Earth Day

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
10 am to 3 pm

Every day is Earth Day at the Nature Center! We invite you to honor Mother Earth, with our Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center (FANCI) co-hosting this annual event. Enjoy hikes, live animals, environmental exhibitors, music and more! Food and snacks available from local vendors. No park admission fee. All ages welcome; bring family and friends to celebrate Spring!

We are not accepting any more applications for exhibitors or vendors at this time.

Schedule of Events

10:00am Opening Ceremony with Dan

10:30am Natural History Hike with Ali

11:00am Natural Art Circle with Evelyn

11:30am Adopt-a-Spot with Cub Scout Pack 51

11:30am Duck Truck Compost Program

12:00pm Featured Creatures with James

12:00pm Natural Art Circle with Evelyn

12:30pm GeoCaching

1:00pm Vernal Pool Walk with Wendy

1:00pm Natural Art Circle with Evelyn

1:30pm Wild Edible Hike with Dawn

2:00pm Natural Art Circle with Evelyn

Earth Day FAQ

Q: Is there a fee to get in?
A: No, there’s no admission fee for our Earth Day Celebration!

Q: Where do I park?
A: There are two parking lots available: our main parking lot in front of the Nature Center, and an auxiliary lot in front of the Redwing Pond House, located at 21 Milan St.

Q: What time does the event start?
A: The event starts at 10:00 AM and continues until 3:00 PM. Click for a downloadable event schedule.

Q: Where do I go to join a hike?
A: Hikes and most other scheduled events will meet at the front gate, next to the parking lot. Featured Creatures with James will meet at the amphitheater on the playground.

Q: Will there be bathrooms available?
A: Yes, there will be outdoor portable toilets on-site

Q: Will the Nature Center building be open?
A: No, the Nature Center will be closed both Saturday and Sunday. It will re-open on Monday.

Q: Is there a rain date for this event?
A: No, Ansonia Nature Center’s Earth Day celebration will take place on Saturday the 23rd, rain or shine.

Q: Will there be places to sit and rest?
A: Yes, there are benches at the pavilion and bleachers next to the fields

Q: Is there handicap parking available?
A: There are handicap parking spots in our main lot, and some spots will be made available next to the field; tell the parking attendant if you require accessible parking. Additionally, there is an handicap accessible indoor bathroom should you need it; go to the Volunteer Tent next to the Nature Center to ask a staff member to unlock the building for you.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Dogs are not allowed at this event, with the exception of service animals.

Q: Is this event stroller-friendly?
A: You are welcome to bring a stroller, but be advised that exhibitors and vendors will be set up on the athletic field, the condition of which can vary based on recent weather.

Q: Will there be an ATM available?
A: No, there will not be an ATM at this event.

Q: Is outside food allowed?
A: Yes, if you would like to bring a bagged lunch or snacks with you, you are welcome to do so.

Q: Can I donate items to the raffle?
A: Yes! We welcome donations, and will be accepting raffle items up until Monday the 18th. When you drop items off at the Nature Center, be sure to fill out the Donation Log sheet.

Q: Can I donate to the bake sale?
A: Yes! Bake sale items will be accepted beginning Monday the 18th. The last day baked goods will be accepted is Friday the 22nd at 12 noon. Per health guidelines, all bake sale items must be individually wrapped. When you drop bake sale items off at the Nature Center, be sure to fill out the Donation Log sheet.