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Homeschoolers at Minnewaska: Mosses, Mushrooms, and Lichen

Wednesday, November 6, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

With the last of the trees shedding their leaves, late autumn begins to feel like a time of grayness and death. However, not everything gets the memo. Join Josh Grosse, Student Conservation Association/Americorps Environmental Educator, as we dive into the exceptional world of mosses, lichens, and mushrooms. We will discuss the role of each organism in the ecosystem, and why their rebellious greenness and growth persists into the cold months. Our discussion will be followed by an appreciation walk, where we will look at examples of each and make close observations using magnifying glasses. This program is recommended for children between the ages of seven to twelve years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Well-behaved younger siblings are always welcome. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
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