Programs

Our experienced & dedicated Environmental Education Team can travel to your school or organization with a variety of teaching tools along with some of our resident animal ambassadors!

SCHOOL PROGRAMS
SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Our school programs are specially designed to help connect children of all ages with the natural world. Inquire today about our NEW for 2020 Virtual Programs!
ADULT PROGRAMS
ADULT PROGRAMS
The New Canaan Nature Center provides a wide variety of programming for adults. Pre-registration is recommended.
BOOKING A PROGRAM
BOOKING A PROGRAM
Let our environmental educators help introduce, supplement, or wrap up your curriculum! We help you achieve your goals.

Nature-based learning for all!

Our innovative use of wildlife and science education can bring everyone closer to nature, creating the perfect back drop for hands-on learning. Our programs can take place at your school or at our 40-acre nature center

We proudly work with:

Public Schools · Civic Organizations
Parochial/Independent Schools · Corporations
Boy/ Girl Scouts · Special Events
After School Programs · Libraries

Additional Programs

After School Programs

There is no better way to have students learn about science and the natural world than through one of our After School Program Series. Students can dive deep into a variety of topics over the course of several weeks. Our After School Program Series can help promote meaningful learning for groups of up to 12 students.

For After School Program Series themes that can be run at your school (3-10 week sessions), check out the link below.

boy/girl scouts

Boy/Girl Scouts

The New Canaan Nature Center offers 40 acres of natural habitats along with an animal ambassador collection of Birds of Prey, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Mammals that can accentuate your Advancement goals.

We have the ability to achieve the requirements for specific badges through the programs listed here or we can work with you to customize a program to fit your needs!

To discuss program options please contact:

Michelle Hips

Director of Environmental Education 
203-966- 9577 Ex. 1042
mhips@newcanaannature.org

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Adventure Birthday Parties

Create a birthday experience your child will never forget at the Nature Center’s 40-acre outdoor sanctuary or via Zoom! We offer a variety of wildlife and science-related birthday party options and can tailor parties to age, group size, and time of year so that no two parties are the same. Our professional team of educators provides a safe, exciting, and educational environment for your child and their guests.

Perfect for children, ages 3-12. For larger parties or parties for children under the age of 3, please see below for a link to our facility rental options.

Our parties come highly recommended from past families:
“I wanted to mention what a great experience it was for all. As you saw, not only did the little guys love it, but so did many of the adults which was awesome to see.” – Richard

“I just had to call and let you know what a wonderful job you did, how fantastic the party was, and how, overall, the experience was just GREAT! I had never been to the Nature Center before, and this was my first experience. I will definitely be back!” – Tanya

After School Programs

NEW for Fall 2021: NCNC After School Program
(For students entering grades K-2 in the 2021-2022 school year)

This fall, join us to explore the forests, fields, and ponds of the New Canaan Nature Center during our new after school program! Create hypotheses, conduct experiments, and get ready for some awesome hands-on collaborative learning. Delve into fun and engaging weekly themes while exploring our natural world. Who knows what we will discover!
Program will include: bus transportation to the Nature Center from the NCPS, snack, outdoor free play, sustainable STEAM activities, and homework time.
Anticipated Fall 2021 Program Dates:
August 30th – December 23rd
*Regular program hours for Fall 2021:
3:15-5:45pm (based on South School dismissal times)
3:45-5:45pm (based on East & West School dismissal times)
*Please see our Handbook (available below) for information regarding Early Dismissal Days, School Closings, and School Vacation Days.
Program Price for 5 days/week participants:
$3900 for 3:15-5:45pm program
$3120 for 3:45-5:45pm program
Program hours and registration for our Spring 2022 New Canaan Nature Center After School Program will open in Fall 2021, date TBD.
Registration:
For 5 days a week of programming with our Fall 2021 New Canaan Nature Center After School Program,
registration will be available online and will be accepted from May 24, 2021 until June 4, 2021 at 12pm.
On June 7, 2021, should spots remain, we will open registration for 3 and/or 4 days a week of programming.

In-School After School Programs:

There is no better way to have students learn about science and the natural world than through one of our After School Program Series. Students can dive deep into a variety of topics over the course of several weeks. Our After School Program Series can help promote meaningful learning for groups of up to 12 students.

For After School Program Series themes that can be run at your school (3-10 week sessions), check out the link below.

boy/girl scouts

Boy/Girl Scouts

The New Canaan Nature Center offers 40 acres of natural habitats along with an animal ambassador collection of Birds of Prey, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Mammals that can accentuate your Advancement goals.

We have the ability to achieve the requirements for specific badges through the programs listed here or we can work with you to customize a program to fit your needs!

To discuss program options please contact:

Michelle Hips

Director of Environmental Education 
203-966- 9577 Ex. 1042
mhips@newcanaannature.org

adventure birthday parties
adventure birthday parties
adventure birthday parties
adventure birthday parties
adventure birthday parties
adventure birthday parties

Adventure Birthday Parties

Create a birthday experience your child will never forget at the Nature Center’s 40-acre outdoor sanctuary or via Zoom! We offer a variety of wildlife and science-related birthday party options and can tailor parties to age, group size, and time of year so that no two parties are the same. Our professional team of educators provides a safe, exciting, and educational environment for your child and their guests.

Perfect for children, ages 3-12. For larger parties or parties for children under the age of 3, please see below for a link to our facility rental options.

Our parties come highly recommended from past families:
“I wanted to mention what a great experience it was for all. As you saw, not only did the little guys love it, but so did many of the adults which was awesome to see.” – Richard

“I just had to call and let you know what a wonderful job you did, how fantastic the party was, and how, overall, the experience was just GREAT! I had never been to the Nature Center before, and this was my first experience. I will definitely be back!” – Tanya

“Let nature be your teacher”

– WILLIAM WORDSWORTH –