Get Into Nature
Tuesday, December 30th, 10am-11:30am. Break-up Winter Break with a visit to the Mohonk Preserve!
Join Cathy Shiga-Gattullo, Mohonk Preserve Educator and meet the residents of the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center, including Spot and Tripod, the resident turtles, and visiting pond creatures! Learn about how we care for them here in their snug home at the Visitor Center and how their family members live out on the Preserve, then make a collage portrait of your favorite creature to take home. Families welcome. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program. Reservations are required. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. This is a free program.
Every Thursday in January, starting January 8, 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.
Saturday, 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 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. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. This is a free program.