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Junior Naturalists for Families at Minnewaska: Nature Sculptures along the Peter’s Kill Stream

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

For many people, nature and art go hand in hand. In this fun, family program, we will take a look at notable artists who used beautiful landscapes along the Shawangunk Ridge as inspiration for paintings, and other artists who have used natural objects, like sticks and rocks, to make their own wonderful creations. After our discussion, we will take an approximately one-mile round trip hike on the Red Loop Footpath to reach the Peter's Kill, a cool mountain stream that's shaded from the summer heat by a dense forest. Here, we'll collect natural materials to make our own sculptures right along the stream edge. Once we've shared, we'll return the natural materials to where we found them and walk back up to where we started. This program is recommended for children between the ages of seven to twelve years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Well-behaved younger siblings are always welcome. Meet at the Peter's Kill Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.

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