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Spring Jubilee 2015

Children and Families

  • Cloud Identification (J133)
    For children entering 1st – 3rd grade
    Let’s learn about clouds through some fun activities.
    Monday, August 3, 2015        Summer II
       6:00pm – 6:45pm       Centereach
         OR
    Wednesday, August 12,2015        Summer II
       11:00am – 11:45am       Centereach
  • Dog Days of Summer (J172)
    For children ages 3 and up
    Join us for some end of the summer fun in our Nature Explorium.
    Monday, August 24, 2015        Summer II
       6:00pm – 7:30pm      Centereach

  • Drop of Nature (J927)
    For children ages 3 and up
    Stop in for nature activities the whole family can enjoy! If weather permits these activities will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
    Mondays, May 18, and June 1, 15
       10:00am – 12:00pm      Centereach
    Thursday, June 4
       5:00pm – 6:00 pm     Centereach

  • Gardening Fun at Hobbs Farm (J162)
    For children entering K – 2nd grade. Parent/caregiver must stay at the farm for the duration of the program.
    Join us at Hobb’s Farm for this interactive and fun program presented by the Organic Gardening Teens. Help out with harvesting and caring for the gardens, learn about healthy food choices and then make a healthy and delicious snack to eat.
    Tuesday, August 4, 2014        Summer II
       6:30pm – 7:30pm    Hobbs Community Farm
                  
  • Go Outside! (J145)
    For families with children in Pre-K – 3rd grade. Older and younger siblings welcome.
    These engaging outdoor activities will encourage family exploration of nature. Choose one date from each theme:

    Life Cycles

    Monday, June 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm        Summer I
    Wednesday, July 1, 10:00am - 11:00am  Summer I
    Monday, July 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm        Summer I
    Friday, July 31, 10:00am - 11:00am        Summer I

    Rock & Dirt

    Monday, July 6, 10:00am - 11:00am        Summer I
    Thursday, July 9, 4:00pm - 5:00pm        Summer I
    Tuesday, August 4, 4:00pm - 5:00pm       Summer II
    Saturday, August 8, 10:00am - 11:00am   Summer I

    Seashore

    Monday, July 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm        Summer I
    Wednesday, July 15, 10:00am - 11:00am    Summer I
    Monday, August 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm       Summer II
    Friday, August 14, 10:00am - 11:00am    Summer I

    Water Exploration

    Monday, July 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm          Summer I
    Thursday, July 23, 11:00am – 12:00pm      Summer I
    Monday, August 17, 10:00am - 11:00am     Summer II
    Tuesday, August 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm      Summer II

  • Nature Book Workshop (J128)
    For children entering 4th – 5th grade
    Create your own extraordinary book using found objects in nature and then express your love of the outdoors through nature sketching and creative writing. Please plan on attending all three sessions.
    Tuesday, June 30, 11:00am – 12:00pm         Summer I
    Wednesday, July 1, 11:00am – 12:00pm       Summer I
    Thursday, July 2, 11:00am – 12:00pm        Summer I
  • International Mud Month (J990)
    For children in Pre-K – 3rd Grade
    June is international Mud Month!
    Come celebrate with some extra special mud activities!
    Wednesday, June 3, 2015
       6:00pm – 7:00pm     Centereach

  • Moon Rope (J930)
    For parents/caregivers with children 2 – 5 years old
    An adventure awaits you! Get ready to dig into the games and join mole and fox on an out of this world adventure!
    Monday, June 8, 2015
       10:00am – 10:45am      Centereach
  • Nature Exploration: Dirt! (J159)
    For children entering 3rd – 5th grade
    Learn the basics of soil science through fun activities and games.
    Thursdays, Summer I July 16 OR August, 13 Summer II
       6:00pm – 7:00pm      Centereach
  • Nature Explorium Sundials & Shadows (J216)
    For children entering 3rd – 5th grade
    Learn about shadows and how they are formed. Also learn about and make your own sundial.
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015        Summer I
       6:00pm – 7:00pm         Centereach
         OR
    Wednesday, August 19 ,2015        Summer II
       4:00pm – 5:00pm       Centereach
  • Spring Jubilee (J103)*
    For families
    Celebrate the season opening of the Nature Explorium with nature-based activities. Dance along with Mr. Matt from Turtle Dance Music at 4:30pm and 6:00pm.
    Friday, June 5, 2015
       4:00pm – 7:00pm         Centereach
  • Watermelon Extravaganza (J144)
    For families with children entering Pre-K – 5th grade
    Who knew watermelon could be so much fun? Join us in the Nature Explorium for exciting watermelon themed family friendly crafts and games.
    Friday, July 24 , 2015        Summer I
       6:00pm – 7:00pm      Centereach

  • What’s the Deal with Water? (J947)
    For children in Pre-K – 2nd Grade
    Where does it come from? How does it move? Where does it go? Let’s experiment to find out?
    Monday, June 8, 2015        Summer I
       6:00pm – 7:00pm      Centereach

Teens

  • Nature Book Workshop (T199)
    For teens entering 6th –8th grade
    Create your own extraordinary book using found objects in nature and then express your love of the outdoors through nature sketching and creative writing. Please plan on attending all three sessions.
    Tuesday- Thursday, June 30, July 1, July 2        Summer I
       11:00am – 12:00pm      Centereach
  • Organic Gardening for Teens (T189)
    For teens in 6th – 12th grade
    Nutritionists tell us that is healthy to have a variety of colors on our plate. This Spring we will plant a Rainbow Garden for both the Nature Explorium and The Education Garden at Hobbs Farm. The plants will be pretty to look at and tasty to eat and we will learn about photonutrients we can get from each of the colors. A Shades of Green bed will also be planted so we can make our own healthy Green Smoothies at the end of the session. Community Service hours will be awarded for participation in this program.
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015        Summer I
       6:00pm – 7:00pm         Centereach
         OR
    Tuesdays, June 2, 9        Summer I
       6:00pm – 7:30pm       Centereach
  • Organic Gardening (T197)
    For teens in 6th – 12th grade
    Nutritionists tell us that is healthy to have a variety of colors on our plate. This Spring we will plant a Rainbow Garden for both the Nature Explorium and The Education Garden at Hobbs Farm. The plants will be pretty to look at and tasty to eat and we will learn about photonutrients we can get from each of the colors. A Shades of Green bed will also be planted so we can make our own healthy Green Smoothies at the end of the session. Community Service hours will be awarded for participation in this program.
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015        Summer I
       6:00pm – 7:00pm         Centereach
         OR
    Tuesdays, June 2, 9        Summer I
       6:00pm – 7:30pm       Centereach
  • Organic Gardening (T197)
    For teens entering 6th – 12th grade
    Nutritionists tell us that it is healthy to have a variety of colors on our plate. Join us to continue caring for the Rainbow Gardens at both the Nature Explorium and Hobbs Farm. Community Service hours will be awarded for participation in this program.
    Thursdays, June 18, July 2, 30        Summer I
       6:00pm – 7:00pm         Nature Explorium
         OR
    Tuesdays, June 23, July 7, 14, August 4        Summer I
       6:00pm – 7:30pm       Hobbs Farm

In extreme weather conditions the Nature Explorium may need to be temporarily closed and its programs moved indoors.


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