Coastal Center at Milford Point

Located on a barrier beach, the Coastal Center at Milford Point is committed to preservation of the Long Island Sound and its salt marsh and coastal habitats. Visitors can enjoy a tide pool demonstration tank, salt-marsh laboratory, outdoor pollinator garden, and other exhibits. The Center is a popular place for bird watching, with a 70-foot observation deck, boardwalk with interpretive signage, and a seasonal Osprey cam. Educational programs are offered to groups during the day, after school as outreach, and on weekends.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat. 10AM-1PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.

School

Students can enjoy outdoor programs as they learn about the Coastal Center and its habitats. They might have a lesson on plants and animals; search for snails, crabs, and seaweed in the intertidal zone; have a live demonstration with birds or reptiles; or participate in the Center's bird banding program. Students can also learn about natural resources, and work with scientific tools; see how Native Americans lived including food preparation, games, crafts, and stories; or have a field study on wetlands, bird habitats, or beach and intertidal ecosystems. Programs for grades 3-8 are available in both full and half day formats. The Coastal Center also offers many of these topics as hands-on after school outreach programs.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Social Studies

topics covered:
animals, birds, climate, Earth science, ecology, Native Americans

contact info
Name: Louise Crocco
Phone: 203-878-7440 ext. 502.
Email: lcrocco@ctaudubon.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Max. 25 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach. 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. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: n/a.

Coastal Center at Milford Point

Located on a barrier beach, the Coastal Center at Milford Point is committed to preservation of the Long Island Sound and its salt marsh and coastal habitats. Visitors can enjoy a tide pool demonstration tank, salt-marsh laboratory, outdoor pollinator garden, and other exhibits. The Center is a popular place for bird watching, with a 70-foot observation deck, boardwalk with interpretive signage, and a seasonal Osprey cam. Educational programs are offered to groups during the day, after school as outreach, and on weekends.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat. 10AM-1PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.

Scout

Scout groups are welcome to work on badges, crafts, and service projects at the Center. Girl Scout Brownies can create a terrarium, watch wildlife, and explore the resources of Long Island Sound. Junior Girl Scouts can study rocks and minerals, conduct science experiments, and make ecology connections. Cadette & Senior Girl Scouts can work on Interest Projects, test water quality, construct a bird feeder, and more. Cub Scouts can learn about birds and Native Americans, create nature crafts, and study science. Boy Scouts can conduct an insect study, test water quality and collect plankton, learn plant identification, and learn about reptiles. Service Project opportunities are available such as recycling, invasive species removal, and tree planting. Some programs can be adjusted for different scout levels. Ask about other programs including Eagle Scout Projects, canoe trips, and public programs.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Social Studies

topics covered:
animals, birds, forestry, geology, water, wildlife

contact info
Name: Louise Crocco
Phone: 203-878-7440 ext. 502.
Email: lcrocco@ctaudubon.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 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: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: n/a.

Coastal Center at Milford Point

Located on a barrier beach, the Coastal Center at Milford Point is committed to preservation of the Long Island Sound and its salt marsh and coastal habitats. Visitors can enjoy a tide pool demonstration tank, salt-marsh laboratory, outdoor pollinator garden, and other exhibits. The Center is a popular place for bird watching, with a 70-foot observation deck, boardwalk with interpretive signage, and a seasonal Osprey cam. Educational programs are offered to groups during the day, after school as outreach, and on weekends.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat. 10AM-1PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM.

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