Bruce Museum Science Lecture and Fossil Identification Session

03/14/2017

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

Nicholas G. McDonald, author of Window into the Jurassic World. Bring your fossils to be identified by a paleontologist! Fossil ID session, open galleries and light refreshments 6:00 - 7:00 pm, lecture 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Members free, non-members $15. Reservations suggested; call 203-413-6757 or email Science@brucemuseum.org.

Greenwich Land Trust. Native Bee Box Workshop

03/15/2017

370 Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-629-2151.

3:30 pm - 5 pm. Join Shaun McCoshum, PhD from Westchester Land Trust for a special workshop on supporting native bees. Participants will learn about the huge diversity of native bees and their critical role in our ecosystem. Participants will use natural materials to create their own habitat features and homes for bees. All material will be provided. Appropriate for all ages. Pre-registration is required,

Rowayton Arts Center-Inspiration: Artists' Talk

03/15/2017

145 Rowayton Ave,, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

6:30 to 8:30 pm. Learn what inspired the artwork of this exhibition from participating artists.

Fairfield Museum and History Center History by Hand Session 3

03/15/2017 to 03/29/2017

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Session 3: March 15, 22, 29. Each Session: Members: $95; Non-members: $125 + $25 supply fee. Sign up for all 3 sessions and receive 10% off! Join other creative kids to learn art, design, and sewing, building confidence and problem-solving skills along the way. Learn basic skills, techniques, vocabulary, and safety, students discover their own talents making unique sewing and collage projects inspired by history, including decoupage, patchwork pillows, cute animals, and colorful block quilting.

Beardsley Zoo - St. Patrick's Day

03/17/2017

1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

Join us on Friday, March 17 to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Kids wearing green get in free with a paying adult.

Audubon Greenwich Family Nestbox Workshop

03/18/2017

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT

2-3:30 pm. Learn how to host House Wrens, Chickadees and other birds in your own yard by building them a nestbox. Ted Gilman will show a variety of nestboxes and the birds that use them. Additionally, he will discuss proper placement and maintenance. Families will have the opportunity to construct their own nestboxes, or purchase a preassembled box. Kits and preassembled boxes available for preorder from the Nature Store starting at $25 each. Ages 5 & up. $5 members, $8 non-members To RSVP and order kits, contact Ted at 203-930-1353 or tgilman@audubon.org.

Maritime Aquarium Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises

03/18/2017 to 03/19/2017

Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

Both at 10 a.m. Cost: $29.95 ($24.95 for members) Join us out on Long Island Sound as we seek out some of the seals and waterfowl that spend their winters just off our shores! Memorable family fun but all participants must be at least 42 inches tall.

Maritime Aquarium Luau on Long Island Sound

03/18/2017 to 03/19/2017

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700.

Hang 10 on a surfboard, sip a fruity frozen drink and carve some Spam® as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk helps you imagine a tropical getaway March 18 & 19 during its annual "Long Island Sound Luau." Both days, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Maritime Aquarium is offering a sunny selection of fun special activities, crafts, tropical drinks and special IMAX® movies to usher out the final weekend of winter. Highlights include a surfing machine and a spam carving contest!

Center at Fairfield Backyard Birding – Free

03/18/2017

2325 Burr Street. , Fairfield, CT

10 am - 11 am. Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. Discover bird feeding habits and ways to attract them to your feeder. Preregistration required. Call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 to register. 

New Canaan Nature Center Syrup Saturday: A Pancakes & PJs Brunch

03/18/2017

144 Oenoke Rd., New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577.

10:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Bring the whole family and join us for our annual Syrup Season celebration – you won't want to miss our famously delicious Pancakes & PJs party, complete with TONS of fun syrup-related activities! To celebrate the bounty of the 2017 syrup season, we'll be serving up flapjacks, syrup and an array of tasty toppings (fruit, chocolate chips, and more!) in the Visitor Center. All are welcome and encouraged to dress in their PJS! The day will also include tree tapping demos, a real maple sap "boil down" using sap from our resident Nature Center maples, plus a look into the past of historic and native methods of producing Maple Syrup. Take a Real v. Fake Syrup taste test and gather 'round the campfire to share tall tales of this winter's adventures while roasting a marshmallow or two! Put your woodsmen skills to the test with the return of our Family Lumberjack Challenges! Try your hand at wood heaving (how far can you throw a log of firewood?), before tackling our firewood stacking competition. Does your family have what it takes to complete our entire log rolling obstacle course? Join us to find out!