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Firefly Hunt

Discover the beauty of bioluminescence with this guided hike through our fields and meadows! Follow Ranger Evelyn looking for glowworms in the leaf litter, and end the hike with a show by beetles in the Lampyridae family, better known as fireflies. All ages welcome. FEE: $3 per person.Please register in advance at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org Wear shoes […]

$3

Star Hopping

Like stepping stones across a river, Astronomers can navigate the dark of space by following trails of stars until they arrive at the object they are looking for. Join Ranger Jeremy on a crystal clear night and learn the patterns of the stars, and discover the link between constellations, and their roles in human history.FREE. […]

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Explore Redwing Pond

Join the Nature Center staff for a fun-filled morning catching frogs and other inhabitants of the redwing pond.  We will start inside with a brief discussion on what types of vertebrates and invertebrates inhabit the pond and learn how to identify them.  Borrow our collection equipment and help us catch, observe and release these interesting […]

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Creature Feature

Enjoy this summer weekday activity with the children.  Come to meet our furry, scaly, and feathery animal ambassadors. You’ll have the chance to touch and hold them in this FREE family program for all ages.

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D.E.E.P. Family Fishing Class

Learn to fish for free!  The Nature Center is sponsoring the Department of Environmental Protection C.A.R.E. (Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education) family fishing class.  This opportunity is for interested people of all ages to learn about fish identification, fishing tackle, and techniques, how to cast, where to catch fish, and much more.  The 2-hour classroom instruction […]

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Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Summer Reading Program

The Ansonia Library and the Nature Center join forces for the second StoryWalk® of the summer!  Take your summer reading along Nature Center’s beaten paths.  The book pages will be displayed along our trails, combining movement and literacy in these fun events.  Our first of three StoryWalks® will kick off with the Ansonia Public Library’s […]

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Chris Rowlands: Puppeteer & Singer

Chris Rowlands is an award-winning singer and songwriter who offers an interactive kid-friendly presentation for those who love music and nature. He creatively blends music, comedy, and education fast-paced show that teaches and inspires. Chris brings animals to life through song, dance, puppets, and colorful props, to teach children about animals and their habitats. The […]

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Bats in the Park

Come to the Nature Center and join us on a hike around the pond and through our trails to observe Connecticut’s native bats.  You’ll get a chance to view them during their most active time in the park while learning about the different species of bats, their anatomy, diet, and overall importance to the ecosystem.  […]

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Themed Hike: Trees of Connecticut

Join ranger Evelyn and learn about the trees of our local woodlands.  Learn how to identify trees by their bark, branches, and leaves.  Hear stories of people who have used wood for many different things over the years.  You will explore trails that transverses a variety of habitats.  This educational hike will be for all […]

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Read-Along the Beaten Path: Summer Reading Program

The Ansonia Library and the Nature Center join forces for the last of this summer’s StoryWalks® !  Take your summer reading along Nature Center’s beaten book pages of a book will be displayed along our trails, combining movement and literacy in these fun events. Please register at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org for this FREE program. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson […]

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