Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!
The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:
April 16th– Amphibian Search
May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds
June 4th– Micro-Forest
September 3rd– Lake Monitoring
October 1st– Apples
November 5th – Trees and Papermaking
December 3rd– Lenape Indians
For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.