Discovery Day Programs
VACATION PROGRAMS FOR GRADES K-5
Wildlife Wakes Up!
Monday - Thursday April 14th - 17th 9:00 am – Noon
How do the animals know that spring has arrived? Join us for a week of morning fun & exploration in forest, field and pond.
Monday, April 14 - TBD
Tuesday, April 15 – TBD
Wednesday, April 16 – TBD
Thursday, April 17 – TBD
Daily Rate: $30 members, $35 nonmembers each day
Pre-registration with payment required. For registration form, click here.
Discovery Day Programs
Registration is now open for Discovery Days, the Nature Center’s enrichment series for children. Four week programs are offered for pre-schoolers and a parent, for students in kindergarten and kindergarten readiness programs and for students in grades 1-3.
The cost of each four-week session is $40.00 for members, $50.00 for nonmembers. A $10 discount is extended to families with a second child attending during the same time period. Portions of the program are held outdoors, please dress accordingly.
Register by mail or in person during regular Nature Center hours.
For a printable form, click here.
Please call the Nature Center at (860)693-0263 for additional information and to determine if there are class openings prior to mailing your registration.
Two by Twos (for 2 to 3 year olds & a parent)
Monday morning programs for the young child and a parent (or grandparent) will provide an introduction to the world of nature through seasonal, springtime topics.
Meets 10 -11 am Child must be two years old.
Register for one or both two week sessions
Cost for two-week session: $20 member; $25 nonmember
Session I: April 21, 28
Session II: May 5 & 12
|EXPLORING TOGETHER (for 3 to 5 year olds & a parent)
This series introduces pre-school children to seasonal changes in the natural world and gives parent (or grandparent) and child an opportunity to learn together.
A younger sibling may attend for a $10 discount, no charge for siblings under age 2. Much of this program is held outdoors, please dress accordingly.
Meets Friday mornings 10 - 11 am & Friday afternoons 1:15 - 2:15pm
February/March Session: Feb 28; Mar 7, 14, 21
(snow date 28)
April/May Session: April 4, 11, 25; May 2
May Session: May 9, 16, 23, 30
|NATURE ADVENTURERS (for students in grades K - 2)
Meets Thursdays 3:45-5:00 pm
Animal Winter Olympics
Our native animals are outstanding athletes. Learn how they compare to other animals from aroung the world. Take part in our own Animal Winter Olympics.
Meets February 13, 27; March 6, 13 (snow date March
Crayons, Clay and Chickadees
Search the natural world to discover the colors, patterns, and textures
that surround us. Work with paint, pencils, clay, and even materials
we find outside to create a variety of nature inspired crafts.
Meets March 27; April 3, 10, 24
Young Naturalist Adventures
It is time to explore, orienteer, and track wildlife! Together we will discover what is hidden in our pond, streams, forest, and fields. By the end of our adventures we will understand what it means to be a true Naturalist.
Meets May 1, 8, 15, 22
|WILD CHILD (for students in grades 3 - 5)
Meets Tuesdays 3:45-5:00 pm
Pull the kids away from the screen & get them back into the “wild”!
This Nature Center program is designed to re-awaken an excitement
outdoor adventures & your child’s natural curiosity for the wild.
Session I: January 14, 21, 28; February 4 (snow date Feb 11)
Session II: February 25; March 4, 11, 18 (snow date March 25)
Session III: April 8, 22, 29; May 6
Session IV: May 13, 20, 27; June 3
SPECIAL WILD CHILD PROGRAM: The Wild Truth!
APRIL FOOL'S DAY - April 1 3:45 - 5 pm
Nature can spin some pretty tall tales, but that doesn't mean they/re not true. Stop by and learn about some of the most unbelievable animals and plants on the planet
Cost for one-day program: $10 member; $12.50 nonmembers.
|HOME SCHOOLERS PROGRAM - Age 3-8 years
Home School Classes
Join us at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, as we utilize the wonders of our woods, fields, and streams to observe and explore nature. Each class will investigate a different topic around a central theme, complete with hands on experiments and plenty of time outdoors. Classes comply with CT State Science Standards for grades preK-2.
Our Home School experience is geared to children ages 5-8 with an adult and class sizes are limited. All dates are subject to change.
Spring in the Woods - Thursday April 10, 17 & 24 PREREGISTER by April 8
Class from 1 - 2:30 pm
Spring at the Pond - Monday June 2, Rain date June 3 PREREGISTER by June 3
Class from 11 am - 2 pm
Special one-day class exploring our pond and vernal pools. Bring lunch and a change of clothes.
Click here for registration form
Enrollment is limited so register early!
Cost: $45 members; $60 nonmembers per child for three week sessions.
Cost: $30 members; $45 nonmembers per child for Spring at the Pond.