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Adopt-a-Tree

Adopt-a-Tree Community Syruping Program Kickoff

Saturday,
February 11
10:00am - 1:00pm

Adopt a maple tree for the season! Learn about a participate weekly in the entire syrup making process, from sap collections to boil downs! Through this 4-6 week program, your family or group will experience a connection with nature and learn about an age-old New England tradition.

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Terrarium

Plant-a Terrarium

Saturday,
February 4
10:30am - 12:00pm

Come on down to NCNC to build your very own terrarium! Did you know...? The benefits of indoor plants have proven to be plentiful, from providing an increased sense of calm and stress reduction, to improved satisfaction, work productivity and air quality. Spruce up and personalize your office or home with us today!

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   AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS    ADULT PROGRAMS

GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
DAWN TO DUSK

Visitors Center Hours
Monday – 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.

CSI

Afterschool Fun at NCNC!

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays,
January 23 -
March 27
3:45pm - 5:00pm

Calling all 3rd-8th graders! Are you interested in science and the natural world? What about hands-on wildlife experience? Or maybe you are just itching to get outside? Then join us for our NEW afterschool programs this winter! Our Young Naturalist Science Club (grades 5th & 6th) will meet Mondays, our Wildlife Exploration Club (grades 7th & 8th) will meet Wednesdays, and our Adventures in Nature Club (grades 3rd & 4th) will meet Thursdays. You won't want to miss the fun!

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NYBG: Perennial Plant Combinations

Thursday,
February 2
10:30am - 3:00pm

Join us here at NCNC for a perennial plant combinations class, led by Sheri Forster, longtime NYBG instructor and principal of The Scottish Gardener. Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining plants to create a harmonious look for your garden come spring.

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   PRESCHOOL    VISIT

YOUTH &
FAMILY PROGRAMS

Adopt-A-Tree
Community Sugaring Program
Saturday, February 11 Kick-off Event
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
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Family Nature Adventures: Family Boil Down
Saturday, March 4
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
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Syrup Saturday: A Pancakes & PJs Brunch
Saturday, March 18
10:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
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Preschool

Nature Center
PRESCHOOL

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.

Learn more about the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool Programs.

NCNC Trail Map

Visit the
Nature Center

Come enjoy the Nature Center! Take a hike on our two miles of trails that criss-cross the site (including a 350-foot marsh boardwalk).

Go on a scavenger hunt. 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.