Get Into Nature
Saturday, December 16th, 10am-11am. Join Kim Tischler, Mohonk Preserve Educator, and learn all about owls while dissecting an owl pellet. This program is for ages 5-12. Space is limited and registration is required for all children. Cost is $5 per child. Parents do not need to register but must be present for the duration of the program. REGISTER HERE.
Wednesday, December 27th, and Thursday, December 28th, 1pm-3pm. Drop in at the Visitor Center and enjoy learning all about the intriguing lives of our Shawangunk birds. Meet the Mohonk Preserve Youth Nature Ambassadors as these teen volunteers host your visit with hands-on artifacts and materials designed to help you learn and better enjoy local birds in your community. No registration required. This is a free program.
Thursdays from January 4th through March 15th, 10am weather permitting. While the weather outside is frightful, explore the outdoors, indoors! The Visitor Center is a great place for toddlers to be this winter. Cozy up in the Discovery Room for a nature-themed story and an activity. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season while we wait for spring. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians. After the story time, families are encouraged to explore the Visitor Center and check out the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or wander the Grafton Sensory Trail. Mohonk Preserve reserves the right to cancel the program in inclement weather. Please call 845-255-0919 after 9 am on Thursdays and ask the front desk about the status of the program. This program takes place at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center and is a free program.
Sunday, January 10th, 10-11:30am. Kathy Ambrosini, Mohonk Preserve Director of Education, shows kids and their adult companions who’s flying around in the winter woods! Learn how different birds have adapted to survive the winter, how to use your binoculars, and how to use field marks and flight patterns to identify birds. Binoculars will be provided or you may bring your own. Children ages 5 and up are welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program with brief outdoor activity if weather permits. Reservations are required as space is limited. REGISTER HERE. This is a free program.