Northwest Park Programs

September 21: Come out from 7:00-8:30pm for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series. This evening Experience Nature As a Healer. In this multimedia presentation, Marlow Shami will focus on the challenges and rewards of connecting with nature in a mass-technological culture. After the talk, participants will experience the simple power of nature’s healing effects through a guided meditation. Refreshments provided. Fee: $10 (Windsor residents) $15 nonresidents.

 

September 23: Join us from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM for an in-depth workshop on Historic Uses of Native Plants. Gordon Kenneson, Horticulturist, and Beth Caruso, Author and Herbalist, will share their expert knowledge in the field as you walk our trails and become familiar with the wild plants growing at Northwest Park. Learn how early colonists supplemented native plants with old world species, changing the New England landscape to the present day. Fee: $10 (Windsor Resident) $15 (nonresident) Ages 12+ 860-285-1886. Registration required.

 

September 28: Come out from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series. This evening enjoy a discussion and visual presentation by CT DEEP’s Master Wildlife Conservationists on Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape. As the landscape changed in Connecticut, so did the wildlife populations that depend on the land for habitat. This presentation describes the history of Connecticut’s landscape and the impact of change on wildlife populations. Refreshments provided. Fee: $10 (Windsor resident) $15 (nonresident) Registration required.

 

October 5: Come out from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series. This evening, enjoy a presentation by the 3 Foragers of CT Valley Mycological Society. This program will focus on Mushroom ID for Beginners.  This program will dispel myths, teach how to safely identify mushrooms, and include a guided walk after the classroom portion. Bring mushrooms you find in your yard and we’ll use our newly learned skills to identify them. Refreshments provided. Fee: $10 (Windsor resident) $15 (nonresident) Registration required.

 

October 12: Come out from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM for Northwest Park’s Adult Education Series. This evening enjoy an exploration of just some of the wetlands with Herpetologist, Jim Arrigoni for Reptiles and Amphibians of Connecticut. Herpetology is the scientific study of amphibians and reptiles. Students will learn about the diversity, ecology, physiology, behavior, adaptation and identification of the local species through direct field experience.. Refreshments provided. Fee: $10 (Windsor resident) $15 (nonresident) Registration required.

 

October 21: Join us at Northwest Park for our annual Creatures of the Night.  6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.  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.  Registration is required.  $3.00 (Windsor residents), $5.00 (non-residents). Children two and under are free. 

 

November 4: Join Northwest Park Staff for an exciting Owl Prowl!  Give a hoot about these magnificent birds with 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 concluded with a live owl presentation by Horizon Wings. Owl walk begins at 6:30pm sharp and owl presentation follows.   Recommended for ages 6 and above.  Registration required. $8.00 per person (Windsor residents), $10.00 per person (non-residents).   

 

December 2: Today at Northwest Park from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Natural Holiday Wreath Making.  Make wreaths from provided natural materials during this hands-on workshop. Participants will make and decorate a 22 inch frame. $25.00 (Windsor residents), $30.00 (non-residents).  Ages 12 and above.  Registration is required.

 

December 7: Tonight at Northwest Park from 7:00PM to 9:00PM enjoy wine and cheese and other refreshments while you unwind after work for 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 required. $40.00 (Windsor residents), $45.00 (non-residents). 860-285-1886