Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.

10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06880   203-557-4400 Earthplace Preschool: 203-557-3638

Family and Adult Programs

Group Canoe Paddle

Adults and children age 3+

Spend an afternoon on the water with family or friends! An Earthplace naturalist will lead participants along the Saugatuck River in search of egrets, osprey, ducks, shore birds and much more. Canoes and personal flotation devices (required by all participants) are included.

 

Saturday, July 15 2-4 PM   Click here to register!
August 13 1:30- 3:30 PM   Click here to register!
September 23 2-4 PM        Click here to register!
October 22 1:30-3:30 PM  Click here to register!

Members: $24 per person, $12 for children 12 and under

Non-members: $30 per person, $15 for children 12 and under.

Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.


The Essential Business of Birds

Ages 16+

The first and third Sunday of each month, July and August from 2-4pm

 

Play a significant role in the care and enrichment of our resident raptors and songbirds. Explore the issues impacting birds in our area and join our Naturalists in caring for the birds of Earthplace by decorating environments, making toys and trimming beaks, amonth other activities. Those who meet a minimum number of participation hours and demonstrate suitable skill may begin working with some of our birds of prey.

 

Please join at any time, and fees will be prorated.

$60 for members, $75 for non-members

 

Click here to register for 2017!
Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.


Summer Foraging
Ages 12+
When: 
July 13th 6:30pm
Where: 
Earthplace
Cost: FREE

 

You don’t have to have a garden to eat from the land. Join Earthplace Naturalists on a foraging expedition throughout our sanctuary in search of naturally growing specimens that you can harvest and eat. Sustainability is paramount when utilizing the land, so we’ll discuss ways to harvest to avoid overharvesting and damaging the natural environment. At the end of our session we will sample some of what we have collected– it will be an educational and delicious excursion!

 

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Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.


Tree ID and Starting a Herbarium
Ages: 12+
When: July 19th 6:30pm

Where: Earthplace
Cost: FREE

 

Explore the sanctuary with a Naturalist. We will use bark, leaves, nuts and seeds to help identify the trees along our trails. We will collect and learn how to preserve fallen leaves to start our own Herbariums

 

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Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.


Family Campfires

Adults and children age 3+
When: 6:30pm Friday, July 21st; September 15; October 27
Summer wouldn’t be complete without roasting marshmallows over the campfire – and you can do it right here at Earthplace along with guided night walks, visits from some of our nocturnal animals and more – it will be an evening the whole family will love! 

Member Families: $25 

Non-member Families: $30

Click here to register!

Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.


Environmental Learning Series: Friday Night at the Movies

Following the Family Campfire, we will host a FREE ‘movie under the stars’ in our new Amphitheater (complete with popcorn!).

 

When: July 21st @sundown
Where: Earthplace Amphitheater

Hometown Habitats, Stories of Bringing Nature Home is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. The film features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. Inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.

An Earthplace naturalist will be on site to answer questions, and we will use social media to continue the conversation/education following the screening.