The Meigs Point Nature Center (MPNC) at Hammonassett Beach State Park is operated under the direction and cooperation of the CT DEEP and Friends of Hammonasset (FOH). The MPNC is open year round for class visits and is completely handicapped accessible for all student inclusion. Staff from the center are available to visit schools throughout the school year.
The classes and programs offered link with the CT state curriculum, enhancing and enriching science education through “hands on” experiences. Our programs and classes in outdoor and environmental education are easily adaptable and can be customized for your grade level and needs. The MPNC programs can also be adapted to support scout badge work and for lectures/programs for senior citizens and other civic groups. New programs are continually developed, including water quality (fresh & marine), Native American experiences (story telling, games, and ethnobotany), and oceanography.