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.

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Summer Supper & Saunter: New Moon Hike

For All
Flanders hosts a fun potluck evening and post-supper hike during the evening of the new moon. Explore Flanders trails after dark and experience the sounds of night. Please bring a dish to share that will feed 4-6 people – and a flashlight!
Date/Time:Friday, August 14 / 7:30 PM
Location: Sugar House
Cost: $5 Members / $10 Non Members. To register, click here

Flanders Focus: Bobcats

For All
Join Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Master Wildlife Conservationist Peggy Zabawar as she discusses how and where bobcats live, what they eat, and more about this secretive, solitary cat that is a state protected species.
Date/Time:Saturday, August 15 / 1 PM
LocationThe Studio
Cost:$10 Members / $15 Non Members. To register, click here.

Needle Felting

Join Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals for Needle Felting Night at Flanders! Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. Participants can attend for $10 and choose to either bring their own project or purchase a kit for an additional fee. Assorted kits available, ranging in price from $10-$35. Beginners welcome. Chipmunks and squirrels will be this month’s featured kits (Save $ if you bring your own needles and foam)
Date/Time:Thursday, August 20 /7 PM
Location: South Farmhouse
Cost: Cost: $10 to attend; bring your own project and receive guidance; kits additional $10-$35

Marvelous Mushrooms!

For All
Back by popular demand! Join The 3 Foragers as we identify and determine the edibility of some wild mushrooms. We will learn where to forage, which mushrooms are safe to eat, and hear some suggestions on how to add wild food to our diet. Dates/Times:Saturday, August 22 / 1 PM
Location:Sugar House
Cost: $10 Members / $15 Non Members. To register, click here.


Flower Essences | Thursday, September 10 | 7:00 PM | Studio

Tree Identification | Saturday, September 12 | 9 AM | Sugar House

Pruning Conifers | Tuesday or Saturday | Sept 22 or 26 | 10 AM | Sugar House

Auction Event | Saturday, October 3 | 5:30PM | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Southbury

Geology Field Trip | Saturday | October 17 | Southbury Quarry


Flanders Letterbox Series

For All
Flanders has planted several letterboxes on the family friendly trails at their preserves and sanctuaries and more are being planned. Combining art and nature in a fun interactive way, letterboxing is a popular treasure hunting activity done worldwide. At Flanders, the letterboxing clues include educational comments about the natural world. Anyone who hikes at least twelve of the letterboxing trails at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, stamps the letters from those trails in their passport and presents their passport at the Flanders office will be asked to sign their Trail Name on our poster of Successful Flanders Letterboxers and will receive a small prize. 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 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.


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