Calendar Of Events
Workshops are for Students and Advisors
September 24, 2013 (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!
Directions to MDC
October 19th 2013 (Saturday)-
Forestry Workshop - Tolland County Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT
Work with forestry professionals to discover this truly renewable resource and develop skills to better
identify and understand its environmental and commercial values. Learn to read the story the forest
tells. We hope the early date for this workshop lets us study trees with leaves on!
November 9th 2013 (Saturday) -Aquatics Workshop from 8:00am to 1:00pm at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.
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.
November 16th 2013 (Saturday)-
Soils Workshop - *NOTE PLACE CHANGE* Tolland County Agricultural Center 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! This year
we'll be incorporating soil topics related to the current issue, Sustainable Agriculture! Learn
about the role of healthy soil in sustaining agriculture and farming systems that promote it.
A rainfall simulator will demonstrate what happens to the soil under different management
systems when a hard rain falls.
March 15th, 2014 (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.
March 29, 2014- Current Issue Workshop from 8:30 -1:00pm at Common Ground School, New Haven, CT.
Sustainable Local Agriculture/ Locally Grown
Beginning with the soil learn about sustainable farming practices that are economically viable
and ecologically sound. Consider the environmental and human impacts of the foods we
consume daily. Think creatively about how to achieve more sustainable lifestyles and solutions.
May 22, 2014 (Thursday)-Field Day Competition from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Tolland County Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT. Details TBA.