Vernal Pools

Our Vernal Pool Program is a collaboration between WNC and Ridgefield Public Schools. Fourth grade students learn what a vernal pool is and why they are important. Students collect biological, chemical, and physical data from our pools to monitor these habitats over time.

Vernal Pools are small bodies of water, typically found in the woods, that dry out occasionally. They are important habitats for a variety of animals.

Select a page below to begin learning about this incredible habitat!

What is a Vernal Pool?

Vernal Pool Wildlife

Conservation of Vernal Pools

Visit Local Pools of Ridgefield

Teacher/Parent Resources

2017: 4th Grade Vernal Pool Data

Woodcock Nature Center

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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. 

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