Family & Weekend Programs

Winter Guided Hike with Educator Sam Nunes

Saturday January 25, 10-11:30 am, FREE

Join Mr. Sam for a hike and investigate what's going on in nature in the winter season. We'll also explore the winter behavior of different resident species such as birds and trees. All ages and leashed dogs welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Email with any questions.


FREE but registration is REQUIRED.

Wildlife Awareness Seminar

Thursday, February 6, 2020 7-9 pm, FREE

at the Ridgefield Library


Ridgefield Animal Control, Woodcock Nature Center and the Ridgefield Library are proud to co-sponsor the first-ever Wildlife Awareness Night at the Ridgefield Library. Jennifer Bradshaw, Animal Care Manager at Woodcock Nature Center and Officer Zulkeski of Ridgefield Animal Control team up to discuss how we can best co-exist with wildlife. Topics include wildlife rehab, common animals in Connecticut, who/when to call for help, domestic animal awareness, contact between families and wildlife. Including live birds of prey, mounted specimens, skulls, furs and more!

FREE but please register at or call 203-438-2282.   

The Devil We Know: Film Screening and Discussion, FREE
Tuesday, February 11 at 6 pm
at The Ridgefield Library

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary The Devil We Know, which will be followed by a short presentation and Q & A with CT PFAS expert Anne Hulick of Clean Water Action. The Devil We Know shows how citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical - now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans — into the local drinking water supply. The State of CT is currently considering policy for protecting our drinking water from this class of chemicals, known as PFAS, and lawmakers need to hear from us about the issue. Join us to learn about the risks these chemicals pose, how other states are protecting drinking water, and the presence of this chemical in CT’s waterways.

Presented in collaboration with Ridgefield Library, Norwalk River Watershed Association, Clean Water Action, RACE, and the Ridgefield Conservation Commission.      


FREE but please register at or call 203-438-2282.                                              

Summer Camp Open House

Saturday, March 28 from 10 am - 12 pm 

Meet the Woodcock Nature Center staff, experienced campers and a few animal ambassadors while trying out some activities that are part of a typical day at Woodcock’s popular Summer Nature Camp and what’s new for our 7-8th grade Summer Uncharted program. This event is FREE.

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Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

© Woodcock Nature Center 2019