Support Us/FANCI

Mission of The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center Inc. (FANCI) The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center Inc. (FANCI) exists to support the staff, programs and the vision of the Ansonia Nature Center.

Your support helps ensure that we can care for the animals, offer educational programs and complete special projects.

Checks should be made out to the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. (FANCI).
FANCI is a 501c3 organization, making your donation tax deductible.

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Please consider a tax deducible donation


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Interested in helping us?

Volunteers are the Backbone of Our Organization

The Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center welcomes new volunteers who are willing to help with environmental education, animal care, trail maintenance, mailings, and special events.  Volunteers are an essential part of the Nature Center.  We work with students from many different schools, helping them to meet their required volunteer hours or to develop their SAE projects. We also provide internship experience for those seeking a college degree. Whether you are a student in high school, or a retired resident of our community, whatever your interest or availability, we offer a variety of exciting opportunities throughout the year. Please note: Individuals under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult while preforming their volunteer hours unless they are enrolled in the Junior Rangers program. More information about the Junior Rangers program can be found here! Please contact us to learn how you can get involved at 203 736-1053 and fill out a volunteer form.

We also welcome organizations looking to help support their community through volunteer work! Email us at or give us a call at (203) 736-1053. We have many on-going projects and would be happy to have your support!

Become A Member!

Friends of the Nature Center members receive discounts on select programs as well as an emailed and physical copy of the newsletter. Family memberships include discounts for birthday parties and camp sessions, as well as priority slots for camp sessions and Jr. Rangers programs. (Camp is run in the spring, summer, and winter, during breaks in the school year).

Please print a  Friends-Membership-Form fill out and mail with your tax deductible donation to:  The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center Inc., (FANCI), 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401

Thank you for your support!


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