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.
As always, Admission to our Nature Center is FREE!
Donations are accepted at the Donation Box located near the office.
Our trails have been negatively impacted by the most recent series of winter storms. Please note: some of our trails are impassable.
Thank you for your patience as we work on clearing our trails.
We’re Looking for Donations to Our Earth Day Raffle & Bake Sale!
We’re looking for:
– Gift Certificates
– Nature Themed Items
– Crafting Items/Kits/Baskets (yarn, baking supplies, art kits, etc.)
– Baking Items
– Baskets of Non-perishable Food
– New, Un-Opened Children’s Toys
Unsure of what to donate, give us a call! (203) 736-1053 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
FANCI (our Friends group) is 501c3, so all of your donations are tax deductible!
The funds raised from our raffle go towards feeding & caring for our animals and go towards our environmental education programs.
We’re Looking For Donations To Our Earth Day Celebration Bake Sale!
Do you love baking? Consider making a baked good and donating it to our Bake Sale! Baked goods should be submitted to us between 9am and 5pm, Friday April 27th, but if you walk into our Earth Day Celebration with a tray of cookies, we won’t turn you away. 🙂
Help us save time by cutting up or bagging your baked good ahead of time.
Thank you for your support!
Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 28th, 2017
Join us in celebrating Earth Day!
Exhibitors, vendors, live demonstrations, live animal shows, hikes, crafts, raffle, bake sale, and more!
“I Spy” Quilt by our own long time volunteer, Marcia Cohen.
This handmade quilt, made from hundreds of scrap pieces of batiks and patterned cloth, was ingeniously crafted together by Marcia Cohen. Take some time to look at a larger version of this photo to see the theme in each square. There are birds and bears, deer and butterflies, stars and squash. Marcia has included all of this and more in her nature-themed “I Spy” quilt. Come to the Nature Center and get a chance to win this $300 quilt for only $5. The raffle will be drawn during our Earth Day Celebration, April 28, 2018.
Tickets are on sale at the Ansonia Nature Center for $5 each. You can purchase as many tickets as you like! Call for more information: 203-736-1053
Connecting Children with Nature
Nature-oriented classes are provided to school-age children on weekdays. The staff makes learning fun by providing lively, age-appropriate topics tied to the Connecticut Core Science Curriculum Framework and NGSS.
Nature Camp runs during ALL school breaks: spring, summer, AND winter!
We also offer scout programs, call to talk to an instructor!
We offer evening and weekend programs for adults and their families.
Check our seasonal Calendar of Events for upcoming activities
If you’d like to receive a free copy in the mail, just provide us with your name and address by calling 203-736-1053.
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
Visit us on Saturdays at noon for our popular Creature Feature program with our resident animals or every Sunday for a Guided Hike at 1:00.
Our wildlife themed birthday parties are run and staffed by FANCI. FANCI members that work a birthday party are given a stipend for their time. We are often looking for people with natural history knowledge and experience handling animals to run our birthday parties. If you are interested in working a birthday party, please contact us. For more information about our birthday parties, go here.
FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP/DONATION FORM
Please fill out a Friends Membership/Donation form and send it with your tax deductible check made out to the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. (FANCI) to 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Thank you!
We are looking for volunteers for a variety of different projects and programs. Please call us to find out how you can help.
Download a copy of our Volunteer Form
Visiting The Ansonia Nature Center
Parties and organizational groups of more than 15 people visiting the park please call the Ansonia Nature Center (203 736-1053) and talk with a staff member about space availability and are required to rent the picnic pavilion for $125 in addition to a $200 returnable clean up deposit.
Organizations that visit the Nature Center without calling in advance may be asked to leave if space at the Nature Center is limited due to a planned Nature Center event or program.
Scout or other organizational groups must book a separate class or program than those being offered to the public.