Environmental Education

Get outside and learn. Take a guided walk on the preserves, see the birds, or explore by canoe. Learn how to start a garden or brush up on your growing skills. Programs are open to all and free.

Community Gardens

Grow your own food! Get your own garden bed or try urban farming in shared plots with your neighbors. It's affordable, healthy, and fun.

Land Preservation

You can experiene nature right in New Haven thanks to over 80 acres forever protected as nature preserves. These lands - forest, meadow, wetlands, shoreline, and more - are important habitats and valuable green spaces. 

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What's New at Schooner Camp for 2019?

By: 
Cori Merchant

We are on course to have an amazing summer at Schooner Camp for 2019!!  We have some awesome new things in store, read on below to learn more.  

Join us for Long Island Sound exploration and sailing this summer. We still have our popular one week Sound Explorer sailing program, but we also have a new two week Adventure Sailing program that will provide a more in depth experience for those learning to sail. Campers must have sailing experience or have sailed at Schooner before. 

The Honey Bee Project

By: 
Cori Merchant

This year, our Hazel Street Garden partnered with The Honey Bee Project. The Honey Bee Project is a Beekeepers in Residence program involving youth in 4-month-long therapeutic beekeeping program. It provides hands on training on beekeeping and relevant job skills, while encouraging development of body and emotional awareness, regulation strategies, and mindfulness practices. Each participant graduates with an increased capacity for relationship building, and an increased sense of self efficacy and empowerment.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces $2.57 million in grants from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund

By: 
Cori Merchant

The New Haven Land Trust is happy to announce that we have received a generous grant of $45,000 from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. Funding will support Schooner Camp and the other educational initiatives of the Land Trust.

Urban Bird Research at Quinnipiac Meadows

By: 
Alanis Allen

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized with an estimated 60% of the world population living in cities by 2030, we have to ask ourselves: what effect is this having on wildlife? All animals that live near cities experience phenomena such as traffic noise and artificial light at night. Birds specifically have been known to change their behaviors and physiological traits in response to urbanization.

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