Coastal Center Programs & Events
Sea Squirts: Fall Frolics
Tuesdays: October 9 and 23, November 6, 13 and 27, December 11
10 – 11 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 will explore the wonders of nature with their favorite adult! Autumn wildflowers are blooming, leaves are turning colors and animals are on the move. We’ll discover what animals and plants are doing as the season changes. Each class includes a story, craft for child and adult to do together, and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
Please wear appropriate outdoor attire and footwear. No strollers or baby carriers, please. Members $10/child, Non-members $15/child. Additional siblings: Member $5/class, Non-member $7/class. Space is limited; pre-registration required.
October 9: Click here to register.
October 23: Click here to register.
November 6: Click here to register.
November 13: Click here to register.
November 27: Click here register.
December 11: Click here to register.
October Bird Walk
Wednesday, October 24
8 – 11:30 a.m.
Join Frank Mantlik, expert birder and Coastal Center Regional Board member, for a fall bird walk along Milford Point. The focus of this walk will be land birds, shorebirds and ducks.
Please bring binoculars and spotting scopes, if you have them. Appropriate for adults and teens 16 and up. Registrants will be notified if program is cancelled for inclement weather. Members $10, Non-members $16. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.
Bottle Cap Mural Project
Sundays: October 28, November 18 and December 9
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Bottle caps, bottle caps. Why did we collect all those bottle caps? We’re recycling them into bottle cap murals.
The boards are painted, the caps are collected, now we need your help gluing down the caps. What’s a bottle cap mural? Join us to find out.
This program is appropriate for adults and families. This is not a drop-off program, children must be accompanied by an actively participating adult.
Free. Registration required.
Going Batty for Chocolate
Sunday, October 28
1 – 2 p.m.
You can thank a bat for your chocolatey Halloween treats! Bats are key pollinators of cacao from which chocolate is made, as well as bananas, peaches, mangos, and more. However, bats in Connecticut prefer insects.
Discover how these misunderstood nocturnal flyers navigate through the dark using their highly developed sense of sound. Make a batty decoration and taste some chocolate. Learn what you can do the help these beneficial masters of the night.
This program runs rain or shine and is appropriate for adults and families with children age 5 and up. No strollers please. Members $5, Non-members $8. Registration required. Click here to register.
Birthday Parties and Scouts
Look no further! CAS’s Coastal Center at Milford Point is the perfect place to hold your child’s next birthday party! Our staff has designed a wide range of “theme” parties to provide your child and their friends with a memorable and fun hands-on learning experience. Call 203-878-7440 for details.
Brownie, Girl Scout, Cub Scout & Boy Scout Programs
Our updated scouting programs are 60-90 minutes long and are designed to help scouts earn their badges and learn about the environment. Call 203-878-7440 for more information or to book a program for your scout today!
The date for Badge Day is Saturday, November 3, 2018
$14/scout per badge. Badge not included. Pre-registration required. To register online, click the program of your choice which will link you directly to the Girl Scout registration page for that specific program.
Brownies: Sense-ational Long Island Sound
Saturday, November 3, 2018
1 – 3 p.m.
It’s going to be a sense-ational day! Discover more about our own senses and those of the animals that call Long Island Sound home. We’ll use our sense of sight to look around and then use a magnifying glass to explore the world of tiny things. Listen for sounds of nature and learn some basic bird calls. Discover how lobsters use their sense of smell to find food as you play “Smell-o-rama.” Explore the way hermit crabs use their sense of touch as you use your sense of touch to identify what’s in the mystery bags.
Connects to Brownie Senses badge requirements 1, 2, 3, 5. Badge not included. Fee: $14.00/scout. Badge Day is held at the Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Road. For questions, please call Carol Kratzman at 203-878-7440 ext. 504.
Juniors: Animal Habitats of Long Island Sound at the Coastal Center
Saturday, November 3, 2018
1 – 3 p.m.
Explore the marsh and beach as we investigate the diversity of animals and their adaptations to life in coastal habitats. Through the use of microscopes and hand lens, get an up-close look at some of the animals that call Long Island Sound home. Learn about endangered birds and animals of Long Island Sound and what each one of us can do to protect the them. Discover the unique challenges animals face when creating homes along the coast!
Connects to Junior Animal Habitats badge requirements 1, 2, 3, 4. Badge not included. Fee: $14.00/scout. Badge Day is held at the Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Road. For questions, please call Carol Kratzman at 203-878-7440 ext. 504.
For a digital version of the Girl Scout 2018-19 Program Resource Guide, click here.