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February 10: Visit Northwest Park from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM for Northwest Park’s annual Cabin Fever Festival – it will be a howling good time! The event will kick off with a large bonfire to warm everyone up. This is a wonderful winter event for the whole family will include demonstration by the CT Valley Siberian Husky Club, some real pelts and skulls for you to see up close, a live eagle show, all while we learn about our wildlife and how they adapt to the cold. There will also winter fun with contests, games and prizes. Refreshments will be for sale. Children age 2 and under are Free. $3.00 per person (Windsor residents), $5.00 per person (non-residents). Call 860-285-1886 for more information.
February 15: Non-Windsor Residents Registration opens today for Northwest Park’s Summer Nature Camp, a great way for grades Pre K – 8 students to actively experience nature, outdoor living skills, science and agriculture while engaging in a wide variety of fun learning and great traditional camp activities. Go to townofwindsorct.com/recreation for camp dates, themes and to register.
NEW- March 1: Come out to Northwest Park for a guided Full Moon Hike from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This moon was known to Native Americans as the Full Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. If snow conditions permit, bring your own snow shoes or borrow ours. Fees for this program are $10 person (Windsor resident) $15 per person (non-residents). MUST preregister, space limited.
March 26: Rent a plot in the Community Garden at Northwest Park. Raise your own produce in a 36 square-foot plot that’s been harrowed and staked out at the start of the growing season. There’s a nearby water source but gardeners need to bring their own hose and tools. $35 Windsor residents, $45.00 non-residents. Call 860-285-1886 to register for the season.
NEW – March 29: Come out to Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM. The first session this spring explores non-alcoholic fermentation with a focus on fermented tea inKombucha 101.Learn about symbiotic colonies of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) as we cover fermentation, acids, and alcohols. We will sample several Kombuchas. Participants will receive a SCOBY to take home; bring a clean glass jar for transport. Fee: $10.00 (Windsor resident) $15.00 (non-resident) or $35.00 (Windsor resident) $50.00 (non-resident) for the series. Registration requested due to limited supplies. 860-285-1886.
March 31: Today from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM join Northwest Park’s staff for a Whose Egg Is It? Egg Hunt. Take a short hike and search for brightly colored eggs filled with treats as well as decorated and camouflaged eggs that resemble wild bird eggs which are all carefully hidden along the trails. With the help of our egg chart, identify the bird eggs you find and place them in the appropriate nest (artificial). Learn about the birds that are returning to Connecticut after a cold winter. $3.00 per person (Windsor resident) $5.00 per person (non-resident). 860-285-1886.
NEW- April 5: Come out from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series with Coyotes in Eastern Connecticut presentation with Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist. Learn how they live, where they live, what they eat and what you should and shouldn’t do if you see one. Refreshments provided. Fee: $10 (Windsor resident) $15 (non-resident) Registration required.
April 9-27: Get on board for some Earth Day Action at Northwest Park. Register your business or community organization for a service project that will make the Park a greener place for all to enjoy. Your organization may adopt a local earth stewardship project by providing volunteers and/or sponsorship dollars to assist in project completion. Please call 860-285-1487 for more information
April 9: Today through April 13 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, youth in grades K through 2 can experience Farm Frenzy. This weekexplore life on the farm. Help feed our animals, learn the difference between chicken and duck eggs, use lamb’s wool to make fiber and make your own butter. What a great way to keep your child busy during spring break. $145.00 (Windsor residents), $155.00 (non-residents).
April 9: Today through April 13 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, youth in grades 3 through 5 can spend a week Down on the Farm. Ever wonder what a farmer does all day? Well strap on your work boots & grab a hat – we’re heading out to the barn to find out! This is a hands-on experience. Students will plant crops, collect eggs, and feed the animals. $145.00 (Windsor residents), $155.00 (non-residents).
NEW- April 12: Come out from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series with Introduction to Beekeeping with Forgotten Acre Farms. The class is designed to expose participant in honey bee biology, practical beekeeping and the importance of honey bees to the hobby beekeepers. There is a great concern for the decline of honey bee populations worldwide and many efforts have been applied to conserve the bees and the ecosystem. Refreshments provided. Fee: $10 (Windsor resident) $15 (non-resident) Registration required.
NEW- April 19: Come out from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series with Backyard Chickeningwith the Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino. Have you ever considered raising your own farm animals for products or meat? Chickens are a great way to start and are easy to raise. They will provide you with nutritious eggs & meat, add great nutrients to your compost pile, fertilize your grass and help control insect pests. This presentation will cover the basics of raising your own backyard chickens, including housing, health management, weather and predators. Refreshments provided. Fee: $10 (Windsor resident) $15 (non-resident) Registration required. *Required text fee: $15. Please be prepared to pay this fee directly to the presenter (cash or check) on the night of the class.
April 21: Show your love for Northwest Park on Earth Day by helping with a community service project. Individuals, families, and community groups may choose from a variety of projects on Saturday from 9:00-3:00. Please register online or call 860-285-1886 to RSVP. Free.
NEW- April 25: Bring your binoculars to the Evening Bird Walk at Northwest Park from 6:00PM – 7:00PM. Join the Park Manager in an after work stroll as we search for spring migrants and enjoy the lengthening daylight. All levels of experience welcome; not recommended for young children. Cancelled in inclement weather. Free.