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Upcoming Programs


Yoga at Woodcock
Saturday, June 22 from 9 - 10 am


Align body, mind and spirit among the trees at Woodcock Nature Center with yoga instructor Jessica Outlaw. This hatha yoga practice for adults of all levels and abilities will be sure to fully awaken your senses and connect you more deeply to yourself and the natural world with asanas (postures), proper breathing and deep relaxation.

$25 per person. Registration required. Questions? Email us.


Family Campfires
Sunday, June 30
and Sunday, August 4 from 5-7pm

Gather 'round the Woodcock fire for some s'mores and a good 'ole fashioned family campfire. Enjoy good company in the great outdoors, play on our playground, kick-back... have a treat!

$25 per family suggested donation per event. 


Registration strongly recommended for communication of weather and event information but walk-ins welcome. Questions? Email us.

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Woodcock Nature Center Day at Nod Hill Brewery

Sunday, July 7 between 1-5 pm


​Join us outside at the biergarden at Ridgefield's Nod Hill Brewery and support Woodcock! Have a beer with Blue, Basil or Bob, imbibe with Izzy or sip in the sunshine with Sprinkles... Woodcock ambassador animals will also be at Nod Hill for the celebration. 10% of all biergarden sales will support Woodcock community programs. Rain date August 11.​

No reservations necessary, just come on by!  Questions? Email us.

Nature Center Open Houses

Sunday, July 7 between 9-11 am

Sunday, August 11 between 10 am-12 pm


​All are welcome to swing by for a visit! Check out our indoor animal enclosures and say hello to your favorite Woodcock ambassador animal. Plan a longer visit by enjoying our grounds, trails and playground which are open from dawn to dusk daily free of charge.​

No reservations necessary, just come on by!  Questions? Email us.

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Summer Trekking Program: Story Hike
Saturday, July 20 from 2-3 pm

Families with children of all ages are invited to a storytime and short hike at Woodcock! Join Ms. Kathleen from the Ridgefield Library and Jana Hogan from the Ridgefield Conservation Commission for this active storytime celebrating outdoor adventures. Meet at the pavilion to read a story and then take a guided hike on the nearby trails.

This event is part of the Ridgefield Library's 2024 Summer Reading Program: Adventure Begins at Your Library and Summer Trekking which is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Recreation Center and the Ridgefield Conservation Commission. More info here.


Registration is free but required and opens on July 6 via the Ridgefield Library. Questions can be directed to the Ridgefield Library.


Soul & Spirit Meditation Circle
 August 10 from 8-9 am

Join Amy Dickerson, Ed.M. of Soul & Spirit, LLC for an outdoor meditation circle at Woodcock. In this hour long meditation group, participants will engage in several different meditations - a brief walking mindfulness meditation to a guided seated meditation to a crystal singing bowl sound bath. These ancient techniques will be provided with the intention to help calm the soul and heal the spirit in a safe, warm, accepting environment.

$35 per person. Registration required. Questions? Email us.

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