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Discover Goodwin Forest Youth Series: Turtles

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 1:00pm - Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 2:45pm
James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
23 Potter Road
Hampton, Connecticut 06247
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
Event Description: 

Join  Master Naturalist Lynn Kochiss and guest expert Bill Powers as we explore the world of painted turtles. These turtles have long been important to Native American cultures and fascinating to scientists. Bill will help you learn how to identify them, what habitat they prefer, and where you can find them here at Goodwin Forest.  He will also explain what they eat and what creatures prey upon them, and some behaviors they have that might surprise you! Weather permitting, we will go to the pond to view painted turtles in the wild.  Bring your binoculars if you have them.

All children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.

Inclement Weather: 
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Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Jasper Sha
(860) 455-9534

This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.

The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.