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Upcoming Events at Ansonia Nature Center

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401
Telephone: 203-736-1053

Email: ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org

Illustrate Aesop’s Fables

Saturday, March 12, 2 pm, includes free book, “The Fox and the Stork.”

Join children’s book illustrator and Nature Center Ranger Amie Ziner, as she guides you through illustrating an Aesop’s Fables story, using the Nature Center’s real animal specimens. Easy step-by-step instruction will help you create an acrylic painting, featuring animals, nature, and a lesson in each story! Appropriate for people with some painting experience, ages 8 to adult, who are able to follow the instruction with some supervision. At the end of each 2-hour class you will have a page for your book, including the text of the story. FREE, Aesop’s Fables book.

A Place Called Hope: Live Raptors

Sunday, March 13, 2 pm

Join A Place Called Hope, a raptor rehabilitation and education center, as they share four birds of prey for an all-ages presentation. This will be an up-close and personal encounter with a hawk, a falcon, and two owls. Learn ways that you can actually help lessen conflicts wildlife may encounter in your own backyards. This interactive presentation will last 1 hour. Cameras are encouraged. FREE, but donations will be accepted. Please pre-register.

Owl Prowl

Friday, March 18, 6 pm

“Whoooo” wants to join us for this night hike? Learn about owls’ amazing adaptations while we stroll through our woodland trails listening for the Nature Center’s nocturnal inhabitants. Quiet is the key, so this program is geared for 8 year olds and up. The hike will be 1.5 miles on uneven terrain. Please wear appropriate clothing and foot gear, and call to register, as space is limited. FREE.

Bluebirds In The Field

Saturday, March 19, 2 pm

The Nature Center is proud to be a refuge for many native and migratory bird species. Located on our property are a number of boxes that we build to ensure these birds have a safe and comfortable place to call home. Join Ranger Dan in the construction and placement of three bluebird boxes for one of our wetland fields. FREE.

Spring Equinox Drumming

Saturday, March 19, 6 pm

Let’s wake up the earth gently as we make music together by the fire. Bring your own drums and musical instruments. Dress for the outdoors. Adults and supervised children are welcome. Admission is a canned good for Spooner House. Please pre-register.

Ansonia Community Organic Garden Plot

Sunday, March 20, 11 am

Have you always wanted to grow your own vegetables but don’t have enough property or sun for your own garden? No worries—the Nature Center has plenty of fertile spots in full sun just for you. Sign up for your own garden plot with ACOG President Pat Evans. We will meet at the Nature Center’s visitor center and walk to the organic gardens.

Illustrate Aesop’s Fables

Saturday, March 26, 2 pm, includes free book, “The Lion and the Mouse”

Join children’s book illustrator and Nature Center Ranger Amie Ziner, as she guides you through illustrating an Aesop’s Fables story, using the Nature Center’s real animal specimens. Easy step-by-step instruction will help you create an acrylic painting, featuring animals, nature, and a lesson in each story! Appropriate for people with some painting experience, ages 8 to adult, who are able to follow the instruction with some supervision. At the end of each 2-hour class you will have a page for your book, including the text of the story. FREE Aesop’s Fables book.

Art Painting Party Fundraiser

Saturday, April 2, 3–5 pm

The Ansonia Nature Center and FANCI will host an art class fundraiser for “The Playground Fund 2016” at Kokopelli music and arts center in Seymour. Join us for an afternoon of music and painting. All art materials provided. Bring your own beverage, snacks and your enthusiasm. Leave with a wild painting and a warm feeling. FEE: $30 per person. Please register at www.kokopellimusicandarts.com. Wine and Easel, 2016 classes, class size limited to 35 participants.

Spring Term Junior Rangers

Open registration; program begins Thursday, April 14, at 3:30–5 pm, for 8 weeks ending June 9th

Calling all children 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.

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