Connecticut Audbon Society
Center at Fairfield

Center at Fairfield

Programs and Events at the Center at Fairfield

Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Breathing Walk

Roy and Margot Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary

Saturday, July 20
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Experience the restorative health benefits of forest breathing during this one-hour guided walk in our Sanctuary. Dr. Roxanne Daleo, a Harvard-trained health educator specializing in relaxation and stress reduction techniques, is leading this gentle walk based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku. Participants will learn how immersion in a quiet forest setting is a powerful and effective way to slow down and achieve healing, grounding, and replenishment of inner and outer balance. Click here to learn more about Shinrin-Yoku and instructor Dr. Roxanne Daleo.

Members $15, Non-members $20. Adults only. Pre-registration required. Capacity is limited; call 203- 259-6305 ext. 109 for availability. This event is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824.


Summer Camp 2019

Weekly Camps through August 16 
Capacity is Limited – Click here for complete details including registration information. 
Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield.

AGES 4 – 5* (Half Day)

July 15-19  Wetland Wonders
July 22-26  Slink, Slither and Hop
July 29-August 2  Nature Explores
August 5-9  Nature’s Music Makers
August 12-16  Camp Extravaganza
*Not entering Kindergarten


AGES 5 – 11  (Half or Full Day)

July 15-19  Wetland Wonders
July 22-26 Grossology
July 29-August 2  Audubon Adventurers
August 5-9  Amazing Adaptations
August 12-16  Camp Extravaganza



AGES 12 – 14  (Half or Full Day)

July 15-19  Audubon Art and Science Discovery
July 22-26  Aquatic Adventurers (Traveling Camp)
July 29-August 2  Fun-Omental Physics
August 5-9  Super Scientist
August 12-16  Camp Extravaganza


Half Day — 9 a.m. to noon. Member fee: $195, Non-member fee: $275 (July 1-3 week: Member fee: $117, Non-member fee: $165)
Full Day — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Member fee: $305, Non-member fee: $385 (July 1-3 week: Member fee: $183, Non-member fee: $231)
Travel Camp — Full Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Member fee: $350, Non-member fee: $430
Options — Before Care: 8:30-9 a.m., $10 a day/$50 a week. Lunch Bunch: Noon-1:30 p.m., $12/day, $60/week.

Click here for complete details including registration information.

Naturalist Training Program

Tuesdays: September 3 – November 5
(except for October 1, 8 a.m. -noon)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 15

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Naturalist Training Program provides 40 hours of classroom and field training in four-hour sessions over 10 weeks (see our graduates from 2018). Training programs prepare adults of all experience levels to become naturalists in their communities and to contribute to environmental education and conservation efforts through volunteer service. 

Classes are taught by field experts. The cost is $260 for members and $315 for non-members (includes Connecticut Audubon Society membership). As part of the tuition, participants must be able to contribute 40 hours of volunteer service within the year following the training. To complete the program, please expect to attend every class. Application deadline is Thursday, August 15. To download the application, click here. To view our brochure, click here.

Classes will be held at each of The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Southwest Region Centers: Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield (September 3, 17; October 8, 15, 29); Birdcraft, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield (October 1); and the Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford (September 10, 24; October 22, November 5). For more information, call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 or email Program Coordinator Colleen Noyes.


Animal Care Volunteers Needed

Our Animal Care Program provides a unique opportunity for teenagers, ages 13-18 years old, to assist with daily feeding, habitat cleaning and general animal care housekeeping, as well as the handling of our animals under direct supervision. Our live animal residents include permanently injured or otherwise human-dependent reptiles, birds and mammals which are an integral part of our educational programming.

Volunteer hours during the school year are Tuesday through Friday from 3 – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – noon. Summer volunteer hours change to Tuesday through Friday from 2 – 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10.a.m. – noon.

For more information about Animal Care volunteer opportunities, email the Animal Care Supervisor. Click here to download the Animal Care volunteer application.


Sponsor an Ambassador Bird

Sponsoring an Ambassador Bird at the Center at Fairfield is a rewarding way to ensure the welfare of a bird of prey that cannot survive on its own. It’s a unique present for someone special or as a treat for yourself!

Your sponsorship will support the daily upkeep of your chosen bird, and the considerable amount of scrumptious raptor feed it eats — and yes — that does mean dead mice and rats!

You can also honor your favorite person, organization, teacher, or class with the gift of an owl, falcon or hawk sponsorship. It’s the perfect way to symbolically introduce them to the hunters of the sky! Click here for sponsorship information.


Adult Programs

The Center at Fairfield offers several adult programs which can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your group or organization.

The Birds of Prey program includes meeting one or more raptors, learning about their natural history and critical role in the environment. In the Meet the Animals interactive workshop, unlock the basics behind how scientists classify them and discover how animals are related. The Backyard Birding class is an introduction to the basics of backyard birding and creating a bird-friendly sanctuary.

Click here for our brochure. For more information, email Education Manager, Tricia Kevalis or call 203-259-6305 ext. 117.







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