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April 2020

Fish Migration with Steve Gephard – Lunch and Learn!

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Fish Migration with Steve Gephard - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, April 8 12:00 - 1:00 pm Members FREE.  Members Register Here. Non-Members $5.00.  Public Register Here. Click Here for Lunch and Learn Series Information. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! “Connecticut River Fish Migrations” Gephard will talk about which fish are migrating during which months of the year as well as tell a bit about the specific fish history and their status in the river.  Potential…

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Homeschool Program: Migratory Animal Mini Series, Session Three

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm HIKE! Explore Canfield Woods during early spring looking for ephemeral blooms and their insect counterparts.  Learn about insect lifecycles and seasonal changes in the forest as we enjoy an easy hike. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-april-21-2020-migratory-animals-3-hike

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May 2020

Homeschool Program: Trades on the Farm at Bushnell Farm

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm According to Merriam Webster Dictionary a farmer “is a person who cultivates land or crops or raises animals (such as livestock or fish)”.  Sounds simple, but a colonial farmer had to acquire many skills to prosper.  Visit Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook and see what a day on the farm would have been like.  Participate in a blacksmith demonstration and use a yoke to carry water from a well. Click on…

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