Fall ’21 Learning Adventures

children's art class in outdoor classroom

The Conservancy’s Learning Adventures for Children are held entirely outdoors, where the environment provides a safe, healthy setting for enriching experiences.

Weekly classes for children 15 months through 14 years foster lifelong connections between art, wellness, and the natural environment. Along with favorite programs from years past, we have added several new programs, which will be taught by expert educators who are joining our team.

Private sessions for a minimum of six children can be scheduled upon request.

Download the Registration Form here!

Please note: all classes are held outdoors, and, in case of inclement weather, they will be rescheduled on the dates indicated below.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Preschool Art with Lisa Cusano
Children will explore painting, clay sculpting, and collage, inspired by nature’s abundant natural 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.

New This Fall: Grown-Up & Me Classes!
Outdoor Discovery Zone with the Parent Resource Center of Port Washington

Children age 15 to 36 months and their grown-ups will discover and enjoy nature in an outdoor group setting. Little ones will use all five sense during circle time, free play, and guided nature walks as they learn to play together.

Elementary (K-5) Art with Sandrine Gold
In Ms. Sandrine’s programs, children view the natural world through the lenses of well-known artists from around the world who have been inspired by nature. This Fall,  Matisse’s “The Bush” is the inspiration for the theme of “Bushes & Trees at the Preserve.” Children will explore and create several masterpieces of their own through process art and hands-on activities. Students will receive their own box of supplies and materials for the season.

Nature Exploration with Hildur Palsdottir & Tracy Strianese
Nature immersion classes will lead students on a discovery of the natural wonders of the Preserve and its varied environments. Classes will feature energetic walks and hikes – and hands-on activities for children to detach from screens and connect with nature.

STEAM Adventures with Leah Master
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.

Preschool Yoga with Lisa Cusano
The littlest yogini will learn basic yoga postures, meditation, and breathing techniques in fun and imaginative ways using music, books, and stories. Children must bring their own mat.

Yoga Life for Kindergarten through Grade 9
The Conservancy partners with Yoga Life for elementary and middle school classes. Visit www.yogalifepw.com to register.

CLASS SCHEDULES


New! Outdoor Discovery Zone with the Parent Resource Center
15 – 36 Months
Wednesdays at 9:30 – 10:15 am & 10:30 – 11:15 am
Dates: September 22 – October 27
Register at https://www.parentresource.org/

ART IN NATURE

3-5 Years
Wednesdays at 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Dates: September 22 – October 27
Rain Dates: November 3, 10, 17

3-5 Years II
Fridays 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Dates: September 24 – October 29
Rain Dates: November 5, 12, 19

Grades K-2:
Thursdays at 3:25 – 4:10 pm
Dates: September 23 – October 28
Rain Dates: November 4, 18

Grades 3-5
Thursdays at 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Dates: September 23 – October 28
Rain Dates: November 4, 18

NATURE EXPLORATION

Ages 3-5
Thursdays at 2:15 – 3:00 pm
Dates: September 23 – October 28
Rain Dates: November 4, 18

Grades K-2
Wednesdays at 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Dates: September 22 – October 27
Rain Dates: November 3, 10, 17

Grades 3-5
Wednesdays at 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Dates: September 22 – October 27
Rain Dates: November 3, 10, 17

Grades 6-8
Thursdays at 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Dates: September 23 – October 28
Rain Dates: November 4, 18

STEAM ADVENTURES

Ages 3-5
Fridays at 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Dates: September 24 – October 29
Rain Dates: November 5, 12, 19

Grades K-2
Fridays at 3:35 – 4:20 pm
Dates: September 24 – October 29
Rain Dates: November 5, 12, 19

Grades 3-5
Fridays at 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Dates: September 24 – October 29
Rain Dates: November 5, 12, 19

PRE-SCHOOL YOGA

Ages 3-5
Thursdays at 2:15 -3:00 pm
Dates: September 23 – October 28
Rain Dates: November 4, 18

YOGA FOR GRADES K-9 with YOGA LIFE
Please note: register directly with Yoga Life.

Ages 6-10
Thursdays at 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Dates: September 23 – October 28
Rain Dates: November 4, 18

Ages 6-10 II
Thursdays at 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Dates: September 23 – October 28
Rain Dates: November 4, 18

Tweens and Teens
Wednesdays at 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Dates: September 22 – October 27
Rain Dates: November 3, 10, 17

REGISTRATION FEE
Six Classes = $120 per child
Includes one supply kit per child.

Download the Registration Form here!

The Participation Waiver Form is required and can be downloaded here.

To register and for more information, contact Education Director Tracy Strianese (516.570.2185).
To register for Yoga Life classes, visit www.yogalifepw.com.