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.

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, 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. Please select ticket quantity in the shopping cart.


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.

Ages: Adults 21+.

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Secret Gardens Tour
Friday, June 5
10:00A.M. - 4:00P.M.

Mark your calendars and save the date for this spectacular celebration. Join your friends and venture on tour to very unique and stunning homes in New Canaan with gardens and landscape designs to take your breath away.

You're invited to spend a day touring spectacular New Canaan gardens.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (203) 966-9577 x50 or click on the link below to order them online today.

Tour & Lunch Ticket: $75 ORDER NOW >

Tour Only Ticket: $50 ORDER NOW >

Tickets will be available at the Nature Center for $60 on the day of tour.

Click here for more information.

Ages: Adults.

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