Connecticut River Museum – Science

The Connecticut River Museum explores the history and environment of the Connecticut River’s 410 miles. Each year, the museum teaches youth groups about the Connecticut River through exhibits and educational programs. Exhibits focus on the Connecticut River valley’s natural resources, environmental impact, and more. Educational programs take place at the museum’s historic riverfront campus in exhibits, on the docks, and on vessels, allowing groups to explore the ecosystems of the Connecticut River. All programs are dynamic, hands-on experiences encouraging groups to interact with artifacts and the environment. Boat cruises and guided workshops are available.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 10AM-5PM.

School

School programs allow students to learn about pollution through a “river in a jar” activity, observe eagles on a boat cruise, and more. Schools can choose from the standard offerings or contact us to discuss a specific focus area not currently listed. Educational programs align with curriculum standards in science. College classes are invited to visit the Connecticut River Museum to explore topics related to museum studies and environmental science. College internship opportunities are also available.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Science, biology, ecology, ecosystems, habitats, pollution, water cycle, animal science, natural resources, art, culture.

contact info
Name: Suzanne Burns, Education Director
Phone: 860-767-8269
Email: sburns@ctrivermuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 100 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee, Title I

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

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Connecticut River Museum – Science

The Connecticut River Museum explores the history and environment of the Connecticut River’s 410 miles. Each year, the museum teaches youth groups about the Connecticut River through exhibits and educational programs. Exhibits focus on the Connecticut River valley’s natural resources, environmental impact, and more. Educational programs take place at the museum’s historic riverfront campus in exhibits, on the docks, and on vessels, allowing groups to explore the ecosystems of the Connecticut River. All programs are dynamic, hands-on experiences encouraging groups to interact with artifacts and the environment. Boat cruises and guided workshops are available.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Scouts

Scouts will learn about the Connecticut River’s ecosystems at the Connecticut River Museum. Scout groups can work on badges in Nature, Environmental Studies, and more through the museum’s hands-on programs. Educational programs align with scout badge requirements and can be customized to meet your troop’s needs. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Nature, animals, plants, ecosystems.

contact info
Name: Suzanne Burns, Education Director
Phone: 860-767-8269
Email: sburns@ctrivermuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

View Lesson Plan>>

Connecticut River Museum – Science

The Connecticut River Museum explores the history and environment of the Connecticut River’s 410 miles. Each year, the museum teaches youth groups about the Connecticut River through exhibits and educational programs. Exhibits focus on the Connecticut River valley’s natural resources, environmental impact, and more. Educational programs take place at the museum’s historic riverfront campus in exhibits, on the docks, and on vessels, allowing groups to explore the ecosystems of the Connecticut River. All programs are dynamic, hands-on experiences encouraging groups to interact with artifacts and the environment. Boat cruises and guided workshops are available.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Camp

Camp groups will learn all about the ecosystems of the Connecticut River at the Connecticut River Museum. Educational programs allow camp groups to learn about pollution through a “river in a jar” activity, observe eagles on a boat cruise, and more. Choose from the standard offerings or contact us to discuss a specific focus area not currently listed.

topics covered:
Science, biology, ecology, ecosystems, habitats, pollution, water cycle, animal science, natural resources, art, culture.

contact info
Name: Suzanne Burns, Education Director
Phone: 860-767-8269
Email: sburns@ctrivermuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 75 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

View Lesson Plan>>

Connecticut River Museum – Science

The Connecticut River Museum explores the history and environment of the Connecticut River’s 410 miles. Each year, the museum teaches youth groups about the Connecticut River through exhibits and educational programs. Exhibits focus on the Connecticut River valley’s natural resources, environmental impact, and more. Educational programs take place at the museum’s historic riverfront campus in exhibits, on the docks, and on vessels, allowing groups to explore the ecosystems of the Connecticut River. All programs are dynamic, hands-on experiences encouraging groups to interact with artifacts and the environment. Boat cruises and guided workshops are available.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 10AM-5PM.

Homeschool

The Homeschool Program Series at the Connecticut River Museum allows homeschoolers to participate in a variety of educational workshops. Homeschoolers will learn about wintering wildfowl birds, take a boat cruise on the Connecticut River, explore the nature preserve on a spring hike, and more. Programs for homeschool groups are available Tuesday mornings from 10AM-12PM.

topics covered:
Science, biology, ecology, ecosystems, habitats, pollution, water cycle, animal science, natural resources.

contact info
Name: Suzanne Burns, Education Director
Phone: 860-767-8269
Email: sburns@ctrivermuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

View Lesson Plan>>

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