Auer Mission: To ensure children and adults to engage in, learn about, and enjoy agriculture, science and the natural environment

Our Programs


All educational programs at Auerfarm combine direct experience with agriculture and nature through hands-on experiences, observation, and reflection. Programs can focus on biology, biotechnology, horticulture and math, addressing content standards and expected performances in science and other disiplines. Programs are aligned with Connecticut State Department of Education Science Curriculum Framework for students pre-K through high school, Common Core standards, and Next Generation Science standards.

"Thank you for another wonderful visit to the Farm to see the Maple Trees. The children could not stop talking about their day on the way back to Hartford. We really appreciate all the work you do for us. Your staff were a joy to work with and were super helpful. Please email me at anytime to coordinate the next visit! We are eager to return! 

All the best, E. Vazquez"

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Photo courtesy of Annie Fisher Montessori

Photo courtesy of Annie Fisher Montessori

Get Involved

The 4-H Education Center is governed by a group of community leaders. Its many committees are made up of community volunteers. The work of more than 500 volunteers help to make the projects and programs of the Center run smoothly. Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages and talents. You can also sponsor an individual, a family or a class. Sponsor participation by a Cub Scout Den or an entire Pack.

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