YOU WEED – A VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Join Education Director Mary Beers and her
group of dedicated volunteers in the Green Briar Wildflower Garden on
Monday mornings from 9:00am to11:00am or later for an educational and
fun volunteer experience learning to recognize the keepers and pullers
of the Plant Kingdom. Coffee and munchies are provided during a
NATURALIST TO LIBRARIAN - THURSDAY, MAY 30 7:00pm
Bushwacking off “The Crooked Little Path” with Stu Parsons
the first naturalist employed by the Burgess Society, where he spent
many years inspiring children and people of all ages with a love of the
natural world through his enthusiastic teachings. He is currently the
popular Children’s Librarian at the Sandwich Public Library. This
program is the second in the annual Frances Meigs Memorial Lecture
Series. Ms. Meigs was the author of My Grandfather: Thornton W. Burgess
published in 1998.
FREE to members $5 Non-members
GUIDED WILDFLOWER GARDEN TOURS
TUESDAYS at 10:00am MAY 21 –AUGUST 27
Each Tuesday morning enjoy an informal guided tour of the
award-winning Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden at Green Briar
conducted by a Society volunteer. Registration is not necessary for this
drop-in program. All proceeds help to support the maintenance of this
very special spot.
FEE: Members $3 Non-members: $5
with Ed Chesnovitch
Saturday June 15th, 10 am - 4 pm
spend the day or drop in for a few hours plein air painitng on the
shores of Smiling Pool and the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding
Thorton Burgess Green Briar Nature Center. In junction with his exhibit
“Along Scorton”, Ed Chesnovitch will be hosting this event which is open
to any artist. So bring your gear, meet some friends and
enjoy a great day of art and nature. There is a suggested donation of
$10 which goes to the nature center. To sign up email Ed Chesnovitch at
BIRD CARVING WORKSHOP
Carve and paint a 6 inch high
Miniature Great White Egret during this three day workshop led by
Carver Steven A. Weaver of Wakeby Wildlife Studios. The workshop
includes the following materials: rough cut out of Egret, base, glass
eyes, wire for legs, sandpaper and paints. Knives and brushes will be
available for purchase at cost for those who need them.
This workshop is offered to both beginner and advanced carvers.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
JUNE 29, JUNE 30, JULY 1
9:00am – 5:00pm
Take a journey back in time on a walking tour with Thornton W.
Burgess as portrayed by actor David B. Hobbs.
Hear stories of life here in the 1870’s and 1880’s.
Summer dates are still to be determined.
Sponsored in part by a business donation from
Sandborg Plumbing and Heating.
ADULT/EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS -
SEE THE EDUCATOR PROGRAMS PAGE
During 2013 we continue to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the
War of 1812 and the 150th Anniversary of the most pivotal year of the
Civil War, 1863. This summer the Burgess Society will host three
lectures related to these anniversaries. Although the topics are
somewhat outside the usual scope of the Society’s programs, they do
reflect the Society’s interest in history as well as the natural
Tuesday, July 9
Food and the War of 1812
This program is presented by Katherine Barney Moose,
the author of five cookbooks including two on New England cooking She is
currently working on an international cookbook representing every
country around the world. Ms. Moose has an avid interest in history, is
an expert on the use of herbs, and will discuss early food, life and
times leading up to the War of 1812.
Tuesday, July 16
The Union in Dismay 7:00pm
Thursday, July 23 The Tide Begins to Turn
These two illustrated lectures presented by Burgess
Society Executive Director Gene A. Schott are on important Civil War
campaigns and battles of 1863. Mr. Schott is the former Director of
Heritage Museums and Gardens, where he installed and lectured on twelve
diverse military exhibitions from the French and Indian War to World War
FEE: Members $3
Non-members $5 (per lecture)