Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Named after Indian Rock, a protected historic rock formation that purportedly provided shelter for the Tunxis Indians and early colonial settlers as they traveled the hunting trail which is now route 69. The preserve offers nature programming, as well as a significant Colonial Life and Native American program. Students will learn about natural history while exploring the varied habitat, a lake, streams and miles of nature trails. The authentic wigwams and demonstration farm with an apple orchard, flock of sheep, a cow, chickens and turkeys give them an opportunity to learn about early American life and the rich history in Bristol, CT.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT 06010. Hartford County. Tel: 860-583-1234. Email: programs@elcct.org. Website: www.elcct.org. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue