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No Child Left Inside® Events Calendar
Project Learning Tree: Energy in Ecosystems Workshops for Teachers
Kellogg Environmental Center (Derby)
Monday, January 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM 
Description: Teach the standards and have fun? Absolutely!  Designed for 3rd-5th grade teachers, the new Energy in Ecosystems e-unit by Project Learning Tree investigates ways in which organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive. Students focus on forests (one of the largest and most complex types of ecosystems) and come to understand some of the interactions present in all ecosystems. In doing so, they learn to appreciate the natural systems on which we depend and begin to widen their circle of compassion to include all of nature. All lessons in this unit are correlated to NGSS. Registration Fee: $35/per person. For groups of 3 or more educators from one school or organization, the cost is $25/per person.
For More Information: And to register please contact Emma Kravet at (860) 346-2372 or       

Bird Feathers 
Ansonia Nature Center (Ansonia)
Saturday, January 27, 2018
2:00 PM 
Description: Do you have a collection of bird feathers and always wondered which birds they came from? Nature Center naturalist Jessica can teach you to identify them. Enjoy viewing and touching our collection of over 100 different feathers. *FREE; *please call to register. For all ages.
For More Information: And to register please call (203) 736-1053 or email  Nature Center is located at 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia.     

Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont 
Peoples State Forest- Squires Tavern (Barkhamsted)
Saturday, January 27, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description: Former Litchfield Hill Audubon President, Fran Zygmont will lead an evening hike to call in and identify Connecticut native owl species.
For More Information: Please visit www/   

12th Annual Winter Festival 2018
Burr Pond State Park (Torrington)
February 3, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description: This free program includes ice-fishing, fish fry, ice safety, search and rescue dogs, bonfire, marshmallow roasting, snowshoeing, winter games, ice sculptures, winker hikes and more!! No registration required.
For More Information: Please contact Kristen Bellantuono at (860) 424-3917 or visit

BACK TO BASICS: Make an Herb Pillow
Ansonia Nature Center (Ansonia)
Sunday, February 4,  2018
2:00 PM 
Description: Enjoy your winter afternoon creating an herb pillow. Herb pillows, or dream pillows, are small soft bags containing perfumed or sweet smelling items such as herbs. They have been around for hundreds of years and used for many different reasons. You will learn the cultural history and uses for these pillows. Create your own herb pillow for yourself or give as a gift for Valentine’s Day. *MATERIALS FEE: $8. *Please register; class size is limited. For ages 7 and up.
For More Information: And to register please call (203) 736-1053 or email  Nature Center is located at 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia.     
Content updated January 2018