On Saturday, Jun. 15, at 11:00 a.m., the Lyme Land Conservation Trust will offer a free presentation on bats for residents of all ages at NaturePlace in the Banningwood Preserve. Maureen Heidtmann, a local librarian and bat expert, will speak on the bat populations in Connecticut, the threats they face and how residents can help protect them. NaturePlace is an outdoor education space inspired by the vision of Diana and Parker Lord. The Banningwood Preserve is located off Town Street in Lyme. Reservations for the free event would be appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org. (This event will be canceled in the event of rain.)
On Monday, Feb. 27, at 1:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center, the center will offer a free training session in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which will be led by two local emergency medical technicians (EMTs), Colleen Atkinson and Doug LoPresti. The training session will explain how to recognize when someone is experiencing cardiac arrest and how to use this type of defibrillator. The EMTs will also demonstrate how to use hands-only CPR integrated with the use of an AED while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The program is free and open to the public. To register for the free event, please call the senior center at 860-434-4127.