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Junior Naturalists for Families at Minnewaska: Wildlife Myth Busters

Monday, July 22, 2024 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join SCA/AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, Josh Grosse, to talk about how important it is to not judge a book by its cover, especially when it comes to plants and animals. Snakes, coyotes, and spiders are just a few examples of animals that many people see as bad, scary, or evil. On the other hand, deer, birds, and bamboo are noted for their beauty and grace. Are either of these assumptions true? Our day will begin in the Visitor Center, where we'll talk about some common misconceptions, match the species with its characteristics, and discuss the positive impacts that even the scariest animals can bring to the natural world. Later, we will take a hike up the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road to the old Cliff House Hotel location, where we will play interactive games that may change the way we think about these animals and plants. 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 Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.

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