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Children's Nature Connection Programs

Current Programs:

Girls Outside Tuesdays!

After-school nature connection program on the grounds of Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown

(For girls in grades 2-5)

Tuesdays, 3:45 - 6:00pm

Session 1: Feb 28 - Mar 28 (5 classes)

Session 2: Apr 18 - May 30 (7 classes)

*Discount if you register for multiple sessions

Girls Outsde
Nature Explorers Programs

Rockfall Nature Explorers

After-school nature connection program at Wadsworth Falls State Park and Rockfall Forest in Middlefield

(For kids in grades 3-6)

Thursdays, 2:30 - 5:30pm

Spring 1: Feb 23 - Mar 30

Spring 2: Apr 20 - May 25

Multi-session & sibling discounts and financial aid available


Farm and Forest Nature Explorers

A full-day nature connection and land stewardship program located at Fire Ring Farm and Palmer-Taylor Preserve in Portland for ages 5-15. 

Wednesdays, 9am - 3pm

Spring 1: Mar 1 - Apr 5
Spring 2: Apr 26 - May 31

Multi-session & sibling discounts and financial aid available


Pre-Teen/Teen Nature Explorers

Farm and forest nature connection and land stewardship program at Fire Ring Farm in Portland for young teens and pre-teens in grades 6-8.


2023 Spring Session Dates:

Sundays: 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4

Time: 12-3 pm

Partner Programs

Partner Programs

Caregiver/Child Program
Farm & Forest Caregiver/Child Classes

Fun and playful classes for kids ages 0-8 (suggested) and their caregivers about nature-connection, plants and medicinal herbs at Fire Ring Farm and Palmer-Taylor Preserve.

We will play, explore & immerse ourselves in the natural woodland at Palmer-Taylor Preserve, then come back to the Farm to engage all our senses, do a fun craft or maybe sing a silly song while learning about herbs and flowers. 


Dates: Fridays 9:30-12:00pm

April 21 - June 9th (8 sessions)

Location: Fire Ring Farm, Portland

Cost: $215-$305 (sliding scale) for children ages 2+, adults free

($25 materials fee for kids ages 12-24 months)

(Additional financial aid available by application.)


Farm & Forest Summer Camp

Our summer camp offers kids ages 5-13 a chance to connect with the natural world and learn about sustainable farming in small groups with supportive mentors.

Camp location: Fire Ring Farm and the Middlesex Land Trust's Palmer-Taylor Preserve in Portland, CT

2023 dates: (Camp hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm)

Session 1: June 19-23

Session 2: June 26-30

Session 3: July 10-14

Session 4: July 17-21

Session 5: July 24-28

Session 6: July 31-Aug 4

Tuition: Sliding-scale (self-selected) fee of $255-$395 per child per week. Addl. financial aid available. 


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