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

Spring Garden Talk

Wednesday, April 26th at 7pm

Earthplace Auditorium


Weather events like drought are becoming more common with the changing climate; in fact Southwestern Connecticut is experiencing the fifth worst drought since 1895.  Join Earthplace’s Grounds Committee, Landscape Designer Jay Petrow, and Twig Holland from Aquarion Water Company to discuss landscape options you can integrate into your own yard that not only look beautiful but withstand the too-common drought conditions we’ve been experiencing here in Connecticut. You will also receive information on easy and cost effective other water conservation measures you can take in your own home or business to help conserve the vital resource that is water. 


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 have 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 station will have themed activities or crafts to bring each topic to life.


Find more detailed information here!