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.


NCNC Hiking Group: New Canaan Land Trust Properties
Thursday, January 26
10:00 am

Our Thursday, January 26th hike will be more of a 45-minute leisurely walk, but of great local interest. We will explore the 6.35 acre Fowler property on the east side of town and go through the connection to the 41 acre Audubon (now Land Trust) property. The Land Trust is hoping to acquire the Fowler property to create a larger undeveloped area, and enable more people to enjoy open spaces, wildlife and birds in our own town. Mike Johnson, the Land Trust Executive Director, will lead us.

DIRECTIONS
We will meet at 10:00 at 763 Silvermine Rd. Please wear appropriate footwear. You must register by Wednesday, January 25th at 2:00 to receive advance notice of any rain or snow cancellation, but we will cancel if raining or school is closed.

Register Online to reserve your space for this exciting hike!

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Ages: All ages.
Members: FREE / Non-Members: FREE

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NYBG: Perennial Plant Combinations
Thursday, February 2
10:30 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

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.

Please bring lunch.

To book, please call the New York Botanical Garden (800)322-6924 or visit NYBG.org/adult education.

Cost per person: $79


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Adult Adventures: Plant-a-Terrarium
Saturday, February 4
10:30am - 12:00pm

This February...

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!

Register Online Adult Adventures: Plant-a Terrarium!

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Don't wait space is limited! Registration Deadline: Saturday, January 28!

Members: $30/person-includes supplies / Non-Members: $35/person-includes supplies

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Adult Adventures: Backyard Homesteading
Saturday, March 11
10:30am - 12:00pm

Join us for a different adults-only nature adventure on the Second Saturday of every month!

This March...
Are you raising chickens? Managing a bee hive? Growing vegetables? If you're dreaming of becoming a modern homesteader and enjoying the freedom & satisfaction of a healthier lifestyle, then come on down to NCNC to learn how to turn your very own backyard into a mini-homestead right here in New Canaan!

Spaces are limited & advanced registration online is highly recommended.

Register Online Adult Adventures: Backyard Homesteading!

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Don't wait space is limited!

Members: $10/person / Non-Members: $15/person

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NYBG: Intro to Landscape Design
3 Thursdays, March 9-23
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Join us here at NCNC for an introductory 3-session landscape design series, led by Sheri Forster. Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two- dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home or who are considering a Certificate.

Class dates are as follows: Thursday, March 9th, Thursday, March 16th and Thursday, March 23rd.

Rain or shine.

To book, please call the New York Botanical Garden (800)322-6924 or visit NYBG.org/adult education.

Cost per person: $185


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NYBG: Designing Winning Plant Combinations
2 Saturdays, March 18 & 25
10:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Contemporary designers combine plants in naturalistic patterns to create gardens with year-round interest. Consider how color, form, texture and bloom time should inform your plant choices.
Join us here at NCNC to learn how to combine trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and annuals into gorgeous seasonal displays. Tours of the Seasonal Walk and Perennial Garden are included.

Dress for the weather.

To book, please call the New York Botanical Garden (800)322-6924 or visit NYBG.org/adult education.

Cost per person: $79


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NYBG: Landscaping with Perennials
Thursday, March 30
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Join us here at NCNC to learn the basics to successfully cultivate perennials in a variety of garden settings. Discussion topics include site selection, soil preparation, tools and planting techniques, maintenance practices, plant selection, landscape use, and design basics.

Please bring lunch.

To book, please call the New York Botanical Garden (800)322-6924 or visit NYBG.org/adult education.

Cost per person: $139


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Adult Adventures: Intro to Fly Fishing
Saturday, April 8
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for an adults-only nature adventure on the Second Saturday of every month!

This April...
Have you ever wanted to go fly fishing but didn't know where to begin? Join us for this introductory class where we'll go over the basics and show you how easy it is to get started! We'll cover the lingo, accessories and skills needed to get you out on the water and landing fish on a fly.

Register Online for Adult Adventures: Intro to Fly Fishing!

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Don't wait space is limited!

Members: $10 per person / Non-Members: $15 per person

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Saturday, February 11 Kick-off Event
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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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Saturday, March 18
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Wildlife Exploration Club (Afterschool Program)
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