The Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut's enviornment based education and advocacy focused on the state's bird populations and habitats. Built in 1971, the Center at Fairfield serves as the hub of environmental education programs and activities for schools, families and children, and adults throughout the year. Its many events include summer camp, family and youth programs, programs for scout troops and other community organizations, and annual special events (Birds and Their Habitat, Adirondack Night, Enchanted Forest, Egg Hunt).
The Center is adjacent to the 155-acre Roy and Margot Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary. This nature preserve comprises rolling woodlands, meadows, streams, marshes and ponds with raised boardwalks and bridges that allow access to the varied land, forest, and freshwater wetland ecosystems. The grounds also include a Birds of Prey Compound, 7 miles of trails and butterfly garden. The trails are open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. The Center is open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Saturday.