Sponsored by the Friends of Sherwood Island.

 

We had a BEAUTIFUL day for the Nature Center’s 10th Birthday celebration Saturday.

The Friends of Sherwood Island, who collected funds and lobbied and pushed for the creation of the Nature Center were excited to host a Birthday Party at the Nature Center this Saturday afternoon.

The guests – the focus of our celebration – were the children who come to the Park and enjoy the Nature Center during the summer season when the Park and Nature Center are at their finest.

Their parents were greeted by our NEW electronic sign:

 

 

So in honor of the kids:

We had KITES, KITES and more KITES
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–Kids made their own BIRD FEEDERS

 

 

 

–and they blew giant BUBBLES

 

–and painted SHELLS

   

 

–And played CORNHOLE and DISC GOLF

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–And had free CUPCAKES, POPCORN, and ICEYs

 

AND they were able to actually plant a seed (nasturtium) into its own cup of dirt to take home and grow themselves.

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–AND, most of all, learned about nature–both inside the Nature Center,

 

 

and outside, underneath the Park’s huge Cottonwood tree, with a wild and wonderful “Birds of Prey” demonstration from Earthplace’s Sammi Riccio.

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THANKS to Sherwood Island’s staff and families for their expertise and help!

 

 

 

All in all, a WONDERFUL DAY in the Westport Neighborhood!

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Come Celebrate the Nature Center’s 10th Birthday!

Saturday, June 15

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Nature Center is turning 10 this year! Come celebrate with make-your-own bird feeders, crafts, corn hole, bubbles and disc golf!

Happy Birthday !

The Sherwood Island Nature Center is 10 years old.

The Friends of Sherwood Island, who collected funds and lobbied and pushed for the creation of the Nature Center are excited to host a Birthday Party at the Nature Center, June 15th, 2 to 4 p.m.

The guests – the focus of our celebration – will be the children who come to the Park and enjoy the Nature Center during the summer season when the Park and the fully-staffed Nature Center are at their finest.  We will have Cake & Crafts & Bubbles and a Birds of Prey demonstration at 3:00.

 

We’ve been promised that Smokey the Bear will make an appearance!

 

 

 

 

Here’s what WE did on Sherwood Island!

 

CT TRAILS DAY 2019 at Sherwood Island State Park, Sat. June 1st

Events Sponsored by the Friends of Sherwood Island

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9:00 am Kayak Paddle with Michele Sorensen

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10:00amWonder of Flight Interactive Air Show

Annual Wonder of Flight Interactive Air Show: informative and fun.The Air Show will include numerous giant scale radio controlled model planes, helicopters, gliders and drones, some with wing spans exceeding ten feet. The Air Show is hosted by the Country Squires, a group of remote controlled aircraft enthusiasts registered with Academy of Model Aeronautics.

  

 

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12:30 amArchaeology Walk

Join us for an Archaeology Walk on the Sherwood Island History Trail.The walk will be led by Archaeologists Ernie Wiegand and Dawn Brown.

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Photos by Gene Borio

Photo by Erica Caldwell

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2:00Nature Walk

Discover Sherwood Island! Go beach to beach and discover habitats, inhabitants, and special features (9/11 Memorial, model Airport, wetlands, pine forest) of this waterfront Gateway park.  With Louis Pietig.

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ALERT! Volunteers Needed! Help us make sure everyone who attends Shivers at Sherwood has a wonderfully frightful time! And have fun too! Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4ba5a92d6-shivers


The Fiends (sick!) of Sherwood Island have been relishing the fun of transforming the Nature Center into a Haunted House and collecting bats, spiders, ghosts, tombstones and more!
Shivers at Sherwood
Saturday, October 27
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Sherwood Island State Park – East End
Admission: $5 per car
Join us for ghoulish fun and seasonal favorites. Face painting, bob for apples, carve pumpkins. Enjoy live music Warm yourself by the bonfire. Or…brave the Haunted Nature Center where creatures of the night have taken over!