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No Child Left Inside® Events Calendar
 
 
Nature's Child: Creatures of Redwing Pond
Ansonia Nature Center 
(Ansonia)
Friday,
June 3, 2016
10:00 AM
Description: Join the Nature Center staff for a fun morning catching frogs and other creatures of Redwing Pond. We’ll start with a small talk on the animals that inhabit the pond. Then we will use our collection equipment to catch, observe, and release these critters. Fee$7 per child.  $5 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents. Please pre-register for this class for preschoolers and caretakers.
For More Information: And to register for all events please call (203) 736-1053.
 
 

 
CT Trails Day
Ansonia Nature Center 
(Ansonia)
Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 AM
Description: Join Nature Center director Alison Rubelmann and Ranger Dan Bosques for this morning walk.  Discover the flora and fauna of our typical New England woodland. This moderate hike will also visit the settlement of the Paugasucks. Bring water and snacks, and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for older children and adults. FREE program. Registration required.
For More Information: And to register for all events please call (203) 736-1053.
 

 
 
Great Sunflower Project
Kellogg Environmental Center (Derby)
Saturday,
June 4, 2016
10:00 AM 
Description: Learn how to study and count bumble bees in Connecticut.  Join us to see how you can participate as part of the Kellogg Center's volunteers researching bees and milkweed.  You may also come to learn about the project and register your backyard as a research site. Registration required.
For More Information: And for registration call Donna Kingston at 203-734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov 
 

 
Tree I.D. Hike
Ansonia Nature Center 
(Ansonia)
Saturday, June 5, 2016
1:00 PM
Description: The towering giants that fill our forests have many uses and many names. Learn all about the trees we have here in CT, what they are used for, where they grow, which ones you can use for food, and which ones are best for lighting fires. You’ll learn not only how to I.D. trees by their leaves, but also by their bark! Please wear appropriate shoes. Registration required.
For More Information: And to register for all events please call (203) 736-1053.
 
 

 
 
Primitive Fire Skills
Ansonia Nature Center 
(Ansonia)
Saturday, June 11, 2016
10:00 AM
Description: Join Tom Nedweden, primitive technologist, in the art of fire making. Two hundred and fifty years ago this skill could have meant life or death. This ability, no longer widely known, will be shared with you. Learn where to find the best firewood when you’re stranded in the wilderness, the types of trees and other plants used to make tinder bundle, and how to create our very own coals to ignite the blaze! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $5 per person. Registration required.
For More Information: And to register for all events please call (203) 736-1053.
 
 

 
 
Kids Run Amuck - An Obstacle Race Just for Kids!
Haddam Meadows State Park (Haddam)
Sunday, June 12,
2016. Race starts at 1 PM
12:15 PM
Description:  Girl Scout Troop#60772 is hosting the 2nd annual obstacle race, an event that promotes physical fitness in a fun way. Kids will have a chance to get dirty and have fun with a choice between a 1/2 mile or a 1+ a mile course. The kids will be sent out in waves by age. Each child will receive their own race number and medal. Open to kids K-8th grade.  $10 if paid in advance, $15 day of event. 
For More Information:  On how to register, volunteer or become a sponsor contact Jenn Tassmer at 860-345-3959 or email: jhtassmer@gmail.com 
 

 
 
Outdoor Living Skills: Lashing Project III
Ansonia Nature Center 
(Ansonia)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:00 AM
Description: Join Ranger Dan for the final session of his Lashing Projects. Hike into the forest, find a suitable group of trees, and build a raised platform using what we find in nature! Our goal is to build a tree house using our lashing skills. FREE Program. Registration required.
For More Information: And to register for all events please call (203) 736-1053.
 
 

 
 
Summer Solstice Drumming with Che Cartafalsa
Ansonia Nature Center 
(Ansonia)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
2:00 PM
Description: Che Cartafalsa is a musician, instrument maker, and educator whose work has ranged from concert halls and orchestras to rock bands and West African street weddings. He has played in the Northeast as a member of Toubabou and the White-Eyed Lizard Band, Che passes on to his students what he has learned from African percussion masters, emphasizing instrumental technique, listening skills, and multilayered rhythms in percussion. Authentic instruments will help us learn traditional African rhythms. FREE Program. Registration required.
For More Information: And to register for all events please call (203) 736-1053.
 
 

 
 
Full Strawberry Moon Hike
Ansonia Nature Center 
(Ansonia)
Monday, June 20, 2016
8:00 PM
Description: The Algonquin tribes knew this moon as a time to gather the ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon. Join the Nature Center rangers for this nighttime exploration of the park’s trails as we follow the scents of the summer through the forest and fields. This adventure is geared toward adults and children. Wear sturdy shoes. Fee: $1.00.  Registration required.
For More Information: And to register for all events please call (203) 736-1053.
 
 

 
 
Summer Nature Days
Ansonia Nature Center 
(Ansonia)
Open Registration: Choose one or more week long sessions.
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Description:  Dates: Aug. 1–5, Aug. 8–12, and Aug. 15–19. For children 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 will visit a variety of habitats in the park such as wetlands, fields, and woodlands. A great choice for a fun late-summer experience! FEE PER WEEK: $150 priority students - Ansonia residents and current family-level FANCI members; $175 all others.
For More Information: And to register for all events please call (203) 736-1053.
 
 

 
 
CT Audubon Center at Glastonbury Summer Camp
CT Audubon Society Center (Glastonbury)
June 27, 2016 - August 19, 2016
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description:  The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Glastonbury is now accepting registrations for their Summer Camp. The Camp runs for 8 weeks, from June 27 - August 19. Children may be signed up for each individual weekly session.
Camp for ages 3-5 runs from 10 am - noon, Monday - Friday, and costs $120 per week for CT Audubon members and $170 for non-members. Two separate camps for ages 5 - 7 and ages 8 - 12 run a full day, from 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday, and cost $285 for members and $335 for non-members. All feature nature activities, crafts and outdoor skill development.
For More Information: A brochure and registration form may be obtained online at www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-glastonbury or by calling 860-633-8402.