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Coastal Center Programs & Events

Support the Big Sit!

The Big Sit! A great chance to support bird conservation

Help the Coastal Center’s Birds by Supporting the Big Sit Bird Challenge!

On October 8, 2023, the Connecticut Audubon Society’s B.W. Surf Scopers birding team (Frank Gallo, (Captain), Jim and Patrick Dugan, Frank Mantlik, Tina Green, Tom Murray and George Amato) is working to support the Coastal Center at Milford Point. Our goal is to raise more than $7,000 (what we raised the last two years) by spotting as many different species of birds as possible from within a 17-foot diameter circle as a part of The Big Sit! They’ll start before dawn and end after dark. They pledge to SIT! (with conviction!) to raise funds to support the Coastal Center. Please help them by pledging your support. Your tax-deductible contribution allows them to achieve their ambitious goal of raising $7,000 by seeing (or hearing) 100+ species from one place in one day at one site near the Milford Coastal Center.

Every dollar you pledge will help us sustain our important, far-reaching, education and conservation efforts.



Coastal Center birders, take Connecticut Audubon’s 125th Anniversary 125-Bird Challenge! It’s a fun way to make the most of your visits to our sanctuaries. Details here!




Beginner Adult Avian Watercolor Class

Beginner Adult Avian Watercolor series: Connecticut’s Birds of Prey

Sundays: All classes 1:30-3:00p.m.

October 8,15,22,29
November 5, 12
Dec 3,10

The beauty of the Fall and Winter season is approaching. We feel the changing cycles, and we see them before us as well, and so do Connecticut’s birds. For some, a challenging migration journey is about to unfold.

This series of classes will teach and guide you in exactly how to begin your own exciting and challenging journey, into a watery world of color !

 We will learn about watercolor tools, uses, products, and techniques. We will experiment with colors, relax, and view the ever changing wetlands. The student will learn simple perspective techniques, composition skills, color layering, color charting, and how and when to use your dark and light colors. These fundamentals will help the student achieve dimension in their work, a highly sought after skill. We will look at the Artists in Art History who developed these concepts. Students will also have drawing and painting exercises, and look closely at avian anatomy. Finally, we will compose our scenes with one or more “BIRDS OF PREY” in its natural habitat.

This will all be accomplished step by step, building upon your work class by class, with your Art Education teacher, Jeanne Board-Fayumi.

This series of classes has been designed for you and is sequential and cumulative.

This series is appropriate for those 18 years of age and above. The class fee includes the use of all drawing and watercolor materials. Participants may want to bring a smock or old shirt. Class size is limited to 12 adults. A Minimum enrollment of 6 participants is required for the program to run.

Members $130.
Non-members $170.

Register Here

Ongoing Programs:

  • In-person Programs at the Coastal Center, your school or local park. Click HERE for program brochure.
  • For more school program information click HERE
  • Birthday Parties: Look no further! The Coastal Center at Milford Point is the perfect place to celebrate your child’s birthday with an outdoor nature exploration program.  For details click here.  To schedule a birthday party please contact Louise Crocco at 203-878-7440 ext. 502 or via email:
  • Girl Scout Programs: For details click here. 
  • Cub Scout Programs:  For details click here.





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