Discoverland 2024

Chairperson:  Darcy Morrison
Grades:  K – 2

Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure.

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D01  Science & Scavenger Hunts
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                     Grades: K – 2
We do it all in “Scientists & Scavenger Hunts”!  We investigate the amazing plant life and wild creatures that are found on our land.  We explore the mountain, with its huge boulders, walk through streams, visit the pond, and so much more!  We perform fun experiments from nature and go on awesome scavenger hunts!  Join our great exploratory walks and “hands-on” activities!
Instructor: Angela Datri

D02 Amazing Arts and Exploration
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                     Grades: K – 2
Come to create, explore, learn … and most importantly, be an artist!  Here we will work with many art materials:  watercolors, paints, crayons, markers and much more.  You’ll draw your favorite outdoor animals, inspired by all the beauty of the Land:  the thick forests, the streams, the pond with its big frogs and dragonflies!!!  Painting, drawing, watercolors, creating mobiles – we do it all in “Amazing Arts and Exploration”.
Instructor: Maia Weinstein

D03 Nature’s Clubhouse
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4                                           Grades: K – 2

In “Nature’s Clubhouse” this summer, we will create a “playroom”; we’ll have fun gathering nature’s treasures for this room!  We will design a nature t-shirt to wear, investigate the pond, catch frogs, walk up streambeds and collect fossils.  We will also find Chipster the Chipmunk, Gentle Giant, Little Red the Salamander, and the GHOST!  Come join in the fun!

Instructors: Chris Cronin – Wks. 1-4

D04 Magical Music & More!
Weeks:1, 3, 4, 5, 6                                         Grades: K – 2
In this class we will explore and learn about a land which is filled with amazing creatures and sounds! We’ll search for materials to build our very own nature-inspired instruments! We’ll create our own songs, too, and use our new instruments to perform for friends and family! We’ll play cool musical games! See you in “Magical Music”!!
Instructor: Week 1: Connor Daley; Weeks 3-6: Alexandra Zagara

 D05 Game On!
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                    Grades: K – 2
Come and play all day at Game On! Interactive games and cooperation are at the forefront with this class, as kids work together to complete challenge games and timed activities. Some healthy competition is included, as well as sensory activities including making play dough and other hands-on crafts… Game On has it all!
Instructor: Mary Hennessy

D06 Walk a Native American Path
Week: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6                                      Grades: K – 2
This class is filled with all things Native American – you’ll even give yourself a unique Native American name! We’ll make talking sticks, dream catchers and much more! We’ll play exciting Native American games and explore the forest, pond and streams of the Helderberg Mountains – a place where the Native Americans once lived. We have a full-sized tipi, which we will use for reading books, eating snacks and just having fun! Come and join in on all the excitement!!
Instructor: Wks. 1,3,4,5,6: Lily McDonnell; Wk. 2: Katya Cassella

07 Nature’s Explorers
Weeks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5                                        Grades K – 2
Join the adventure with Nature’s Explorers!  We’ll go for hikes every day, there’s always a new place to explore!  We’ll go to the stream beds to find fossils, the pond to see its many frogs, salamanders and dragonflies, and of course, to the woods!  We’ll find cool hideouts every day and best of all; we’ll play fun games wherever we go!  We’ll make exciting crafts and creations relating to our day’s adventures. Each day is full of wonder and new surprises!
Instructor: Cat Dubin

D08 Acting Adventures
Weeks: 5, 6                                                    Grades K – 2
We will hike in nature and act like the things we see: sit like a toad on a toadstool! Hop like a frog on a log! Rush like a river, roll like a rock, spin like a spider. We will stage short plays, make puppets, and find and create props. Come join the fun, everyone!
Instructor: Darcy Morrison

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