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Registration is required for all programs.
Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Please read our updated protocols before registering.

Updated Safety Protocols

Toddlers & Young ChildrenElementary SchoolMiddle & High School


Stories & Outdoor Adventures for Toddlers & Young Children

Ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) 10 – 11 a.m.

Thursday, October 21
Wednesday, November 10 Limited spaces left

Ages 3-5 (accompanied by an adult) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22 FULL, but we are taking a wait list
Wednesday, October 6 FULL, but we are taking a wait list
Thursday, November 4

Join “Miss Lisa” from the Mark Twain Library, for stories about the Fall season and the farm. After the stories, join our staff for an on-site program that will enhance what was read on that particular day.

All programs will be held outside when the weather allows. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Each program is: $8 per member child/adult team, $10 per non-member child/adult team

Registration required, Group size is limited to 4 children/adult pairs.

Please register with the appropriate link below

Ages 2-5
(with an adult)

Ages 3-5
(with an adult)


Elementary School Students

(These are drop-off programs unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday Explorers!

For Children in Kindergarten through 4th Grade

Wednesdays September 22 – October 20
3:30 – 5 p.m.
    We’ve had so much fun with our Wednesday afternoon programs, we’re continuing them through the Fall! Each week explorers will head out onto our 102-acre property to make exciting seasonal discoveries ranging from discovery hikes to learning about Eastern Woodland Indian culture.

This 5-part program is: $75 per member child, $90 per non-member child

Once again, we will limit group sizes and programs will take place outdoors or in one of our indoor spaces with plenty of distance. Masks will be worn unless we are in an outdoor area where we can be spaced safely apart.

Registration is required, space is limited.

Please Register Here


Map & Compass Treasure Hunt

Wednesday, October 6
4 – 5 p.m.
What’s more fun than an old-fashioned treasure hunt? After learning how to use compasses and how to read a map, participants will head out to the pastures to find and collect their clues, which will be used to solve a puzzle leading them to a final destination.

Recommended for children in grades 3-5

$12 per member child, $16 per non-member child

Registration is required, space is limited.

Please Register Here


Pumpkin Carving & Decorating

Tuesday, October 26
4 – 5 p.m.
Tap into your creative skills to carve and/or decorate a unique Halloween pumpkin. All materials, including pumpkins, will be provided.

Recommended for children in grades 3-5 (k-2 with adult)

$12 per member child, $16 per non-member child

Please Register Here


School’s Out Early – Let’s Have Fun!

Note: Early Dismissal Days for R.E.S.

Tuesday, November 16 – Friday, November 19
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Our beautiful property is the perfect place to spend an afternoon filled with outdoor adventures. Activities may include live animal encounters, shelter building, discovery hikes, and hands-on farm experiences.

This 4-part program is:
$60 per member child, $80 per non-member child

Please Register Here


Hanukkah Crafts

Thursday, November 18
4 – 5 p.m.
Hanukkah is a fun filled holiday. Celebrate with us by making delightful crafts for the upcoming holiday. Menorahs, Dreidels, and Stars of David will be on our craft list!

All materials will be provided.

Recommended for children in grades 3-5

$12 per member child, $16 per non-member child

Please Register Here


Nature Prepares for Winter

Saturday, November 20
10 – 11 a.m.
Skunks, bears, foxes, and other wild neighbors are busy preparing for the cold weather ahead. Discover some of the clever strategies they use to survive the cold harsh winter and then meet some of our reptiles and amphibians in our animal room!

Recommended for children ages 5 and up with adult

$8 per member child, $12 per non-member child

Please Register Here


Festive Seasonal Crafts

Saturday, December 11
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us on this day creating traditional garlands, enchanting snowmen and gnomes. It’s sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit! All materials will be provided.

Recommended for children in grades 3-5

$12 per member child, $16 per non-member child

Please Register Here

 


Middle and High School Students

After School Animal Care Workshop

Tuesdays, October 19 FULL, but we are taking a wait list
or
November 16

4:15 – 5 p.m.
Join a member of our staff for an introduction to feeding and handling a selection of friends from our wildlife room. We are always eager to train responsible individuals to help our staff with daily feedings! We are looking for volunteers that are comfortable with our program animals and available to help out after school or on weekends. Participants under 18 years old must come with a parent or guardian.

Each program is limited to 2 student/adult teams

FREE, but registration is required.

October 19 Wait ListNovember 16

Don’t miss our educational videos and nature activities.


If you would like to view samples of past programs, please view past calendars here.