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CT Audubon Fairfield Announces May-August Programs

Fairfield, CT - The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, has announced its lineup of programs running from late May to late August, as follows:

Marvelous Metamorphoses! 

Saturday, May 22, 10:30 a.m. to Noon   

The acclaimed Sova Dance and Puppet Theater presents transformations in nature during a live, puppet workshop and performance for families on the back lawn of Connecticut Audubon’s Center at Fairfield. Through original music, dance and the art of puppetry, “Marvelous Metamorphoses!” celebrates and brings to life the annual life cycles of nature. CAS Members: $10/person; non-members: $15/person. Learn more and register at: www.ctaudubon.org/2021/03/marvelous-metamorphoses/

Into Naturalist Program - Geology
Wednesday, May 26, 10 a.m. to Noon 

Join a Connecticut Audubon teacher/naturalist for this introductory class on Geology--a beginner exploration for adults who want to learn more about the natural world. Gain insights on geologic history, how rocks are formed, the differences between rocks and minerals, and examine stone wall formation while exploring the Fairfield Larsen Sanctuary for specimens. Meets at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. CAS Members $30; non-members $40. Pre-registration required. More information and sign up at:www.ctaudubon.org/2021/04/introductory-naturalist-program/

Into Naturalist Program -- Amphibians & Reptiles
Wednesday, June 2, 10 a.m. to Noon

Join a Connecticut Audubon teacher/naturalist for this outdoor, introductory class to learn about amphibians and reptiles. Meet some of Connecticut Audubon’s live education animals, then head out on the trails to view common local species up close in the Larsen Sanctuary. Pre-registration required. CAS Members $30, non-nembers $40. Pre-registration required at: www.ctaudubon.org/2021/04/introductory-naturalist-program/ 

Garden Party Film Premiere -- Mabel Osgood Wright: Pioneering Conservationist 

Thursday, June 3 

Screening times at: 2, 3:30 and 5 p.m. 

Note: this is a fundraising event, taking place at the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield.

The Connecticut Audubon Society hosts the film premiere of “Mabel Osgood Wright: Pioneering Conservationist,” at an in-person garden party fundraiser on Thursday afternoon, June 3, at the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary in Fairfield. Produced by six-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Karyl Evans, the film profiles Wright who founded The Connecticut Audubon Society in 1898, and established the first private songbird sanctuary in the U.S. at Birdcraft in 1914. She was also a founder and first president of The Fairfield Garden Club.  

Screening times, with limited seating at: 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; followed by a Q&A with Karyl Evans and refreshments. To attend, there is a $100 per person donation (all but $10 is tax deductible). The proceeds will support the Connecticut Audubon Society’s historic Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary. To register for a screening time, please visit:https://www.ctaudubon.org/2021/04/mabel-garden-party/ 


Meet Your Bees Workshop 

Saturday, June 5, Noon 

Discover what the buzz of beekeeping is all about in this interactive workshop. Experience a day in the life of a beekeeper and view a beehive inspection to see and hear thousands of these little ladies hard at work. With luck, Her Majesty, the Queen Bee, may make an appearance.  Learn how honeybees, are responsible for pollinating over a third of our food supply CAS Members $10, Non-Members $15. . Pre-registration required at: www.ctaudubon.org/2021/05/meet-your-bees-workshop/ 


Intro Naturalist Program - Trees

Wednesday, June 9, 10 a.m. to Noon 
Learn all about trees in this introductory class led by a Connecticut Audubon teacher/naturalist in the Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary. Find out the differences between deciduous and coniferous, how trees respond to weather and climate, plus basic twig, bark and leaf identification. CAS Members $30, Non-Members $40. Pre-registration required at: www.ctaudubon.org/2021/04/introductory-naturalist-program/

Connecticut Audubon Summer Camp in Fairfield 

June 14 through August 20
Connecticut Audubon’s Center at Fairfield is a state-licensed day camp offering weekly sessions for preschoolers from 9 a.m. to noon, and for ages 5 to 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers attend nature-themed programs to learn about wildlife up close, build life-long connections to the natural world, and have fun outdoors in a safe, small group setting. Full details at: https://www.ctaudubon.org/fairfield-camp/, or call 203-259-6305, x109. 

For questions, please call the Center at Fairfield, Mon. - Sat., 10 am to 3 pm: 203-259-6305, x109

For additional info, visit:

https://www.ctaudubon.org/fairfield-home/  

https://www.ctaudubon.org/fairfield-programs-events/

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