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Field School Programs

Summer 2021 Field School Programs

This summer Mohonk Preserve is offering hands on outdoor programming for young students. Bring your eager learners between the ages of 6 and 12 including an adult chaperone for an immersive two-hour experience on the land with a Mohonk Preserve Educator. A 1:5 chaperone to student ratio is required for all Field School programs. Space is limited to 20 including chaperones and advance registration is required. Come prepared to learn in the outdoors this summer. Minimum of group size of 8 participants is required. Don’t wait! Registration closes 4 days before the program, at 2:00 p.m.


  • Monday, July 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & Monday, August 16th 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

    Students will start the day with a hike to a pond. The group will explore the water’s edge and discover the fascinating diversity of pond life. Students will be catching and releasing, investigating and identifying creatures that call the pond home. Hike is 1-mile on easy to moderate narrow footpaths and trails, uphill/downhill sections. This program is appropriate for students ages 6 to 12 accompanied by a registered adult. Registration is required for children and adults. Masks are required for those not fully vaccinated; younger siblings and dogs are not permitted on this program. Fee: $15/person

    Photo by Maxine Kamin

  • Monday, July 19th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & Monday, August 23rd, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Join a Mohonk Preserve Environmental Educator as your students search in the fields and edges of the forests for insects of all shapes and sizes. Learn how to safely catch and release insects while discovering how to identify them using key characteristics. Find out about the importance of our pollinator friends and learn what plants are best for attracting them. This program is appropriate for students ages 6 to 12 accompanied by a registered adult. Registration is required for children and adults. Masks are required for those not fully vaccinated; younger siblings and dogs are not permitted on this program. Fee: $15/person

    Photo by Renee Zernitsky

  • Monday, July 26th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & Monday, August 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    What kind of amphibians live in the forest and why do they live there? Students will explore the forest floor habitat in hope of observing amphibians. The hike is easy to moderate on a wide carriageway, field paths and narrow woodland footpaths. This program is appropriate for students ages 6 to 12 accompanied by a registered adult. Registration is required for children and adults. Masks are required for those not fully vaccinated; younger siblings and dogs are not permitted on this program. Fee: $15/person

    Photo by Chris Vultaggio

  • Monday, August 9th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Spend the morning streamside with a Mohonk Preserve Environmental Educator to learn about the stream habitat by catching and releasing, investigating and identifying animals that call it home. This program is appropriate for students ages 6 to 12 accompanied by a registered adult. Registration is required for children and adults. Masks are required for those not fully vaccinated; younger siblings and dogs are not permitted on this program. Fee: $15/person

    Photo by Renee Zernitsky


 

Questions? Contact Lauren Borer at lborer@mohonkpreserve.org.

 

Banner Photo by Cornelia DeDona