The chilly spring day and grey clouds didn’t dampen the fun at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center this past Sunday, when they hosted its Earth Day event promoting many ways to love the Earth. Visitors learned about energy savings and received free light timers from local high school student Anuj Sisyoda and Eagle Eye Energy. There was a member of the Backyard Beekeepers Association on hand with an observation hive teaching about the importance of bees. There were many local groups collecting for causes such as the Trumbull Animal Group and a local student collecting clothes and peanut butter and jelly for his Dosomething.org project.

There were also numerous free activities for children to do, which included: making your own rain stick, creating a self-watering pot from upcycled materials, and planting seeds in a peat pot children decorated themselves from magazine clippings. Also on hand were vendors selling earth-friendly products, such as Kosmatology: Organic Skin Care and Wildtree’s natural gourmet products.

Children had their face painted by Crazyfun Facepainting, went on a nature walk on the property, playing on the various drums brought by a local musician, and enjoyed climbing on the jungle gym, donated by Sun Products and made out of recycled materials.

According to Tanya Brittain who attended with her family, “It was fun! My kids loved making their own rain sticks and CrazyFun face painting always does beautiful work. I’m also excited to try Kosmatology’s natural skin care products. I love supporting local businesses.” Maria Buchta of Health and Healing for our Kids, had this to say, “Such a great event run by friendly and kind people.”

The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote sound environmental stewardship and enhance community life through participation in collaborative nature, environment, and art experiences. TNAC is currently enrolling for summer programs, please visit the website: www.trumbullnatureandartscenter.org to see details and register.

For more information about any TNAC programs, contact Trumbull Nature and Arts Center either by post mail to: Patrons of TNAC, Inc, P.O. Box 110438, Trumbull, CT 06611; or by email to: info@trumbullnatureandartscenter.org. Like us on Facebook to stay informed of all our upcoming news and events.