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Fun, Educational Programs This Summer at the Ansonia Nature Center

July 3, 2024
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Stewardship Series 1: Nix the Knotweed

Saturday, July 6, 10:00 a.m.

Join the Nature Center’s Land Stewards Team and help us in our 3-year effort to restore the park’s land.  Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant and a threat to our Nature Center habitats and waterways.  We will gather as a team to do a carbohydrate starvation cut to select sensitive knotweed-infested areas.  Please bring loppers or a harvesting knife.  Afterward, we will have pizza and s’mores in Pavilion #2.  For ages 12 and up (accompanied by an adult).

Moon and Firefly Hike

Friday, July 19, 8:30 p.m.

Follow the Nature Center’s Rangers, Jeremy and Evelyn, through our fields and meadows in the moonlight, looking for Fireflies among the leaf litter and discovering the beauty of bioluminescence around you.  The hike will end with a show by beetles in the Lampyridae family, better known as lightning bugs and fireflies.  All ages are welcomeWear shoes for hiking.

Chris Rowlands:  Puppeteer and Singer

Friday, July 26, 7 p.m.

Chris Rowlands is an award-winning singer and songwriter who offers an interactive, kid-friendly presentation for those who love music and nature.  He creatively blends music, comedy, and education in a fast-paced show that teaches and inspires.  Chris brings animals to life through song, dance, puppets, and colorful props to teach children about animals and their habitats.  The Environment Magazine has honored Chris with its first E Award for his environmental education programs.  Don’t miss this musical program!  FEE:  $10 per family.  Click here to register.

Creatures of Long Island Sound

Saturday, July 13, 12 p.m.

This is a great weekend family program to learn all about the creatures of Long Island Sound.  We will explore the Nature Center’s saltwater tank and learn how to identify and hold common critters you will find at New England’s local beaches this summer.  FREE.  Click here to register.

Bats in the Backyard

Sunday, July 21, 8:00 p.m.

Join us at the Nature Center for a nighttime program about our local bats! Together, we will learn all about Connecticut’s bats. See our resident brown bats as you learn about their cool adaptations and their important role in our environment. Afterward, we will walk around the pond and field to see if we can view them in the wild. Click here to register for this FREE family program.

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