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Distance-Learning Program: Backyard BioBlitz

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We are pleased to announce a series of free distance-learning programs which will allow you to bring Great Hollow right into your home, and keep your kids learning and engaged with the natural world as we wait out this awful pandemic. Kick things off with us on Tuesday the 31st as we go on a virtual Backyard Bioblitz Adventure! Sometimes the most fascinating things lie right under our noses in our very own backyards. In this online class, we will…

Distance-Learning Program: Let’s Talk H2O!

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this distance-learning program, we will follow the journey of water as it repeatedly cycles throughout our planet and sustains all of Earth's inhabitants. We will conduct basic water experiments, take a look at aquatic organisms, and discuss the importance of clean water in our communities. We will also use real-time online databases from regional watersheds to understand just how water moves through our local ecosystems. This program is most suitable for children ages 6 to 10. Some basic household…

Woodcock Walk

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

*This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency.   Every April for millennia, an odd-looking migratory bird has returned to the Northeast from its far-away wintering grounds to engage in one of the more bizarre mating rituals in the Animal Kingdom. Perhaps you're even familiar with the strange, high-pitched, nasally "pent" sound that can be heard coming from fields and young forests this time of year. These sounds are the mating calls of the American Woodcock, also known…

Wine and Craft Night: Spring Wreaths

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

**This event has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.**   Adults, get in the spirit of spring and join us for a relaxing evening of conversation, wine, and crafting! Using natural materials, we'll create our very own floral spring wreaths.  All materials will be provided, and you may follow a set of provided designs or make your own. Just bring your creative instincts and we'll take care of the rest! Bring your own wine, beer, or whatever…

Citizen Science Saturday: Tree Challenge

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This event has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 emergency   April is officially Citizen Science Month! Adults and teens, come to Great Hollow for an afternoon of hiking, data collection, and learning as we put on our scientist hats. In this installment of our new "citizen science" series, we will be taking part in GLOBE's (The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) worldwide April Tree Challenge. We will hike throughout Great Hollow to identify and measure the…

Spring Break Adventure Camp

April 13 @ 8:30 am - April 17 @ 3:30 pm

Spring Break Adventure Camp has unfortunately been cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency   Looking for something fun, active, and educational for your child to do during the school break? Sign them up for Great Hollow’s Spring Break Adventure Camp! Our popular program offers children ages 5 to 10 the opportunity to get outdoors and experience the natural world on our beautiful 825-acre preserve. Each day includes science-based environmental education activities, games, hikes, and live animal encounters. See below for…

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