Indian Rock Nature Preserve photo

Students of all ages are invited to participate in education opportunities presented by the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut. Whether you are a grade-school teacher looking to get your classroom outside, a parent looking for family-focused fun, or an individual seeking to fill their natural curiosities of the outdoors, we have something for you.

The Indian Rock Nature Preserve is named after Indian Rock, a protected historic rock formation that purportedly provided shelter for the Tunxis, a tribe of First Americans, and early colonial settlers as they traveled the hunting trail which is now route 69. Indian Rock is what is known as a glacial erratic, a boulder dropped by a receding glacier thousands of years ago.

The Indian Rock Nature Preserve occupies and operates on ancestral lands utilized by the Tunxis people and their descendants. The Tunxis people are the original stewards of this land, frequenting this land to hunt and gather resources.