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

Greenday: Saturday, April 28th
Community wide events, showcase activities, and learnings for a sustainable future

2018 Theme:
Water Conservation, Quality, Health, Security, & Resiliency


Join a guided tour or Westport's state-of-the-art waste water treatment plant located at 4 Elaine Road (off South Compo)

Volunteer to help clean-up Westport waterways. Meet at Riverside Park off Riverside Ave. or Indian River Brook behind the train station daily pay parking area

Learn about trees and pick up a tree seedling at the Lilian Wadsworth Arboretum


Students & Adults
Mini Symposium on Water: 

  • Learn from Dr. Andrew Hudson, Head of Water & Ocean Governance at the United Nations Development Programme about the progress being made and how, through global cooperation, we can achieve critical water, ocean, and related global sustainable goals
  • Hear from lecturer, Jessica Helfand and her Yale research team as they take a multi-disciplinary look at the Capetown, South Africa water shortage
  • Our own Fairfield County water shortage is very real. Twig Holland from Aquarion Water will explain the challenges of meeting drinking water demand and new restrictions on use

Children & Families I $5pp
Explore water from many dimensions: 

  • Study a pond springing to life
  • Explore a stream and it's muddy banks
  • Dip your fingers in a Long Island Sound touch tank teeming with critters
  • Follow the water flow in a Enviro-scape
  • Tour the Harbor Watch laboratory

Hear children's book author Shandly McMurray reada her favorite stories in our shady amphitheater.

Box lunches available for purchase from the Westport Farmers Market


$5/person, free for children under 4 yrs old 
Learn about: 

  • Grab a tasty lunch at MOC, a local gastropub on wheels, serving locally sourced, seasonal fare
  • Learn Fiber arts from local wool craft hobbyists
  • Explore Solar Energy and how you can make your home more energy-efficient with C-Tec Solar
  • Learn how to save the bees and taste some honey, courtesy of Savannah Bee Company
  • Starting your own composting with guidance from the experts at UConn Home and Garden Education Center and Curbside Compost

Watch Cookies and Cream, our resident sheep, get haircuts by the shearing experts from Alpacaboose Farms

May Pole Dance called by Bill Fischer and his musical guests

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