Pratt Center slates programs
Updated 9:31 pm, Sunday, January 19, 2014
The Pratt Nature Center in New Milford has announced its upcoming programs.
They include a vacation day camp Jan. 20 and Feb. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($45/member each day; $50/non-member each day); winter bird walk and feeder making workshop for kids ages 6 and older Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon ($10/child); a full moon hike for all ages Feb. 14 (bring flashlight); a free Great Backyard Bird Count event Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon (bring cameras and binoculars); and spring camp April 14-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($45/member; $50/non-member).
In addition, the New Milford Public Library and the center will co-host a screening of "DIRT," which tells the story of humans trying to reconnect to dirt, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at the library on Main Street.
Registration is required by calling the library at 860-355-1191.
Also, a homeschool nature series for kids ages 6-12 will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the coming weeks.
Participants may sign up for one multi-week course or all four.
Courses will include "The Mind and Movement of Animals" Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26; "How We Stay Warm" March 5, 12, 19 and 26; "Birds and Buds" April 2, 9, 23 and 30; and "Spring Things" May 7, 14, 21 and 28.
The cost is $175 for one month per child.
In other news, the center will accept registration for its summer camp beginning Feb. 15 for members and March 1 for non-member.
For more information and registration for the center's programs, call the Papermill Road center at 860-355-3137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.