Explore the amazing natural wonders found at the SM&NC!
This series of family programs, led by the Stamford Museum & Nature Center Environmental Education team, explores the amazing natural wonders found on our campus. Programs meet at the Overbrook Nature Center. Limited enrollment. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Members: $7 | Non-members: $10
Family Night Hike & S’mores
Friday, January 22 (FULL), Saturday, January 23 (FULL), or Friday, January 29 (FULL) 6:30 – 8 pm
From the bright stars to the refreshing crisp air, night is one of the best times to explore nature in the winter. Discover some common constellations, learn the phases of the moon, look and listen for nocturnal animals, and learn a trick to make your head look like it has disappeared! Roast a marshmallow over the fire for a S’more once we return! Limited to 12 people. Heavy rain will cancel.
Owl Moon Owl Prowl
Friday, February 5 | 7 – 8 pm- FULL
Winter is a great time for owls as they are very active. Join us for a reading of Jane Yolen’s “Owl Moon,” and then head out to the trails where we’ll try to call in our local owls here at SM&NC. We’ll also see what else is out and about in winter. Limited to 10 participants. Heavy rain will cancel.
Sunday, February 7 | Session 1: 12:30–1:30 pm (FULL), Session 2: 2–3 pm (FULL), Session 3: 3-4 pm (FULL)
Celebrate one of our favorite days of the year: SuperbOWL Sunday! No matter who is playing in the big game, there is always great offense and defense in the owl world. Discover the types of owls that call Connecticut home, test yourself with Owl Call Jeopardy, meet our non-releasable barred owl, and dissect your own owl pellet. Class is limited to 10 registrants per session. Children age 7 and up may be dropped off for this program.
How to Be a Field Biologist
Sunday, March 21 | 3 – 4 pm- FULL
Become a field biologist with our SM&NC Education Staff! Create your own field journal, learn about tools that are used in the field, and conduct a mini bioblitz to see what you can find out in the forest! Limited to 15 participants. All participants must have a ticket. Children age 8 and up may be dropped off for this class. Meet at the Overbrook Nature Center. Heavy rain will cancel.