Calendar Of Events
Workshops are for Students and Advisors
September 23, 2014 (Tuesday)- Advisor Orientation from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the
Metropolitan District Commission Training Facility in Hartford, CT
Enjoy good food and exchange ideas with fellow educators and environmental
professionals. You'll leave prepared and energized for the program year ahead!
For directions go to: here
and click on the link for "MAP" under the heading "MDC Operations and Training Facility".
September 27, 2014 (Saturday)-
Soils Workshop - Tolland County Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT
Study soils - from the ground up. Work with soil scientists to learn more about the importance
of soils in natural resource management. You will get your hands dirty!! Brush up on basic
soils skills and participate in a mock Envirothon soil station to prepare for the big day!
October 18, 2014 (Saturday)-
Forestry and Current Issue Workshop - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington, CT
We will begin with an indoor presentation on trees, forestry and urban forestry, then work in the field with
forestry professionals to learn how to identify, measure, and assess the health of trees. In the afternoon we
will be discussing the importance of community involvement in urban forests, then have two interactive
workshopsto learn about tree benefits and products as well astree health, conditions and concerns. We hope
the early date for this workshop lets usstudy trees with leaves on!
January 17, 2015 (Saturday) -Aquatics Workshop from 8:00am to 1:00pm, at the Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT..
Learn about, handle, and identify everything from curly leafed pondweed to flat headed mayflies to
Atlantic rock crabs. Use ID keys to get up close and personal with fish, insects, crustaceans and their
friends. Interact and learn from various water resource professionals.
March 7th, 2015 (Saturday)- Wildlife Workshop from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM at
Sessions Wood WMA, in Burlington, CT.
There will be many learning opportunities, with both indoors and outdoors activities that include
viewing educational wildlife exhibits, collections of mammal skins, bird mounts, and skulls. There will
be interpretive field walks to look at wildlife signs and habitat management practices.