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Summer @AMP: Grow

This experiential program for kids 7 to 11 sparks innate wonder .They’ll explore, garden, and make art in the natural world. Fun, hands-on, outdoor projects engage kids in gardening and landscaping, environmental art-making, citizen science, inquiry, and self-discovery. With the guidance of their master gardener/teaching artist, kids will: Explore the natural world with all their senses. Deepen their connection to nature. Participate in the Great Sunflower Project—and become citizen scientists. Design and cultivate a native-plant garden. Discover scientific principles: botany,…

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July 15, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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This experiential program for kids 7 to 11 sparks innate wonder .They’ll explore, garden, and make art in the natural world. Fun, hands-on, outdoor projects engage kids in gardening and landscaping, environmental art-making, citizen science, inquiry, and self-discovery. With the guidance of their master gardener/teaching artist, kids will:

  • Explore the natural world with all their senses.
  • Deepen their connection to nature.
  • Participate in the Great Sunflower Project—and become citizen scientists.
  • Design and cultivate a native-plant garden.
  • Discover scientific principles: botany, ecosystems, lifecycles, and more.
  • Create a pollinator pathway.
  • Recognize native plants and herbs.
  • Play in AMP’s nature playground. 
  • Be inspired by environmental art.
  • Create their own nature-inspired masterpiece: printmaking, textile art, sculpture, and more. 

Kids leave with a strong sense of their own place in the natural world, an appreciation of stewardship, and a foundation for further scientific learning—all gained from real hands-on experiences.

No experience is necessary. This is a small group program led by teaching artist Meredith Arcari Luciano. Space is limited.

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Tai Chi

$12 per Person Improve your energy and stamina as you move to the music with certified Tai Chi instructor Joe Atkins. Joe will teach gentle movements that improve balance, flexibility, and mobility and reduce stiffness and soreness. Wear comfortable clothes. All levels welcome! Support provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Register Here

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

Raptor Ramble

We’ll take an afternoon hike to look for our local raptors, as well as any migrants that might be in the area. Then, we’ll tour our latest exhibition, Pat Musick: Our Fragile Home to see some pieces inspired by raptor flight before using pastels and paper to create our own masterpieces to take home. Program meets at the Overbrook Nature Center and ends at the Bendel Mansion. Please bring binoculars as only a few pairs will be available to borrow.…

Meets at Overbrook Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

After School: Kids, Lambs & Ducks (Wednesdays)

Session 2: Wednesdays, May 22 – June 5 Join us for a three-week farm adventure spent up close with our newest arrivals on the farm. Go in-pasture with our lambs and goat kids, learn how wool becomes yarn, and explore! As each session features the same curriculum, children may only register for one session. Limited to 8 children/session. Participants must be 5 years old by program date. Ages 5 – 9 3 weeks 3:45 – 5 pm Members: $51/3-week session…

Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

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