Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary  / Online Program

Stories about the Animals at a Farm Sanctuary  / Online Program

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Jul/Thu/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, July 22
7-8 pm

Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary provides a lifelong home to farm animals rescued from slaughter and abuse. The sanctuary currently has 110 animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, and horses. The farm's cofounders, Ellen and Bill Crain, will tell the stories of some of the animals.  The program will be of interest to children as well as adults.

About our presenters: Ellen Crain is a retired pediatrician.  She is a professor emerita at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Bill Crain is a professor of psychology at The City College of New York. He is the author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children: Insights from a Farm Sanctuary. 

 

For more information about Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary please visit http://www.safehavenfarmsanctuary.org

 

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  • Aug/Tue/2022 7:00 PM - Aug/Tue/2022 8:00 PM

    Tuesday August 16
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Learn about the CT Audubon Society’s beautiful new nature preserve Deer Pond Farm that’s located only minutes from the Pawling Library in Sherman, CT. There are over 15 miles of trails to explore on 850 acres spanning Pawling, NY and Sherman, CT. Deer Pond Farm’s director, Cathy Hagadorn, will lead this informational / educational presentation. She will provide an overview of what to expect and enjoy when visiting on your own, on one of our many guided programs as well highlights of our environmental conservation work here and with community partners.

    About our presenter: Cathy Hagadorn is the Director of Deer Pond Farm. Cathy, joined the Connecticut Audubon Society in the fall of 2015. In her first year, she served as the director of the Coastal Center at Milford Point. In 2017 she was then chosen to direct the newest sanctuary, Deer Pond Farm. Cathy is responsible for all startup operations for this great new center. Her growing team is made up of a dedicated and talented staff, volunteers and vendors.

    Prior to joining us, she worked for the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk in the Education Department since 1999. Cathy managed the aquarium’s research and education vessel and collaborated on scientific database development for the Long Island Sound Biodiversity Census Project. She was key in developing a new business model for working with regional schools throughout the year.

    Cathy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. Additionally, she is a Master Wildlife Conservationist volunteer for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division. Among other projects, her volunteer work has included many winter hours at the Shepaug Bald Eagle View in Southbury.

     

     

     

    Deer Pond Farm
    https://www.ctaudubon.org/deer-pond-farm-home-new/

  • Aug/Thu/2022 7:00 PM - Aug/Thu/2022 8:00 PM

    Presenter: Dr. James Utter

    Thursday, August 25
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Discover the magnificence of the Great Swamp, one of largest freshwater wetlands in New York State.

  • Aug/Sat/2022 2:00 PM - Aug/Sat/2022 4:00 PM

    Saturday, 8/27 in the Library Courtyard (weather permitting)

    Drop-in anytime from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

    Thanks to our excellent community readers, we've earned a celebratory end of summer ice cream party! We're only half way through summer and already Pawling has collectively read over 50,000 minutes (as of 8/1/22). To celebrate, readers of all ages are invited to join us for ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, and fun and games in the courtyard.

    Drop in with your friends or family on August 27th, anytime from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, no registration required. We'll have yard games like lawn bowling and provide access to our outdoor play materials, including our water play tables and giant lawn blocks.

    This event is intended for patrons who have participated in our Summer Reading Challenge, but all are welcome to join us and celebrate their hard work! For more information, please email Maureen or Neena or call us at 845-855-3444.

  • Sep/Thu/2022 7:00 PM - Sep/Thu/2022 8:00 PM

    Thursday, September 22
    7-8 pm

    Become a Citizen Scientist!

    Joyce Tomaselli from CCEDC will teach about the Spotted Lanternfly and what you can do to help stop its spread.

    Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive pest that could impact New York's forests as well as the agricultural and tourism industries.

    What to do:

    Learn how to identify SLF.
    If you visit other states with SLF, be sure to check all equipment and gear before leaving.
    Destroy egg masses by scraping them into a bucket of hot, soapy water or a baggie/jar of hand sanitizer.

    See it? Report it:

    Take pictures of the insect, egg masses and/or infestation signs and note the location.

    Email: spottedlanternfly@agriculture.ny.gov

    More Info: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/113303.html

     

    This program was made possible by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County.

  • Oct/Fri/2022 6:30 PM - Oct/Fri/2022 8:30 PM

    Two Sessions:

    Friday, October 7: Sculpting
    Friday, October 14: Painting

    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. They spend a good deal of their time hidden under mud, and like to come out at night.

    Bog turtles are usually dark brown, both skin and shell, and have a unique bright orange spot on each side of their neck. Sadly, these turtles are considered threatened, and protected under the United States' Endangered Species Act.

    At this workshop we’ll be sculpting these elusive beautiful little creatures.

    Please join us and make your very own, very special bog turtle.

    Age: 6 & up.

    Registration & parental supervision is required.

  • Oct/Fri/2022 6:30 PM - Oct/Fri/2022 8:30 PM

    Two Sessions:

    Friday, October 7: Sculpting
    Friday, October 14: Painting

    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. They spend a good deal of their time hidden under mud, and like to come out at night.

    Bog turtles are usually dark brown, both skin and shell, and have a unique bright orange spot on each side of their neck. Sadly, these turtles are considered threatened, and protected under the United States' Endangered Species Act.

    At this workshop we’ll be sculpting these elusive beautiful little creatures.

    Please join us and make your very own, very special bog turtle.

    Age: 6 & up.

    Registration & parental supervision is required.