The Ansonia Nature Center located on 10 Deerfield Road in Ansonia has planned a fun filled series of events for the month of January. Guests are invited to celebrate the 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day at the center from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 16. Guests are invited to join the Nature Center at the Yale Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. The Peabody will once again offer world-class performances and educational activities for visitors of all ages, in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure justice for all people.
The cold January winter winds usually bring chapped lips so the Ansonia Nature Center is hosting a back to basics program on natural lip balms on January 21 at 1:30 p.m. Guests will learn how to soothe their lips with a homemade lip balm! Join Ranger Dawn and learn how to make lip balm with natural ingredients such as beeswax and essential oils in this easy and fun workshop. All participants will be taking home a sample! MATERIALS FEE: $10 per person. Please register in advance by calling 203-736-1053.
On January 22 at 2 p.m. guests are invited to join storyteller Leslie Elias that will tell participants about the Iroquois creation myth, a story of sky people and water animals and how the earth came to rest on Grandmother Turtle's back. During this workshop, children will create a mask and perform the creation myth for their families. MATERIALS FEE: $10 per person.
To close out the month, there will be a special edition of Playground Mouse on Saturday, January 28 at 2 p.m. This true story is told by Amie Ziner. Participants will learn about the adventure of Playground Mouse, who was found at the Ansonia Nature Center's beloved old playground. This is the fun story of a local mouse growing, meeting some friends, and his release back into the great outdoors. Kids will create a Playground Mouse of their own to take home and care for. Donate $10 and you will receive a copy of the adventures of Playground Mouse. All donations will help feed the animals at the Nature Center.
In addition to the above programs, ongoing programs at the Ansonia Nature Center includes guided hikes on Sundays at 1 p.m., Yoga on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Creature Features at noon on Saturdays. For more information http://ansonianaturecenter.org.