New Pond Farm 2023


School Programs – In-School

Our staff enjoys bringing live animals and a wide array of mounted specimens into the schools for hands-on programs. Below is a list of the programs we can offer right in your school.

Life in the Woodlands

Learn about the important roles plants and animals play within this community, and gain an understanding and appreciation for this fascinating habitat. We will bring in live animals such as a snake, frog, turtle, or salamander as well as many beautifully mounted specimens of animals like raccoons, squirrels, woodpeckers, and other birds.

Eastern Woodland Indians

Celebrate our local Native American history. Children will discover how the tribes made it through each of the seasons, and the important role that each family member played in their survival. We will bring examples of tools– including primitive artifacts, clothing, pottery, and other hand-made items that were used on a daily basis.

Animals in Winter

Hibernators, catnappers, and active animals abound in Fairfield County. Live animals and mounted specimens will help the children discover the behaviors and physical adaptations that allow these creatures to make it through this challenging season.

Animal Adaptations

A close up look at claws, talons, beaks, eyes, ears, noses, and more! Live animals and mounted specimens will help children to understand why animals look and behave the way they do.

NGSS strategies, along with a variety of our live and mounted specimens, will captivate your students and encourage them to observe, predict, hypothesize, and use information learned to support their hypothesis.
These lessons address the actual NGSS goal, as well as, the science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.
This can be modified to any grade level.
Offered: Year round
Science Content Standards: 1-LS1-1, 3-LS4-2, 3-LS4-4

Reptiles and Amphibians

New Pond Farm has a spectacular collection of gentle snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs, and salamanders. Students will learn the basic characteristics of reptiles and amphibians as well as what makes each one unique. Seeing them up close the children begin to understand such mysteries as: “Why do snakes have clear eyelids?”, “Can turtles crawl out of their shells?”, “Do frogs really use their eyeballs to swallow?” With so many wonderful things to learn, this is a memorable program!
Our program brochure can be found here.

Request an In School Field Trip

Please note that filling out this form is a request for more information, it does not schedule the school program. New Pond Farm must be in contact with you to arrange the details. We will contact you shortly. Thank you!