Trumbull Nature and Arts Center upcoming programs

The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center (TNAC), located at 7115 Main St., Rt. 25, Trumbull, is offering the following programs. Space is limited. For more information on all of the 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 outdoors. Saturday, April 20, at Old Mine Park; 10 a.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 metamorphosis. Tuesday, April 23, or Thursday April 25, 4-5:30 p.m.

Eco-art patterned planters — Coffee cans transform into planters for the perfect container for that 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

Nature photography for kids — Using supplied digital cameras (or bring your own), connecting with nature. This program will teach you to observe and look at nature with a different eye as you explore the wildlife, plants and habitats on the grounds of TNAC. Ages 9 and up. Tuesdays, May 2-June 6, 4-5 p.m. Cost: $80/child.