Family & Weekend Programs

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.

 Mindful In the Forest - for Families

Friday, May 22 from 4:30-5:30PM


A new nature movement is emerging as we realize the impact of becoming more disconnected by the walls and screens in our lives. The full sensory richness of the forest comes with many benefits for all ages including improved immune system, sleep, cognitive function, reduced stress, regulated blood pressure, better vision, better growth and even better skin. Bring your family together to connect with the natural world and each other under the


Join Cindy Olsen, Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide and Founder of Cindy By Nature, LLC. on an award winning outdoor journey that weaves together elements of history, yoga, meditation and primitive skills. We’ll stretch and breathe to unpack our stress. Then we’ll explore nature in a playful and mindful way using games and exercises to engage our senses and connect with the earth in a meaningful way.  We’ll gather together under the treetops for some forest-inspired refreshments and snacks. 

Mindful Forest Walk - for Adults

Friday, May 22 from 6:30-7:30PM


With the average American now spending 11 hours a day on a screen and 90% of life indoors, our need for mindful and restorative time outdoors is growing. Mindful rewilding is an invitation to embrace the earth and awaken our senses in mindful immersion outside while learning practical skills for feeling more intimate, comfortable and confident with our lands and many relatives in the more than human world. Wind down your week with this soul-cleansing experience.


Join Cindy Olsen, Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide and Founder of Cindy By Nature, LLC. on an award winning outdoor journey that weaves together elements of history, yoga, meditation, Ayurveda and primitive skills. We’ll open our senses with gentle stretches and breathing, experience a walking meditation, sit spot and gather under the tree tops for a forest tea ceremony just as the sun as beginning to set on the day.


Backpacks, blankets, seat cushions and tea will be provided. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear.


Go outside and go within.

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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