Exploring Nature

Exploring Nature at East Rock Park’s Trowbridge Environmental Center

This program is led by Urban Resources Initiative (URI) in collaboration with the Friends of East Rock Park (FERP), Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) volunteers and Yale students. Exploring Nature will activate East Rock Park’s Trowbridge Environmental Center once a week Saturdays from 10 am-12 pm (sometimes from 10-2) to provide youth and family programming that focuses on the development of youth of all ages and enrichment of New Haven families. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, and walk-ins are welcome. 

Exploring Nature Schedule:

Join us each Saturday at 10am for a guided nature walk through East Rock Park. From week to week, we will learn about the life, earth systems, and history that makes up our local environment. Nature walks engage all ages and interests, and they begin at the Trowbridge Environmental Center.

The Friends of East Rock Park will host an Open House every first Saturday of the month. Other special guests will be announced as scheduled. See the calendar of events below.  

Take the Exploring Nature survey to let us know what excites you most about Exploring Nature and to sign up to learn more or volunteer. 

evening nature walk group in Nov 2022     Cyril the Sorcerer Magic Show

Sign up to participate in Exploring Nature for free!

Sign up to volunteer for service projects in East Rock Park and other New Haven greenspaces: tinyurl.com/NHVgreenspace

Sign up to volunteer to support Exploring Nature: https://forms.gle/WZma1EcG8wj56S2E6

Foraging Walk and Talk in October      devining in East Rock Park      Friends of East Rock Park including former FERP leader Betty Thompson  Friends of East Rock Park    FERP leader David Shimchick and youth volunteer    entrance to College Woods and Trowbridge Environmental Center    Friends of East Rock Park in Trowbridge