Connect with nature through art and science discovery

Dear Families and Friends,

This fall and winter Strawtown will be putting a pause on programming so that we can work on a long-awaited book and curriculum project. This will enable more artists, educators, youth leaders and parents to become trained and inspired to lead the enriching arts-based nature experiences for many more youth and communities into the future.

We are grateful for all the families and participants who have come this far with us and helped us create these experiences that will be captured in this book. We look forward to sharing this with you! Please stay tuned for the return of programs and trainings in 2022.

All Our Very Best,

Laurie and Joanna

InHabit Art

2 Community Centers, 3 Teams, and a Whole Lot of Joy!

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities New York

Children Need Creative Hands-On Learning Now More Than Ever! 

We see the need for more caring, trained adults to guide children in out-of-school settings. As a leader and innovator in outdoor Nature Art Education, Strawtown is uniquely positioned to provide abundant program content and trainings. For all those looking for inspiration, tools, and skills for making a difference in children’s lives, contact us!

Facilitator Training Program

Do you love nature, art and children? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Learn from the Strawtown Studio place-based teaching model, developed over 20+ years. Gain inspiration, tools, and confidence for providing creative learning experiences wherever you are. Contact us to learn more!

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Please Donate

Children need healthy nature guided experiences

Laurie Seeman, Executive Director

Your support will help us to reach more children – and train more adults who can guide them outdoors. There is a growing demand for nature connection that needs to be met. Contributions of any size will make possible youth and facilitator scholarships, training materials, and mentorship programs. Please help to make the difference today. We thank you!

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

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Strawtown Studio is honored to be awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for its community project called ‘InHabit Art’, with the youth and their leaders from the Haverstraw Center and Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center

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