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Ansonia Nature Center & Recreation Center May Calendar Of Events

 

NATURE EXPLORERS – Wednesdays, May 3 and 10, 10 am – 11:30am

Join Wendy for our preschool/toddler program.  This 4-week session is for children ages 2–5 years old with an adult.  These outdoor classes will be fun exploring and learning through play.  We will learn about nature and science through activities such as hiking, exploring, singing, games, reading, and making crafts.  Every class is outside!!!!  TUITION:  $40 per 4-week session.  Please call to register 203 736-1053.

ADVENTURES IN EDIBLE PLANT FORAGING – Saturday, May 6, 10 am

Karen Monger is the author of the 3 Foragers blog, which she runs with her husband, Robert, and their daughter, Gillian.  Come join their family in discovering edible plants and harvesting them together in the park.  Their mission is to impart their knowledge of wild edible plants to others.  After the walk, try a wild food “sampler” made by the staff of the Nature Center.  FEE: $5.  Please call to register 203 736-1053.

CARTOONING THE NATURAL WORLD – Sunday, May 7 & 21, 10 am

Ranger Amie Ziner, our artist in residence, will teach four classes in cartooning nature!  We will use on site materials, stuffed specimens, and live animal observation to complete four cartoons with a plant and animal in each one.  Improve your drawing accuracy and realism for fun, for story illustration, and for expressing yourself using pictures—a picture is worth a thousand words!  For ages 10 to adult; limited space.  FEE: $5 per class.  Please call to register 203 736-1053.

SUNDAY GUIDED HIKE: History Hike – Sunday, May 7, 1 pm

Hike to the Nature Center’s historic sites with Ranger Dan.  Discover old roads, stone walls, and even some secret treasures he’s found during his exploring.  Enjoy the day off with your family on this Sunday hike.  FREE.  Please call to register 203 736-1053.

EARLY MORNING BIRDING – Saturday, May 13, 9 am

Join Ranger Jessica for our early morning birding.  Find the birds living in or moving through our parklands to nest farther north.  This is a prime time for birders to come and spot some of our magnificent migratory birds.  Bring your own binoculars or use ours.  Dress for walking outdoors.  We will start with a quick introduction to birds.  FREE.  Please call to register 203 736-1053.

NATURE EXPLORERS – Wednesday, May 10, 10 am – 11:30am

Join Wendy for our preschool/toddler program.  This 4-week session is for children ages 2–5 years old with an adult.  These outdoor classes will be fun exploring and learning through play.  We will learn about nature and science through activities such as hiking, exploring, singing, games, reading, and making crafts.  Every class is outside!!!!  TUITION: $40 per 4-week session.  Please call to register 203 736-1053.

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