Education Outreach / Field Trips

Education Outreach Programs

We offer year-round opportunities for children, adults and families to connect with nature. Our facility introduces the habitats, flora, and fauna of southern New England through natural history exhibits and interactive displays with live birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians. Woodlands, wetlands and meadows surrounding us, and throughout the region, serve as living outdoor classrooms for exploration and discovery.
Educational services include:

  • Standards-based school programs and field trips
  • In-house programs for schools, scouts, civic groups, corporations and other
  • groups
  • Nature-based preschool
  • Summer Nature Camp for ages 3-14
  • Group overnights and special events

Whether you come to us or we go to you, DPNC educators help expand understanding and appreciation of the natural world and foster scientific capability using innovative teaching tools and techniques. In the classroom or in the field,
learn with live animals, mounted specimens, monitoring equipment, and natural objects. All of our programs include specific academic activities that meet CT and RI state science standards and national environmental education standards

Download the Education Outreach brochure for full programming and pricing information.

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