GOODWIN CONSERVATION CENTER
April 7 Backpacking for Spring, Summer, and Fall 10AM – NOON
Join Reach Your Summit founder Mat Jobin for a backpacking presentation to include campsite selection, efficient hiking, essential gear, and lightweight alternatives for three seasons.
April 7 Medicinal Weeds of Connecticut 2 – 3:30PM
This workshop and weed walk with herbalist Debra Hultgren will emphasize identification and use of wonderful weeds. Recipes will be shared and demonstrated.
April 8 Favorite Hikes of Connecticut: Case Mountain-Yellow Trail 1 – 2PM
Jim Giana has hiked all of the blue-blazed trails in our state and beyond. Learn what makes the Yellow Trail on Case Mountain his favorite with maps, photos of the view, and interesting sights and sites.
April 8 & 15 Long Distance Guided Hike NOON – 3PM
Enjoy the company of fellow hikers with Goodwin Guide Elaine Koza. All are welcome, including friendly leashed dogs.
April 15 Living in Harmony: West Direction 1 – 2:30PM
Mohegan tribal member Chris Harris “Turtle” returns to present the third part of this series on living in harmony with Mother Earth, looking west to its correlation with the medicine wheel and cycles of life and ceremony.
April 18 & 19 Senior Walk 10AM – 12:30PM & NOON – 2:30PM
These easy to moderate walks on forest trails are very popular, and not just for seniors! All are welcome. Hiking sticks are available to borrow.
April 21Garlic Mustard Pull: Edible and Invasive 9 – 11:30AM
Join DEEP Forester Ed McGuire as he instructs participants in an important forest management practice – invasive removal. Pull while you learn, and help Goodwin continue its ongoing eradication efforts.
April 21 & 28 Phenological Walk 10AM – NOON
Join Master Naturalist Carrie Crompton on a search for the “firsts” of the season. We’ll be looking for wildflower blooms, bud break in trees and shrubs, and bird arrivals.
April 21 Gardener’s Roundtable 10 – 11:30AM
A workshop intended for gardeners of all experience levels, please come with your questions, your expertise, and your own stories of success and failure in your gardens.
April 21 Movie Screening: Plight of the Grassland Birds 1 – 2:30PM
This movie explores efforts to protect grassland birds and their habitats. Master Naturalist Joanne Warren will briefly discuss her efforts to help protect bobolinks in our area.
April 22 The Apiary Series: Spring to Fall Hive 1 – 2:30PM
In this program, part of a year-long series, Dave Gilbert will instruct prospective beekeepers on spring and fall management of the hive.
April 29 Youth Series: Discover Goodwin’s Vernal Pools 1 – 3PM
Registration is required for this program with Master Naturalists Lynn Kochiss and Jim Bancroft as we explore the vernal pools at Goodwin equipped with nets, buckets, and magnifiers.
April 30 Full Pink Moon Night Hike 7:30 – 8:30PM
Let the full moon guide your path on this night hike at Goodwin State Forest with Guide Kat Gayson. Join us for hot chocolate afterwards.
Goodwin Conservation Center is looking for volunteers who have knowledge about various conservation-related topics and the desire to share that knowledge with others. Teaching experience is recommended but is not required. For more information, contact Jasper Sha at email@example.com.