Through events, programs, and other forms of involvement, the Education Committee seeks to broaden community awareness of open space and instill conservation values, with special emphasis on engaging and inspiring the next generation to love Lyme’s remarkable resources.

Youth Programming

  • The Sapling Club–Elementary School aged kids: Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Banningwood Preserve. The Sapling Club is for elementary-aged kids. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off. Learn More.
  • The Hiking Club–Middle School-aged kids: (official name TBA): Come hike the trails! Each hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. The Hiking Club is for middle school-aged kids. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn More.
  • The Tree Collective–ages 14-18: A program designed to engage young conservationists ages 14-18 in outdoor fun and education while working to maintain trails in our beautiful town of Lyme, CT. Learn More.
  • For a slide show of the Tree Collective 2019-2020.

Interpretive Trails: We create self-guided walks to highlight different aspects of our preserves.

Interesting News: We prepare and make available informative articles for the Lyme Land Trust Newsletter and this website.

Scientific Study: We facilitate study of the natural resources present on our preserves for educational and land management purposes.

Partnerships: We join with the schools and other organizations to promote the importance of land conservation.

Lyme Forest Block Project Phase 2—an initiative launched by Audubon Connecticut, in partnership with and other local land trusts, and municipalities. To learn more about the project and to watch webinars.