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Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

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Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy is a  nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the world's waterfowl and their habitats through research, education, and conservation action. We provide science education programs that teach concepts of ecology, animal behavior, and conservation using waterfowl as our model.

2016-2017

2015-2016

 

Programs by Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

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Avian Ambassadors and Adaptations

Meet a goose from Australia, a duck from South America, and an owl from your own backyard! This live animal program introduces participants to birds from around the world and the unique adaptations that enable them to thrive in their habitats.

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Birds on the Brink

Threatened and endangered species, oh my! Join Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy to learn what it means when a species is threatened or endangered in the wild and explore what is threatening some of our planet's rarest birds.

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Conversations with a Scientist

Join Ripley's resident scientist, Dr. Colleen Peters, for an open Q & A session and learn what a career in environmental science looks like, what schooling is required, and what opportunities exist in the job market. This program is directed...

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Owl Moon

Join LRWC for Owl Moon, a literacy-based program featuring a classroom reading followed by an introduction to LRWC"s resident Barn Owl, Poppy. 

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Plastic Pollution

Join Dr. Colleen Peters as she discusses her research examining microplastic pollution and ingestion within fish. Learn what microplastics are, where they come from, and just how deep in trash we really are!

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What fits the Bill? Take a Dabble into Duck Diets

Put on your goggles and dive into the world of waterfowl! We will investigate what adaptations our birds use to capture what's for dinner.

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Winging it with Waterfowl: Understanding Feathers and Flight!

Soar into the world of birds at LRWC! We will investigate the many funny feathers of the world while learning about birds, wings, feathers, and flight!

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Women in Science

Learn what it takes to be successful in a STEM career by following the journey of our Environmental Scientist from undergraduate to Dr.

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Colleen Peters   cpeters@ripleyconservancy.org
55 Duck Pond Road
Litchfield CT 06759
8605672062
United States

http://www.ripleyconservancy.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy cover:

STEM
Social Studies/History
Language Arts/English
Sciences