Woodcock Nature Center

An exciting world of nature and history exists at the Woodcock Nature Preserve. Visitors can explore 3 miles of woodland trails, pond and wetlands ecosystems, historic stone walls, and stands of trees. The Center houses local and exotic animals, including injured birds of prey. Educational programs focus on scientific subjects including life cycles, adaptations, energy flow, and pond studies.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9:30AM-4PM.

School

Programs cover a range of topics designed to enhance natural science and history curricula. Students can use their five senses to explore the surrounding wetlands and woodlands, scoop the swamp or view unique underwater life cycles, learn about winter survival and hibernation, meet reptiles, dig for bones, hunt for footprints, hike through the different habitats, play a seed dispersal game, identify trees, and more. Most programs can be taught on- or off-site. After school and preschool outreach programs build curiosity using hands-on, nature-based activities.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science

topics covered:
animals, conservation, ecology, identification, plants, seasons, trees, wetlands

contact info
Name: Nature Center.
Phone: 203-762-7280.
Email: wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 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.

Woodcock Nature Center

An exciting world of nature and history exists at the Woodcock Nature Preserve. Visitors can explore 3 miles of woodland trails, pond and wetlands ecosystems, historic stone walls, and stands of trees. The Center houses local and exotic animals, including injured birds of prey. Educational programs focus on scientific subjects including life cycles, adaptations, energy flow, and pond studies.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9:30AM-4PM.

Scouts

Scouts can work toward badges and complete service projects. Boy Scouts can work toward requirements for animal and nature merit badges. Girl Scouts can work toward requirements for Brownie Try-Its, and Junior Badges. They might go on a nature hike, meet animals, practice identification and classification, learn about recycling, study geology, and more. At this time, the Nature Center can only provide these programs on weekdays.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Science, Science

topics covered:
animals, conservation, ecology, geology, identification, orienteering, plants

contact info
Name: Jennifer
Phone: 203-762-7280.
Email: naturalist@woodcocknaturecenter.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Min. 10 scouts. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. 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.

Woodcock Nature Center

An exciting world of nature and history exists at the Woodcock Nature Preserve. Visitors can explore 3 miles of woodland trails, pond and wetlands ecosystems, historic stone walls, and stands of trees. The Center houses local and exotic animals, including injured birds of prey. Educational programs focus on scientific subjects including life cycles, adaptations, energy flow, and pond studies.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9:30AM-4PM.

Camp

Campers can enjoy learning experiences on the farm and in the forest. Farm tours allow campers to learn about plants and animals, while also seeing what exciting changes fall and spring bring to the farm. They can meet the goats and sheep, try foods from the garden, see the harvest, spin wool and yarn, and more. Themed forest hike field trips are also available, and cover topics such as group building, plants and animals, habitats, ecosystem interactions, and the Long Island Sound watershed.

topics covered:
animals, conservation, ecology, identification, plants, seasons, trees, wetlands

contact info
Name: Nature Center
Phone: 203-762-7280.
Email: wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 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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