The Pratt Center Educational Programs cover nature, the environment and history. These programs can be run for any school, library, youth organization, company, assisted living center, or neighborhood association. The Pratt Center staff works with you to organize the activities and help you maximize the value of the program. For information on education program costs and scheduling details, visit our Program Detail pages below.
School Field Trips……..Attention Teachers
Whether you join us for a field trip in our educational vegetable garden, on our hiking trail, in the river or pond….or we join you in your classroom or school yard, Your students will receive a multi-sensory, hands on lesson on the topic of your choice.In 2015 The Pratt Nature Center visited with over 8000 school children from preschool through high school.
Topics have included Colonial Days, Pioneer Day (Oregon Trail), Planting, Soil Science, Force and Motion, The Water Cycle, Habitats, Critter Caravan, Animal Classification, Signs of the Seasons, River Study, The Lorax, The Importance of Buying Local and Natural, Maple Sugar, Erosion, Biodiversity, The Science of Growing, History of Farming in New England, Salsa, orienteering, Trout Release, Vermi-composting, Food Sovereignty, and MANY. MANY more HANDS ON Activities. Dates are being booked, now all the way through June. Call/email to inquire about topics, dates and prices or to discuss a program tailor made for your class! Book Early… Last year we ran out of dates!
The Pratt Nature Center visits schools in the greater New Milford Area. Litchfield and Fairfield Counties in Connecticut and sometimes travel over the border into New York. We receive visitors from EVERYWHERE!
Education Programs (Outreach and Field Trips to Pratt)