Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Hands-on environmental education for elementary school students

Aquarion’s partnership with the Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Aquarion has joined forces with the Stamford Museum & Nature Center to expand environmental and conservation education for elementary students in Fairfield County.

Through this program, thousands of students in grades 1-5 have learned what a watershed is, and how everything that people do on the watershed site affects the soil, water, air, plants and animals. By exploring their own local watersheds and using a hands-on interactive model to show the sources of pollution, students begin to connect water quality with watershed protection.

Aquarion and the museum designed the program to meet several state science standards and to support the Connecticut State Core Curriculum Frameworks.

As part of the watershed program, students can also take a field trip to the 118-acre nature center to learn about pond ecology, vernal pools (the “nurseries of the forest”), and water’s journey through a watershed.

For details on the program, click here or call the museum’s director of education, Will Kies, at (203) 322-1646 ext. 6568.

“Aquarion’s support helps us build on our portfolio of nature education programs. Because our property is in the Poorhouse Brook watershed, we have an excellent, hands-on education environment in which to teach.”

Melissa Mulrooney, Executive Director, Stamford Museum & Nature Center