Connecticut Audbon Society
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center Programs & Events

We are currently offering small group in-person programming following all current COVID-19 safety procedures. See below for details. Our building will remain closed.


Looking to schedule one of our interactive webinar programs exclusively for your group?
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Fall 2020 Virtual Courses

Each 6- week course will include a weekly live webinar as well as provide a weekly resource list of recommended field guides, apps, and websites, a weekly quiz to test your knowledge, datasheets, discussion questions, and more! In addition, program participants will be provided with a platform to share photos, ask questions, and share their own tips and tricks! Live webinar is recorded each week for participants to view in the classroom on their own time. Each course is limited to 25 participants. $60 members; $75 non-members.

Course requires the use of Zoom and Google Docs and will take place within Google Classroom. Participants must have access to a Google account. Program details and access to Google Classroom will be provided in a follow-up email upon registration.


New Class! – Connecticut Wetland Ecology Virtual Course

 October 26- December 11
*note – class will not take place the week of November 23
Register hereWetland

Wetlands are everywhere, but do you know what makes a wetland a wetland? Wetlands provide critical habitat for a diversity of species and are among the most productive ecosystems in the world.  

Additionally, scientists are continuously learning interesting ways that wetland ecosystems function and how they provide benefits for humanity. Whether you are a curious naturalist or a member of your town’s Inland Wetlands Commission, this six-week course will enhance your appreciation and understanding of these fascinating and mysterious places!
 Live sessions will be on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m

Instructor: Jim Arrigoni, Conservation Biologist

Weekly Program topics will include:

Week 1: What is a wetland?
Week 2: Wetland Animals
Week 3: Wetland Plants
Week 4: Wetland Invertebrates
Week 5: Wetlands and Humans
Week 6: Wetland Restoration

Click here for weekly descriptions

Register for your spot today!



Webinars via Zoom

Eco-Hour with Conservation Biologist Jim Arrigoni

Connecticut Tree Identification
Thursday, October 29, 4 p.m.

Fall foliage season is not only beautiful, it is also a great time to improve your tree identification skills! Join conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni as he reviews the different characteristics that are useful for identifying trees and applies them to common Connecticut species.

We’re offering the program for free, but we ask that you consider a donation of $10 

Register here for Zoom link



Finches of CT Webinar

Tuesday, November 10, 7 p.m.

Finches are among our most well-loved and well-known bird species in Connecticut. These brightly-colored birds are frequent backyard visitors, and offer a flash of color to our yards, even in winter! In this webinar, teacher naturalist Joe Attwater will discuss:

  • CT finch species and groups
  • ID tips and tricks
  • Attracting finches to your yard

We’re offering the program for free, but we ask that you consider a donation of $10 

Register here for Zoom link





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