Wine and DIY Night: Galentines Heart Wreaths

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Adults, join us for an evening of crafting and conversation with our next DIY & Wine night. In this workshop you'll learn how to make your own Valentine's Day heart rag wreath and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Please feel free to bring your own wine, beer, or whatever you like to enjoy while crafting. Registration is $35
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Weekday Drop-off: Magnificent Marshes!

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Let's celebrate World Wetlands Day with an exploration of the marshes of the world, including our very own wetland here at Great Hollow. In this afterschool program, we will learn all about the wild geologic past of our swamps and wetlands, what animals call these habitats home, and why it's so important to protect these
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Kid’s Valentine Drop-off: Heart Art

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Let's get crafty! In this drop-off program for kids, we’ll make plantable seed paper for homemade, all-natural Valentine’s Day cards. We’ll also go for a hike and learn all about some of the amazing (and occasionally bizarre!) courtship rituals of the natural world. Registration is $20 for non-members and $15 for members, and includes all supplies.
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Weekday Drop-off: The Sly Lynx

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Join us for this afterschool program all about the elusive bobcat, also known as a lynx. We’ll learn all about these curious creatures, search for signs of them in the woods, and play games and activities to better understand their behaviors and life cycles. Registration is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. E-mail our
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Winter Tree and Shrub Identification

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Identifying trees by their leaves can be easy, but how do you tell one species from another during the 6 months that trees in the Northeast have no leaves? Come down to Great Hollow on Saturday, February 13 when our naturalist, John Foley, will teach some basic skills for identifying trees and shrubs during the
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Weekday Drop-off: Tapping Time!

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Where does syrup come from? Why do trees produce sap? In this afterschool program we will learn all about the adaptations of maple trees, how to identify them, and how to tap them for syrup. Can't make it? Check out our weekend family version of this event on the 27th! Registration is $10 for non-members
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Kids Nature Night: Eyes on the Skies

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

This is a drop-off program open to children ages 6 to 12. In this Nature Night program, we’ll take advantage of the clear winter skies to uncover the infinite mysteries of outer space! After we learn the basics of celestial navigation and astronomy, we’ll use a telescope to get a close look at the moon, identify
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Weekday Drop-off: Groundbreaking Glaciers

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Did you know that Connecticut used to be buried under miles of ice? How did geologists discover that? Join us for this afterschool program in which we learn all about the geologic history of this area, identify different rock types, and look for evidence of glacial activity on our landscape. Registration is $10 for non-members
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DIY and Wine Night: St. Paddy’s Day String Art

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Adults, join us for an evening of crafting and conversation with our next DIY & Wine night. In this workshop you’ll learn how to make your own St. Paddy’s Day inspired string art. No previous experience is necessary. Please feel free to bring your own wine, beer, or whatever you like to enjoy while crafting.
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Weekday Drop-off: Winter Survival

Great Hollow Nature Preserve 225 CT-37, New Fairfield

Do you have what it takes to survive the rest of the winter? In this program, we’ll start off by learning about the amazing adaptations of animals that allow them to survive in freezing temperatures. Then we will head into the forest and learn how to use a map and compass, how to forage for
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