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Homeschoolers: Fall Foliage Walk and Identification

Thursday, October 12, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

As autumn is ushered in, Minnewaska's green landscape becomes peppered with flecks of red, yellow, and orange. Excellent views of the surrounding valleys are matched by equally amazing educational opportunities. We will start this lesson in the Nature Center, where each student will use a leaf press booklet to create their own identification guide. This tool will be used as we embark on a two to three mile hike along one of the Park Preserve's many carriage roads. We will make friends with trees, getting to know them by touch, smell, and sight. We'll also hear their story about how they grew from seed to adult, before giving them a big hug. We will also play some leaf matching games to try out our identification skills! This program is recommended for homeschooled children aged seven to twelve years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Well-behaved younger siblings are always welcome. Pre-registration is required by calling Minnewaska at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required

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