Woodcock Nature Center

Programs at Woodcock cover a range of topics designed to enhance classroom natural science and history curricula. Most can be taught on or off-site. Students can use their five senses to explore the surrounding wetlands and woodlands, scoop the swamp or to view unique underwater life cycles, learn about winter survival and hibernation, meet reptiles, dig for bones, hunt for footprints, hike through the different habitats, play a seed dispersal game, identify trees, and more. Preschool outreach programs build curiosity using hands-on, nature-based activities. Boy and Girl Scouts can earn badges and complete community service projects.
Contact Info
Address: 56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Fairfield County. Tel: 203-762-7280. Email: wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org. Website: www.woodcocknaturecenter.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9:30AM-4:30PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, 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