Earth Day at the Pember went over quite well with it’s participants. We learned to reduce, reuse and recycle. We heard about the Lorax’s story by Ardyce Bresett, and played Planet Earth Bingo. Miss Bernie took her spider plant babies and planted them in biodegradable mini planters for all. It was a fun time!
23 Apr 2015 Leave a comment
07 Apr 2015 Leave a comment
Oh my! I never imagined that so many children would be interested in creating a personalized walking stick or hiking staff, which ever you may call it. There were fifteen youth attending the program this morning. Over the years whenever I cleared trails at the Hebron Nature Preserve, I would gather fallen tree branches and tuck them inside the schoolhouse to be used at summer camp, but camp has been a bust for the last couple years with no registrations. I had collected seventeen branches when I decided to present the program. I allowed for fifteen spaces knowing that I had fifteen good branches and two not so hot ones. Eighteen children signed up by end of day on Saturday and I fretted. Where was I going to get more good branches when the ground was wet? I found one at the Preserve setting against the picnic table stuck in the snow. I kicked it loose and took it home. In fact, I took all the branches home and spent eight hours getting them ready for the class which meant removing the bark, small branches, knots, sanding it down and sawing the ends off. The one I found in the snow was set on my floor heat vent for two days to dry out after I cleaned it. The weather was not going to cooperate and I couldn’t get the power turned on at the schoolhouse, so I decided to cancel the hike but hold the program at the Museum. I figured that they can hike with their staff when the weather turns nice. There were three cancellations and one walk-in which made fifteen excited kids ready to create a staff of their own with paint, cording, charms (metal or antler buttons), turkey feathers and beads! A good time was had by all. Just see for yourself….
30 Mar 2015 Leave a comment
Tuesday – Apr 7 10:00 – 11:30am at the
Porter Schoolhouse (Nature Preserve), Rt. 22, Hebron at the Library & Museum
Nature Hike @ HNP Due to the forecast of cold & rain, the hike has been cancelled but the program will be held at the L&M
The Pember staff will lead a nature hike after each participant creates their own personalized walking stick with paint, charms and beads. This workshop is open to children age 5 & older. Registration is required by April 4. As of April 5, no further reservations will be taken. This class is full.
Wednesday – Apr 8 10:00 – 11:30am at the Library
Slate Painting & Decoupage
Come decorate a slate plaque by painting or decoupage. This workshop is open to children age 5 & older & will be held in the Library. Registration is required by April 4.
Thursday – Apr 9 10:00 – 11:30am at the Library
Each participant will create a work of art using stencils, colored pencils and/or scrap-booking elements. This workshop is open to children age 5 & older & will be held in the Library. Registration is required by April 4.
All workshops are at no cost. Supplies in part funded by Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant. Call the Museum at 518-642-1515 to reserve your spot!
06 Mar 2015 Leave a comment
At our Cryptozoology after-school program yesterday, we examined not only cryptids but mythical creatures, too. We watched a slide presentation followed by a news video on Champ, our local cryptid. The children were able to take home coloring pages of mythical animals and cut-outs to create their own unique animal. We found a great book where each were able to create a creature and present it to the class. Several of our regulars weren’t able to make the class but those that attended had a good time sharing their knowledge of unknown creatures.
Join us in two weeks when we learn about the great Caribou Migration and play Migration Bingo!
22 Feb 2015 Leave a comment
Reptile Creations was one of four programs offered this winter and the only one I manage to remember to take photos. The children had a good time creating their special creature. Lucy watched, as always.
11 Feb 2015 Leave a comment
There have been some changes, Please see the event page under the Calendar section.
18 Jan 2015 Leave a comment
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Engage, Enrich & Inspire 2015 Winter-Spring After-School programs at the Pember. Our after-school programs are 3:30-4:30 p.m., free, open to school-age children and are held in the Museum.
The programs on Feb. 18, March 4 & 18, April 22 and May 20 will be coordinated with the Library and held in the library.
Discover the diverse species of Owls.
Volcano competition between the library & museum. Vote on your favorite & watch them erupt. Touch real volcanic glass and learn about volcanoes.
Animal Myths – Bigfoot, Champ, Nessie, Yeti…. are they real?
National Wildlife Week is 3/16-3/22. Why do Caribou migrate?
Explore the deep oceans & create an octopus.
Earth Day with the Lorax
Is it a fruit or vegetable? It’s an experiment, so bring your taste buds.
Learn about local naturalist Anne LaBastille & her life’s work.
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Wednesday, December 17 our after school participants learned about seeds, leaves and trees of New York. We identified seeds. We learned about the two types of leaves – simple and compound and then put that knowledge to the test by identifying some leaves. Then we made pinecone ornaments while eating cookies and drinking punch. A few made leaf rubbings, too. I’m sorry you missed the class. There was lots of glitter!
Don’t forget the Snowshoe Hike on January 18 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Hebron Nature Preserve. We will meet at the Porter Schoolhouse on Route 22 in Hebron. Free program open to all ages. Snowshoes are optional. Weather permitting.
Owl Moon walk will take place at the Preserve (South Grimes Hill Road) on February 15 from 6:00-8:00pm. Free program open to all ages. Snowshoes optional. Bring a flashlight. Weather permitting.
The next set of After School Discoveries will begin…….. 2015. The programs and dates have not been set yet.
30 Nov 2014 Leave a comment
Don’t forget our upcoming after-school program on Wednesday, December 3 from 3:30-4:30pm at the Museum. We will discover Butterflies & Moths followed by a butterfly suncatcher creation. This is a free public program open to children age 5 and older. Please call the museum to register your child if you have not participated in our group before. I only have space for 3 more children at this time.
11 Nov 2014 Leave a comment
Don’t forget our upcoming after-school discovery program Bird Eggs, Nests and Feathers on Wednesday, November 19th from 3:30-4:30pm. We will explore the different bird nests, eggs and feathers. Following the program will be a Whimsical Bird magnet craft.
This is a free study group open to school-age children.
We learn, laugh and create.
If you haven’t attended our programs recently and would like to participate in this one, please give Bernie a call at the museum 518-642-1515.