Goodwin Conservation Center

Visit the 2,000-acre James L. Goodwin State Forest, native wildlife garden, and nature center with your group. Students, scouts and campers can take part in the Goodwin Conservation Center’s educational ecology-based programs to learn about the natural world. In addition to nature programs, groups can enjoy recreational activities such as bicycling, boating, hiking, and cross-country skiing in the winter. Be sure to take a nature walk along the Forest Discovery Trail loop to see other nearby forest areas during your visit. Overnight accommodations are available for youth groups on-site.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Schools

Students will learn about plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in the center’s on-site classroom and during nature hikes. In addition, school groups can explore various habitats in grasslands, forests, and ponds. Letterboxing activities are also available. Educational programs vary by season. Workshops are tailored to various ages and interests from the available habitats at the center. Picnic pavilions on-site can be utilized for a school group lunch.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Biology, nature, life science, habitats, animals, ecology, plants, fitness, physical education.

contact info
Name: Beth Bernard
Email: bbernard@ctwoodlands.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 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. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. 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.

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Goodwin Conservation Center

Visit the 2,000-acre James L. Goodwin State Forest, native wildlife garden, and nature center with your group. Students, scouts and campers can take part in the Goodwin Conservation Center’s educational ecology-based programs to learn about the natural world. In addition to nature programs, groups can enjoy recreational activities such as bicycling, boating, hiking, and cross-country skiing in the winter. Be sure to take a nature walk along the Forest Discovery Trail loop to see other nearby forest areas during your visit. Overnight accommodations are available for youth groups on-site.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Scout troops can work on Nature, Bird Study, Letterboxer, Hiking, Eco Learner, and other badges on field trips to Goodwin Conservation Center. Nature hikes allow scouts to learn about animals and explore various habitats in grasslands, forests, and ponds. Letterboxing activities are also available. Educational programs vary by season and are tailored to various ages. Bring bagged lunches to enjoy a picnic with your scouts at the pavilion.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
Biology, nature, life science, habitats, animals, ecology, plants, letterboxing, hiking, fitness, physical education.

contact info
Name: Beth Bernard
Email: bbernard@ctwoodlands.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 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. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. 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>>

Goodwin Conservation Center

Visit the 2,000-acre James L. Goodwin State Forest, native wildlife garden, and nature center with your group. Students, scouts and campers can take part in the Goodwin Conservation Center’s educational ecology-based programs to learn about the natural world. In addition to nature programs, groups can enjoy recreational activities such as bicycling, boating, hiking, and cross-country skiing in the winter. Be sure to take a nature walk along the Forest Discovery Trail loop to see other nearby forest areas during your visit. Overnight accommodations are available for youth groups on-site.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Summer camp groups will have a fun time while learning about plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in the center’s on-site classroom and during nature hikes. Campers can explore various habitats in grasslands, forests, and ponds, and also enjoy letterboxing activities. Workshops are tailored to various ages and interests from the available habitats at the center. Picnic pavilions on-site can be used for a camp group lunch.

contact info
Name: Beth Bernard
Email: bbernard@ctwoodlands.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 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. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. 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>>

Goodwin Conservation Center

Visit the 2,000-acre James L. Goodwin State Forest, native wildlife garden, and nature center with your group. Students, scouts and campers can take part in the Goodwin Conservation Center’s educational ecology-based programs to learn about the natural world. In addition to nature programs, groups can enjoy recreational activities such as bicycling, boating, hiking, and cross-country skiing in the winter. Be sure to take a nature walk along the Forest Discovery Trail loop to see other nearby forest areas during your visit. Overnight accommodations are available for youth groups on-site.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers will learn all about plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians on nature hikes and in the center’s on-site classroom. Homeschool groups can explore various habitats in grasslands, forests, and ponds, and also participate letterboxing activities. Educational programs vary by season and are tailored to various ages and interests from the available habitats at the center. Pack lunches for a homeschool picnic after your field trip.

topics covered:
Biology, nature, life science, habitats, animals, ecology, plants, letterboxing, hiking, fitness, physical education.

contact info
Name: Beth Bernard
Email: bbernard@ctwoodlands.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 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. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. 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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