TOPIC: Black bears have rebounded in Connecticut over the last four decades and their population continues to grow. With bears…Find out more »
Join us at Earthplace to participate in a casual discussion about this month's book: The Invention of Nature by Andrea…Find out more »
Spring is prime foraging season for wild salad greens and pungent ingredients. Join an Earthplace Naturalist for an introductory class…Find out more »
Join us for a night of candle making! We will be using beeswax sheets to roll and decorate one-of-a-kind candles while enjoying drinks and…Find out more »
TOPIC: The Spotted Lanternfly is here! This invasive planthopper has established itself in Connecticut and now poses a risk to…Find out more »
Bluebirds are common throughout our state but it can be difficult to attract them to your yard. Join us in…Find out more »
Late winter is the perfect time to take part in the New England tradition of maple sugaring. Join us as…Find out more »
TOPIC: Referred to as the Cinderellas of aquatic habitats, vernal pools are characterized by their annual disappearance from the landscape.…Find out more »
TOPIC: Black bears have rebounded in Connecticut over the last four decades and their population continues to grow. W...Find out more »
Join us at Earthplace to participate in a casual discussion about this month's book: The...Find out more »
Spring is prime foraging season for wild salad greens and pungent ingredients. Join an Earthplace Naturalist for an i...Find out more »
Join us for a night of candle making! We will be using beeswax shee...Find out more »
TOPIC: The Spotted Lanternfly is here! This invasive planthopper has established itself in Connectic...Find out more »
Bluebirds are common throughout our state but it can be difficult to attract them to your yard. Join us in building a...Find out more »
Late winter is the perfect time to take part in the New England tradition of maple sugaring. Join us as walk in the w...Find out more »
Monday through Saturday, 10:30am Join us for an animal-themed story and an encounter with one of our...Find out more »
Daily, 11am. Join an animal care technician as they feed our Birds of Prey. Learn about what they ...Find out more »
Saturday, Noon. Join us each Saturday for a different nature-based activity. We will ...Find out more »
Before you start your spring yard cleanup, please consider overwintering insects!
You can help protect fireflies by 1) leave the leaves as long as possible, 2) rake carefully, 3) plant native shrubs, trees and flowers, 3) providing tall grasses for shelter and 4) try to avoid the use of pesticides.
Help preserve the magical glow of fireflies & many other insects by waiting with spring cleanup until temperatures are above 50 degrees for 7 days in a row.
On January 26, Westport officials hosted its 7th meeting to discuss flood mitigation in town.
Hear from Nikki Spiller, Director of Harbor Watch, for her take on flooding. Watch the full clip on News12, reported by Shosh Bedrosian.
Eleven high school students, from seven towns across Fairfield County, presented their Stony Brook water research findings from the Harbor Watch River Research Program on December 1 at Earthplace.
Read the full Westport Journal article written by Thane Grauel.
View the 2022 Fairfield County River Report and Harbor Health Study. In the 2022 monitoring season, 22 rivers and 7 harbors were monitored for a variety of water quality parameters. Seasonal summaries as well as individual watershed summaries can be found in each of the reports. Thank you for your support in our fight for clean water!
Ian fizzles, fall fun sizzles at Earthplace. Over 1,500 attendees enjoyed the annual Fall Festival on October 2!
Read the full Westport Journal article written by Gretchen Webster.
Hosted by Copps Island Oysters guests enjoyed an unlimited raw bar with wine from Black Bear Wine & Spirits, Litchfield Distillery Vodka, beer from Black Hog Brewery, a silent auction and live music. Check out the highlights in the Westport Journal.
Aspetuck Land Trust recently installed a sign, created by local naturalist/artist team Linda Thomas and Don Watson, at Earthplace that highlights the value of native plants and the species that depend on them to survive all year round. 🍂
Tony Aiello from CBS spoke with Ms. Becky about the tragic passing of Bear 211 and how we can better coexist with wildlife. Bear 211 was a wild bear with quite the social media following. Thousands tracked his travels and exploits on Facebook as he roamed CT.
Please help stop the spread of a new mysterious songbird disease. In recent weeks, our neighbors in the midwest, mid-Atlantic, and southeast have reported an unusually high number of songbirds found sick or already dead.
Thank you to Westport News for featuring our MATCHING donation campaign happening until the end of July 2021. We are ever grateful for the support of our community in helping us to spread awareness that all dollars are being matched this month.
Our outdoor facilities provide rental options for group sizes from 15 to 200 people. For more information, click here.
Westport’s first-ever free mattress recycling event run by Sustainable Westport was a success! Read more about the event and how you can still recycle your old mattresses.
We have over 100 videos on our YouTube channel including at-home learning activities, animal encounters, recordings of our environmental learning series, story time, and more! Click here to view.
Is solar energy right for your home? Earthplace has partnered with Trinity Solar who will evaluate your home or free. Learn more.
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