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Bring Nature Home: ART of Hiking #6

Bring Nature Home: ART of Hiking #6

You have the opportunity to be part of our Urban Junior Naturalists program from your own home. Today’s blogpost by Paulina Mohamed-Ocasio, Director of Youth Internships, brings the activities directly to you.

Today was the last day of the 6-week ART of Hiking program. For the past few weeks Urban Junior Naturalists blended nature and art to create beautiful and environmentally-themed projects, like Habitats! and leaf/bark rubbings. For more details on these DIY projects check out our previous blogposts.

Glitter jars are a fun way to put your favorite items from nature in one place and then add a little pizazz to it! In this special Halloween-themed program Urban Junior Naturalists create jars filled with rubber creepy crawly insects.

Bring Nature Home: ART of Hiking #5

Bring Nature Home: ART of Hiking #5

You have the opportunity to be part of our Urban Junior Naturalists program from your own home. Today’s blogpost by Paulina Mohamed-Ocasio, Director of Youth Internships, brings the activities directly to you.

There’s no place like home...today Urban Junior Naturalist will explore the many different types of habitats in Van Cortlandt Park that our resident creatures call home. After selecting a furry, feathery, scaly or slimy creature, Urban Junior Naturalist will collect items from their walk that they think will make a suitable habitat for their animal. Afterwards they will use a small shoe box to create a diorama of their animals home. 

Bring Nature Home: ART of Hiking #4

Bring Nature Home: ART of Hiking #4

It's that time of year again….where the colors of nature come alive! Urban Junior Naturalists will hike along the John Kerian trail soaking up the sights and sounds of fall - like the bright yellow leaves on the ash trees and the crunching and rustling of leaves beneath our boots on the path. Our hike will take us to Van Cortlandt Park’s tree-lined Parade Grounds where Urban Junior Naturalists will take out their canvases, watercolor paints and brushes, and do their best to capture the colorful hues and highlights of autumn leaves.