TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF A SECTION OF THE GOODWIN ORANGE TRAIL
ANNOUNCING THE GOODWIN FOREST
In a effort to raise money to further the mission of our organization, we are challenging individuals to become members of the Friends of Goodwin Forest and to hike all 19 miles of trails within the forest.
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Looking for programs?
Click here for the current list!
Register early -space is limited for many events.
We're looking for a few volunteers for some upcoming programs.
Windham School Groups
September 24 and 25 (rain date 26), Oct 1 and 2 (rain date 3), October 8 and 9 (rain date 10)
8 am - 2 pm (tentative)
Volunteers will work with school chaperones and students at various ecological stations throughout the forest
Arts Day Oct 6, 12 pm - 4pm
Man activity tables to guide people through craft activities.
Please email Lena
CHECK YOURSELF FOR TICKS AFTER ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY.
Treating clothes and shoes with permethrin will help deter ticks but you should always do a self-check.
Have you heard about our Master Naturalist led Meetup Group?
The group is for anyone interested in learning more about Connecticut state parks and forests and are led by Master Naturalists who trained at the Goodwin Conservation Center. Their next hike will be on December 17th at 1:00 pm.
All details can be found on the Meetup site.
Welcome to the James. L. Goodwin State Forest and Conservation Education Center!
Give back to Goodwin;
enrich someone’s life.
If you have a passion about a conservation, environmental, ecologically -related topic of your choice that you want to share, this is your opportunity. We here at Goodwin would like you to present that knowledge to your peers!
Host a hike, give a presentation, do some outdoor activities or experiments, or just have an open ended discussion.
Goodwin Conservation Center is looking for volunteers who have knowledge about various conservation-related topics and the ability and desire to share that knowledge with others. We are looking for with knowledge in all conservation topics including birding, rocks, invasive species, survival skills, pollution, photography, nature technological equipment, gardening, etc.
Teaching experience helpful but not required. For more information, contact Beth Bernard.
The video above is from 2012. Most of our programs are free and open to the public. Look for Current Programs under the events tab to find our monthly listings.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center is located at
23 Potter Road
Hampton, CT 06247
The 2000 acre forest and Richard Haley Native Wildlife Garden are open from sunup to sundown year round.
The Conservation Education Center and museums are open on a part-time basis, please call ahead when planning a visit.