Mark your calendar: Fairfield County Giving Day is February 27. Please consider supporting the SM&NC with a Giving Day donation!

Explore. Discover. Experience.

Explore. Discover. Experience.

What To Do at the SM&NC

Featured Events & Programs

Amis Cafe

Seasonal Sustainability

Six Monday Evenings • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
January 27 • February 3 • February 10 • February 24 • March 2 • March 9

Join the Chef Team from Terrain Cafe and Amis Trattoria, Westport for a six week teaching and tasting culinary journey as they share creative, delicious recipes and stylish presentations. Gluten Free substitutes and alternatives will be discussed for each recipe.

Class size is limited to 10 to optimize the experience for all participants.

Slime Time

Summer Camps

Family PLUS & Director’s Circle Members
Registration now open

All other membership levels
and non-members
Registration opens February 24

Each of our six weekly camp sessions features a different theme, which is integrated into the activities and programs for the week, taking full advantage of the SM&NC's unique setting. Programs are led by an experienced SM&NC Environmental Educator or Preschool Teacher to provide exciting and engaging interactive experiences both in the classroom and in the natural world.

Collaging Featured

Mixed Media Mixer at the SM&NC

Thursday, February 27, 7 - 9pm

Explore the exciting world of collage in the beautiful setting of our Bendel Mansion in Winter. Taking inspiration from the season, we’ll explore this expressive art form while enjoying refreshments in view of our beautiful campus. Using a variety of media, paper, and even found objects, attendees will create a unique collage project to take home. Beginner and experienced artists alike are welcome.


Thomas D. Mangelsen: A LIFE IN THE WILD

January 17 – March 15, 2020

American nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has been praised by many as a spiritual descendent of Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter and Edward Weston.  Over his more than 40 years of traveling to the wildest corners of North America and beyond, Mangelsen has become legendary for producing a body of work that includes truly awe-inspiring landscapes and some of the most recognizable wildlife scenes ever photographed, including many counted among the most important of the modern environmental age.

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