Coming Up: At the Weinberg Nature Center in Scarsdale

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Weinberg in Fall

The Weinberg Nature Center is a hidden jewel full of trails, trees and animals. It’s rarely crowded and has some really good programs for children.

Have a look:

Meet the Animals

Join Kate Murphy for an hour long Nature Adventure, we may play a game, craft a pro­ject & investigate some clues. Of course…we will get to meet the fury, feathery, scaly, slimy and cuddly animals that we call family.
NEW: Optional hike will start at 12:15. Approximately 30 minutes. Dress appropriately for weather & trail conditions.

FOR: Adults & Children All Ages
DATES: The 2nd  & 4th Saturday of each month January 14 & 28, February 11 &25, March 10 & 24
TIME: 11:00am—12:00pm Hike: 12:15pm
FEE: $3/Person Hike add $2/Person
Weekly Educational Programs
NATURE TOTS

Join Naturalist Kate Murphy for this winter-spring program where children will partici­pate in crafts, stories, eco-dramas & games. Outdoor walks will be brief, but will give us the opportunity to see what creatures & wildlife are surviving in the wild. We will look for footprints, learn about hibernation & migration, talk about baby animals & explore what changes come in the spring.

FOR: Boys and Girls Ages 2-4 with caregiver
DATES: Mondays. February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7 Make up: May 14
TIME: 10:30AM-11:30AM
FEE: $150.00/child for 10 sessions
TRY A SESSION FOR $15.00
LOCATION: Weinberg Nature Center

NATURE KIDS

NEW! Toddlers can join Naturalist, Kate Murphy this winter for a nature drop off pro­gram designed for pre-school students. We will take occasional walks along the trails to observe different things. Children will explore their five senses, the mysteries of win­ter & spring and meet some of our animals. Stories, crafts, games and outdoor and ac­tivities will encourage children to appreciate the natural world.

FOR: Boys and Girls 4-6 (must be potty trained)
DATES: Wednesdays. February 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2,9 Make up: May 16
TIME: 12:30PM-2:00PM
FEE: $220.00/ Child for 10 sessions
TRY A CLASS FOR $22.00
LOCATION: Weinberg Nature Center

NATURE EXPLORERS

NEW! Elementary age students can join Naturalist Kate Murphy this winter for an ani­mal & nature based after school club. Experiments, crafts, live animals, and indoor/ outdoor activities will encourage children to appreciate and further explore the natural world.

FOR: BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 6-9
DATES: Fridays. March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11 MAKE-UP DATE: MAY 18
TIME: 3:15PM-4:45PM
FEE: $220.00/ Child for 10 sessions
TRY A CLASS FOR $22.00
LOCATION: Weinberg Nature Center

Join Cindy Polera & Kate Murphy for an afternoon adventure of seasonal nature fun. Each program will include interactive demonstrations, take-home craft, themed games, nature walk, and live animals.  Dress for weather & pack a lunch!
Sign up for one or all!

Where: Weinberg Nature Center
For: Boys & Girls, Kindergarten-5th Grade
Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm (drop off at starts at  12:15)
Price: $30/participant for each workshop
Register: Prepay through Scarsdale recreation  department
-OR – Reserve a spot and pay day of, call us at 914-722-1289

January 27 – The wonder of winter birds
Ever wonder how birds survive in the winter, where they come from or go? Why they are so big or small? We will observe our bird haven feeder station and maybe a short hike to find as many different birds as we can and talk about their ability to survive in the winter cold, which ones stay in NY and if not where do they go? Each child will get to take home a pinecone bird feeder.

Other workshops include:

March 8 – Mammals
March 13 – Under the Sea & Ocean Life
March 14 – Rocks, Minerals & Geology
March 23 – Back In Time: Dinosaurs & Fossils
May 18 – Creepy crawlies
May 25 – The Great Reptile & Amphibian Hunt

More information on these workshops can be found on our website

In our vacation camp program, your young ecologist will explore the woods and meadows to discover the activities of animals and even plants. Time will fly by as the children en­joy stories, games, “eco-dramas” and educational fun including crafts and up close and personal visits with Weinberg’s family of animals. Pack a lunch. Dress for weather condi­tions.

WINTER DETECTIVES:
FOR: BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 4-10
DATES: MONDAY FEBRUARY 20-FRIDAY FREBRUARY 24
TIME: 10:30AM -2:00PM
FEE: $55/PARTICIPANT A DAY OR $250/ PARTICIPANT FOR THE WEEK

SPRING DETECTIVES:
FOR: BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 4-10
DATES: MONDAY APRIL 2-THURSDAY APRIL 5, 2012
TIME: 10:30AM -2:00PM
FEE: $55/PARTICIPANT A DAY OR $200/ PARTICIPANT FOR THE WEEK

REGISTRATION

Prepay online or in person at the Scarsdale Parks & Recreation Department 1001 Post Road, Scarsdale NY 10583
OR
TRY A CLASS ! Reserve a spot and pay the day of by calling  us at 914-722-1289

photo: Audrey Lynness

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