Remote Learning Opportunities with the SM&NC

Fall Curriculum Seasonal Subscription Pack


September 21 – December 14, 2020

Receive a weekly curriculum via e-mail that adapts seasonal happenings in nature into great standards-based activities to do at home or at a local natural area. Perfect for homeschoolers or families wanting to enhance this Fall’s learning. A seasonal subscription (September 21 – December 14) entitles you to a weekly curriculum unit for PreK–2nd and is designed for families.

Members: $25 for full season curriculum | Non-Members: $30 for full season curriculum

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.
  • SOLD OUT! 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.

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.

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.