Amazing Animal Adaptations

During this lesson your children will learn what animals, as living organisms, do to survive through the cold and winterconditions. They will learn about how animals adapt to frigid temperatures and are able to conserve body heat.Different types of animals adjust in different ways, using their protective coverings, such as feathers, fur, and even layers […]


Groundhog Day Celebration

Groundhog Day is coming up! Come to the Nature Center to explore a groundhog’s natural habitat while you learn about this quirky American folk holiday. Watch a shadow puppet show by Ranger Evelyn, then craft your own puppets to take home. Please register in advance at For all ages - limited space available. FEE: […]


Winter Shelter Building

Join Ranger Jeremy for his winter shelter building program. Learn what it takes to survive in the wild and how to build a shelter to keep yourself warm. Together, we will embark on a hike through the woods and discover suitable area to build. If the conditions are right, we may even try our luck […]


Eco Art & Upcycle Valentine Workshop

Create gifts for your loved ones out of recycled materials. Supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring small odds and ends such as beads and buttons if you like. This will be a fun day to share with your family and friends! Register at for this FREE program. For all ages.


Nature Explorers

Join us for this 4-week program for children 2 – 5 years old with their adult explorer. These classes are looselystructured, and influenced by the seasons and interests of the children. We will explore nature outside every class so please be dressed for the weather. Classes will end with a light snack. A Class limit […]


Winter Wonderland

Chilly, snowy days are calling your kids outdoors. Come for fun winter activities on this day off from school. There’snothing better than going through the cool air on your sled. We will take the whole family to our awesome hill for sled riding. Toddlers should ride with a parent. Everyone should be well dressed in […]


Snowshoe Sunday

Need to get out and breathe the fresh air? Enjoy the winter with this guided hike through our beautiful woodland and fields. Great exercise during the heart of winter. This program is geared toward Adults and older children. We have limited number of snowshoes to borrow, so please register in advance. Wear winter boots […]


Maple Sugaring

A very long time ago, the native people of the northeastern part of our country shared their sweet tree know-how withthe colonists from Europe. Ranger Dawn presents an introduction to making maple syrup the old-fashioned way, and help us to choose just the right tree for tapping into this sweet treat! FEE: $6 per person […]


Humble Bee Company: Protecting Our Native Pollinators, Bees and Butterflies

Join Catherine Wolko second-generation Beekeeper and owner of The Humble Bee Co. for a PowerPoint lecture about our amazing local pollinators and their importance to our environment. Catherine is a member of the Backyard Beekeepers Association, The American Beekeeping Federation and a proud member of The Connecticut Farm Bureau. Protecting our pollinators begins with us. Why […]


A Snake’s Life

Here at the Nature Center we have two beautiful snakes, E.T. our Ball Python and Milkshake our Milk Snake. Come and learn about these two amazing creatures as well as their relatives with Ranger Jeremy during this family friendly event. You will be able to get up close and personal with them during our live […]