Earth Day Family Volunteer Project
This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.26-04-2014 12:00:00 26-04-2014 12:00:00 America/New_York Earth Day Family Volunteer Project | 9am-12pm Garlic mustard was introduced in North America in the 1860's as a culinary herb. Today, it is an invasive species in much of Connecticut, including the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Left unchecked, it has the potential to become the dominant plant in the undergrowth of forests, greatly reducing the diversity of all species. In honor of Earth Day, volunteer at the nature center for a "garlic mustard pull". The harvested garlic mustard leaves will be offered to local food banks to help feed the hungry. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the event. This opportunity is open to volunteers age 11 and older. (Ages 11 – 14 must be accompanied by an adult.) Adult team captains for the event are also needed. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Cathryn Oulighan, Volunteer and Community Relations Manager, at 203-977-6530 or email@example.com http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=158765 Stamford Museum and Nature Center Stamford Museum and Nature Center
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Venue Description: The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to bringing art, agricultural and natural sciences, and history to the community. SM&NC offers family fun through exhibits, educational programs, and special events. At the Overbrook Nature Center, visitors can explore more than 80 acres of nature trails or join in an informative program with one of the center's naturalists. Opened in the fall of 2006, the Wheels in the Woods Trail #7 is an accessible nature trail that meanders alongside the Poorhouse Brook and through the established hardwood forest. Heckscher Farm offers the sights, sounds, and smells of active farm life. The Animal Embassy Building houses a collection of non-releasable exotic animal ambassadors. There are a variety of programs designed for children to develop an understanding of wildlife and their environment. Each Friday, weather permitting, visitors can enjoy viewing the moon, planets, and deep space objects through the 22-inch research telescope at the Observatory. Nature's Playground in the woods is a great place for kids and parents to scale a spider's web to a tree house with a lookout, then wind their way down a tubular slide or zoom down the otter slide. Seating with tables for picnicking or projects and benches are provided all around the SM&NC.