After School Programs

The Phil Dejana Learning Center & Outdoor Classroom

Afternoon classes for children ages 3-8 foster lifelong connections between art, wellness, and the natural environment.


Explore painting, clay sculpting and collage, inspired by the Preserve’s abundant natural resources – rocks, shells, seeds, leaves, and sticks – collected onsite by the children for their creative projects. Art classes meet in the Phil Dejana Learning Center & Outdoor Classroom.


Discover basic yoga postures, meditation and breathing techniques in a fun and imaginative environment. Practice will advance based on the children’s abilities and interests. Yoga meets in Castle Gould’s Great Hall.

About the instructor: All classes are led by Lisa Cusano, an experienced educator and certified children’s yoga instructor, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. “Teacher Lisa” has designed each class to expand opportunities for children as they grow and learn in a fun, natural and nurturing environment.

Fourteen 45-minute sessions – $140*
Download the registration form here!


Dates: Jan 9 – May 15 (no class 1/16, 2/20, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1)
1:30 pm: 3-4 year olds
3:15 pm: 4-6 year olds


Dates: Jan 10 – May 16 (no class 1/17, 2/21, 4/11, 4/18, 5/2)
2:15 pm: 3-5 year olds
4:00 pm: grades 1-3


Dates: Jan 11 – May 17 (no class 1/18, 2/22, 4/12, 4/19, 5/3)
1:15 pm: 2-3 year olds
2:15 pm: 3-5 year olds
3:15 pm: 5-7 year olds
4:00 pm: grades 1-3


Dates: Jan 12 – May 18 (no class 1/19, 2/23, 4/13, 4/20, 5/4)
4:00 pm: grades K-2


Dates: Jan 13 – May 19 (no class 1/20, 2/24, 4/14, 4/21, 5/5)
2:15 PM: 3-5 year olds

*Additional parking fee per day: $10.00 per car or FREE for Conservancy members. For this and many other benefits, please join the Conservancy with a 12-month membership.

Contact for more information or to determine availability in a specific class. Please indicate the choice of class title, time, and day of the week in your note.