School & Youth Group Programs

Hands-on, curriculum-based learning in nature's outdoor classroom

Guided school and youth group field trips at Greenwich Audubon Center emphasize student participation, first-hand experiences in the field, and inquiry-based learning methods. School group programs are coordinated with local curriculum objectives and the National Science Education Standards. We offer up two 2-hour programs with both morning and afternoon timeslots to suit any school's schedule.

School and youth group programs are offered throughout the year and are a great way for students of all ages to explore and learn naturally through hands-on activities and the exploration of the plants and animals of the pond, forest, and field habitats along our outdoor trails.

We currently offer five School and youth program topics:

Year Round: 
Plants & Partners (Interdependence of Plants & Animals / Pollination / Seed Dispersal. Recommended age group Grades 2-3.                                          MINIMUM PROGRAM LENGTH: 1.5 hours)

- Water, Erosion, and Watersheds (How water shapes land / Water Cycle / Pollution. Recommended age group Grades 3-5.                                            MINIMUM PROGRAM LENGTH: 1.5 hours)

- Bird Migration (How birds travel and what they need on their long journeys. Recommended age group Grades 2-5.                                                        MINIMUM PROGRAM LENGTH: 1 hour)


- Seasonal Changes (How animals prepare for cold weather and how plants change. Recommended age group Grades K-1.                                           MINIMUM PROGRAM LENGTH: 1 hour)


- Freshwater Ecology (Differences in Freshwater Ecosystems + Food Webs. Recommended age group Grades 2-5.                                                            MINIMUM PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 hours)

Audubon Group Program Fees

  • 1 hour: $400* for up to 25 students, $5/additional. (MAXIMUM OF 45 STUDENTS PER VISITING GROUP)
  • $100 for each additional hour, $50 for additional half-hour
  • $75 for half-hour onsite lunch including garbage removal
  • $100 to reserve an additional rain or inclement weather date
  • Audubon education program subsidies available for those who qualify

Outreach visits to your school: $500* for first hour, $100 each additional hour.

Fee amounts will vary according to the preparation time required. If you are looking for a program to be conducted in a natural area or beaches in the region, contact us to discuss what is possible. *Financial assistance is available for qualifying schools and organizations.

Registration for Group Programs

To check dates and reserve a group program or ask program content-related questions, contact Ryan MacLean, Senior Education Coordinator at 203-930-1353 or email. Please provide the following information if connected to voicemail or within your email:

  • grade level
  • the number of students
  • the program(s) listed above you are interested in
  • timeframe for when you would like program offered
  • cell or daytime phone number
  • information about the best time to reach you
  • an email address

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If you have an interest in teaching children and would like to become a Volunteer Teacher Naturalist visit our Volunteer Webpage HERE.

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