Connecticut Audbon Society


School Programs: Science In Nature

Your Outdoor Classroom

Experiential learning in nature is exciting and makes it easier to understand science, math, and other core concepts that may be difficult to grasp in the classroom.

Connecticut Audubon Society’s Science in Nature programs consist of hands-on, inquiry-based activities that relate to earth and life sciences, ecology, conservation and citizenship.

Each program is aligned with the state’s science, 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.

We are currently undergoing a brochure and materials renovation, so please keep your eyes out for new, updated details soon. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Michelle Eckman, Director of Education, for more information. 

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, rocks and soil ecology, adaptations, wetland ecology and our full-year research programs, SOAR (Student Opportunity for Authentic Research).

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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