Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

Visit us online at | 24 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING NATURE & THE ENVIRONMENT ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION A Partnership between the College and Westmoreland Sanctuary Westmoreland Sanctuary is a nature center and wildlife preserve located in Mount Kisco, serving the Westchester community and beyond. Founded almost 60 years ago, Westmoreland Sanctuary’s ever-expanding tracts of land now consist of 640 acres of year-round beauty and 7.5 miles of the finest hiking trails in Westchester. It’s a place where wild bird and animal life flourish; a place where native flowers, shrubs, plants and trees are cherished, protected and preserved. It’s also a place to simply come, enjoy and reconnect with nature, and maybe even yourself. The health of our environment and natural world depends on a committed generation of today to pass the torch of appreciation, understanding, and respect of the natural world to future generations. Central to Westmoreland Sanctuary’s mission is offering environmental education and conservation programs to all. While touching the lives of 12,000 young students each year with certified environmental programming, Westmorland staff also conducts programs for adults that are both wide and varied. To learn more, please visit: All classes below are held onsite at Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco IN-PERSON Bird Banding A unique learning activity in our bird banding program. Participate as staff use mist nets and other techniques to safely capture wild birds, then assist as they identify each bird, record its age and sex, and carefully place a numbered band on the bird before it is released. Allows participants to see what scientists do to study birds. Please dress for the weather. CE-SCI 2035, 1 Sat., Apr. 8, 9:00-11:00 am, $25. S Ricker. #20202 IN-PERSON Winter Tree Identification Learn how to identify trees without leaves using habitat, bark, branching, and more. We’ll join the instructor for a hike on trails to practice identifying techniques. The benefits of each species will be explored, and the pros and cons of different field guides will be discussed. Please dress for the outdoors; binoculars are helpful, but not required. CE-SCI 2043, 1 Sat., Jan. 14, 2:00-4:00 pm, $25. S Ricker. #20203 IN-PERSON Winter Animal Tracking One of the easiest ways to know what is going on in the woods and your neighborhood is to take advantage of the tracks left in snow or mud and other signs animals leave behind. Learn the way to tell a rabbit track from that of a squirrel, and a coyote from a dog. Everyone will also get the opportunity to make a plaster cast of a local animal’s tracks. Please dress for the weather. CE-SCI 2036, 1 Sat., Feb. 11, 2:00-4:00 pm, $25. S Ricker. #20211 Collegium Community Arts Culture & Society Eras of History  Finances & Retirement Planning Health & Wellness Languages Local Lore & History Mainstream Nature & the Environment Performing Arts Self-awareness Special Interest Sports & Fitness Taste of Westchester  Visual Arts & Music Appreciation Wine & Food Exploration Writing Center LIFELONG LEARNING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Whether it is a new interest or something you have always wanted to explore, there is a class for everyone. Come join us and open up a world of discovery!