Adult Programs

The New Canaan Nature Center provides a wide variety of programming for adults. Pre-registration is recommended.

To register for NYBG classes please call (718) 817-8748 or call (800) 322-6924 and ask for the Continuing Education Department.

For all other programs and classes please call (203) 966-9577. Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.

Winter Farmer's Market in the Greenhouse
Every Tuesday
thru March 31
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

NEW this year! Plan your visit to the NCNC Farmers Market around some fun activities in the Greenhouse for your shopping assistants:

• March 31: Bee Antenna craft as a celebration of spring (all day)

Come shop for local winter produce & sundries from Connecticut based vendors.

Participants include*:
Bridget’s Breads: Gluten free baked goods
Bongo and Capacci: Gourmet pasta
Carrot Top Kitchens: Pickles and hummus
Du Soleil: fine cuisine
Farm2Jar No-Grain-Ola: Granola with CT farm fresh ingredients
Gazy Brothers Farm: Seasonal produce
Goatboy Soaps: Soaps and lotions
Metro Crops LLC: Organic greens
Moorefield Herb Farm: Plants
Ox Hollow Farm: Humanely raised meat and eggs
Paul’s Custom Pet Food- Food grade pet food
Whistle Stop Bakery: Pies and pastries
* subject to change

The market is open to the public.

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SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
Certification Course
Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities) based out of Conway, NH will be leading a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Course on the grounds of the New Canaan Nature Center. This 16-hour course in backcountry emergency first aid is a must for outdoor enthusiasts.

Lectures, hands-on practice and simulated rescues emphasize injury prevention and sound decision making during emergencies. Wilderness First Aid is one of their most popular courses and is a requisite for many camp and environmental education jobs, not to mention a skill to have for outdoor enthusiasts in general.

Registration fee includes SOLO course instruction plus four meals (light breakfast and lunch each day) during the course. Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR Class may also be offered on Saturday night if there is enough interest. If you would like us to consider adding this class, please request it at the time of WFA registration. Then we will assess the demand. The CPR add-on will be an additional fee of $35 per person.

Register now as space is limited.

Please call (203) 966-9577 x 20
Ages: Age 14 or older.
Members: $180 per person / AHA Heartsaver CPR add-on: $35 per person / Non-Members: $198 per person / AHA Heartsaver CPR add-on: $35 per person

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Thursdays, April 23, May 21 & June 18
6:30 P.M.

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. All events begin at 6:30 P.M. with the presentation starting at 7:15 P.M. Tickets are available for each event and the full series.* Series ticket offer available until April 22, 2015. Please select ticket quantity in the shopping cart.


Full Series: Thursdays, April 23, May 21 & June 18 Member Ticket $75.00 | Non-Member Ticket $100.00

Hawks & Highballs: April 23 — Member Ticket $30.00 | Non-Member Ticket $40.00

Bears & Brews: May 21 — Member Ticket $30.00 | Non-Member Ticket $40.00

Wildflowers & Whiskey Sours: June 18 — Member Ticket | Non-Member Ticket $40.00

Click here for details.

*There are no refunds for events you cannot attend; however you may transfer your ticket to a friend by calling in advance of the event. Full Series offer available through April 22, 2015 only.

Ages: Adults 21+.

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