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Summer Night HIKES

SUMMER
NIGHT HIKES

Save the Date!

Friday Family Fun Night, Once Upon a Blue Moon,
Friday, July 31
7:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Creatures of the Night... Hike!
Saturday, August 22
7:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Come dressed for the night weather and able to be outdoors in the dark for at least one hour. Check in at Visitors Center Front Desk.

Spaces are limited and advanced registration required. Register early! Please call (203) 966-9577 x10 to reserve a spot.

Youth Volunteer Group

Youth Volunteer Group

The Youth Volunteer Group is designed specifically for high school students (older teens are also welcome) too old for camp, too young for a summer job. The program was initiated in the summer of 2013 when a rising 9th grader called and asked if he could volunteer for the NCNC where he felt he could have a bigger impact than his other options around town.

Youth Volunteer Group will meet at the Nature Center every Thursday through August 13 from
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M..

For more information about the program or to sign up please contact Jennifer Rayher at 203-966-9577 x64.

   SUMMER CAMP    WILDLIFE WATCH

GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
DAWN TO DUSK

Visitors Center Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

OUR MISSION…
The New Canaan Nature Center is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Nature Center offers a wide array of innovative environmental educational programs serving youth, families and adults.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Summer Camp

Summer
CAMP

Dreaming of Summer Time!

The only place to take SUMMER in is…
OUTSIDE!

Adventure Campers Ages 10 and up: Sign up with a friend. Receive $50 off one session. Must register together. One rebate per camper.

Camp is starting soon. Don't miss out. Sessions are filling up. REGISTER TODAY!

Click here for camp details and registation forms.

Wildlife Watch

Common Snapping Turtle

Did you know that one of Connecticut’s most prehistoric reptiles is lurking in a wetland near you? It’s true!

The Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentine) once walked the Earth with the dinosaurs, having evolved over 40 million years ago! Part of their evolutionary success can be attributed to their adaptability to the changing Northeastern landscape.

Click here to find out more about the Common Snapping Turtle.

Be sure to check out our new "Wildlife Watch" kiosk next to the Sugar Shack for more information.

   VISIT THE NATURE CENTER    PRESCHOOL

YOUTH &
FAMILY PROGRAMS

Youth Volunteer Group
Every Thursday through August 13
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 A.M.
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Creatures of the Night…HIKE!
Saturday, August 22
7:30 - 9:00 P.M.
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NCNC Trail Map

Visit the
Nature Center

Enjoy a hike on our two miles of trails that criss-cross the site (including a 350-foot marsh boardwalk).

Discover SPRING at the Nature Center. The New Canaan Nature Center is located on a 40-acre site which features unusual habitat diversity offering a variety of horticultural experiences for the visitors as well as a live Birds of Prey Exhibit, a variety of gardens, a Greenhouse and a Visitors Center which houses our Discovery Room, Art Exhibits and the Nature Gift Shop. Come explore!

Click here to download the Trail Map.

Preschool

Nature Center
PRESCHOOL

Preschool registration is open and tours are available by appointment.
Imagine what your child will experience while learning in an outdoor classroom filled with ponds, woodlands and fields. Our unique program offers invaluable resources not to be found in any other early childhood education setting to build each child's foundation for life-long learning and success.

New to our program is a two year old class beginning in September.

Click here for Preschool Application Forms and to learn about the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool.