Programs for Schools

School Field Trips and Presentations


The Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut offers diverse, hands-on, and experiential programs to inspire the appreciation and enjoyment of nature in your students.  Field trip programs take place at Indian Rock Nature Preserve utilizing the preserves 280-acres with trails, a scenic pond, and farm.  If you cannot come to us, we can also bring programs into your classroom.

Programs can be adapted for any grade level, so if there is a particular program that you are interested in that is listed for a different grade level, please call to discuss options.

We look forward to inspiring an appreciation and enjoyment of nature, through education and conservation, encouraging the children to live in a healthy environment and an improved quality of life.

ELCCT Offers the Following Field Trips:

First American Experiences:

  • Foods of the Earth
  • Native American Tools
  • Tunxis Indians
  • Wigwam Adventure

Farm Life Experiences:

  • Apples & Cider
  • Bees and Honey
  • Farm Animal Encounters
  • Maple Sugaring: Past-Present

Nature Experiences:

  • Discovery Ride
  • Fall Foliage Walk
  • Woodland Walk
  • Life Cycles of Plants
  • Water life
  • Pond Study
  • The Water We Drink
  • Optional Add On:  30 min Hayride

Click here for information about our Maple Sugaring Program offered March-early April!

ELCCT Offers the Following Presentations Brought to Your Classroom:

  • Apples & Cider
  • Exploring the Animal Kingdom
  • Fabulous Frogs
  • First American Experience
  • First American Visit
  • Hibernation & Migration
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Terrific Turtles
  • Turkey Time

Detailed Field Trip and Presentation Information:

Please click here to download our Pre-K Program descriptions and information regarding duration of time, max number of students, and cost.

Please click here to download our K-5 Program descriptions and information regarding duration of time, grade level, max number of students, and cost.

Scheduling a Field Trip or Presentation in your Classroom:

Field Trip or Presentation must be scheduled two weeks in advance by calling the Center at (860) 583-1234 ext. 105 or by emailing Kirsten Tomlinson at:  Once scheduled, we will email or fax a confirmation form.  Payment is due one week before date or program. Teacher is responsible for the conduct of their group and must stay with students for the entire program.

Should you have any questions or need more information, feel free to call us at (860) 583-1234.