Upcoming Programs

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Connecticut Trails Day Hike at Woodcock Nature Center 
Saturday, June 4 from 10 - 11:30 am

Join us for a free informal hike in honor of Trails Day - a two-day national event on the first weekend in June every year organized by the CT Forest & Park Association. Woodcock Nature Center Educator Tommy McCarthy will lead hikers of all ages and abilities through the varied and picturesque terrain of the Woodcock preserve in honor of this special day. We'll enjoy the flora and fauna and one other's company and answer questions along the trail as they arise. Registration required. Dress for the weather as the event will be held rain or shine. Leashed dogs welcome. 

This program is free but registration is required as spots are limited. 

Email tmccarthy@woodcocknaturecenter.org with any questions. 


Wilton Go Green

Zero Waste Faire

Sunday, June 5 from 11 am - 4 pm

Location: Miller Driscoll School

Spark your Green and join us at Fairfield County’s largest Zero Waste Faire & Sustainable Living Expo.  Rain or shine, the event will take place at the Miller-Driscoll School, 217 Wolfpit Road in Wilton, Connecticut.


Exhibitors will share thousands of ideas for indoor and outdoor eco-friendly living to protect our community and our planet. This family-friendly event features activities and learning for all ages with practical practices for mindful living, resource conservation and carbon footprint reduction.

Free recycling collections of mattresses, textiles, e-waste, household goods, paper shredding and more! 

Suggested donation is $5 for individuals and $20 for families.


Ridgefield BioBlitz 2022

Saturday June 11 

Location: Weir Farm National Historical Park

This program is in partnership with the Ridgefield Conservation Commission, Weir Farm National Historical Park, and the Woodcock Nature Center. 


Come celebrate Ridgefield’s biodiversity! All ages welcome! A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. 


Join us as we visit different habitats and attempt to identify as many plant, animal, and fungi species that we can find. Participants will take a trail walk to Weir Pond, stopping to investigate field, forest, and aquatic habitats. Each habitat station will have activities guided by expert naturalists and scientists including insect displays, pond scooping for invertebrates, looking under logs, learning about bears, and even an art station to make your own nature journal!

This event is free but pre-registration is required.


Spring Yoga

Saturday, June 25 from 8:45 - 10 am


Align body, mind and spirit among the forests of Woodcock Nature Center with Jessica Outlaw, Registered Yoga Teacher. 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 attendee. 

Limit of 15 attendees per class. Registration is required.

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50th Birthday Bash!

Saturday, July 9 at 11 am or 2 pm


Join us for a celebration for the whole family of all things Woodcock! Learn about our history as a nature center, meet our animals, enjoy our playground, set out on a scavenger hunt and so much more. Plus food and drink and of course... a birthday treat.

$25 per person (ages 3+). Registration required. Space is limited.


First Pour Kick-Off

Sunday, August 7

Rain Date: August 14

Location: Nod Hill Brewery


Beer lovers will delight in the launch of a new brew at Ridgefield’s Nod Hill Brewery in honor Woodcock’s 50th Anniversary year. Tickets to the Kick-Off Party include a glass of the new brew, a Nod Hill meadow tour, reserved seating in the brewery’s new biergarten and a 4-pack to enjoy at home. More details coming soon.


iNaturalist Training Webinar Recording Available

Watch the recording here. 

This virtual training was offered in partnership with Pace University, the Ridgefield Conservation Commission, and Woodcock Nature Center and focuses on how to use the iNaturalist app to identify local flora and fauna. Geared towards adults that are new to iNaturalist or need a refresher, this webinar recording shows viewers how to upload observations and join projects, along with troubleshooting tips and how to view the identifications generated by iNaturalist. Led by Mike Rubbo, Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Science at Pace University, and Sarah Breznen, Education Director at Woodcock Nature Center.

Download the free iNaturalist app for iPhone or Google Play

Email us with any questions.