With its meadow, pond, and stream habitats, a welcoming butterfly garden, tree-lined trails, and a playground made of recycled plastic containers, the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center (TNAC), located at 7115 Main Street, Trumbull, offers a serene environment for family programs, Scout badge workshops, and nature-rich school field trips.
A member of the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association, TNAC works to ensure that all Connecticut citizens are environmentally literate, according to spokespersons for the organization. TNAC’s weekend programs help families appreciate and enjoy nature through its outdoor programming, which includes Plant Foraging, Stargazing, Intro to Archery, and Fishing 101. During inclement weather, Fantastic Fossil Fun and other nature or art programs are held indoors in the classroom studio.
From Daisies making bird feeders to Eagle Scouts planting tick-resistant plants, TNAC offers programs for Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of all ages, while field trips to the center provide students from area schools the opportunity to participate in science curriculum-based activities. Habitats can be explored, unfamiliar creatures may be discovered, and experiments are conducted in hands-on investigative activities.
TNAC is run by the Patrons of TNAC, a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit trumbullnatureandartscenter.org or like the TNAC on Facebook.