Darien Nature Center

The Darien Nature Center is located in Cherry Lawn Park, and is home to woodland trails, streams, marshes, and prairie pockets. Visitors can also meet a number of animals at the Nature Center, including rabbits, reptiles, hedgehogs, and birds. The Center offers hour-long, naturalist-led programs for learners of all ages.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

School

Students can meet animals at the nature center, explore the trails, and learn about the characteristics of animals and their habitats. They might also explore the watershed, test the properties of minerals and study soil types, or learn about the unique world of trees. Some other topics include animals in winter, nocturnal animals, insects, and the night sky. Weekly and monthly after school programs offer students a variety of ways to explore the outdoors, meet animals, and learn about science through hands-on activities.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science

topics covered:
animals, ecology, hiking, nature, science

contact info
Name: Emily Ciffone
Phone: 203-655-7459.
Email: emily@dariennaturecenter.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: n/a. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: n/a.

Darien Nature Center

The Darien Nature Center is located in Cherry Lawn Park, and is home to woodland trails, streams, marshes, and prairie pockets. Visitors can also meet a number of animals at the Nature Center, including rabbits, reptiles, hedgehogs, and birds. The Center offers hour-long, naturalist-led programs for learners of all ages.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Scout

For scout groups the Nature Center is able to offer hiking, service projects, and badge-related activities in forestry, animals, American Indian life, hiking, and more. Girl Scouts can practice camping and gardening, study animals and habitats, or complete science experiments. Boy Scouts can work towards Forestry, Naturalist, and Outdoorsman badges with indoor and outdoor activities involving identification, night hikes, creating a campfire, tying knots, and more.

supports scout badges in:
Physical Education, Science

topics covered:
animals, ecology, hiking, nature, science, wilderness skills

contact info
Name: Emily Ciffone
Phone: 203-655-7459.
Email: emily@dariennaturecenter.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: n/a. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: n/a. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: n/a.

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