Family Hiking Series

Join Two Rivers' own Master Naturalist, Mr. Smith, for a series of Saturday adventures around Connecticut! The descriptions are listed below, and families will meet Mr. Smith at the locations or the TRMMS parking lot. To sign up for one or more please complete the registration form; if no one is registered the day before an event it will not run, so make sure to sign up! (Registration form below hike descriptions)

October 20th   
Keney Park hike in Hartford, 9:00 am. Meet at Two Rivers to carpool or at Keney Park.

December 1st 
Presentation at the Flourescent Mineral Society at Sterling Hill.  See the presentation and/or tour the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ. For more information about the mines, visit www.sterlinghillminingmuseum.org Those interested in attending can meet at 6am at TRMMS to drive down together, or see Mr. Smith for directions if traveling seperately.

December 22nd 
Project Feederwatch Christmas Bird Count – parents have to drive their own kids, we leave TRMMS parking lot at 9am to go over to the East Hartford boat launch and ID there, then drive down to the coast via Turtle Creek in Essex, then to Hammonasset Park in Madison and finally to Groton and the UConn Avery Point campus to ID Thames River and LIS birds.  We do a fast food restaurant for lunch when the noonish hour comes. After Groton stop everyone drives home on their own.

April 20th
9:00 am- hike of a local park, to be determined by family preferences (choose options on registration form). Mr. Smith will give guided hikes to identify the flora and fauna of the area. More dates may be offered if this one fills.

May 11th 
Families can come attend the TRMMS Middle School Envirothon which will be a repeat of last years event where we have sections for Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatics, Soil for everyone to practice their ID skills and other complete other challenges. Time to be determined.

Friday June 28th 
Tentative Biodiversity Camp week with Dr. Wagner – this would be the culmination day when students would put on presentations and displays and I and/or students could lead family groups in the fields and woods around TRMMS so kids could catch and ID insects. 


Registration Form for Hiking Series