It's happening! The Beczak Environmental Education Center now occupying part of the beautiful Kathryn W. Davis Riverwalk Center in Kingsland Point Park is offering children's programs, starting...now.
Today, from 1 to 3 p.m., Laurie Seeman, a talented educator of "Strawtown Studio" will lead the kids in river-based learning and art-making for $5 per kid.
RiverWalkArt: Explore Nature, Ignite Creativity with Beczak Environmental Education Center and Strawtown Studio
Children will participate in Catch of the Day Seining followed by river art using pigments, clay, water color paints and more! They will quickly discover that the river is more than water and fish, its also rocks, sand, clay and minerals all essential components to biodiversity of the Hudson!
Kathryn W. Davis Riverwalk Center, 266 Palmer Ave. Sleepy Hollow 10591
Friday, August 3
$5 / person
Vicky Garufi email@example.com
914-377-1900 ext 12
And if you miss today's event there's more upcoming in the fall:
Sat, Oct 13: Lighthouse - Illumination Art Workshop
Importance of light as a guiding tool for human navigation will be explored in this workshop designed to feature the Tarrytown lighthouse, which stands just off the shore of the Riverwalk Center. Go back in time and think about how people lived before electricity. Work with this awareness to create an art work to light up the night made with reflective materials, including mirrors, glass beads, aluminum foil, reflective tape, white fabric, and candles. Bring a flashlight to this workshop.
Fri. Oct. 19: Girl Scout After School Program – Water Badge
From Waterdrop to Watershed
Children will study the movement of water as a single drop, then have fun watching water move over a watershed model that shows interaction with different types of earth materials. They will create watercolor paintings with ink and watercolor pencils. Children will learn to see how the movement of water is key to the health of water. Connections between the water cycle and human activity with regard for woodlands, wetland habitats, soil, geology, and animal diversity will be emphasized.
Sat. Oct. 27: Botanical Ghost Paper Lanterns
Participants will celebrate the SPIRIT of Halloween by creating a paper lantern to light up the dark night! They will work with fall leaves and flowers to create a ghost scene inside the lantern with leaf silhouettes.
River Earth Art After School
6 Wednesdays, Sept. 26 – Nov. 7 (skip 10/31)
3:30 – 5:30 pm / 3rd – 5th graders
$90 per child
After School Club: Children will recharge after school while exploring the Hudson River and its shores with wonder, shared discovery, and creative time. In this Nature, Art and Science program, children will be encouraged to develop observation skills, create art with natural materials, and learn about native plants and animals. Through making art, they will learn creative problem solving skills and enjoy teamwork with new friends.
For more information check out www.strawtownstudio.com.