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December 25th, 2013

Young Naturalists Donate Care Packages for Wildlife

Members of the Young Naturalist Preschool.
The Young Naturalist Preschool classes at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum decided to prepare a Holiday gift to help those who help wildlife. So, this month, the Young Naturalists and their parents prepared baskets of donated blankets, towels, gloves, food and bandages, for NYS Licensed Wildlife rehabilitators in our area. When the children were ready to present their gifts, environmental educator Carl Heitmuller visited the class and explained to the children how their donated items would help the injured animals.

The Museum’s Young Naturalist Preschool Program offers three and four year olds the opportunity to interact with other students and with nature in a hands-on and exciting way.  The children learn their letters, numbers, colors and shapes while exploring, experimenting and discovering the world around them.

The Young Naturalists Preschool Program runs from September to June for three and four year olds. An open house for the 2014-15 will be held for Museum members on Wednesday, January 22 and for the public on Wednesday, February 26 from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Outdoor Discovery Center , for further information, go or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.

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