About Sharon Audubon Summer Nature Programs in Sharon, CT

Nature-lovers will delight in the acres of woods, trails, and ponds, plus the Visitor Center building with its museum, store, and Children's Adventure Center. The grounds around the Sharon Audubon Center offer a variety of outdoor experiences. There are raptor aviaries, a pollinator garden, and a butterfly house to explore, plus a working sugarhouse that used to be an ice house. Kids will love the Children's Adventure Center, adults can enjoy the natural history museum, and everyone can find something to take home in the Audubon Nature Store. The Sharon Audubon Center is a perfect place for families to discover the wonders of nature. Whether you're looking for a quiet hike through the woods, a chance to observe wildlife, or simply a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, the center has something for everyone. Come explore the 1,147 acres of forest, the 11 miles of trails, and the two ponds, and take home a unique memory of your time at the Sharon Audubon Center.

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What kind of kids we support

  • Coed


  • Pool
  • Pond
  • Sanctuary
  • Internet Access

Programs at Sharon Audubon Summer Nature Programs in Sharon, CT

a group of birds

Animal life in its diversity is astounding. Students will appreciate this through a program that includes live birds, reptiles, insects and related props. Students will learn about each group of animals as they compare the biology, behavior, ecology, and the behavioral and physical adaptations of different animals.

a group of people working in a field

The anatomy of a bird can teach students a great deal about its behavior and ecology. Through demonstrations, props, and hands-on activities, students discover the characteristicsof birds and their means for survival. Students embark on an adventure, discovering the hidden (and not so hidden) secrets of the forests, fields, stream and pond as the groups saunter along the trails of the Sharon Audubon Center. Through the use of questions, discussions and hands-on exploration, students will gain a new understanding of the natural world around them.

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a couple of people sitting on a rock by a body of water

In this program, students will be able to collect, observe and identify the residents of Sharon Audubon Center’s Ford Pond; organisms not often seen by the average elementary school student. Through the use of props and animal mounts, students gain a better understanding of the importance of ponds and wetlands. An extension of the Pond Exploration program, this lesson includes a collection of critters from both the pond and stream for comparison. Using a biotic index, students will also determine the water quality of each site. Students should wear old shoes or boots for walking in the stream.

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Location and contact information

325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT, 06069