In-Depth Habitat Study

6th Grade and up at the Nature Center only

Dive deep into the amazing world of nature and explore the awesome connections of our natural environment. By participating in this program (either one program or a series of programs) you and your students will have access to our 40-acre nature sanctuary and our qualified naturalists. This program includes hands on field experiments, data collection, natural history of the region, physical science, ecology, and the ability to use the outdoors as your classroom!

Student Activities Include:

  • Use of measuring tools for tree heights and diameter
  • Water testing for ph, dissolved oxygen, and other elements
  • Use plot/grid research
  • Vertebrate and invertebrate collections and studies
  • Weather monitoring and simple forecasting
  • Soil studies


  • Forest
  • Pond
  • Meadow
  • Wetlands
  • Native Plants

You may choose one of the following ecosystems above – or contact us to custom design a study that meets your specific needs and goals. Call our Education Program Director, Geoff McCann at (203) 966-9577 x38.

CT science standards 6.2, 6.3, 6.4/ NY Living Environment 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1