The Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center is an ecology education and community center devoted to helping Connecticut residents explore and understand the natural world. The EBW Nature Center features live animals, hands-on exhibits, and a reading/game corner.
Have a child who has yet to start school?
Consider enrolling yourself and your child in a parent and child NATURE SCHOOL program. The Nature School offers many programs for preschool age children. Circle time and games will help develop social skills and engage curiosity about the natural world. Financial assistance available. To register and for more information go to wethersfieldct.gov/recreation and open the tab for current Park and Recreation Brochure.
The center also supports a number of community functions. Space is available for birthday parties, meetings, and special events.
NATURE SCHOOL – TADPOLES
Age 2. Parent/caregiver and child participate in educational and hands-on activities utilizing curriculum focused on the animals that reside at the EBW Nature Center. Activities include literacy, music and art connections as well as outdoor exploration. Circle time and games will help develop social skills and engage curiosity about the natural world. Financial assistance available.
NATURE SCHOOL – FROGLETS
Age 3. Parent/caregiver and child participate in hands-on activities using nationally recognized curriculum Growing Up Wild. Activities connect young children to nature and expose them to new math and literacy vocabulary. Through music, movement and art, spark creativity and build on a child’s natural affinity towards nature. Financial assistance available.
NATURE SCHOOL – FROGS
Ages 4-5. Parent/caregiver and child participate in hands-on activities designed to encourage interest and inquiry into the natural world, as well as foster social, physical and academic skills. Investigate the habitats of Mill Woods Park to learn about the plants and animals that call it home. Visit and learn about the animals at the Nature Center. Circle time, games, music and movement as well as scientific observations and discoveries. Financial assistance available.