Community Programs

Community Programs

From bat houses to farm animals, Flanders’ talented naturalists and educators will provide educational and fun after-school programs or community activities. Space is limited to 20 participants. There is a 10 participant minimum. Programs are approximately one hour.  Volunteers are welcome!

March – June | “Bat Box Building”

Learn more about our most misunderstood allies. Build a bat box from a kit. Assembly requires use of a screwdriver and screws. Please note that each participant will build and take home only one bat box.
Cost: $25 per participant

March – June |“Blue Bird Nest Box Building”

Learn about the life cycles of blue birds. Participants construct their own blue bird nest box from a kit made of long-lasting red cedar. Assembly requires use of a screwdriver and screws. Please note that each participant will build and take home only one bird box.
Cost: $20 per participant

Year Round | “Insect Investigations”

Insects of Connecticut are our specialty. Participants will become familiar with insect anatomy and the function of each body part. They will compare insect anatomy with their own as they learn to respect these fascinating critters! Please note that each participant will get a bug net and bug magnifying jar.
Cost: $5 per participant

February – March | “Maple Syrup Magic”

Students get the full sensory experience as they learn the history and folk-lore of maple sugaring. Learn how to identify sugar maples, use the tools involved and taste the final product.
Cost: $5 per participant

September – October |“Picasso Pumpkins”

Learn about the life cycle of pumpkins and “pumpkin math”, as participants dissect a pumpkin to count the seeds inside. Decorate a pumpkin using natural materials supplied by farm animals.
Cost: $5 per participant

November – December | “Wreath-Making”

Flanders staff will demonstrate wreath-making, while teaching about different kinds of local evergreens, from spruce to pine. Decorate one wreath to take home with all-natural materials.
Cost: $20 per participant

For more information or to register your class, call 203-263-3711 x 12.
To download a flyer for all of our community programs, click here.