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 Programs

Turkey Walk and Trot with Joe DeBone

Bundle up and bring a camera as we go in search of turkeys along the trails with our annuaImage result for turkey tail feathersl Turkey Walk and Trot. Local expert, Joe Debone, will present a brief history of turkeys prior to the walk - including discussion of their diet, life span, and characteristics. To further familiarize ourselves with this great animal, we will tak a look at some turkey feathers, tails, feet, and a beak. We will also listen to a wild turkey call.

Date: Saturday, November 30

Time: 2:30-4:00pm

Location: Earthplace

FREE to members; Price of admission for non-members


Group Canoe Paddle:

Our canoe paddles are a great way to spend an afternoon on the water
with family or friends! Bring the whole family or come on your own and
make some new friends.
We will travel along the Saugatuck River in search of egrets, osprey, ducks, shorebirds and much more! Canoes and personal
flotation devices (required for all participants) are included! Space is limited and advanced registration is strongly recommended.


Earthplace encourages people with special needs (who are able to
follow directions and get in/out of a canoe independently) to participate in
this event, and two spots (one canoe) are reserved for such individuals.
Additionally, income-eligible Westport residents are able to participate at

no cost thanks to a scholarship program.

Members: $24 per person, $12 for children 12 and under
Non-members: $30 per person, $15 for children 12 and under.


Location: Earthplace


Sunday, April 26th, 1:30-3:30pm

Saturday, May 16th, 2-4pm

Sunday, June 21st, 1:30-3:30pm

Saturday, July 11th, 2-4pm

Sunday, August 9th, 1:30-3:30pm

Saturday, September 12th, 2-4pm


To register for a canoe paddle, please call (203) 557-4400

Family Campfire:

Join us as we gather ‘round as the sun goes down for a little old-fashioned family fun as we make s'mores next to a crackling fire. When it gets a little darker, we will head down to the pond and see which different frogs we can hear calling. It will be an evening the whole family will love!


Earthplace encourages those with special needs to participate in this


Where: Earthplace
Cost: Member Families: $25

Non-member Families: $30



Campfire and Frog Watch: Friday, April 17th, 6:30-8pm