REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER NATURE DAYS!!!
Monday, July 31–Friday, August 4, Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11 (FULL), Monday, August 14–Friday, August 18, 9 am–3 pm.
For children from 5 to 11 years old who love the outdoors and wildlife, these popular classes will be not only educational, but also a chance to explore the 156 acres the park offers. We explore a variety of the park’s habitats. A great choice for a fun late-summer experience! TUITION: $150 priority students (Ansonia residents and FANCI members), $175 all others.
CREATURES OF LONG ISLAND SOUND
Thursday, July 6, 11 am
This is a great weekday family program to learn all about the creatures of Long Island Sound. We will explore the Nature Center’s salt water tank and learn how to identify and hold common critters you will find at New England’s local beaches this summer. FEE: $6 per person.
DEEP FAMILY FISHING CLASS
Saturday, July 8, 9 am–2 pm
The Nature Center is sponsoring this CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection C.A.R.E. Program class. The topics covered by the 2-hour classroom instruction are: •Connecticut Waters •Fish Identification •How & Where Fish Live •Fishing Tackle & Techniques •Fishing Laws & Regulations •How to Tie a Strong Knot •How to Clean & Cook Your Catch •Sportsmanship & Safety •How to Cast. The instruction will be immediately followed by fishing with the instructors in Redwing Pond. All equipment will be provided. Adults over the age of 16 must have a fishing license to participate in the fishing event. This FREE program, taught by Certified DEEP C.A.R.E. Instructors, is open to everyone 7 years old and up; children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. To pre-register or for more information, call the Chief Instructor, Dave Connelly, at 203-231-0946.
MOONSHINE AND FIREFLY HIKE
Sunday, July 9, 8 pm
Follow the Nature Center’s ranger along our wooded paths looking for glowworms in the leaf litter under the light of the moon. We’ll end the hike with a show by beetles in the Lampyridae family, better known as lightning bugs and fireflies. FEE: $3 per person. Wear shoes for hiking.
MONDAY NIGHT TRAIL RUN
Mondays starting July 10, 5:30-6:30 pm
This is a call to all of the runners who want something that is out of the ordinary! Ranger Dan will lead you through our 156-acre network of trails, while you burn off the weekend’s extra calories. We guarantee that this FREE program is the best way to start off your week. Please register.
FAMILY ORGANIC GARDEN PROGRAM
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15; September 5, 12, 19, 26
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 local produce!
CHRIS ROWLANDS: Puppeteer and Singer
Friday, July 28, 7 pm
Chris Rowlands is an award-winning singer and songwriter who offers an interactive kid-friendly presentation for those who love music and nature. Chris brings animals to life through song, dance, puppets, and colorful props, to teach children about animals and their habitats. Don’t miss this FREE musical program! Please call to register 203 736-105.