Current Calendar


Flanders Field & Forest 5K Run Fundraiser – THANK YOU!

The scenic 5K trail run/walk through the picturesque Van Vleck Sanctuary was a huge success.  Thank you to all who participated in this fun event and enjoyed the festive post-race celebration including the live music provided by the popular local band, “Root Six”. All proceeds from the event will benefit Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust’s mission of environmental education and preservation and stewardship of open space.  Click HERE to check out the results!



Register Today for Summer Camp 

For children ages 3 to 13
Do you want more than just a traditional “day camp” for your child this summer? Are you searching for a summer experience that will open your child’s eyes to the wonders of the natural world? Flanders ’ popular Summer Camp is the answer. On a 200-acre campus of forest, field, farm and pond, children learn about nature, art, agriculture and ecology in a healthy and stimulating outdoor environment. New Programs Added this year!  But hurry, summer sessions fill up quickly! To download the full schedule of fun topics and sessions offered click HERE. Call 203-263-3711 or click HERE to register online.


Walking Stick Carving Demonstration and Workshop

Members of the Connecticut Woodcarvers Association will be bringing their expertise to Flanders to hold a demonstration on the craft of the carving of walking sticks. They will be sharing their knowledge and love of their craft and providing tips and techniques on the carving of these pieces. People will not only have the chance to meet and watch these award-winning wood artists at work but also the hands-on opportunity to “peel” a birch sapling using shaving horses and to learn the initial carving techniques to make a practical and functional walking stick.
Date/Time:  Saturday, June 24 / 10AM
Location: The Sugar House
Cost:  $5 per person
Registration:  Click HERE

Flanders Letterbox Series

Flanders has planted several letterboxes on the family friendly trails at their preserves and sanctuaries. Combining art and nature in a fun interactive way, letterboxing is a popular treasure hunting activity done worldwide. At Flanders, the letterboxing clues include educational comments about the natural world. Anyone who hikes at least twelve of the letterboxing trails at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, stamps the letters from those trails in their passport and presents their passport at the Flanders office will be given the opportunity  to sign their Trail Name on our Letterboxer “Hall of Fame” board and will receive a small prize.  For More Information on letterboxing Click HERE


Animal Painting Classes

Wildlife artist Melody Asbury, a signature member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists is offering a four-week class series where individual instruction will be given on learning anatomy, gesture, and characteristics of various animals. Now that the weather has warmed this will include the animals grazing in the Flanders’ pastures and living in the North Barn as well as a collection of taxidermy and photographs. Any medium can be used and all artistic levels are welcome. Students should bring a sketchbook, pencil and other supplies of their choice to the first class
Date/Time: Wednesdays, June 28, July 5, 12, 19  | 7PM
Location:  The Studio
Cost:  $100 Members / $150 Non- Members for class series
Registration: Click HERE

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