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Discover Highlawn Forest Youth Series: Vernal Pools

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 1:00pm - Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 2:45pm
CFPA Headquarters - Meeting Room
16 Meriden Rd
Middlefield, Connecticut 06481
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
Event Description: 

Join Master Naturalist Lynn Kochiss and guest expert Jim Arrigoni on a vernal pool quest!  After a brief indoor show featuring frogs, salamanders and their habitats, we’ll venture outside to explore the vernal pools of Highlawn Forest.  Equipped with nets, buckets, and magnification devices, we’ll collect and examine a variety of critters.  In addition to tadpoles and salamander eggs, likely discoveries will include damselfly larvae, diving beetles, and fairy shrimp.  The viewing deck adjacent to the vernal pool ensures the safety and comfort (no wet feet!) of participants.

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

Jim Arrigoni is a PhD candidate in conservation biology at the State University of New York in Syracuse.  He was fortunate to grow up in the lower CT River Valley, roaming the hillsides and prowling shorelines for frogs, fish, and turtles.  He has a strong interest in educating citizens about the fascinating creatures that share our landscapes and make our part of the world special.

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. 

Parking Information: 
Parking available at CFPA's Headquarters, on site.
Inclement Weather: 
Check for cancellations
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Emma Kravet

This free event is sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA).