Engage with your child ages 3-5 in a hands-on-learning, nature-based program guided by an experienced educator and naturalist. Participants will create art, participate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM) activities, listen to stories, and explore the outdoors once a week. Each week will have a different theme focusing on sensory development and environmental conservation.
This program is FREE thanks to Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
Please wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Be prepared to hike outside.
Online maps and GPS units may not give accurate directions. Please use our directions below.
Directions to Allens Pond Field Station:
From Interstate 195, in Westport, take Exit 16 (Rt 88 South). Follow Route 88 through three lights to intersection with Hixbridge Rd at 4th light. Turn left onto Hixbridge Rd and proceed 1.8 miles to stop sign at Pine Hill Rd and Horseneck Rd. Turn right onto Horseneck Rd and proceed nearly to the ocean for 4.8 miles.
Sanctuary parking is on your left just past Bayside Restaurant and adjacent to our Field Station at 1280 Horseneck Rd.