Fairfield School Programs
Science in Nature
Our award-winning Science in Nature program consists of hands-on, inquiry-based activities in earth and life sciences, ecology, conservation and responsible citizenship.
Half- and full-day Science in Nature programs are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and can take place at our Center, your school or a local park.
Please see below for the exciting programs that the Center at Fairfield offers. For the All Grade Level brochure, click here.
Adaptable to All Ages — 60 to 90 minute programs (click here for brochure)
• Birds of Prey
• What Makes a Bird a Bird?
• Fur, Feather and Scales
• Wetland Study
• Life in the Woodlands
• Native Americans
Grade-Level Programs — 60 minutes to 4 hour programs
Kindergarten (click here for brochure)
• Seasons and Weather
First Grade (click here for brochure)
• Structures and Functions
• Life Cycle
Second Grade (click here for brochure)
• Landforms and Erosion
• Habitats and Organisms
• Seeds and Dispersal
Third Grade (click here for brochure)
• Weather and Animals
• Humans and Habitats
Fourth Grade (click here for brochure)
• Weathering and Erosion
• Adaptations: Structures and Functions
Fifth Grade (click here for brochure)
• Water Cycling
• Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics
Sixth to Eighth Grade (click here for brochure)
• Weathering, Erosion and Deposition
• Competition for Resources
To schedule a program, email Tricia Kevalis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-259-6305 ext. 117.
CANE Program for Grades K-2
The Connecticut Audubon Nature Explorers (CANE) Program is offered to students at the Fairfield Public Schools and St. Thomas Parochial School. We train Parent-Volunteers to present three science enrichment programs to their child’s class. Two units are presented in the classroom, leading up to one end-of-year field study activity. We provide some of the materials that will be needed in the classroom.
The Kindergarten fall and winter programs are puppet shows; the spring program is held on school grounds.
The Grade 1 fall program is a puppet show; the winter program is a hands-on activity about bird beak adaptations; the spring program is a trip to the Birdcraft Museum.
The Grade 2 programs include setting up a salt water tank in the classroom; a ‘Mystery in the Marsh’ activity to test students’ detective skills; and a trip to Southport Beach to investigate the variety of wildlife habitats found there.
For more information, contact the CANE Coordinator at each school or call Colleen Noyes 203-259-6305, ext. 112.
TRAINING SCHEDULE: For the 2019-2020 Training Schedule, click here.
PRESENTATION SCHEDULE: For the 2019-2020 Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 Presentation Schedules, see below: