Nature Explorers at Fire Ring Farm in Portland

This program will be held weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays (register for one day or both!) at Fire Ring Farm in Portland, CT. (245 Middle Haddam Road).
This program is open to children ages 6-11, but slightly older children may register with permission.


In this program, we take the entire day to explore beautiful and ever-changing Palmer-Taylor Preserve, owned and managed by the Middlesex Land Trust while we learn about foraging, fort building, map reading, nature awareness through child-led exploration and play. We also help the farmers at Fire Ring Farm with seasonal farm activities such as planting, harvesting, gathering maple sap and tending the chickens. 


CDC guidance for gatherings in outdoor spaces will be followed. Currently, face masks are optional at this program unless close contact is unavoidable (when in forts, caves, under tarps etc.).


Upcoming programs:

Winter session:

Wednesdays: (2/2 - 3/23): 10am - 3pm (8 weeks)

Fridays: (2/4 - 3/25): 10am - 3pm (8 weeks)


Spring session:

Wednesdays: (4/6 - 6/8): 9am - 3pm (10 weeks)

Fridays: (4/8 - 6/10): 9am - 3pm (10 weeks)

Program fee: self-selected sliding scale ($50-550; see registration form to select your fee, link below)


To reserve your spot in these programs:

1) Complete the applicable registration form here: 

Wednesday winter/spring: Registration Form

Friday winter/spring: Registration Form

2) Pay the $15 registration fee (payment link on this page)

(Note: If you are registering for BOTH a Wednesday and a Friday program, you only need to pay one $15 registration fee!)  

3) After this registration form and your $15 registration fee have been received, we will send you an email with options for paying your selected program fee and all other information about the program including gear list and COVID-19 safety rules.

Questions? Contact us!
Registration Fee:
To reserve your spot in this program, pay the $15 registration fee here: