Center at Fairfield

Center at Fairfield

Programs and Events at the Center at Fairfield

Winter Programs Are Here!

We have a great line up of winter programs!  Click here for the brochure.

 

School Vacation Fun!

December 27, 28, 29
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages 4 – 8

School breaks are a great time to experience the hands-on learning activities offered at the Center. Both outdoors and indoors, a variety of fun, nature-based offerings are planned for each day. Weather permitting, we’ll head outside to explore the Sanctuary. Inside we’ll meet animals, make crafts and settle in for a movie on the big screen. Snack is   provided. Send a nut-free lunch. Members $45/day, non-members $50/day.    Pre-registration required. 
Non-member registration click here.
Member registration click here.
To register call: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.  This program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.                                              

 

Nature Nursery

Mondays, January 8 – February 26
10 – 10:45 a.m.
(no class Jan. 15 and Feb. 19)

Ages 2-3 with a participating adult

Each week we’ll learn fun nature facts, create crafts and meet exciting animals. Six-week   series fee: members $60, non-members $80. Single class fee: members $12/class, non-members $16/class.  Pre-registration required.  Click here to register for the full series or call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.  For individual classes, please call 203-259-6305 ext. 109. 
Nature Nursery is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.

 

Junior Animal Care Keeper

Tuesdays, January 9 – February 13
3:30 – 5 p.m.

Students in grades 6 and 7

Help care for the Center’s animals. From gross to glamorous, learn about animal husbandry care, preparing and offering food and ensuring they have a healthy setting. Six-week series: members $60/child: non-members $80/child.  Pre-registration required.  To register click here or call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.  This program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.

 

Animal Story Time

Thursday, January 11
10 a.m.

Drop in for an animal story followed by a hands-on animal encounter! Children of all ages (accompanied by a caregiver) are welcome to these sessions. We’ll read an age-appropriate book about a particular   animal and then we’ll meet one up close! Suggested donation is $2.

 

Backyard Birding

Saturday, January 13
10 – 11 a.m.

Winter is a perfect time for birding.  Join our naturalist and learn to identify Connecticut’s birds by sight and sound.  Discover bird feeding habits, ways to attract birds to your feeder and what seed to use.  Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound.  For ages 12 and up.
This event is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.

Girl Scout Daisy Day

Rosie’s Story

Saturday, January 20
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. – noon

Reduce, recycle and reuse, let’s make our world a better place! We’ll chat about compost, play recycle relay and discover new uses for old things. Each Daisy will take home ideas and a personal poster to share with her family. $14 per scout. To register click here or visit the Girl Scout website at gsofct.org to register.

 

Winter Storytelling and Cocoa — Meet Brisby – our new Barred Owl

Saturday, January 27
1 – 2 p.m.

Join us for a cozy hour of storytelling and a visit with Brisby our newest owl as we sip hot cocoa. All ages are welcome! There is a $2 suggested donation.  This program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Walk

Saturday, January 27
1 p.m.

Join us on a bilingual nature walk!  Discover the beauty of our sanctuary in the winter.  Moderate terrain- perfect for families, all ages or groups are welcome!  This walk takes place in the Larsen Sanctuary at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  Call for reservations – 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Snow Shoe Making

Saturday, February 3
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Children will make a pair of decorative snow shoes constructed from white pine boughs. While the snowshoes are for decorative purposes, the skills learned can be used to make an emergency pair of snowshoes! Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.  $10 per child/adult team for members: $15 for child/adult team non-members.  This program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  Pre-registration required. To register online click here.

 

Back Yard Bird Feeding Workshop

Saturday, February 3
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This is an adult workshop

This class offers the basics in backyard birding. You’ll learn how to identify backyard birds by sight and sound, who is at the feeder during each season and what their feeding habits are. We’ll discuss bird characteristics, ways to attract birds to your feeder, what bird feeders and seed to use, and where to place feeders for bird safety and best viewing. And you will receive a free seed bell! $5 per person.  Pre-registration required.  To register online click here. This program is held at Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.

 

Animal Story Time

Thursday, February 8
10 a.m.

Drop in for an animal story followed by a hands-on animal encounter! Children of all ages (accompanied by a caregiver) are welcome to these sessions. We’ll read an age-appropriate book about a particular   animal and then we’ll meet one up close! Suggested donation is $2.

 

Backyard Birding

Saturday, February 10
10 – 11 a.m.

Winter is a perfect time for birding.  Join our naturalist and learn to identify Connecticut’s birds by sight and sound.  Discover bird feeding habits, ways to attract birds to your feeder and what seed to use.  Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound.  For ages 12 and up.
This event is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.

Boy Scout Badge Day

Pre-registration required only — no walk-ins.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
$10/scout per badge

Join our teacher/naturalists as they lead scouts on a hike in the Larsen Sanctuary all while satisfying badge requirements!

Boy Scout – Bird Study  9 a.m. – Noon

Webelos – Into the Wild
                    Into the Woods  9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Bear – Fur, Feathers and Ferns 9 – 10 a.m. or 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
or 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Tiger – Tiger in the Wild 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Pre-registration required.  Click here to download registration form.

 

Girl Scout Badge Day

The date for Badge Day is April 28, 2018. 

Brownie Bugs
9 – 10 a.m.  
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 
Brownie Hikers
9 – 10 a.m.  
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 
Junior 
Animal Habitat
9 – 11 a.m. 

Cadets
Trees
9 – 11 a.m.

$14/scout per badge.

To register online, click the program of your choice which will link you directly to the Girl Scout registration page for that specific program.

Brownie Bugs 9 – 10 a.m.
Brownie Bugs 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Brownie Hikers 9 – 10 a.m.
Brownie Hikers 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Junior Animal Habitat 9 – 11 a.m.

Cadets Trees 9 – 11 a.m.

Pre-registration required.  For the 2017-2018 Program Resource Guide click here

Badge Day is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.  For questions please call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

 

 

 

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