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*THE NATURE CENTER BUILDING IS CLOSED***OUTSIDE IS OPEN*

THE ANSONIA NATURE CENTER BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19. 

Because of concerns about Covid-19, the Ansonia Nature Center is running outdoor or virtual programming only.  We ask that participants in outdoor programs practice social distancing and wear masks.
The Nature Center building is closed and all indoor programs are cancelled until further notice.

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 OUR EXTERIOR GROUNDS ARE OPEN! 

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  • The park is open sunrise to sunset 7 days a week
  • Playground and Trails are open. See below for trail map
  • Pavilion rentals are available to be scheduled for small group gatherings. Call us for more information
  • Outdoor restrooms are open for the public
  • Please maintain at least 6 ft. physical distancing
  • Feeling sick? Please stay home
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently 
  • Thank you!

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PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
phone: 203 736-1053, email: ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org

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DEDICATED TO CREATING A LIFELONG CONNECTION TO NATURE
Our mission is to foster environmental stewardship that connects our communities to the natural world of the Lower Naugatuck River Valley, and balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation.

Check our Facebook page for updates on Events and Programs. 

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We will begin offering a few small, in person, outside classes.

Mushroom Hunt, Saturday Nov 14 @ 1 pm
Join Ranger Evelyn to explore the diversity of decomposers on this in person nature hike. Together we will seek out mushrooms and see how many different kinds we can find.
Please bring your own basket to collect mushrooms for a group display at the end of the hike. All collected items will be returned to Nature.
Nature stays in Nature
If you would like, you can download the Seek app from iNaturalist to help you identify mushrooms.

For ages 8+
Space is limited; registration is REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS
All participants must fill out wavier and health screen to participate
Call 203 736-1053 to register or email ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org

Masks and social distance mandatory.

Nature/History Hike, Wednesday, November 18 @ 1:00 – 2:30
Join Wendy for this Nature /History Hike to the last known settlement of the Paugussett Native Americans.  This site is located on Connecticut State Land in Woodbridge.  You will learn about the Mack family who lived at the Deerfield Settlement in the 1800’s. They are the last known human inhabitants living on this land.
This is an approximately 2 mile round trip hike some areas on rocks and slippery leaves.
Hiking shoes, appropriate outdoor gear, water/snack and a walking stick are suggested. Rain cancels.
Please arrive 10 min early, so we can begin our hike at 1:00 PM.
Participants are required to wear masks, practice physical distancing and Pre-Registration is required
Call 203 736-1053 to register or email: ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org to reserve your place.

Turkey Talk- Saturday November 21, 2020 @ noon
Virtual Program on the ANC FB page
Join us as we talk “Turkey” and explore this incredible native species with Ranger Dawn. Let’s learn about this adaptable creature and how it survives, raises it’s young and is such a symbol of Thanksgiving time.

All participants must pre-register and adhere to the new rules list.
Now and always, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors is a priority. We are excited to have reopened our outdoor facilities and to provide outdoor programs. Here is how we are working to keep everyone safe.

For Your Class:

  • Per State of Connecticut guidelines, face masks must be worn by class participants.
  • Physical distancing of 6ft should be practiced between groups at all times.
  • Spacing will be indicated in the outdoor teaching spaces.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for your use
  • No passing or sharing items between groups
  • Outdoor restrooms are open for the public.
  • Our employees are screened daily.
  • All participants must fill out a Waiver of Liability before attending class
  • Health Pre-Screening must be filled out the day before class.

No walk-ins will be allowed to participate.

OUR BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Fiber Arts Group – Tuesdays, 6 pm via zoom
Get together with others to work on your fiber arts projects! Bring any kind of fiber work—knitting, felting, crocheting, etc. A great way to dedicate time to your handiwork and socialize too. FREE. If you are interested in Fiber Arts please send Dawn Sotir an email at dawnsotir@gmail.com

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OUR HIKING TRAILS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Our land is a typical Connecticut landscape that encompasses 150 acres of wooded hills, grassy fields, streams,  and  a two acre pond of which provides sanctuary to many species of New England flora & fauna.
Join us for a guided hike every Sunday at 1:00.  Click here for a copy of our TRAIL MAP

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Do You Have Injured or Abandoned Wildlife?

The Ansonia Nature Center does not care for injured or abandoned wildlife, but you can click on the “Wildlife Info” tab for more information about helping distressed wildlife.

The Connecticut DEEP Wildlife Division and Connecticut’s Wildlife Rehabilitators Association can help!
CWRA is available to answer all of your questions about wildlife! Find more on their website here: https://sites.google.com/site/connecticutwildliferescue/
Visit Connecticut’s DEEP’s Website to find a wildlife rehabilitator near you: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=326228&deepNav_GID=1655

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