Ancient Civilizations

A new type of after-school discovery program is coming this fall. Culture meets Natural History at the Pember. We’ll be studying ancient civilizations and creating an interactive notebook for each participant. We start at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Here’s our timeline:

9/20 – Ancient Mesopotamia (See page under Calendar for a few photos)

10/4 – Ancient Egypt

10/18 – Ancient India

11/1 – Ancient China

11/15 – Ancient Greece

11/29 – Ancient Rome

12/13 – Ancient America

This class will be for 1st-3rd graders. Older children can attend but might be bored with the material. Registration will be necessary by September 12. A “fuzzy buddy” award will be given to each participant who attends a program. Our after-school program is no cost.

Here’a a sneak peak of the cover page to our interactive notebook. More photos might be forthcoming as I work through the programs.

Upcoming Programs

We have SUMMER PROGRAMS at the Pember and the Nature Preserve!!

Please check out under the calendar section:

  • Nature Preserve Programs at the Pember Nature Preserve
  • Summer Adventures – videos at the Museum

Guided Nature Walk

Join the Pember’s summer intern Ryan Price in a guided nature walk on Saturday, May 27 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. During the walk we will look for animal signs and explore the various ecosystems throughout the Preserve.

The walk is open to all ages. Registration is not required.

Dress accordingly for the weather.

Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse 6937 NY 22 Granville (Hebron)

Silent Wings returns

If you haven’t visited our Facebook page, seen the newspaper or the flyer at the library and museum, then you might not know that the bird of prey program Silent Wings will be at the library tomorrow (May 6) from 3:30-4:30pm. The program is being sponsored by the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society. Come watch and be thrilled!

Trish and her Red-tailed Hawk with the same expression?

Animals with Smell-o-vision

Wednesday, May 10 from 3:30-4:30pm. Our after-school program will explore animals with superior sniffers that find food, water and even mates. Program is open to all school-age children.

Spring Break Pics

Although our class size was small, we had fun! We learned and we crafted.

The Nature Walk enlightened us with frog egs and sounds, deer tracks, funny fungus, coyote scat, and Canada geese nesting & honking with the signs of spring all around us. We spent 1.5 hours walking and investigating the trails off South Grimes Hill Road of the Nature Preserve.

Our reptile program started with a half hour video on reptiles. How interesting! Then we got down to business personalizing our snakes.

The nature inspired art program proved to be just fun. We created beautiful butterflies. The photo cube was painted and adorned with seashells. We ran out of time, so participants took home shells to finish their cubes.

Here are some photos. Sorry we missed you.

Spring Migration

Join us for our after-school program on Spring Migration Wednesday, April 12 from 3:30-4:30pm. Learn about migrating animals around the world. This class is open to all school-age children.

Spring Break Programs

Tuesday – Apr. 18 9:30-10:30am-ish Nature Walk
Meet at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance to the Hebron Nature Preserve. We will casually stroll the trails listening to bird songs, discovering animal signs, and enjoying nature. Rain or shine! Registration is not required. Dress accordingly.

Wednesday – Apr. 19 9:30 – 10:30/11:00am Repiles
Watch a video about reptiles. Learn about them through a museum scavenger hunt. Touch snake skins and other specimens. A wooden snake craft will follow the program. This will be a fun and educational workshop for children age 5 & older. Class size is limited to 10. Registration is required by Apr. 18.

Thursday – Apr. 20 9:30 – 10:30/11:00am Nature Inspired Art
Watch a nature video and create a nature-inspired craft. The craft could be a mystery sparkle mosaic picture, fabric butterfly, photo cube, stained glass butterfly mobile OR 3d mobile. This workshop is open to children age 5 and older. Class size is limited. Registration is required by Apr. 18.

These workshops are at no cost. Supplies are provided by a Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant.

6 Silent but Deadly Animals

At today’s after-school program, our students learned about some stealthy animals that were deadly by jaws, claws or poison. In fact, most already guessed at what animals would fit in this category. They learned about the Poison Dart Frog, Caiman, Leopard, Great Horned Owl, Tarantula, and Puffed Adder. They were only stumped by a few. Following the discussion, each created their own Dart Frogs. Here they are!

Silent but Deadly Animals

Wednesday, March 29 – 3:30-4:30pm.

Come discover stealthy animals who are deadly in their own way either by poison, claws or paws!

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