Virtual Hike with White Memorial Foundation and More

If you are bored and stuck at home why not take a virtual walk with Carrie Szwed and education director at White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield on April 30 at 4 p.m.

Barred Owl ~ Photo credit: Leo Kulinski, Jr.

Get ready to walk virtually on one of White Memorial’s most beautiful trails from the comfort of your home! Let Carrie Szwed, Education Director, be your eyes, ears, and legs as she hikes the ¼ mile Ongley Pond Trail and points out some of the natural wonders that make this trail so special. To participate click here.

If you are feeling stressed, don’t miss the chance to dive deep into nature with Marlow Shami on Saturday, May 2 at 10 am. This is your chance to participate in a guided meditation each week designed to support relaxation and restoration with Nature during these uncertain times. Refresh yourself while reveling in the synergy we create in our group meditation. For meditation click here.

Photo credit ~ Matt Balnis

White Memorial has also launched a new nature series called Nature’s News. Each video will include an explanation of several natural phenomena, as well as a live animal demonstration, and a suggestion for a nature activity that can be tried at home. To locate these videos click here.

White Memorial also has 30 plus miles of trails. When enjoying White Memorial please be respectful and courteous to others, and follow the social distance etiquette. If you arrive at trail and crowds are forming, choose another trail.
Observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people, whether you’re walking, biking, or hiking. Practice it and know what it looks like. Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times.

The number one priority will always be the health and safety of our visitors and staff. They have instituted the following protocols: The Little Pond Boardwalk is closed until further notice. All programs canceled through May 21, 2020. This includes public programs and school programs. The Nature Museum will be closed until further notice. The White Memorial property will remain open to visitors. Outhouses will be closed with a tentative opening date of May 22, 2020.

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