With over 30 combined years of experience, our Environmental Education Team can travel to your school or organization with a variety of teaching tools along with some of our resident wildlife ambassadors!

Habitat Connections for 4th Grade program is entering its 26th year working with over 700 4th graders from 8 schools.
The New Canaan Nature Center provides a wide variety of programming for adults. Pre-registration is recommended.
Let our environmental educators help introduce, supplement, or wrap up your curriculum! We help you achieve your goals.

Nature based learning for all ages!

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
Afterschool programs And 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 series of programs. Students can dive deep into our variety of topics that just can’t be done in one program. A series of programs can help establish meaningful learning with groups up to 12 students.

After School program series can run for 3 to 10 weeks and can be done at our nature center or at your school.

For our themes and exclusive Nature Center only Afterschool programs click 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:

Chris Hendershot

Director of Education
203-966- 9577 Ex. 1041

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 Centers 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 no two parties are the same. Our professional team of educators provides a safe, exciting, educational environment for your child and their guests.

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”