Educational Videos - Zoom Webinars

Light Pollution Presentation with Alan Sheiness and Misha Semonov-Leiva

In this presentation recorded on May 3, 2023, learn the impact of an artificially brightened night sky, including the effects on natural cycles in aquatic and terrestrial life. Simple site lighting design changes that can thwart impact while promoting safety.

Sheltering in Nature: Transforming an Ordinary Backyard into Pollinator Habitat ––and an Opportunity for Nature Photography

In this zoom webinar, recorded September 18, 2022, award-winning photographer, Illustrator, and author Patrick J. Lynch shares gorgeous photographs of the result of simple, inexpensive changes to make their fairly ordinary backyard into a friendlier habitat for wildlife of all kinds. He shares with us his beautiful macro photographs.

Our Hidden Landscapes: Stone Cultural Features & Ceremonial Sites with Dr. Lucianne Lavin

This zoom webinar, recorded February 27, 2022, is an illustrated presentation of stone structures left behind in our woods with a focus on the built ceremonial stone landscapes of the Indigenous populations that have inhabited New England for more than 10,000 years. Lucianne Lavin, PhD, is Director Emeritus of Research at the Institute for American Indian Studies is a museum, research and educational center in Washington, CT.

Propagating Native Plants from Seed with Jim Sirch

This zoom webinar was recorded January 22, 2022

Including native plants in your garden is a great way to help pollinators. In this workshop, Jim Sirch, Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, explains how to plant a seed selection in a plastic jug to stratify over the winter

To Plant or Not to Plant–Preserving Connecticut’s Natural Biodiversity with CT DEEP wildlife biologist Peter Piccone

This zoom webinar, recorded November 4, 2021, is about learning how to make a difference for wildlife by planting native plants and managing invasive plants on a small to large scale, from backyards to open space properties. This program was co-sponsored by Lyme Pollinator Pathway, Lyme Land Trust, and Lyme Public Library.

A Photographer’s Vision – Landscapes with Caryn B Davis

In this Zoom webinar recorded on October 19, 2021, as inspiration for the Imagining Lyme Photography program, award-winning photographer Caryn B. Davis presents her beautiful landscapes. She explains how the natural world influences her creative process, with particular attention to composition. In addition, the photos of distinction for the second challenge of Imagining Lyme are announced and explained. Join the fun–Imagining Lyme.

A Photographer’s Vision–The Expressive Beauty of the Natural World with Joe Standart

Includes the announcement of the Winners of First Season of Imaging Lyme.

In this Zoom webinar recorded on April 7, 2021, Joe Standart, photographer, announces and explains the decision for the photos of distinction for the first Challenge-Light. He also shows examples of his beautiful landscape photography. Join the fun–Imagining Lyme.

It’s All About Astronomy – An Introduction to Astronomy and the Start of a Lyme Land Trust Program

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the Lyme Land Trust provided a Zoom presentation by Alan Sheiness and Scott Mallory, astronomy enthusiasts, who are spearheading the astronomy program. For more information about the astronomy program, click here.