Children’s Programs Winter & Spring ’22

Children in Art Class - Outdoor Classroom with Castle Gould in Background

In 2022, Learning Adventures for Children are held outdoors in the diverse environments across the Preserve’s beautiful grounds and in the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom. Weekly classes of just six to eight children ages 3 through 14 foster lifelong connections between art, science, wellness, and the environment. Face masks are required to help ensure the health and safety of all participants.

For parents who wish to create private classes for children in a school or social pod – we can work with you to develop custom programs.

Please note: in the event of inclement weather, classes will be rescheduled on the dates indicated below.

Children’s Programs Registration Form – Winter & Spring 2022

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Discovery Zone with Parent Resource Center
Children age 15 – 36 months and their adults explore the natural world through active play and circle time, engaging the five senses. Register with PRC!

Preschool Art with Lisa Cusano
Our youngest artists will explore painting, clay sculpting, and collage, inspired by nature’s abundant resources. Each student will receive their own box of supplies for the season, and they will collect natural items to create beautiful works of art.

Elementary (K-5) Art with Sandrine Gold
In Sandrine’s classes, children view the natural world through the lenses of well-known artists from around the world, who were inspired by nature. Children will receive their own box of supplies and materials for the season.

Outdoor Winter Exploration
Preschool – Early Elementary with Tracy Strianese
Upper Elementary -Middle School with Hildur Palsdottir
Outdoor nature immersion classes will lead students on a discovery of the natural wonders of the Preserve and its varied environments. Classes will feature energetic hikes and movement exercises to keep our bodies warm while we explore the beauty of the Preserve in Winter.

STEAM Discovery
Preschool – Early Elementary with Tracy Strianese
Upper Elementary -Middle School with Hildur Palsdottir
Children will explore a variety of scientific, technological, and engineering concepts through hands-on experiments, building projects, and artistic crafts. Inquiry-based classes will utilize the natural landscape of the Preserve for project materials and age-appropriate discussions.

Yoga
Preschool Yoga with Lisa Cusano
Elementary and Middle School with Yoga Life of Port Washington
Children discover the many benefits of Yoga in fun and imaginative ways – they learn to incorporate wellness concepts and practices now and for the future.

CLASS SCHEDULES

WINTER 2022

OUTDOOR NATURE EXPLORATION

Ages 3-5
Thursdays 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Dates: January 20 – March 3 (no class 2/24)
Rain Dates: March 10, 17

Grades K-2 Section I
Wednesdays 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Dates: January 19 – March 2 (no class 2/23)
Rain Dates: March 9, 16

Grades K-2 Section II
Fridays 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Dates: January 21 – March 4 (no class 2/23)
Rain Dates: March 11, 18

Grades 3-5
Wednesdays 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Dates: January 19 – March 2 (no class 2/23)
Rain Dates: March 9, 16

Grades 6-8
Thursdays 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Dates: January 20 – March 3 (no class 2/24)
Rain Dates: March 10, 17

SPRING 2022

OUTDOOR DISCOVERY ZONE: Register with PARENT RESOURCE CENTER

Age 15 – 36 Months
Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:15 am
Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:15 am
Dates: April 6 – June 1 (no class 4/20)
Rain Date: June 8

ART IN NATURE

Preschool Art with Lisa Cusano
Ages 3-5 Section I
Wednesdays 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Dates: April 6 – May 25 (no class 4/20)
Rain Dates June 1, 8

Ages 3-5 Section II
Fridays 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Dates: April 1 – June 3 (no class 4/15, 4/22, 5/27)
Rain Dates: June 10, 17

ELEMENTARY ART WITH SANDRINE GOLD

Grades K-2 Section I
Thursdays 3:25 – 4:10 pm
Dates: April 7 – May 26 (no class 4/21)
Rain Dates: June 2, 9

Grades K-2 Section II
Thursdays 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Dates: April 7 – May 26 (no class 4/21)
Rain Dates: June 2, 9

Grades 3-5
Thursdays 4:20 – 5:05 pm
Dates: April 7 – May 26 (no class 4/21)
Rain Dates: June 2, 9

OUTDOOR NATURE EXPLORATION

Ages 3-5
Thursdays 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Dates: April 7 – May 26 (no class 4/21)
Rain Dates: June 2, 9

Grades K-2 Section I
Wednesdays 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Dates: April 6 – May 25 (no class 4/20)
Rain Dates: June 1, 8

Grades K-2 Section II
Fridays 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Dates: April 1 – June 3 (no class 4/15, 4/22, 5/27)
Rain Dates: June 10, 17

Grades 3-5
Wednesdays 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Dates: April 6 – May 25 (no class 4/20)
Rain Dates June 1, 8

Grades 6-8
Thursdays 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Dates: April 7 – May 26 (no class 4/21)
Rain Dates: June 2, 9

STEAM DISCOVERY

Ages 3-5

Fridays 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Dates: April 1 – June 3 (no class 4/15, 4/22, 5/27)
Rain Dates: June 10, 17

Grades K-2
Fridays 3:40 – 4:25 pm
Dates: April 1 – June 3 (no class 4/15, 4/22, 5/27)
Rain Dates: June 10, 17

Grades 3-5
Fridays 4:40 – 5:25 pm
Dates: April 1 – June 3 (no class 4/15, 4/22, 5/27)
Rain Dates: June 10, 17

YOGA

Ages 3-5 with Lisa Cusano
Thursdays 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Dates: April 7 – May 26 (no class 4/21)
Rain Dates: June 2, 9

Please check back soon for Yoga Life’s schedule.

Children’s Programs Registration Form – Winter & Spring 2022

To register and for more information, contact Education Director Tracy Strianese (516.570.2185).