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TNAC offers badge and patch programs for Scouts. For details, requirements, cost, or to schedule a program, please contact us.




Tigers in the Wild

  • Discuss hiking prep and Leave No Trace Principles

  • Lead a short hike on the TNAC trails

  • Discuss and point out plants and animals, or signs that animals have been on the trail


Wolf Adventure: Paws on the Path

  • Learn to hike safely, and what to pack and wear on a hike

  • Go on a hike on our nature trails, recording interesting things, and identifying birds and animals


Wolf Elective Adventure: Digging in the Past

  • Learn the names and characteristics of dinosaurs

  • Conduct a fossil dig

  • Make a fossil cast

  • Create your own dinosaur




Bear Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

  • Hike the trails, identifying evidence of animal and plant life

  • Observe wildlife in their natural habitats

  • Closely examine plants and describe their observations

  • Learn about composting

  • Plant an herb garden


Webelos and Arrow of Light


Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Earth Rocks!

  • Discover the world of geology

  • Go on a rock hunt, and learn to identify your finds

  • Examine samples of all types of rocks

  • Using a mineral test kit, test minerals according to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness

Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Into the Wild

  • Learn all about crickets, and make a habitat to take home

  • Find out what bird flyways are and which birds use them

  • Go on a hike to identify four wild creatures

  • Observe insects and animals that are native to our area

  • Learn about the food chain and how you can protect the balance of nature

  • Visit our pond and discover what it takes to help aquatic ecosystems thrive

Webelos/Arrow of Light Elective Adventure: Into the Woods

  • Learn all about trees, from bark and leaves to branches and roots

  • Find out why trees are important to our environment

  • On a hike around the trails, identify 6 trees and 6 plants that are common to our area

  • Examine a tree's growth rings and what they mean




Since its inception, the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center has provided Eagle Scout candidates with the opportunity to perform their community service project. Projects have included trail maintenance, trail signage, kiosk installation, and more. If you are, or know of, an Eagle Scout candidate who is looking for a project to benefit the community, please reach out to us by email.





Bugs (offered May - September)

  • Talk to a bug specialist

  • Make your own butterfly

  • Watch three bugs

  • Take a bug hike




Gardener (offered May - August)

  • Visit an outdoor garden

  • Plan your dream garden

  • Find six plants that will grow in your hardiness zone

  • Experiment with soil

  • Plant or weed and water one of TNAC's gardens, depending on time of year




Trees (offered May - September)

  • Design a tree house

  • Take a walk through TNAC to identify 5 different types of trees

  • Debate logging, clear-cutting, and deforestation

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