Remote Learning Opportunities with the SM&NC

Facebook Live classes:

Daily at 10 am and 2 pm on our Facebook page. Wednesday and Friday 2 pm classes will be held in Spanish (starting 4/1).
Click here to access our Facebook page.

DATEDAY10:00 AM2:00 PM
4/6MonFarming by the NumbersHeckscher Farm Baby Check-in
4/7TuesScience Crafts from HomeNocturnal Animals
4/8WedMeet the CattleHeckscher Farm Baby Check-in (Spanish)
4/9ThursEcosystems: DesertEcosystems: Temperate Forest
4/10FriBird ID HikeAnimal Adaptations (Spanish)
4/11SatRocks & MineralsVernal Pools
4/12SunRotten Log HotelHeckscher Farm Tour
4/13MonStream EcologyMeet the Goats
4/14TuesNature StorytimeSlimy & Scaly
4/15WedHeckscher Farm BirdsSlimy & Scaly (Spanish)
4/16ThursWhat is a Fossil?Life Cycles
4/17FriNature StorytimeHappy 1st birthday Moana party!
4/18SatPollinatorsHoney Bee Installation (weather permitting)

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 for scheduling and fees: or (203) 977-6568.

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 for scheduling and fees: or (203) 977-6568.

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.