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

The Essential Business of Birds

Ages 16+

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

2017 Dates: Jan. 15; Feb. 5, 19; March 5, 19; April 2, 16; May 7, 21


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.

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 and much more. Canoes and personal flotation devices (required by all participants) are included.


All trips depart from Earthplace promptly at 2:00pm

Sunday, April 23; Saturday, May 20; Sunday, June 18


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

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

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:


Thursday, March 2, 7:00pm-FREE


By 2030, the United Nations estimates two-thirds of the world will lack access to clean drinking water. Tapped illustrates the impact of the global water crisis on America and what we can do as individuals to enact change sooner rather than later. Tapped examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.


The Environmental Learning Series is run in collaboration with the Westport Green Task Force and sponsored by Catamount Wealth Management.

Green Day

Saturday, April 29, 11:00am-3:00pm, $5 per person


For Green Day at Earthplace come explore a series of science and nature themed stations throughout the sanctuary. We'll haev stations dedicated to amphibians, insects, reptiles, mammals and birds at which we'll examine wild and preserved specimens. At our seed station we'll dissect seeds to learn how they grow. And, at our science station we'll make and launch our own alka seltzer rockets. Every stationwill have themed activities or crafts to bring each topic to life.