Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.
The museum building will be closed Thursday, November 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the trails, playground and outdoor CT Birds of Prey.
Turkey Walk and Trot
Saturday, November 29 at 2:30pm
Bundle up and bring a camera as we go out in search of some turkeys along the trails with a local expert. We'll start with a short talk about the natural history of turkeys, including discussion on their diet, life span and characteristics.
Free for members, price of admission for non-members.
Meet the Turkeys of Earthplace! Visit Earthplace in the early morning or just before sunset and see if you can spot some yourself!
Nutrient Pollution in Long Island Sound
a presentation from The Nature Conservancy about the impacts of excess nitrogen in our waters
Communities around Long Island Sound depend on safe, healthy waters to propel a $9 billion economy based on tourism, boating, fishing and plentiful seafood. But excess nitrogen threaten the Sound’s water and marine life.
Join us as Chantal Collier, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Long Island Sound Program, presents the Conservancy’s recently completed new research on the sources and negative effects of nitrogen loading in our waterways.
The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on what local steps are needed to restore healthy conditions for marine habitats to recover and thrive. The evening’s panelists will include State Representative Jonathan Steinberg, Harbor Watch Director Dick Harris and Earthplace Executive Director and Westport Green Task Force member Tony McDowell.
– Light reception courtesy of Whole Foods Market Westport
– Presentation and panel discussion
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
Check out these lovely photos of the newly dredged pond on The Swamp Loop trail and the sanctuary in full Fall color!
Photos courtesy of Peter Boyd
Fantastic Fall Programs for Kids of all ages!
Click on the titles for more information and to register!
Preschool Adventures For ages 3-5
After-school nature program with a new theme each month!
Animal Tech For ages 10-14
Learn about the Earthplace resident animals and how to care for them. Through investigation, hands-on practice and instruction students will learn how to feed, clean, groom and handle our animals.
Teen Volunteer Club For ages 12-16
Complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician! Projects include caring for our animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.
Junior Staff For grades 6-12
Enjoy an enhanced educational experience working with naturalists and scientists! As a supplement to the school science curriculum, this program provides a solid base in the natural sciences through interactive classroom learning and hands-on experimentation, as well as volunteer work at Earthplace.
Teen Volunteer Club
Students in this program will have the opportunity to complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician. Projects will include caring for Earthplace animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.