An Introduction to Nature for Elementary School Students
An Introduction to Nature
The Nature Study program at the Huyck Preserve introduces elementary school children to nature through a week-long, half-day program. Students learn about nature through exploration of our forest trails and streams. What animals and plants live in our forests, pond, and streams? The kids will find out! We use science-themed games and crafts to reinforce the basic concepts of ecology and environmental science we've discussed out in the woods.
Have your children attended Nature Study in the past? We hope they will return this year, as we offer new lessons and activities each year while bringing back popular favorites!
Students attending one of the first two sessions are encouraged to also enroll in the combined K-5 class later in the summer. Students are also welcome to join that class as a stand alone.
Nature Study for each age group is $75 for Preserve Members, and $150 for Non-members. Programs can be paid for by check or cash in-person at the Preserve, or by credit or debit card online. To pay for a program online, please add the desired programs to your cart to the right.
Financial Assistance: No family should be discouraged from applying to Nature Study because of a lack of funds. We offer financial assistance to interested students. Please contact the Preserve office directly for information on scholarships.
How to apply
.To apply online: apply online using our secure website and pay by adding the item to the right to your cart.
To apply by mail: download the application using the link at at the upper right of this page, or stop by the Preserve to obtain a printed copy of the application. Submit the completed application by mail or drop it off at the Preserve.
Applications are not completed until payment is received.
If classes fill, unpaid spots will be given to other children.
There is a Nature Study class for every
Grades K-2: July 6-10
Grades 3-5: July 13-17 PROGRAM IS FULL
Grades K-5: July 27-31 PROGRAM IS FULL
Classes run from 1pm - 4pm
Please arrive on-time for pick-up and drop-off at the Eldridge Research Station, 284 Pond Hill Rd., Rensselaerville
or call the office at 518-797-3440.
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This item is for paying for one space for one child for the Nature Study summer program. Please indicate be sure to put the STUDENT's name in the option box below!
To receive the member rate, please contact the Preserve office at 518-797-3440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To complete your child's registration you MUST complete and submit the enrollment form, available on our website.