The Buzz Newsletter

Latest News & Happenings | APRIL 2019

Welcome to our next issue of The Buzz. A publication, with the intent of keeping you up to date on what has been happening at Flanders in the last few months—and helping you get involved in the programs and parts of Flanders you love most.

DATE: June 7, 2019
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE:  Van Vleck Sanctuary, Church Hill Road,
Woodbury, CT
DISTANCE:  5 kilometers (approximately 3.1 miles)
Runners of All Ages

Good Monitoring Makes Good Neighbors
Flanders manages 54 properties totaling 2,300 acres. Learn about the process of monitoring our open space parcels, and how our team of 26 volunteer land monitors have gone high-tech building great relationships with our open space neighbors in the process.
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Education Rolling Out New Classes
A new educational experience is coming to Flanders this spring. We’ve developed a new collection of field trip experiences for grades K–5 to complement the Next Generation Science Standards. Our carefully aligned programming seizes upon our abundant phenomena and unique natural resources, as we begin to partner with regional school systems.

Volunteer of the Year: Dave Terry
Many of our volunteers, including ambassadors, start off by attending one of our many popular programs or events. That’s how it started for Dave Terry, Flanders 2018 Volunteer Of The Year. Read how Dave builds both physical and friendship bridges at Flanders, and what a difference he has made.

Join Us May18th for the Flanders Festival!

Your child can be an artist, explorer, farmer or culinary genius at Flanders, where learning is fun!
Mix and match morning and afternoon programs to create a memorable summer experience for your child.
Early bird pricing ends May 31st. Member discounts.

Would you like the opportunity to join us to help continue our legacy of preserving our vibrant community?

As a nature center and accredited land trust, Flanders offers a variety of opportunities to support our mission. You may help with special event planning, maintaining hiking trails, working with children, providing office assistance, and much more!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Flanders Festival (May 18) Planning Committee needed: help us to create a fun-filled event showcasing all that Flanders offers visitors of all ages;
  • Program Ambassadors needed: serve as “the face of Flanders” helping to host adult and family programs;
  • Land Acquisition Committee Members Needed: help us to acquire and preserve open space land;
  • Or join one of our standing committees!

Please email Ana at to learn more.

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