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New Canaan Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration Kickoff

Saturday,
March 4
9am - 12pm

Don't let the winter blues get you down. Summer fun & adventure is closer than you think! Join us for our Summer Camp Registration Kickoff for special discounts and a chance to meet our Summer Camp Directors. We will also be hosting a maple syrup boil down from 9am-3pm that day. How sweet is that?

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homesteading

Backyard Homesteading

Saturday,
March 11
10:30am - 12pm

Are you interested in raising chickens? Managing a bee hive? Growing vegetables? If you're dreaming of becoming a modern homesteader and enjoying the freedom & satisfaction of a healthier lifestyle, then come on down to NCNC to learn how to turn your very own backyard into a mini-homestead right here in New Canaan!

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   AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS    ADULT PROGRAMS

GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
DAWN TO DUSK

Visitors Center Hours
Monday – 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.

CSI

Afterschool Fun at NCNC!

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
through
March 27
3:45pm - 5pm

CCalling all 3rd-8th graders! Are you interested in hands-on wildlife experiences? Or maybe you are just itching to get outside to explore the natural world? Then join us for our NEW afterschool programs this winter! Our Wildlife Exploration Club (grades 7th & 8th) will meet Wednesdays and our Adventures in Nature Club (grades 3rd & 4th) will meet Thursdays. You won't want to miss the fun!

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NYBG: Intro
to Landscape Design

Thursday,
3 Thursdays,
March 9-23

Join us here at NCNC for an introductory 3-session landscape design series, led by Sheri Forster. Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home or who are considering a Certificate.

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   PRESCHOOL    VISIT

YOUTH &
FAMILY PROGRAMS

Family Nature Adventures: Family Boil Down
Saturday, March 4
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
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Syrup Saturday: A Pancakes & PJs Brunch
Saturday, March 18
10:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
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Wildlife Exploration Club (Afterschool Program)
8 Wednesdays: January 25th - March 22nd (not including February 22nd)
3:45 - 5:00 P.M.
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Preschool

Nature Center
PRESCHOOL

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.

Learn more about the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool Programs.

NCNC Trail Map

Visit the
Nature Center

Come enjoy the Nature Center! Take a hike on our two miles of trails that criss-cross the site (including a 350-foot marsh boardwalk).

Go on a scavenger hunt. 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.