New Canaan Nature Center Secret Gardens Tour, June 5, 2015 GIVE
Summer Camp

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   EAT, DRINK & LEARN    FAMILY MUD RUN

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Elise Landscapes & Nursery
Bankwell in New Canaan
Eat, Drink & Learn

EAT, DRINK
& LEARN

Join your friends for a new series, a fun educational event for the 21+ crowd.


Share a signature drink with friends and enjoy bites from a local specialty restaurant, then adjourn to the Sturgess Room for an engaging discussion. The evening starts at 6:30 P.M. with the presentation starting at 7:15 P.M.

Wildflowers & Whiskey Sours
Thursday, June 18
Click here for details.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Family MUDRUN

FAMILY MUDRUN
Saturday,
JUNE 6

Register to run the 1st Annual FAMILY MUDRUN here at the Nature Center.

For the fun of Sport and getting Muddy!

Encounter 12-15 obstacles on a course through the trails and meadows. Appropriate for families and children ages 5-13.

Register as an individual, family or team. Check in opens at 7:45 A.M. Gates open at at 8:15 A.M.

Registration and details click here.

   SUMMER CAMP    WILDLIFE WATCH

GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
DAWN TO DUSK

Visitors Center Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

OUR MISSION…
The New Canaan Nature Center is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Nature Center offers a wide array of innovative environmental educational programs serving youth, families and adults.

Upcoming Adult Programs

Summer Camp

Summer
CAMP

Dreaming of Summer Time!

All this cold weather and snow has us thinking about and dreaming of some awesome summer camp fun.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION has started!.

The only place to take SUMMER IN is…
OUTSIDE!

Adventure Campers Ages 10 and up: Sign up with a friend. Receive $50 off one session. Must register together. One rebate per camper.

Click here for camp details.

Wildlife Watch

Wood Duck

Spring is an exciting time to observe changes taking place in nature. One of these amazing occurrences is migratory bird species returning to their breeding range. In Connecticut, we are lucky to welcome back a spectacular waterfowl species, the Wood Duck.

In mid-March, when they return from their wintering grounds in Mexico, they have usually already paired with a mate for the season. You too can help invite nesting pairs of Wood Ducks to an area by placing nest boxes around suitable Wood Duck habitat.

Click here to find out more about the Wood Duck.

Be sure to check out our new "Wildlife Watch" kiosk next to the Sugar Shack for more information.

   VISIT THE NATURE CENTER    PRESCHOOL

Upcoming Youth &
Family Programs

Family MUDRUN
Saturday, June 6
Check in opens at 7:45 A.M.
Gates open at at 8:15 A.M.
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Great American
Backyard Campout
Sat., June 27 to Sun., June 28
3:30 P.M. Sat. to 9:30 A.M. Sun.
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Night of 1,000 Fireflies
Saturday, July 18
8:00 - 9:30 P.M.
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NCNC Trail Map

Visit the
Nature Center

Enjoy a hike on our two miles of trails that criss-cross the site (including a 350-foot marsh boardwalk).

Discover SPRING at the Nature Center. The New Canaan Nature Center is located on a 40-acre site which features unusual habitat diversity offering a variety of horticultural experiences for the visitors as well as a live Birds of Prey Exhibit, a variety of gardens, a Greenhouse and a Visitors Center which houses our Discovery Room, Art Exhibits and the Nature Gift Shop. Come explore!

Click here to download the Trail Map.

Preschool

Nature Center
PRESCHOOL

Preschool registration is open and tours are available by appointment.
Imagine what your child will experience while learning in an outdoor classroom filled with ponds, woodlands and fields. Our unique program offers invaluable resources not to be found in any other early childhood education setting to build each child's foundation for life-long learning and success.

New to our program is a two year old class beginning in September.

Click here for Preschool Application Forms and to learn about the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool.