In July, more than 60 children from the Lighthouse Camp in Bridgeport visited the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center. For four hours, the children had the opportunity to experience nature and create their own art. The activities included a “walk-about” to the pond, trails and stream. The kids also searched out bugs and learned the difference between insects and a real live tarantula. Each child created their own work of art using paint and natural materials such as leaves, pinecones and twigs. The kids played a recycling game to learn about reusing materials. The final station was a campfire where everyone had the chance to make their own s’mores.

After lunch, Horizon Wings presented their collection of rescued and rehabilitated “Birds of Prey.” Everyone had the chance to see hawks, owls and other birds and to learn about the lives they lead in captivity and in the wild.

The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center is especially thankful to the Ethel and Jennie Mallett Charitable Trust. Their generous donation to their center made this day possible.