CANCELLED Highlawn Forest Youth Series: Forest Pests
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT YOUTH EVENT DISCOVER HIGHLAWN FOREST: WILDLIFE HELD ON JULY 14TH.
Join Master Naturalist Lynn Kochiss and guest expert Lindsay Suhr as we learn about some uninvited pests that have taken up residence in Highlawn Forest and how they got here. See plants and insects that have changed the habitat and how they are impacting the future of this forest. After a short introduction, we will go on a hunt through the forest to find where they have moved in and learn ways to identify these species.
Lindsay Suhr is CFPA’s Land Conservation Director. She works on land protection across the state and also manages the properties that CFPA protects. After graduating from Connecticut College with a degree in Environmental Science, she worked for the Iowa Conservation Corps. Since moving back to Connecticut, Lindsay has also worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, conducting research in a threatened and endangered bird colony on Faulkner Island in Guilford, and as the Land Stewardship Manager for the Greenwich Land Trust, focused on land protection, meadow restorations, and problem plant removal. Lindsay loves the outdoors and enjoys playing basketball, running, and spending time with her family.
Lynn Kochiss is an environmental educator who has been a CFPA volunteer since 2007. She is a certified elementary teacher, a Project Learning Tree Facilitator, and a Goodwin Conservation Center Master Naturalist. Lynn was recognized as a National PLT Outstanding Educator in 2013 for her work in environmental education. Her most recent endeavors for CFPA have focused on programming designed to connect people of all ages to the outdoors.
This free event is sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA).