Connect with the natural world through art and science discovery programs

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.

27 Sep

Nature Babies: Earth Art for Little Ones

Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Join us in this class designed for young wonder and creative time in the outdoors! In each class we explore nature, make art and learn new skills -- a precious time for parents and young children to share in expressive imagination, discovery, and delight of the...

28 Sep

After School Class

Marydell Faith & Life Center, Nyack

Discover new ways to play with the day! Notice what’s happening in nature: 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 wide variety...

29 Sep

Who Lives Here? Art & Science in the Stream

Silvermine Lake, Harriman State Park

Have fun exploring and making discoveries in and around the small stream at the historic Silver Mine location!  Search for aquatic life and work with magnifying lenses and microscopes to identify the critters you’ve found.  Create a work of art...

 

 

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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.

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“Our daughter loves your adventures, making things, and being in nature.  The combination is not common and when she comes home she is centered and happy.  Thank you!” -Janine R., parent

Wonders & Exclaims!


 

 

Art & Excerpts from the Field!

 

 

“Our daughter loves your adventures, making things, and being in nature.  The combination is not common and when she comes home she is centered and happy.  Thank you!” -Janine R., parent

Wonders & Exclaims!


 

 

Art & Excerpts from the Field!

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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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