JANUARY / FEBRUARY
Maple Volunteer Information Meeting
We invite all with an interest in maple sugaring to attend our volunteer information meeting. There will be an overview of the 2021 season and details on the many interesting volunteer opportunities. If you are unable to attend the session, but are interested in volunteering during the maple season, then please call the office and we will be happy to match your interests to a volunteer opportunity.
Tuesday, January 19 | 7 PM |Virtual – Meeting link will be provided after registering | Register Online or call Flanders at 203.263.3711
Maple Tapping Day
It all begins when the temperature rises above freezing during the day and falls below freezing at night. These conditions trigger the sap to begin to flow up the tree. No experience is needed for tapping and all ages and families are welcome to come to help out. Tree tapping day is all outdoors and very weather dependent. Those interested in taking part in tapping day should watch for further announcements on ourFacebook page.
Photography Club 2020
Want to join the Flanders Photography Club? Our focus is outdoor nature photography “to foster understanding and appreciation of nature, art and the wonders of the natural world . . .” The Club’s purpose is to promote the development of photographic skills and the art of photography. Meetings will include instruction on the basics of outdoor photography, camera operation, features, techniques and tips as well as presentations, forums, and guest speakers. Plus there will be outdoor exercises and projects, such as macro, wildlife and bird photography.
Meetings are currently postponed. The Photo Club Chairman will contact you regarding the next meeting date & time |$20 members & $40 non per year | Register
Flanders Trail Blazers 4-H Club
Do you have a child age 5-18 that loves animals and being outdoors? Then joining the Flanders 4-H Club is the perfect fit! UCONN 4-H is a youth organization whose mission is engaging youth to reach their fullest potential with a motto “To Make the Best Better.” Members will learn all about caring for a variety of farm animals, beekeeping, responsible land care, gardening and forestry. Also, as a club member you will have the opportunity to attend educational meetings, go on field trips or show off your new skills at a 4-H Fair. In the process, you will make new friends, solve problems and make a difference in your neighborhood or even in the world!
The Van Vleck 200-acre campus with our North Barn animals presents perfect opportunities to learn the responsibilities of raising livestock and many land management challenges. For more information, please contact the Flanders office at 203-263-3711 x12.
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month | 6:30 PM | North Barn | Complimentary, but registration required | Register
CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS
MLK, Jr. Day – Flanders Adventure Day!
Monday, Feb 15 or Tuesday, Feb 16 |8:30 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30 – 4:30 PM or all day 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Trail House (Grades K – 5) $30 members & $40 non per session |Pre-Registration Required | Register
Fun Nature Activities At Home
While at home with your family here are some fun nature related videos of activities that you can do right in your own backyard. From building fairy or troll houses to decorating rocks there is so much to do. So get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather and your time together creating beautiful memories! Don’t forget to post your creations to our Facebook page and Instagram – we look forward to seeing the creativity! Watch our videos!
Birthday Parties at Flanders!
We offer birthday parties on Saturdays or Sundays year round! Affordable and fun there are a variety of nature themed parties to choose from including animals and art to fairy fun. Hiking, games and stories, live animals and even tractor rides can all be made a part of the celebration! Download a flyer or call us for more information to brainstorm what will make for an unforgettable party for your birthday child!
CONNECTICUT WILDLIFE SERIES
CT Wildlife Series – Bald Eagles in Connecticut
CT Wildlife Series – Bobcats in Connecticut
CT Wildlife Series – Bears in Connecticut
ADULT & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Needle Felting Virtual Class
Whittemore Sanctuary Winter Bog Hike
Senior Hike With A Master Naturalist
Flanders Letterbox Series – New Botany Trail Hike Added!
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 world-wide. GET MORE INFORMATION
Make The New Year Resolution To Volunteer At Flanders!
Interested in giving back to an organization that is making a difference by preserving land and educating people on the importance of caring for the environment, meeting kindred spirits and making new friends? AND the good feeling that comes with knowing that your time is being spent in a worthwhile way that truly makes an impact?
TO LEARN MORE
Please contact Flanders’ volunteer coordinator Ana Jordan to learn more about becoming a Flanders ambassador or other available volunteer opportunities today!
Flanders Wish List!
Flanders’ mission is to foster the understanding and appreciation of nature, art, and the wonders of the natural world through land preservation, stewardship and education. To help reduce expenses, the donation of supplies, services and/or equipment that are used for fulfilling our mission are greatly appreciated! >Learn more