Connecticut Audbon Society


Science in Nature

Your Outdoor Classroom

We bring STEM to life!

Experiential learning in nature is exciting and makes it easier for students to understand science concepts that may be difficult to grasp in the classroom. While your students are in the field examining real-life phenomena, they are using math and literacy skills and various science technologies at the same time. And having so much fun while doing it!

Connecticut Audubon Society’s Science in Nature programs are designed for K-12 students and consist of hands-on, inquiry-based activities that relate to earth and life sciences, ecology, conservation and civic engagement.

Each program is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as Common Core math and literacy standards.

These programs are an invaluable resource for building student and teacher learning capacity by providing opportunities to enhance critical thinking skills, using and designing models, and developing evidence-based explanations of natural phenomena.

To learn more about Science in Nature, please see our brochure and curriculum summaries.  Have questions about how Science in Nature can work for you and your students? Please feel free to contact one of the staff members listed below.

Science in Nature has been peer-reviewed by an independent committee of education experts who have endorsed the program as an invaluable resource for building students’ and teachers’ academic capacity.

Science in Nature encompasses the tried and true programs that each of our centers has offered for years combined with new full-day programs that cover new topics such as weather and climate; landforms; weathering, erosion and deposition; adaptations; life cycles; wetland ecology and more.

To schedule programs or for more information about Science in Nature, please contact:

Tricia Kevalis, Center at Fairfield. 203-259-6305 x 117

Louise Crocco, Milford Point Coastal Center, 203-878-7440 x502

Catie Resor, Center at Glastonbury, 860-633-8402 x205

Sarah Heminway, Center at Pomfret, 860-928-4948;

Heather Kordula, Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center, 860-598-4218;




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