A new program becomes a reality. Sarah Saint-Amand, along with Harbor School founder Murray Fisher, triggered the program. Sarah had enjoyed the Wednesday afternoon Museum programs and both she and Murray felt there was a need and enough demand to warrant a more extensive series of nature-related programs. The Museum immediately supported the idea and brought in the Denison Pequotsepos educators to join Murray and Museum staff member Emily Bodell as staff for “Fishers Island Nature Discovery” or FIND.FIND Details & Register HERE
Dear Fishers Islander,
This August, the Museum will be offering two one-week long “Fishers Island Nature Discovery” programs for children beginning on August 12th and August 19th. Each week-long program will run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. You can register your child or children for one or two weeks (no registration by the day). Each program will be split into two age groups: ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 10.
We could not be more excited about the “FIND” programs; each will be led by experienced nature educators who will share their knowledge and love of natural history with our youngest generation. The program leaders include educators from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic, Conn., Murray Fisher, founder of the Harbor School and the Billion Oyster Project in New York City, and Emily Bodell, a Museum staff member who is the coordinator of the Fishers Island Seagrass Coalition.
This is a wonderful opportunity for young children to develop a love of nature and ecology through participatory learning both at the Museum and in the field. We hope that you will consider signing your child or children up for one or both weeks.
The attached form has sign-up information, costs, and logistics. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Museum. You can call or e-mail the Museum to reserve a spot in the session/s. The form and payment will have to be received within one week of the initial contact to hold the spot.
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Director, Henry L. Ferguson Museum
Landline at Museum: 631-788-7239