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October 10: Join us from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series. This evening enjoy a presentation on the Turtle Troubles with Anthony Pierlioni, the Senior Director of theTurtleRoom. The turtles of the world are in serious trouble. Once thought to be as resilient as the cockroach, turtles, which have remained virtually unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs, are perhaps the most endangered vertebrate group on the planet. Their future depends on education around their unique situation and as many people as possible coming together to make a difference. Refreshments provided. Registration needed. $10.00 (Windsor resident), $15.00 (non-resident) 860-285-1886.
October 13: Join us at Northwest Park from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM for our annual Creatures of the Night. Take a guided tour on an adventure to find the creatures that are active in the night. While walking along the illuminated trails you will meet up with “animals” that speak on this special night. It won’t be spooky or scary, so bring the family for a night of nature and fun! Treats and other activities provided. $3.00 (Windsor residents), $5.00 (non-residents). Children two and under are free.
October 24: Come out from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for the final program of Northwest Park’s Fall Adult Education Series and the kickoff of our Fall Full Moon Hike Series. This evening the Northwest Park Education Staff will lead you on a 1.5-2.5 mile hike through the forest and fields as we celebrate the Harvest Moon. Refreshments will be provided. $10.00 Windsor residents, $15.00 non-residents.
October 25: This month’s Northwest Park Nature Book Club discussion will be on H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Discussions are held on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Nature Center from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. $5.00 donation suggested to support environmental education programming.
November 10: Join Northwest Park staff for an exciting Owl Prowl tonight from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Give a hoot about these magnificent birdswith an informative session on the lives of Connecticut’s native owls. This program includes a 30 minute owl walk with an owl calling session and concludes with a live owl presentation. Recommended for ages 8 and above. Registration needed. $8.00 per person (Windsor residents), $10.00 (non-residents). 860-285-1886.
November 23: Considering holiday shopping can feel as stressful as running a marathon, opting outside could be doubly beneficial on Black Friday. Take a break from the Black Friday frenzy and join Northwest Park staff for a Full Moon Hike from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM as we #optoutsideand enjoy the beautiful trails and the full Beaver moon of November. Registration required. $10.00 Windsor residents, $15.00 non-residents
December 6: Tonight at Northwest Park from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM enjoy wine and cheese and other refreshments while you unwind after work at our Natural Holiday Wreath Making Workshop. Participants 21 and above will make and decorate a 22 inch frame wreath from provided natural materials during this hands-on workshop. Registration is needed. $40.00 (Windsor residents), $45.00 (non-residents). 860-285-1886.
December 22: Join us at Northwest Park from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for a Winter Solstice Full Moon Hike. The air is getting chilly as the winter season officially starts in Connecticut. See the seasonal changes happening all around us as we explore the trails illuminated by the full Cold Moon. Be sure to bundle up in warm clothing layers. Registration required. $10.00 Windsor residents, $15.00 non-residents