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Autumn Festival

Celebrate this wonderful season with the staff and the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center (FANCI). Take a ride through our park in our horse-drawn story wagon, walk our haunted trail to the golden rod maze, and enjoy our NEW petting zoo. Learn about bats, spiders, and owls from one of the nature center’s naturalists! Visit the Nature […]

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Family Organic Gardening – Final Session

ANC will be continuing family-friendly activities in our organic garden. Learn about growing a variety of fruits and vegetables. Dress appropriately; keep in mind you will get water and soil on your clothing. FREE, with the potential to take home fresh produce! This is a recurring program, from 3:30 to 5:00 on Tuesdays, Sept. 3 through Oct. […]

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Orionids Meteor Shower

The Orionids is a meteor shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak! It is produced by dust grains left behind by Hailey’s Comet. The shower runs annually from October 2 – November 7 with its peak being on the night of October 21 & 22.  Come to the Nature Center and join […]

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Creature Features: Halloween Celebration

Come and learn about the Nature Center’s resident animals at this special creature feature celebrating the animals of Halloween.  The staff will talk about the different species of mammals, reptiles, insects, and birds we have on display and perhaps get a glimpse at some rarely seen critters that call the Nature Center home.  We will […]

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Owls around Us

Spooky season is here and owls are on the prowl!  Come learn about these nighttime denizens of the forest. Meet Sebastian, our resident Barred Owl, and dissect an owl pellet to discover what they can tell us about owls and forest life. For ages 5 – up, FEE: $6 per person, Register at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org

$6

Shelter Building

Come for a fun-filled afternoon in the woods and learn to construct a debris shelter.  During this hands-on class led by Ranger Jeremy, he will teach you what is needed to survive in nature.  This is a great program for ages 6 – up to work together to properly build these leaf and stick shelters […]

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Thankful Turkey

Bring the family to come to learn about one of our common North American birds, the Wild Turkey. During this program be prepared to go on a short walk to find signs of them.  After, stay to create your turkey craft for your Thanksgiving gathering. FREE for all ages.  Register at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org

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Autumn Craft: Leaf ‘Stained Glass’

Get creative with this fun craft activity for all ages!  Use real autumn leaves to make beautiful hanging window decorations. Material FEE: $6 per person.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for this all-ages program. Please register in advance at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org

$6

Tellabration! A Celebration of the Oral Tradition

Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event - and that’s no Tall Tale! It is a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling. It is one of the programs offered by […]

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The Llove Llama and Friends

Monica Talbot-Kerkes, local author and llama mama at Rowanwood Llama Farm in Sandy Hook, will be reading the first book “the Llove Llama Travels the 7 Continents” in her Mom’s Choice Gold award-winning children’s book series The Llove Llama and Friends.  Join the Llove Llama as she travels the world, and continent looking for her […]

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