Connect with the natural world through art and science discovery programs

6 Mar

After School Class

Hudson Valley Writer’s Center, Sleepy Hollow

Discover new ways to play with the day! Notice what’s happening in nature: the season, weather, daylight, trees, wildlife . . . In this class we watch the workings of nature over time, and let our questions be our guide. We make art related to our discoveries, with a...

29 Mar

After School Class

Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Discover new ways to play with the day! Notice what’s happening in nature: the season, weather, daylight, trees, wildlife . . . In this class we watch the workings of nature over time, and let our questions be our guide. We make art related to our discoveries, with a...

1 Jul

Summer Discovery Days

Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Our nature, art and science program is truly engaging all day long! Children explore nature, play in streams, build dwellings, pick berries, learn games and make art with natural materials in a small group setting. They have time to observe different plants and...

The Strawtown Experience

Through shared hands-on nature discovery, art with natural materials, and science inquiry, participants come away with a greater understanding of the world and themselves.

Strawtown Studio

Nature, Art, Children

 

Making a Difference: Children and Community Water Advocacy

 

Please Support Our Important Mission!

Strawtown is growing!  After 16 years we are looking to accomplish a whole lot more.  With your support we can reach more children and  communities! 

“If you raised all the children, we could turn it around in one generation.” -Joey L, parent

Strawtown celebrates our new location at Marydell Faith & Life Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony!

The Greatest Investment – Our Children’s Future

 

TESTIMONIALS

“We truly love what you do for the community and our son. We feel so comfortable sending him to you because you educate him in nature, creativity, mindfulness and awareness. It’s very much appreciated.”

Ashley R.

Parent

“We are lucky to have found a place our daughter can really be herself, that challenges her, and inspires her each day. Thank you so much for being such wonderful and inspirational teachers!”

Jenn W.

Parent

“One thing I was especially impressed with was how calm and comfortable the kids were with you being outdoors all day, no electronics, and I wonder what magic you guys employed to make them feel so.”

Sona M.

NY/NJ Trail Conference

 

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