Connect with the natural world through art and science discovery programs



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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.

Enjoy the drawings all throughout our site!  They are created by Strawtown students and staff.



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Summer Discovery Days

Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

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



STILL SPACE!! Summer Discovery Days

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Wonders & Exclaims!



Art & Excerpts from the Field!



STILL SPACE! Summer Discovery Days

Register today!

Wonders & Exclaims!



Art & Excerpts from the Field!


“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.


“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.


“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


Strawtown is growing!  After 15 years we are looking to accomplish a whole lot more.  With your support we can reach more children and communities! 

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