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Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

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225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

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September 2017

Monday Homeschool Program

September 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Great Hollow offers popular drop-off programs intended just for homeschoolers, ages 7-12. Join us for a single day, a season, or the whole school year! Students spend their days at Great Hollow exploring the natural world through science-based environmental education activities, games, hikes, and self-directed play. Each season is structured around a set of related themes that will be the jumping off point for our daily adventures, with plenty of opportunities for students to pursue their individual interests. Fall dates:…

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February 2018

Winter in the Woods

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Great Hollow and the Friends of the Great Swamp (FRoGS) are co-leading a guided winter hike through Great Hollow Nature Preserve and the neighboring Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area. Join us for a fun and educational hike to learn about local flora and fauna that can be observed in winter. The hike will be moderately difficult. Please wear appropriate foot gear, as parts may be slippery. We will meet at the Great Hollow Nature Preserve visitor's parking area at 10am. Registration…

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March 2018

Kid’s Nature Night – Worm Moon Gazing

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Parents, take the evening off while your kids have a fun-filled time with other kids at Great Hollow! Did you know that each full moon has a name? This one is called the "Worm Moon" and we’ll spend the evening learning why. We’ll start things off by cooking dinner over a campfire, and then go on a moon-lit hike, climb our observation tower to identify some basic constellations and get even better looks at the moon, learn about earthworms through…

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Weaving & Wine

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Adults, join us for a relaxing evening of good conversation and wine while you learn to weave bird feeders and shelters! There will be 10 different feeder and shelter projects to choose from, and as the techniques we’ll use are surprisingly simple to learn, no prior weaving experience is necessary. $20 per person for non-members; $15 per person for members. Includes up to two glasses of red wine, light refreshments, and weaving supplies. Please contact Sena at *protected email* with any…

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St. Paddy’s Day Hike – A Search for Green!

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Wear green and join our naturalist, John Foley, for a special St. Patrick's Day, almost spring hike! We'll explore the fields and forests of Great Hollow in search of green (tree buds and sprouting plants, of course), while learning some helpful tips on plant identification and keeping our eyes and ears open for any early spring migrant birds. We’ll meet in the visitor’s parking area by the main entrance. $5 per person for non-members; members free. Please email John at *protected email*…

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April 2018

Seminar: Black Bears in your Back Yard

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Come to Great Hollow on April 21st to hear biologist Budd Veverka, Director of Land Management at the Mianus River Gorge Preserve in Westchester County, NY provide an in-depth and fascinating look at black bears, and discuss how we can peacefully co-exist with these large mammals. Budd will also talk about the research on black bears that is currently being conducted by the Mianus River Gorge along with regional collaborators, including Great Hollow. Budd Veverka is a Certified Wildlife Biologist®…

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