Education

Sibley Talk

David Sibley discussed the process he used to write his field guides before a full house at the Blackkstone Memorial Library in Branford.

Menunkatuck’s offers monthly free educational programs with experts from a wide variety of disciplines. The slide/lecture topics have included birding travelogues to Africa – Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana; South America – Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador; Australia; Asia – Thailand, India; Canada – Newfoundland, Manitoba, Yukon; and many states in America. Other topics have been gardening with native plants, how birds can help dementia patients, ecology of Long Island Sound, and using insects as food. We have had programs about the birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that live in Connecticut and others about how the DEEP manages their populations. And we have had book signings with David Sibley, whose father was one of the founders of Menunkatuck Audubon Society.

We offer periodic educational workshops for teachers. And we are actively involved in the Schoolyard Habitat program in several of New Haven’s schools.

Our field trip leaders are experts in a variety of topics and include educational information on all trips.

Our conservation leaders make periodic appearances on Internet radio iCRV discussing local wildlife on Nature with Ranger Russ. The 50-minute shows are archived here.

Menunkatuck offers a scholarship for college students with a particular interest in conservation or a related field.