Join Ripley this spring for our After School Adventure Program! During February and March, the Conservancy will be hosting four unique after school programs taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:15 pm.
Students in grades 3-6 are invited to join us for this unique and memorable science learning experience, encouraging students to explore the outdoors during our winter season. Throughout each program, students will participate in environmental-themed games, crafts, and learning activities, all while learning about Connecticut's ecosystems!
Sponsored by the Litchfield Education Foundation, each Adventure Program is available for only $38 per student. Space is limited to 15 students per Adventure to ensure a student-focused environment, so reserve your spot now!
Scientific Method Adventure During the Scientific Method Adventure Program, students will learn all about the Scientific Method, including what a hypothesis is and how to develop one, how to structure an experiment, and how to collect and read data.Each week students will dive deeper into an experiment that they help design on day one. Day: Tuesdays in February (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th) Time: 3:45-5:15 pm Location: Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, 55 Duck Pond Rd., Litchfield CT 06759 Price: $38
Chilly Adaptation Adventure During the Chilly Adaptation Adventure Program, students will learn about the amazing adaptations that enable wildlife to thrive outside during our coldest weather. Through hands on learning, students will explore what types of animal homes are the best for keeping warm, how ducks can stand on ice without freezing their toes, and explore what animals decide to stick around throughout all of Connecticut's seasons! Day: Thursdays in February (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) Time: 3:45-5:15 pm Location: Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, 55 Duck Pond Rd., Litchfield CT 06759 Price: $38
Foodie Adventure During the Foodie Adventure Program, students will learn about local wildlife, the food that they eat, and how their skulls and teeth are adapted to support their diet. Each week students will explore a different skull and examine how skull shape, size, and teeth offer clues as to what each animal feeds on. Day: Tuesdays in March (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st) Time: 3:45-5:15 pm Location: Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, 55 Duck Pond Rd., Litchfield CT 06759 Price: $38
Winter Wonderland Adventure During the Winter Wonderland Adventure Program, students will use their creativity to support Connecticut's ecosystems, from crafting winter bird feeders to learning about the importance of wetland health. Each week will highlight a new ecosystem and animal and explore the ways that humans have impacted it. Each week will end with practical ways in which we can help to support environmental conservation.