Nature Preserve Programs Summer 2017

Ryan Price is the Museum’s summer intern who’s majoring in environmental studies. He brings to us a wealth of knowledge regarding the environment and will be leading programs at the Nature Preserve this summer. The programs are no cost and registration is not required. This will be your chance to have fun and learn with Ryan.

May 27 – Guided Nature Walk – 10:00am-12:00pm
Join us for a guided nature walk through the Preserve. During the walk we’ll look for animal signs and explore the various ecosystems. The walk is open to all ages. Dress accordingly for the weather. Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse 6937 NY 22 Granville (Hebron).

June 10 – Forest Forensics – 10:00am-12:00pm
Come to the preserve for a guided walk where we question why things are the way they are! We’ll look at the various ecosystems, trees, and wonder how long they’ve been there and how they’ve developed overtime. This program is open to all ages! Everyone is welcome. Please dress accordingly for the weather. Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse 6937 NY 22 Granville (Hebron).

June 17 – Ecosystem Studies – 10:00am-12:00pm
Come to the preserve to help plant and learn about the various plants that are native to the Eastern United States and loved by the animals throughout the preserve. After we plant a wide array of native plants we’ll take some time to discuss the different animals attracted to each plant and all their potential uses. This program open to all ages. Dress accordingly for the weather. Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse 6937 NY 22 Granville (Hebron).

July 1 – Sugar Maples – 10:00am-12:00pm
Join us as we explore the sugar maple trees in the preserve! After we have a maple tree scavenger hunt and identify the maple trees throughout the preserve we’ll take some time to learn about the history of maple trees try some maple candy, and learn the process of making maple syrup. This program open to all ages. Dress accordingly for the weather. Meet at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance.

July 8 – Watersheds and Rivers – 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn how watersheds and rivers work in the Pember Nature Preserve! For this class, we’ll talk about the importance of rivers and how they are key to surrounding ecosystems and how rivers are key to surrounding water shed. At the end of our class we’ll step into the Black Creek and search for macro-invertebrates, frogs, and minnows to assess surrounding stream health! This is an interactive class and is intended for school aged children. Dress accordingly for the weather. Mud boots or water shoes are recommended. Meet at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance.

July 22 – Tree Identification Book – 10:00am-12:00pm
Come learn how to key and identify the various species of trees at the Pember Nature Preserve. During this class, we will learn how to identify trees, based on their leaves and distinguishing characteristics and start a book to help participants identify trees in the future. We will press leaves from the trees we identify to put in our books and write down where we found all the leaves we collect. This program is designed for school aged children, but all are welcome. Dress accordingly for the weather. Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse 6937 NY 22 Granville (Hebron).

July 29 – Senses – 10:00am-12:00pm
Come explore all the sense animals use daily and we as humans sometimes forget to use. We’ll relearn how to use our eyes and ears as we explore the senses of touch, sight, and sound. This program is intended for school aged children, but all are welcome. Dress accordingly for the weather. Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse 6937 NY 22 Granville (Hebron).

August 12 – Wilderness Survival – 10:00am-12:00pm
During this program, we’ll learn about wilderness survival skills. We’ll learn about friction fires, how to make tinder bundles, and how to make a wilderness survival shelter. We’ll also take some time to learn how to use compasses. This program is designed for school aged children, but all are welcome! Dress accordingly for the weather. Meet at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance.

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