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Ansonia Nature Center – November Calendar

NATURE EXPLORERS

Wednesdays, November 7, 14; 10–11:30 am

Join us for this 4-week pre-school/toddler program for children ages 2-5 and their adult explorer.  Participants will have fun exploring nature every week in these outdoor classes.  The classes are loosely structured and influenced by the seasons and the interests of the children.  We will go outside for a short hike and to explore nature every class so please dress for the weather.  Classes will end with a light snack (provided or bring your own) and conversation.  TUITION:  $40 for all 4 weeks, space permitting (cash or check payable to Ansonia Nature Center), due at first class.  Class is limited to 10 children. Please call 203-736-1053 to register.

SUNDAY GUIDED HIKE: Fall Foliage

Sunday, November 4, 1 pm

Join the Nature Center naturalist for a stroll through our woodlands, old fields, and wetlands.  Enjoy the beauty and the crisp fall air while learning about New England’s flora and fauna.  Wear appropriate shoes for this moderate hike.  FREE.  Please call to register.

NATURE PHOTO WALKABOUT WITH PHOTOGRAPHER SOPHIE ZYLA

Saturday, November 10, 10am–1pm

Bring your camera; we’ll meet in the Nature Center and then wander the grounds taking photographs of all that captures our attention, from insects to landscapes!  Please take some time to study your camera instruction book as Sophie has used only Canon and may not know about options on other brands.  She will have some Canon accessories to give you an idea of options and possibilities.  No camera is too small; cell phones welcome!  The photographer, not the equipment, makes the image.  Bring water and a bag lunch if you like; we can find a picnic spot to chat about photography.  Please register for this FREE program for adults and youth 14 and up.

BEARS IN CONNECTICUT

Sunday, November 11, 2:30 pm

Join Master Wildlife Conservationist Paul Benjunas from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for an educational talk, highlighting Connecticut’s only native bear species and the statistics on its growing population.  FREE; please call to register.

MAKE YOUR OWN CIDER

Saturday, November 17, 1:30 pm

Using an old-fashioned wood cider press, we will prepare apples (possibly other fruit as well) and press our own cider just like the colonial settlers did!  Take your cider home in a mason jar to drink and share.  Ages 10 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult.  FEE:  $12 per person.  Please call to register.

NATIVE DRUM WORKSHOP

Sunday, November 18, 2:30 pm

Ojibway artist and musician Allan Madahbee will demonstrate and discuss the significance of his instruments as well as explain the importance of the drums throughout history, and especially in Native American history.  We will learn how to make the drums and play them.  Supplies will be provided.  MATERIALS FEE: TBA.  Please call to register.

***ONGOING 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.

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