A Day In Nature | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Events

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A Day In Nature

Location

50 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie NY 12603
50 Vassar Farm Lane
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

41.678392 -73.896840

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson

Date(s)

  • September 30, 2023, 10:00AM, Nature Journaling
  • September 30, 2023, 2:00PM, Guided Hike
Detailed Times/Hours Join The Environmental Cooperative & The Preserve at Vassar staff for a morning of nature journaling followed by a guided hike in the afternoon. From 10am to 12pm, outdoor educator Aimee Schwartz will lead a nature journaling activity that includes a 40 minute hike on our Swain Trail with built in opportunities for making art and writing in nature. From 2pm to 4pm we will host a tour of The Preserve at Vassar's 400 plus acres. This will include 2 hours of walking over easy to moderate terrain and several wildlife viewing stations. Come for one or both of the events! Wear closed toed shoes and long pants to protect against ticks and poison ivy.

Details

Event Type Nature Journaling in the morning and a guided tour of the preserve in the afternoon. Description Join The Environmental Cooperative & The Preserve at Vassar staff for a morning of nature journaling followed by a guided hike in the afternoon. From 10am to 12pm, outdoor educator Aimee Schwartz will lead a nature journaling activity that includes a 40 minute hike on our Swain Trail with built in opportunities for making art and writing in nature. From 2pm to 4pm we will host a tour of The Preserve at Vassar's 400 plus acres. This will include 2 hours of walking over easy to moderate terrain and several wildlife viewing stations. Come for one or both of the events! Wear closed toed shoes and long pants to protect against ticks and poison ivy. Lunch will not be provided but all are welcome to bring a lunch and have a picnic on The Preserve at Vassar. Both the 10am hike and the 2pm hike will start and end at the parking lot in front of The Environmental Cooperative at 50 Vassar Farm Lane in Poughkeepsie NY. Organization Hosting the Event The Environmental Cooperative Phone Number 8454377422

Registration

Advance registration required.
Register by September 23rd by emailing aschwartz@vassar.edu

Additional Information

Additional Equipment Required: Wear comfortable footwear and long pants to protect against ticks and poisen ivy. Nature journals will be provided for any one who needs one. Sunscreen and refillable water bottles are recommended.

Event Duration (hours): 2
Suitable for all!

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Portion
Additional Wheelchair Info: Both events include hiking over easy to moderate terrain. We have one all terrain wheelchair available to use during either event. Please contact aschwartz@vassar.edu to reserve the all terrain wheelchair.
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