lake. The paddle is dedicated to our beloved “Queen of the Bantam River,” Robyn Dinda, who left us in 2014 and our much loved WMCC member and dear friend, Ency Richardson, who left us in May 2020. Bring your own boat or rent one through Sportsman’s of Litchfield: http://sportsmens.biz/rentals/ Meet at the boat launch on Alain White Road, just after the bridge. 10 a.m. Rain cancels the event. Please pre-register for this program by calling (860) 567-0857. Free.

July 25: Welcome to California – A Short Geological History with Tom Alena
You think the geology of Connecticut and Iceland are fascinating (they are of course)? Well my new home in central California offers up its own unique blend of earthquakes, volcanoes, subterranian layers, and fossils.  In other words, it’s a geologic mess!  I’ll take you on a virtual tour of some of the wonders near and far throughout this state and explain their origins. I’ll have rock samples to show as well as lab demonstrations to perform.  Join us for this virtual trip to California without the jet-lag! 3 p.m., This free virtual program will be hosted in Zoom and simulcast on The White Memorial Conservation Center’s Facebook page via Facebook Live.  Please pre-register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GrrWFL9tQmeXycMlvXo99A

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Location:

White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Rd.
Litchfield, CT 06759
United States

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Contact:

(860) 567-0857
http://www.whitememorialcc.org
gerri@whitememorialcc.org

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