Connecticut River Environmental Symposium

Wesleyan University 45 Wyllys Ave, Fayerweather – Beckham Hall, Middletown

The Connecticut River Museum is hosting an Environmental Symposium this June at Wesleyan University’s Beckham Hall Ballroom, featuring speakers and topics spanning all 410 miles of the Connecticut River. We envision this event as an opportunity for environmentally focused organizations to make new connections and discover exciting opportunities for collaboration and coalition building. The event will run from 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM and features a blend of keynote speakers and panel discussions. Lunch will be included with admission, and will provide the opportunity for attendees to take part in guided discussions related to important issues affecting the environment. For more information

$30 – $85

Dixwell Q-House Farmer’s Market​ in New Haven

Q-HOUSE FARMERS MARKET 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven

Wednesdays | 3pm – 6pm Opening Day: June 12 Daniel Stewart Plaza 197 Dixwell Ave Q House and CitySeed are excited to be collaborating to bring a Farmers Market to the Daniel Stewart Plaza at Q House this summer! This market will look much like CitySeeds other markets, offering fresh locally grown and produced foods, live music, and activities. Stay tuned for more info. The Q House is a bustling community center that provides resources, opportunities, and a safe and fun gathering space for folks of all ages and backgrounds. Learn more about the Dixwell Q House here. Vendors at our market accept credit, debit, cash and SNAP/EBT. We even double SNAP/EBT for fresh produce. For more information

FAMILY ECOLOGY DAYS at Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center 100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

July 6, 13 Aug 10,17 1:30-3:00pm Participate in an afternoon of ecology exploration with the RTP Estuary Center! Learn how to use some of our equipment and explore our sanctuary grounds.  Each session is packed with fascinating discoveries! This program is intended for families with children ages 5 and up. Each session features a unique theme. Attend one or all four! Cost $ 25 per family per session or sign up for all 4 for $80 per family. Click here to learn more about each day!

$25 – $80

Summer on the Farm at the Yellow Farmhouse: Ages 5-10

Yellow Farmhouse 389 N. Main Street, Stonington

 July 9 - August 29, 2024 Our Summer on the Farm program brings children ages 5-10 to Stone Acres Farm where Yellow Farmhouse educators help them pick, taste, and cook fresh produce.Over the course of eight summer weeks, we visit the laying hens, measure the temperature of the compost piles, inspect milkweed for monarch caterpillars, dissect flowers to see how their parts are designed, harvest and compare seeds, and much much more.Each week includes a cooking/tasting activity, utilizing farm-fresh ingredients and engaging recipes For more information

$35

Teacher Summer Camp at Kellogg Environmental Center: Derby

Osborne Homestead Museum and Kellogg Estate gardens 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby

Summer workshop days for elementary and middle school teachers that provide experiences for teachers through exploration of forests, shorelines and more. Lesson plans, resources and materials are provided to allow you to recharge and spark ideas for next year. The camp is free, and you are welcome to bring your children with you or adults that may be visiting or co-teaching to experience the fun. Contact susan.quincy@ct.gov for additional information. Snacks and beverage will be provided. First session takes place at the Kellogg Center in Derby with a visit to a woodlot near-by. Additional days will take place in Portland, CT and New London, CT. Teacher Camp is held on July 10, 17, and 24. All days are from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. For more information  

Conversations with a Beekeeper At The Beekley Library

Beekley Library 10 Central Ave, New Hartford

Join the Humble Bee Honey Company for a program introducing the life of the Honey bee. It discusses equipment management and harvesting practices past and present, the challenges Beekeepers face and the importance of Beekeeping and honey bees to our ecosystem. For more information!

The One Who: Environmental Performance Art at The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary 59 Bogel Road, East Haddam

ARTFARM and The Sanctuary have been cultivating their relationship over the years. ARTFARM Artistic Director Marcella Trowbridge has offered workshops at The Sanctuary, but this new deepening of performance inspired by the land itself- and by Kuan Yin- ‘The one who hears the suffering of the world, and is called to compassionate action’- as it encourages us to touch our grief, our joy and our potential for increased consciousness and liberation- feels like a cozy fit. Come be with us! For more information    

$25

Little Dipper Summer Vibes Festival : Brooklyn, CT

Little Dipper Farm 499 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn

Join us for our first festival of the year! We will have local vendors, live music, interactive art & educational stations and tours throughout the day! Relax in our hammock garden, hike our trail/hay field paths and enjoy some Delicious food and beverages provided by our NEW hospitality partner, Field & Feast. There will be a list of registered participants at the door. All are welcome! Come. Be present. Enjoy. For more information

$5

Fishes at the Fort- Fundraiser Dinner & Auction

Fort Adams State Park- Casemates 80 Fort Adams Dr, Newport, RI

Join Eating with the Ecosystem join us for a 'fintastic' evening at our second annual Fishes at the Fort fundraiser! An unforgettable evening of local seafood, delicious cuisine, and community. Experience the best of Rhode Island's local and underutilized fishes as four amazing chefs come together to prepare a four-course dinner that celebrates local abundance, ocean ecosystems, and our beloved fisheries. Indulge in a culinary journey crafted by award winning chefs: Josh Berman of Little Fish Food Truck and JB Cuisine Sky Kim of Gift Horse David Standridge of The Shipwright's Daughter Jason Timothy of Troop PVD The evening will begin with a cocktail hour including an oyster raw bar and seafood appetizers. Then we will move to a seated four-course dinner where each course is paired with a fantastic wine.  During the meal we will have a spirited live auction featuring incredible and unique prizes, led by David Dadekian, board president of Eating with the Ecosystem and owner of Eat Drink RI. For more information

$250