Greenwich Audubon Center in Greenwich, CT, has come up with a very cool opportunity under the title “Audubon Private Adventures.”
With advance registration, an Audubon Center naturalist will lead your private, self-selected group of up to 10 people for a personal outdoor adventure. You may bring up to 10 people on your bespoke adventure. Each program is up to two hours.
Three types of adventures are suggested: a guided hike, birding adventures, and pond and wetland adventures.
This is a great opportunity to get school-aged kids outdoors for an expert-led “class” on biology – in the field. Split up the cost and it is very reasonable! Map to Greenwich Audubon Center.
Guided Hike. A naturalist will take you in and among notable habitats and wildlife around the Audubon Center trails. Perfect for people who want to enjoy beautiful scenery while hiking. Best for ages 6 and older. If someone in your party will be using a stroller or wheelchair, accommodations can be made. Program Fee: $200
Birding Adventures. Bird Education Specialist Ryan MacLean takes you to the habitats of wild birds at Audubon. Your guide will help you identify bird songs and physical features. The experience comes with gear and materials such as binoculars and field guides. This program is ideal for all ages and abilities.
Pond and Wetland Adventures. During this fun program, an Audubon naturalist leads a walk among wetlands, and visitors will have a chance to try to catch frogs and other pond cratures. Gear and materials (nets, containers, and field guides) will be provided. The group will catch, observe and identify animals and then return them to the wild. This program is interactiveis great for all ages, especially kids. Program Fee: $250
Registration and available dates:
September – Fridays from 1 – 3 p.m.
September – Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ticket purchases are non-refundable. If you cannot attend the program, you can give your ticket to someone else. If a program is cancelled because of bad weather, the Center will reschedule.