New Canaan Nature Center

Address: 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840

Link: School Website

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Latitude: 41.15468652637535 Longitude: -73.50292452136233

About New Canaan Nature Center

Mission Statement
The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

Our History
The Nature Center was established in 1960 on the former estate of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss. This 40-acre site was given to the Town of New Canaan for the study of nature, horticulture and related sciences. The Town continues to own the land and buildings, and provides maintenance support. The Nature Center's wide array of innovative environmental education programs generate more than 60% of its annual revenues. The remaining is raised through membership, private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations as well as through special events.

Our Philosophy
We strive to create a deeper understanding and concern for the natural world through programs and exhibits that stress enjoyable and active, hands-on learning. We believe that personal awareness and involvement will enable citizens to make intelligent decisons relating to the future of our environment. We value life-long learning and the appreciation and enjoyment of the peaceful and renewing aspects of nature.

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