Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Explore 280 acres of untouched land with your students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers at Indian Rock Nature Preserve. Named after Indian Rock, a protected historic rock formation that purportedly provided shelter for the Tunxis Indians and early colonial settlers as they traveled the hunting trail now known as route 69. The site features hiking trails, a lake, streams, two authentic wigwams, and more. Indian Rock Nature Preserve’s Barnes Nature Center allows groups to combine environmental studies and culture with programs that focus on nature, Native Americans, and more. The preserve is only open for visits by appointment.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

School

The preserve offers programs that aim to teach students about nature, the Tunxis Indians, and colonial life. School groups will learn about natural history while exploring habitats, a lake, streams, and miles of nature trails. The authentic wigwams and demonstration farm with an apple orchard, flock of sheep, a cow, chickens, and turkeys give students an opportunity to learn about early American life and the rich history in Bristol, Connecticut. Other activities include making Native American tools and examining artifacts.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Native Americans, nature, earth science, hunter gatherers, farm life, plants, ecology.

contact info
Name: Kirsten Tomlinson, Director of Education
Phone: 860-583-1234 ext. 105
Email: ktomlinson@elcct.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 20 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

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Explore 280 acres of untouched land with your students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers at Indian Rock Nature Preserve. Named after Indian Rock, a protected historic rock formation that purportedly provided shelter for the Tunxis Indians and early colonial settlers as they traveled the hunting trail now known as route 69. The site features hiking trails, a lake, streams, two authentic wigwams, and more. Indian Rock Nature Preserve’s Barnes Nature Center allows groups to combine environmental studies and culture with programs that focus on nature, Native Americans, and more. The preserve is only open for visits by appointment.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on Indian Lore and Nature badges on field trips to the preserve. Programs explore natural history, the Tunxis Indians, habitats, plant life cycles, and more. The authentic wigwams and demonstration farm with an apple orchard, flock of sheep, a cow, chickens, and turkeys give scouts an opportunity to learn about early American life and the rich history in Bristol, Connecticut. Activities include making Native American tools and examining artifacts. An on-site Naturalist from Barnes Nature Center is available to assist with science-related badge programs.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies, Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Native Americans, Indian lore, nature, earth science, hunter gatherers, farm life, plants, ecology, reptiles, amphibians.

contact info
Name: Kirsten Tomlinson, Director of Education
Phone: 860-583-1234 ext. 105
Email: ktomlinson@elcct.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 minimum, 25 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 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. Cost: Fee

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Explore 280 acres of untouched land with your students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers at Indian Rock Nature Preserve. Named after Indian Rock, a protected historic rock formation that purportedly provided shelter for the Tunxis Indians and early colonial settlers as they traveled the hunting trail now known as route 69. The site features hiking trails, a lake, streams, two authentic wigwams, and more. Indian Rock Nature Preserve’s Barnes Nature Center allows groups to combine environmental studies and culture with programs that focus on nature, Native Americans, and more. The preserve is only open for visits by appointment.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Camp

Campers will enjoy learning about nature, the Tunxis Indians, and colonial life. Camp groups can explore habitats, a lake, streams, and miles of nature trails with the nature center. Authentic wigwams and the demonstration farm with an apple orchard, flock of sheep, a cow, chickens, and turkeys give campers an chance to learn about early American life and the rich history in Bristol, Connecticut. Other activities include making Native American tools and examining artifacts.

contact info
Name: Kirsten Tomlinson, Director of Education
Phone: 860-583-1234 ext. 105
Email: ktomlinson@elcct.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 20 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

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

View Lesson Plan>>

Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Explore 280 acres of untouched land with your students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers at Indian Rock Nature Preserve. Named after Indian Rock, a protected historic rock formation that purportedly provided shelter for the Tunxis Indians and early colonial settlers as they traveled the hunting trail now known as route 69. The site features hiking trails, a lake, streams, two authentic wigwams, and more. Indian Rock Nature Preserve’s Barnes Nature Center allows groups to combine environmental studies and culture with programs that focus on nature, Native Americans, and more. The preserve is only open for visits by appointment.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Homeschool

The preserve offers programs that aim to teach homeschoolers about nature, the Tunxis Indians, and colonial life. Homeschool groups will learn about natural history while exploring habitats, a lake, streams, and miles of nature trails. The authentic wigwams and demonstration farm with an apple orchard, flock of sheep, a cow, chickens, and turkeys give homeschoolers an opportunity to learn about early American life and the rich history in Bristol, Connecticut. Other activities include making Native American tools and examining artifacts.

topics covered:
Social studies, environmental studies, Native Americans, nature, earth science, hunter gatherers, farm life, plants, ecology.

contact info
Name: Kirsten Tomlinson, Director of Education
Phone: 860-583-1234 ext. 105
Email: ktomlinson@elcct.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 20 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

Multicultural Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Multiculturalism is a situation in which all the different cultural or racial groups in a society have equal rights and opportunities, and none is ignored or regarded as unimportant.

English is not the official language of the United States. However, it’s the de facto national language. One out of five people living in the United States can speak a language other than English in the home. The top five languages spoken at home by people over the age of 5 are English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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