Adult Programs

From growing organic vegetables and flowers in a community garden plot to celebrating the seasons or learning more about nature, the environment and the arts, Flanders offers a variety of special activities for adults.


Energy Reset Day 2015!

For All
Flanders and New Morning team up to offer an invigorating, healthy breakfast by Chef Carol Byer-Alcorace; a discussion with New Morning Market Owner John Pittari, Jr. on nutrition and wellness; and a guided trail walk at the Van Vleck Sanctuary with Master Naturalist Edward Boisits. A great day to kick off the new year designed to re-energize you for the start of 2015!
Dates/Times:Tuesday, January 6 / 8AM- Noon
Location:New Morning Market & Flanders’ Van Vleck Sanctuary
Cost: $20 Members/ $25 Non Members To register online, please click here for members and here for non-members.

Colonial Woodbury

For All
Find out how early Woodbury residents lived in colonial times: daily life, family time, and more. Join Woodbury native and Historian Susan Cheatham from The Old Woodbury Historical Society, Hurd House Museum as she brings her insight and shares her stories on the people of Woodbury during this era.
Dates/Times:Saturday, January 10/ 2PM
Cost:$10 Members/ $15 Non Members
Location:The Studio
To register online, please click here for members and here for non-members.

Maple Sugaring Info Session and Tapping Day

For All
Maple sugaring time, a New England tradition, will be starting soon! Each year Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees both here at the nature center and around town. We invite anyone with an interest in maple sugaring with us this year to attend a volunteer information meeting on Thursday evening January 15 at 7 PM at The Studio. Refreshments will be served. Tapping day, weather permitting, is scheduled for Saturday, January 31. No experience is needed and all ages and families are welcome to come to help out!
Dates/Times:Information Session: Thursday, January 15 / 7PM, Studio, Tree Tapping Day: Saturday, January 31/ 9:30 AM , Sugar House
Cost:Both Free and Open to the Public
Location:The Sugar House

Needle Felting

Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. Owls will be this month’s featured kit and includes enough fiber to make one 5 inch sculpture to begin in class to finish at home. Cost for this project is $35. People also have the option of choosing from a variety of available kits ranging in price from $10 to $35. (Save $5 if they bring your own needles and foam) Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to work on and receive guidance and support.
Dates/Times:Thursday, January 15 /7 PM
Cost:Varies from $10-$35 depending on kit chosen or bring your own project and receive guidance for $10
Location:South Farmhouse

Wetlands for Homeowners

For Adults
Flanders focuses on what every homeowner should know about the wetlands in their backyards and neighborhoods. Join Attorney Mark Branse and All Habitat Owner David Roach for a lively, informative discussion on what you should know!
Date/Time: Thursday, January 29 / 7PM
Location: The Studio
Cost: $10 Members/ $15 Non Members To register online, please click here for members and here for non-members.


Aquatics to Art, a Transformation | Sunday, February 8 | 2 PM | Studio

Beekeeping Workshop Series | Starting Spring 2015


Flanders Letterbox Series

For All
Flanders has “planted” a series of Letterboxes on several of the “family friendly” trails at their preserves and sanctuaries. Combining art and nature in a fun interactive way, letterboxing is a popular treasure hunting activity done world-wide. Letterboxers follow a set of clues to find “boxes” that have been hidden along hiking trails. Those that plan to letterbox at Flanders will want the Flanders Passport. One of the letterboxes on each trail will contain a rubber stamp for a letter: F, L, A, N, D, E, R, or S. Anyone who stamps all eight letters in their passport has the right to sign their name to a poster displayed at the Flanders offices which denotes them as a successful Flanders letterboxer and they will then receive a small prize. For More Information on letterboxing Click Here (Please link to Letterbox page)
For More Information on letterboxing click here.

Catalog of Natalie Van Vleck Artwork For Sale

In the Natural State: The Nude in the Art of Natalie Van Vleck The first color catalog of the artwork of Natalie Van Vleck (1901-1981), founder of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, published Summer 2004, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, twelve pages, twenty-one illustrations in color, and an essay on the art of Natalie Van Vleck, by curator of the exhibition, Marc Chabot.
Cost:$10 each
Please call 203-263-3711 Ext. 10 to order catalog and/or poster

Own a Poster of a Natalie Van Vleck Painting

Flanders is offering for sale a 11" x 17" full-color poster of a painting by Flanders founder Natalie Van Vleck , titled ">Flanders"White Salt Box House and Red Barns, Woodbury". The poster reproduces her original 30” x 36” oil on canvas painted in her studio at Flanders in 1929.
Cost:$5 each
Please call 203-263-3711 Ext. 10 to order catalog and/or poster

To register for any programs, call 203-263-3711.

Programs in the Community

From autumn traditions to holiday decorations, Flanders talented educators can bring seasonal programs to your business or organization. It’s a perfect activity for senior centers, youth groups, scout troops, religious organizations, service clubs, corporations or any group looking for an out-of-the-ordinary learning experience. Space is limited to 20 participants per session. 10 participant minimum. Volunteers are welcome to help! Call (203) 263-3711 to inquire about our monthly, nature-themed programs that may be just right for your group or organization

Annual Activities at Flanders

Four Seasons of Flanders Benefit Auction and Gala
Maple Celebrations
Farm Day
Autumn Festival
Winter Holiday Programs
Community Garden

For more information, contact us.
To join or renew your membership, please click here.
To register for any of the adult programs at Flanders, call 203-263-3711.
To download a flyer of the current calendar of adult events, click here.


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