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Ansonia Nature Center Calendar of Events January/February, 2018

22ND ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S LEGACY OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE – Sunday, Januaary 14,  12 noon–4 pm; Monday, January 15, 10 am–4 pm

Join the Nature Center at the Yale Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.  The Peabody will once again offer world-class performances and educational activities for families and visitors of all ages, in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure justice for all people.  Admission to the Peabody is FREE for the two days of this event.

BIRD FEATHERS – Saturday, January 27, 2 pm

Do you have a collection of bird feathers and always wondered which birds they came from?  Nature Center naturalist Jessica can teach you to identify them.  Enjoy viewing and touching our collection of over 100 different feathers.  FREE; please call to register.  For all ages.

BACK TO BASICS: Make an Herb Pillow – Sunday, February 4, 2 pm

Enjoy your winter afternoon creating an herb pillow.  Herb pillows, or dream pillows, are small soft bags containing perfumed or sweet smelling items such as herbs.  They have been around for hundreds of years and used for many different reasons.  You will learn the cultural history and uses for these pillows.  Create your own herb pillow for yourself or give as a gift for Valentine’s Day.  MATERIALS FEE:  $8.  Please register; class size is limited.  For ages 7 and up.

NATURE AND PLAY FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS – Sundays, February. 11, March 4, 2:30 pm

Do you have a child aged 8–12 with autism and other developmental delays?  Would you like to join a new group playtime that meets once a month?  Gently led by Ranger Amie, this group will explore ways to introduce your child to playing indoors and outdoors at the Nature Center.  Monthly activities include meeting animal friends, taking a walk or easy hike, and nature crafts.  Playtime will begin at 2:30 pm and end at 4:30 pm (or however long your child would like to stay).  Please arrive on time.  We will meet inside at the small classroom and children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class.  FREE.  Pre-registration required; group limited to 10 children with adult.  Session 1 activity:  Planting winter greens and sprouts.

***ONGOING WEEKLY PROGRAMS***

Creature Features – Saturdays, 12 noon

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

Sunday Guided Hikes – Sundays, 1 pm

Join a Nature Center guide on Sunday afternoons for fun, exercise, and learning about our trails!  See the above listings for hikes with a specific theme.

Fiber Arts Group – Tuesdays, 6 pm

Get together with others to work on your fiber arts projects!  Bring any kind of fiber work—knitting, felting, crocheting, etc.  A great way to dedicate time to your handiwork and socialize too.  FREE.

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