Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.
Come celebrate the beauty and bounty of fall with a day full of festive activities and seasonal crafts exciting for the whole family.
Explore low tide and learn how crabs, mussels and other invertebrates are able to survive the challenging intertidal area at the beach. Wear footgear that can get wet.
Friday, September 19; 3:30pm
Meet at the Compo Beach Cannons
Free for everyone
Join us for an evening under the stars with great food, live music and fun activities.
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Vacation Day Drop-off Program
3 year olds - 5th graders
Each day will have a different animal, habitat or seasonal focus and will be full of exciting related activities including a live animal program, a trail trek, art projects and science exploration.
Snack is provided to all groups during the program. Participants must bring a lunch.
Thursday, September 25: Scarecrow Making
Learn the history of scarecrows and why they became a symbol of fall. We will make our own scarecrows to take home.
Tropical Fish Show
Stop by for the 48th annual Norwalk Aquarium Society Tropical Fish Show and Competition. See an array of exotic fish, meet veteran fish keepers and bid on tropical fish at the auction.
Exhibit - Saturday, September 27; 9am-4pm
Sunday, September 28; 12-4pm
Free for members, price of admission for non-members.
Fantastic Fall Programs for Kids of all ages!
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Preschool Adventures For ages 3-5
After-school nature program with a new theme each month!
Animal Tech For ages 10-14
Learn about the Earthplace resident animals and how to care for them. Through investigation, hands-on practice and instruction students will learn how to feed, clean, groom and handle our animals.
Teen Volunteer Club For ages 12-16
Complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician! Projects include caring for our animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.
Junior Staff For grades 6-12
Enjoy an enhanced educational experience working with naturalists and scientists! As a supplement to the school science curriculum, this program provides a solid base in the natural sciences through interactive classroom learning and hands-on experimentation, as well as volunteer work at Earthplace.
Teen Volunteer Club
Students in this program will have the opportunity to complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician. Projects will include caring for Earthplace animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.