We offer four developmentally-appropriate, inquiry-based, hands-on programs to compliment your curriculum. Arrange to have our developmentally appropriate nature-based programs come to you, or join us at the GEC for additional onsite classroom field studies.
We use stories and imagination to branch out and forage in our Green Spaces. Join other local schools as we build pollinator gardens, plant in edible tower gardens, build terrariums, and adopt houseplants and compost bins for your classroom.
Classroom Field Studies – Plan a visit to the GEC
□ Field Trip: On the Pinetum Trail
Walk the footsteps of Colonel Montgomery and practice stewardship, conservation, and science with conifers, a tour of the greenhouse, take a plant baby home to care for (age appropriate: mapping, plant id, and horticulture)
□ Field Trip: On the Pomerance Trail
Walk the footsteps of Ernest Thompson Seton and practice narrative storytelling, conservation, and illustration. (age appropriate: mapping, plant id, and botanical illustration)
□ Field Trip: Organic Matters
Examine soil in the classroom, forest trail, and garden. Meet a town of Greenwich Soil Scientist, practice composting and hands-on application in our greenhouse and soil sample in our vegetable garden and forest floor (age appropriate: mapping, soil and compost critter ID, and scientific studies)
Together we are growing life skills!
NEW Research, supported by a Storer Foundation grant, and completed with colleagues at Antioch University New England, as part of a national conversation about Children and Nature, demonstrate how our youth and family workshops are helping educators grow and support
Building Skills •
Safe School Climate •
Sense of Well-Being •
Vision of the Graduate •
Global Partnerships •
Connection to Mentors •
Sense of Place •