BENNINGTON >> One World Conservation Center is offering summer programs. The Center is located at 413 US Route 7S. Please call the Center at 802-447-7419 for more information or visit the website or on Facebook at One World Conservation Center

Camp Connect

Many individuals and families who experience Autism are unable to participate in social settings. This can feel isolating and difficult to join in typical camps. Camp Connect offers visual scheduling and step by step instruction including: preview- activity- review and social stories. Open to all ages.

• Personal growth through positive social interactions

• Sensory friendly surroundings

• Stewardship- understanding our place in Nature

• Connect to the natural world through exploration

• Overcome barriers, individualized support in enjoying outdoor activities

July 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday Camp Connect Session 1

July 21 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday Camp Connect Session 2

July 28 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday Camp Connect Session 3

Camp Mentor and Me

Open to youth grade 4-8 who experience a need for positive mentorship and would benefit from a camp experience not otherwise available in the community. Camp M&M offers a supportive environment of environmental stewardship and social skill building. Participants will connect to the natural world through exploration, overcoming barriers with individualized support while enjoying outdoor activities.


August 4th Thursday Camp Mentor and Me Session 1

August 11th Thursday Camp Mentor and Me Session 2

August 18th Thursday Camp Mentor and Me Session 3

First Friday Dog Walker Meet and Greet

July 1, 11 a.m. and Aug. 5 11 a.m. at OWCC Greenberg Reserve. Bring your four legged friend and discover our trails and meet other "dog people"! Meet at the Greenberg Reserve Parking lot every first Friday of the month. Doggy treats will be served and we will have guest speakers. Please, for everyone's comfort and safety use your leash! We are a carry in - carry out park, which includes dog waste. This event is free and donations are greatly appreciated.

Three Part Forestry Series

What every woodlot owner should know. There will be social time for landowners to talk prior to the presentations beginning at 5 p.m. Registration required. $5 per session or all three for $10. One World Conservation Center Members. free. To register for some or all of the forestry sessions please contact: or 802-447-7419

July 19, 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday Forestry Series 1. Learn how to manage your Vermont woodlots. Topics will be: Coverts, NRCS, VWA. The focus will be on wildlife habitat. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources- Forestry Division will present 30 minute segments with Q&A at the end. Registration required. July 21, 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursday Forestry Series 2. Topics will be Forest Management Plans — Steve Handfield and Vermont Tree Farms. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources- Forestry Division will present 30 minute segments with Q&A at the end. Gabe Ruso, Logger/Forester/owner with South Wind Forestry will talk about timber harvests. Registration required. August 18, 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Third Thursday Forestry Series 3. Forester Kyle Mason will discuss Vermont's Use Value Appraisal (UVA) Program (also known as "Current Use") enables eligible private lands where owners practice long-term forestry or agriculture to be appraised based on the property's value of production of wood or food rather than its residential or commercial development value. Registration required.

Nan Wilson artist reception

July 28, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nan Wilson, a native of upstate New York, first combined her interest in art and nature while exploring the "forever wild" terrain of the Adirondack Mountains. Developing a special interest in wildflowers and uncultivated plants, she was captivated also by the creatures that landed on them and flew overhead. Her art takes unexpected twists and turns that follow her adventures – expressing her vision of the natural world and her concern for its protection. She will be exhibiting about 10 of her paintings, which will be available for purchase and will be perfect for wedding and birthday gifts.