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.
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

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.

After School Program Series are coming to the New Canaan Nature Center this fall!
*Online registration is now open – links are below!*

Animals, Authors & Art Club:
Kindergarten & 1st Graders! 

Tuesdays, Beginning September 25
3:45P.M. – 5:00P.M.

If you love animals, stories, and crafts than this is the club for you! This club will offer participants the chance to meet two animals each week, read a nature-themed story, and show off their artsy side. Come get creative with us as we discover the many ways animals & humans alike express themselves! Join us on the Green at the nature center every Tuesday after school.

Program runs for 8 weeks starting September 25 until November 20, 2018 (we will not meet November 6).

Cost to register for all 8 weeks:
$230 per member/$310 per non-member

Adventures in Nature Club:
2nd & 3rd Graders! 

Wednesdays, Beginning September 26
3:45P.M. – 5:00P.M.

If you like to get outside, explore the natural world, and have a love for animals, this club is for you! We will have the opportunity to explore everything nature has to offer, by looking for wildlife, finding animal prints and signs, and interacting with the animals in our collection. Adventurers will meet every Wednesday after school at the nature center.

Program runs for 8 weeks starting September 26 until November 14, 2018.

Cost to register for all 8 weeks:
$230 per member/$310 per non-member

Wildlife Exploration Club:
4th & 5th Graders! 

Wednesdays, Beginning September 26
3:45P.M. – 5:00P.M.

If you want hands-on wildlife experience with a professional naturalist, than the Wildlife Exploration Club is for YOU! Students will get to help handle and care for the captive animals at the Nature Center. They will also be able to handle and study the native wild animals found in our ponds, fields, and forests. Join us on the trails and in our Animal Care Center every Wednesday after school.

Program runs for 8 weeks starting September 26 until November 14, 2018.

Cost to register for all 8 weeks:
$230 per member/$310 per non-member

For After School Program Series themes that can be run at your school (3-10 week sessions), check out the In-School After School Themes PDF 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! 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 –