The following programs are being offered at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, 7115 Main St., Rt. 25. For more information on upcoming programs and to register, visit

Take a Hike Series for Kids — Join high school student, Samantha Holmes, National Child Awareness Month Ambassador winner, for a fun and educational series of free hikes. Learn about tick safety and local plants so that children can safely enjoy the great outdoors. April 7 at Twin Brooks Park, April 14 at Wolfe Park and April 20 at Old Mine Park. All hikes begin at 10a.m. Ages 5 and up.

Fairy Cottages and Gnome Homes — Celebrate the arrival of spring and Earth Day with the creation of whimsical tabletop constructions. Crafters will work with twigs, shells, silk leaves, stones, feather and more to create a humble home for a magical garden guest (fairy or gnome included).

Monday, April 22, 4-5:15 p.m., ages 7 and up; cost: $15

Grow Your Own Frog — Participants will create a frog habitat to take home where they can rear their own frog eggs and see first hand their amazing metamorphosis.

Tuesday, April 23 or Thursday April 25, 4-5:30 p.m.

Eco-Art Patterned Planters — Coffee cans transform into cool planters for the perfect container for a Mother’s Day garden gift. Potting soil, flower seed packet and hand painted plant poke complete the gift.

Monday, April 29, 4-5 p.m., ages 7 and up; cost $15.