Remote Learning Opportunities with the SM&NC

New for 2020!: Digital Summer Camp

Participate in SM&NC Summer Camp from home! Camps will include a daily 1-hour educator-led program, curriculum for additional at-home activities, and a materials kit available for curbside pick-up at the SM&NC that contains needed materials for the week. 10 kids maximum for a small group experience.

Registration now open! Click here to join.

Zoom-based programming for schools

40 minute interactive programs featuring live animals, natural history programs, and more! Single programs or series available. Please contact our Director of Education or (203) 977-6568 for scheduling and fees.

Remote animal visits for families

Have a birthday in your household or want to see our new babies up close and personal? We can offer 30 minute remote animal visits through Zoom to your household. Please contact our Director of Education or (203) 977-6568 for scheduling and fees.

SM&NC at home learning packs

Bring some of our favorite educational activities to your house as you support the SM&NC! Each kit is safely packed by staff wearing gloves and will be delivered curbside to your mailbox or front porch. Local areas only and limited supply - order today!

Topics include:

  • Owl Pellet Dissection Pack: A great at-home activity to explore the food chain! Contains two fully cleaned and sterilized owl pellets, a curriculum guide, tweezers and toothpicks, a bone chart, a sheet on Connecticut owls, "Up in the Air" trivia, suggestions for at-home extension activities, and paper plates on which to work. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
  • Farm Critter Creation Pack: A great kit for your budding farmers! This kit contains create-your-own stuffed animal materials (plush animal “skin” & stuffing), “What Came from the Farm” home scavenger hunt, baby animal match cards, and some bonus vegetable or flower seeds to plant at home. Choose from Horse or Pig. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
  • Rocks & Minerals Pack: A must for your rockhound! Contains 16 labeled rock & mineral specimens, curriculum guide, information on each sample, Mohs’ hardness scale activity sheet, rocks & minerals at home scavenger hunt, Geoscience Australia’s Geology of Minecraft sheet, rock & mineral observations sheets & instructions, and magnet. Some activities require additional basic materials that can be found at home. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Each kit is $20, including delivery within 10 mile radius of the SM&NC (please make note of any specific delivery instructions on the registration form). All proceeds benefit continued care of our farm and education animals and remote programming. To order, click the button below.