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Boy Scout Badge Day

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

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$10/scout per badge

Join our teacher/naturalists as they lead scouts on a hike in the Larsen Sanctuary all while satisfying badge requirements!

Boy Scout – Bird Study  9 a.m. – Noon

Webelos – Into the Wild
                    Into the Woods  9 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Bear – Fur, Feathers and Ferns 9 – 10 a.m. or 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
or 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Tiger – Tiger in the Wild 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Pre-registration required.  Click here for the Registration Form.


Swallow Cruises 2017!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Swallows - Diana Atwood Johnson

Reservations available online now. Reserve early!

September 10, 17, and 24, 2017. Departs at 4:30 p.m. 
September 10 SOLD OUT!
September 17 SOLD OUT!

September 24 SOLD OUT!

Call for Wait List Status on all departures. 860-767-0660.
Gift Certificates available. Please call 860-767-0660.

Witness one of the most spectacular avian happenings as thousands of Tree Swallows congregate on the lower Connecticut River and settle in on a giant communal roost each evening at sunset. Birds come from as far as 30 miles away, often creating a ballet of synchronized flight.

Join Connecticut Audubon Society naturalists aboard Essex Steam Train and Riverboat’s Becky Thatcher as we journey first by train and then by boat to see the spectacular, awe-inspiring display. Enjoy picturesque scenery on the train ride to the 70-foot Mississippi-style river boat. Food and a full bar are available on board. There is ample seating, three decks, and restrooms. If you take only one trip in the fall, make sure it is this one! Tours are approximately three and a half hours in length. Fee: $45. Eight years and over, please. 
All of last season’s boats sold out, so make your reservations early for 2017. 
Gift Certificates are available! Call.


Naturalist Training Program

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Sign Up Now for our Naturalist Training Program!

Beginning Wednesday, Sep 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., come learn about our region’s natural history through an 8-week series of field experiences. Topics will include ornithology, herpetology, botany, citizen science and more during 32 hours of classroom instruction by nature and conservation experts at The Connecticut Audubon Society, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury CT 06033; 860-633-8402,

The price is $205 for Connecticut Audubon members and $260 for non-members (includes one-year membership) and includes 32 hours of classroom instruction by nature and conservation experts. In exchange for this greatly reduced training fee, we ask for a 40 hour volunteer commitment during the succeeding year.

This limited-size class usually fills early; if you are interested, click here to download the registration form. Completed registration forms can be emailed to Michelle at If you have questions, please email Michelle or call her at 860-633-8402 ext 205.

Winter Walk

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Saturday, February 25
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Hike the trails with us and discover the beauty of winter in the Sanctuary. All ages welcome, no strollers please. Donation suggested.  Pre-registration required.  Call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 to register.  The Walk is being held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.


Nature Nursery

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Mondays, January 9 – February 27
10 – 10:45 a.m.
(no class Jan. 16 and Feb. 20)

Ages 2-3 with a participating adult

Each week we’ll learn fun nature facts, create crafts and meet exciting animals. Six-week series fee: members $60, non-members $80. Single class fee: members $12/class, non-members $16/class.  Pre-registration required.  Call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 for to register.  The program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.


Kids Day Off

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Friday, February 17
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ages 4 – 8

Spend the day off at the Center exploring nature and discovering what animals do in the winter. Inside we’ll play games, make crafts and meet some of the Center’s animals. Snack provided. Please send a nut-free lunch. Members $45/child, non-members $50/child.  This program is held at Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street Pre-registration required.  Call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 to register.  To register online click here.


Junior Animal Care Keeper

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Tuesdays, January 17 – February 21
3:30 – 5 p.m.

Students in grades 6 and 7

Help care for the resident non-releasable animals who live at the Center. From gross to glamorous, learn about animal husbandry care, preparing and offering food and ensuring they have a healthy environment. Six-week series: members $60/child: non-members $80/child.  Pre-registration required.  Call 203-259-6305 ext.109 to register. The program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.


Afterschool Nature Club

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Thursdays, January 26 – March 2
3:45 – 5 p.m.

Grades K to 2

Spend winter afternoons exploring our Sanctuary experiencing the season. We’ll take a hike, meet animals, play games and have a snack. Six-class series: members $60/child; and non-members $80/child.  Pre-registration required.  Call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 to register. To register on-line click here.  The program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street.


Thursday, November 17th, 2016

You Can Be a Part of Connecticut’s Conservation Solution!


Your donation will give you the satisfaction of knowing you did what you could
to help Connecticut’s vulnerable wildlife!

Photo by Melissa Groo

Visit Glastonbury’s Expanded Nature Store

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Need seed, feeders or houses for your birds? Check out the selection at The Connecticut Audubon Center, 1361 Main Street, Glastonbury CT 06033, Mon-Sat 10-3 (860-633-8402)

Looking for a gift for a nature lover? Our Nature Store offers natural history books, field guides, science toys and a special collection of pewter bird ornaments. Click here for more info.

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