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Sharing Nature with Children

jointly sponsored with the Rensselaer Land Trust 


A joy shared is a joy doubled 

Alphabet of the Trees

Saturday, June 29, 10 am - 11:30 am

Poestenkill Community Forest

Calling all young naturalists to discover the trees and water at the Poestenkill Community Forest using their five senses. We'll go for a short hike and get to know trees up close and personal through sensory activities, and each child will have a chance to make their own journal and record their observations through poetry and bark rubbings. Fore children ages six and up. Register in advance here. Questions? E-mail Annie Jacobs at


Bontanical Sun-prints

Sunday, July 28, 10 am - 11:30 am

1166 Bower Road, Sand Lake, NY 12153

Fens, flowers, sedges, and more! Capture some of summer's fleeting beauty with photographer Kate Lovering, using the sun and the photographic method of cyanotype. Open to all ages; young children should be accompanied by adults. Register in advance here. Questions? E-mail Kate at Rain date: Sat, Aug 4, 10 am. 


 Rensselaer Youth Outdoors

A partnership between Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, and Grafton Lakes State Park. Learn about RYO's programs for schools and youth groups and the summer Forest Conservation Corps for teens HERE.

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, are never alone or weary of life.

-Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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