The mission of Earthplace is to educate the community about nature and the environment and about ways of taking action to preserve, protect and enjoy nature and the environment. Several programs for the entire family are offered.
Sherwood Island State Park
Connecticut's first state park is still one of its finest. Have a leisurely lunch in the shade of the picnic grove, swim in Long Island Sound, or view marsh life from the observation platform at Sherwood Island.
Wakeman Town Farm
The Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center is an organic demonstration homestead open to the public.
Westport Astronomical Society
The Westport Astronomical Society (WAS) maintains and operates the Rolnick Observatory, which is open to the public on selected nights. It consists of a 40-foot tower and two auxiliary buildings at 182 Bayberry Lane in Westport. The tower houses a 12.5-inch, f/4.8 Newtonian reflector. One of the adjacent buildings serves as the WAS office, containing a library of both books and videotapes. The other building is the Fred Bump Education Center, where classes and regular meetings are held.
Westport Farmers Market
Started in June 2006, Westport Farmers’ Market provides fresh, local, healthy and seasonal food to the community.