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Summer 2011

Program Director Rindy Higgins. Her career has been devoted to educating the public about the Long Island Sound and its marine life.

Sherwood Island Nature Center

Rindy Higgins, Naturalist Karen Zusi, Park Supervisor Jim Beschle.


The Nature Center is open Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 to 4, through October 9th. After that, the seasonally operated center will be closed until next spring.

Saturday Fun

Saturday Fun, a series of special events for children and their grown-ups, is happening throughout the summer. The programs take place under two white tents on the East Beach, near the Nature Center. No charge beyond the usual parking fees.

Sunset Lectures

Thursday evenings at 6:00
At the season’s first lecture, Wildlife Conservationist Felicia Ortner spoke about Connecticut’s black bears.

Three Sisters Garden

New this year! A three sisters garden is a traditional Native American garden that consists of corn, squash and beans. By putting them together, the three sisters support one another and make it difficult for critters to eat them.
Our three sisters garden is a tribute to the Native Americans who originally occupied Sherwood Island. Settlers later turned the area into potato and onion farms.
see History of Sherwood Island

Interns Iyesha Jalloh and Jon Wormser with Naturalist Karen Zusi.

Summer Interns

… and where they’re going in the Fall
Jorrell Figueroa, Rutgers University
Sammy Fino, University of Delaware
Iyesha Jalloh, Sacred Heart University
Jordan Kovacs, Shelton High School
Gwen Moyer, University of Delaware
Jon Wormser, Staples High School
Alex Yokokawa, Ludlowe High School