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Ansonia Nature Center September Events

FALL TERM JUNIOR RANGERS – Thursdays, September 15–November 3, 3:30–5 pm.

Calling all kids 11 to 14 years old who love nature!  Has your child wanted to work with animals, garden, help maintain our trails, and help with special events?  This is the opportunity to help the Nature Center in our 8-week after-school program.  Parental permission is required.  Class size is limited; this class fills up fast!  FREE.

Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 11, 18, 3:30 p.m.

ANC will be continuing family-friendly activities in our organic garden.  Learn about growing a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Dress appropriately; keep in mind you will get water and soil on your clothing.  FREE, with the potential to take home fresh produce!

Full Harvest Moon Hike – Sat, Sept. 10, 7:00 p.m.

September’s full moon is known as the Full Harvest Moon, the full moon closest to the fall equinox.  In the northern hemisphere, the Full Harvest Moon rises very soon after sunset, providing plenty of bright light for farmers harvesting their summer crops.  September’s full moon is so well-known for its luminosity and brilliance that certain Native American tribes even named it the Big Moon.  The Full Harvest Moon holds major cultural significance in many different communities, who spend this full moon not just celebrating the fall harvest, but also the moon itself.  Please register in advance at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org.  FEE:  $3 per person.

Nature Explorers:  Wednesdays, September 21, 28 & October 5, 12; 10:00 a.m.

Join Ranger Dan and Ms. Wendy for this fun program exploring and learning about nature.  For ages 2-5 with an adult explorer.  This class is loosely structured and influenced by the seasons and interests of the group.  Class is entirely outdoors.  Space is limited.  Please register in advance at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org.  TUITION:  $40 per 4-week session in advance (cash or check payable to Ansonia Nature Center).

Rowanwood Llama Farm Field Trip – Saturday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. (meet in parking lot 10:15)

Join the Nature Center staff on a field trip to Rowanwood Llama Farm for Cria Crawl Farm Tour!!!!  Cria crawl is a personalized farm event where you will learn about our llamas and other animals on the rescue ranch.  Enjoy this rare opportunity to be with these amazing animals, tea cup cow, goat, bunnies, and ducks up close on our beautiful property.  They also have an authentic 3-generation Native American tipi you can explore!  This wonderful adventure is enjoyable for ages 3 and up!  Registration is required at ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org, FEE:  $15.00 per person must be paid by September 9.  For directions, please visit www.rowanwoodfarm.com.

Foxes in Fact and Fiction – Sunday. September 18, 2:00 p.m.

September 17th is National Fox Day!  Celebrate these wily critters with this fun, family-friendly program.  Learn about the two species of fox we have in Connecticut and the roles foxes have played in folklore around the world.  FREE for all ages.  Registration required ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org.

Ongoing Programs

Sunday Guided Hikes – Sundays, 1 pm

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

Saturday Creature Feature – Saturdays, 12 pm

Come to meet our furry, scaly, and feathery animal ambassadors.  You’ll have a chance to touch and hold them in this FREE family program for all ages.

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