The Nature of Things


The Nature of Things is an environmental outreach program that presents quality live animal presentations to schools and centers throughout the greater Metropolitan areas in New York and Connecticut. The program originated in 1982 through the efforts of Deborah and Allan Mumford. Early childhood centers, elementary schools, special needs programs, recreation programs, and senior centers are provided with hands-on and developmentally appropriate science education that features an inquiry-based approach to live animal exploration.  Professional naturalists are available weekly, monthly, and annually. We even come to private homes excited to edu-tain young children and their families about the wonders of the natural world! 


 NEW: Check out Jill Eisenstein's article on hibernation! Also, please join me in saying good-bye to our former Office Administrator, KarenYozzo, as she moves on to a new adventure, and say hello to Monika Kerschus Granholm!!!  Change is the hope of tomorrow!


Birthday Parties

Let us help you celebrate your child’s birthday with animals from all over the globe! Your child and guests will explore animal habitats through a hands-on discovery of the rainforest, desert, woodland, farms, and even the mountains. Learn more and book a great wild animal party here . . .


Our naturalist/educators offer live animal presentations in a variety of different settings. The environmental outreach program travels to childcare centers, summer camps, fairs, and senior citizen centers. Each program is designed for its specific audience. Learn more and to book a program here . . .