Connecticut Audbon Society
The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

School Programs at the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center


Bring the excitement and learning of our Science in Nature programs to your classroom! These live, virtual programs meet the Next Generation Science Standards and are appropriate for students in Kindergarten to 5th Grade. 

Live sessions can also “Program Activity Kits” which will complement the virtual portion of the program and are designed to foster additional student learning. Packed with the curriculum and all the materials needed for hands-on activities for each student, these kits can be used in the classroom or at home, and include a virtual guided lesson with one of our educators.

Click Here for Program Brochure

For more information and/or to schedule a program, contact Heather Kordula at

Science in Nature 

The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center provides curriculum-based nature programming to schools in Southeastern Connecticut. Click here for program information. 

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 hands-on, aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and can take place at our center, your school, or a local park.

Choose from the Following Curricular Areas:
• Weather and Climate
• Earth/Land Systems: Water, Weathering, and Erosion
• Adaptations: Life Cycles
• Adaptations: Structure and Function
• Ecosystems

Each of our programs can be customized to best meet the needs of your location, students, and teachers.

For our Science in Nature brochure, click here.

For more information or to register for a program, please contact Education Program Manager Heather Kordula at 860.598.4218 or email at


Shorebird Scientists

A collaboration between the Connecticut Audubon Society and Project Oceanology. Visit the pages below for free, interactive, and NGSS aligned lesson plans for all grade levels (K-12) all about shorebirds!

Shorebird Scientists Student Webpages
Grades K – 1
Grades 2 – 5
Middle School
High School





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