$110

Urban Junior Naturalists: Afterschool Program for Middle School Students

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Van Cortlandt Park

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The Bronx, NY 10471

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This fall, Van Cortlandt Park Alliance is launching a new afterschool program for middle school students, Urban Junior Naturalists!

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Van Cortlandt Park Alliance (VCPA) will host two Urban Junior Naturalists sessions this fall: Garden Club on Tuesdays and ART of Hiking on Thursdays. Each session will be limited to 10 participants, so please register ASAP. Participants will receive a goody bag of items on the first day that can be used for virtual programming on any days that get rained out. Fee is $110 per 6 week session.

Garden Club on Tuesdays:

Meet at the VCPA Garden and Compost Site (enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.). 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesdays, September 22 to October 27

Autumn in the garden is an exciting time of change! Over the course of six weeks, Urban Junior Naturalists will see firsthand how a garden is maintained, learn to identify some common garden flowers and weeds, and harvest vegetables (they will even get to taste some!).

This program explores food chains, life cycles of plants, decomposition, and other topics through games, hands-on work in the garden, and having fun in nature -- all while answering the question: What is an urban garden?

ART of Hiking on Thursdays

Meet in front of the Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center (enter the Park at Broadway and W. 246th Street). 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Thursdays, September 24 to October 29.

Take a hike … in Van Cortlandt Park! Stretch your legs and artistic muscles when you join us, once a week, as we explore the trails and natural areas in Van Cortlandt Park. During these six interactive hikes led by VCPA staff, ten Urban Junior Naturalists will hike trails, while making frequent stops to reflect and create art projects using natural materials. Each hike will focus on a different nature-based art theme, such as Nature & Me Portraits, Leaf and Bark Rubbings, and more.

COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our employees, program participants, and park users are our top priorities. Please know that we at the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance are following strict City and State COVID-19 prevention guidelines as we continue to provide programming in the field.

We have made the necessary adjustments and arrangements to ensure safety for all:

● VCPA Staff has been issued appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) that they are required to wear.

● Staff will follow and maintain social distancing protocols while working in the park.

● Work equipment and surfaces will be cleaned with disinfectant several times a day.

What we expect from our program participants:

● PPE must be worn while participating in our program. We will provide PPE if needed.

● Do not attend the program if you are feeling sick. Notify VCPA staff right away.

● Follow social distancing protocols.

After registering for the program, parents will be provided a contract to sign regarding the safety procedures their child(ren) will be required to follow.

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Van Cortlandt Park

Broadway

The Bronx, NY 10471

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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