Homeschool Program Series: Fall 2019

Join Environmental Educators at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to add a memorable, hands-on component to your homeschool curriculum! We promote respect for nature through hikes, live animal presentations and scientific exploration. Most programs include an outdoor portion and will be held rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Pre-paid registration is required for all programs.

Programs are offered biweekly on Wednesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm- see program details below. The buildings will open at 12pm for early check-in. This will allow extra time for free exploration, picnicking and/or visiting the gift shop before the program begins at 1pm. All programs begin promptly at 1pm, so please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to check-in.

Register your child for all 5 sessions or choose your favorite subjects! Register below or call us at (845) 534-5506 x 206. Payment is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by HHNM staff. For supply and planning purposes, pre-registration and advance payment is required by the registration deadline.

All homeschool programs require a guardian to attend, free of charge, and are recommended for
        children ages 7-12 years old. Please make other arrangements for siblings. There must be a minimum of               10 children enrolled for programs to run.

Program Pricing

  • $20 per child, per program or *$80 for the full series (*Save 20%)

  • Adults are free

Program Descriptions & Registration:


Geology

  • Wednesday, September 25

  • 1pm-2:30pm

  • Outdoor Discovery Center (120 Muser Dr. Cornwall, NY 12518)

Get to know the ground below! The Hudson Valley is full of glacial features and clues to what the Earth was like long ago. Learn how to identify minerals of the area and what they indicate.


Registration deadline: September 23


Plants of Plenty

  • Wednesday, October 16

  • 1pm-2:30pm

  • Outdoor Discovery Center (120 Muser Dr. Cornwall, NY 12518)

Plants have been used for centuries in food, medicine, and much more. Learn how to identify wild growing plants, what role they have in the ecosystem, and how we can use them.
 

Registration deadline: October 14


Basic Survival Skills

  • Wednesday, October 23

  • 1pm-2:30pm

  • Outdoor Discovery Center (120 Muser Dr. Cornwall, NY 12518)

Learn how to make a fire, build shelter, and get drinking water in a forested environment. Join our educators in a basic survival skills lesson to be more prepared for the outdoors.


Registration deadline: October 21


Symbols of New York

  • Wednesday, November 6

  • 1pm - 2:30pm

  • Wildlife Education Center (25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520)

Did you know New York has a state muffin? Learn all about local history and the different New York State symbols with one of our educators. Find out how a symbol is made and why they are significant.

Registration deadline: November 4


Habitats of the Hudson Valley

  • Wednesday, November 20

  • 1pm - 2:30pm

  • Wildlife Education Center (25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520)

The Hudson Valley supplies a great diversity of ecosystems for animal and plant life. Learn what habitats certain species need and where you might find them.

Registration deadline: November 18