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
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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)

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.

Owl Walk

Don’t forget about our owl walk tonight at the Nature Preserve 6pm-8pm. Meet up at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance to the Preserve which is off NY22 in Hebron. Bring a flashlight. It will be about 25 degrees but the weather will be clear. Hope the owls will be talking!

Making a Difference

Here’s a big shout-out THANK YOU to the following who volunteered their time on Saturday, October 1st helping Bernie clear trails at the Hebron Nature Preserve: Board Treasurer Bob Tatko with his huge tractor mower, Board member Murray McHugh with his chainsaw & various loppers, Steve Duell, the Aubrey family (Nate, Amy, Jacob, Josiah, Aaron & Jeremiah), the Lester’s (Stephen & Rene) and Skye MacLeod. The weather was overcast and cool but the trails are now clear. They will get another cutting this coming week. We sincerely thank these wonderful people for donating their time. A little time making a significant difference.

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HNP Bridge

If you plan on taking a trip to the Hebron Nature Preserve, please be aware that the floating bridge is out of order. A section has broken it’s chain and it’s unsafe to cross. We will keep you posted on when it has been repaired.

The Hike is On!!

Song Bird Hike is still on for tomorrow beginning at 11:00am but please note that this is only an hour long hike until 12:00pm. The time of 1:00pm was a misprint. We are meeting at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance to the Nature Preserve. You can’t miss it with a nice sitting area around a vernal pool. Dress for ticks and the weather is suppose to be overcast. No drop offs. Parents can wait at the parking area or join us for the walk.

Spring is in the air and the birds are talking all about it!!

Owl Walk

Don’t forget our Owl Walk is tonight beginning promptly at 6pm on 13 South Grimes Hill Rd in Hebron at the Nature Preserve. The house next door is #11 and listed as “Granville” for those with GPS. We’ll start with listening to owl calls & passing around owl wings and talons. Bring a flashlight.

Let’s Take a Walk

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….

 

Spring Break is Coming!

painted walking sticksTuesday – 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.

 

Slate Decoupage

Slate Decoupage

 

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.

 

Stencil ArtThursday – Apr 9 10:00 – 11:30am at the Library
Stencil Art
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!

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