The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Homeschool Naturalist Program for children ages 6-9 has quickly become one of the Nature Museum’s most beloved programs. Originally created out of the needs of families undertaking distance/learning, the program has proved so popular it has remained in place by demand. Located at the Nature Museum’s Wildlife Education Center (25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson) this 8-week series meets on your choice of Tuesday or Wednesday and runs from January 11 to March 8, or January 12 to March 9, both from 9:00am – 1:00pm (Classes will not meet on February 8 & 9). This unique program provides children the opportunity to explore, play, and learn outdoors. Daily activities, games, stories, and nature play support our seasonal curriculum and provide crucial time to develop the social-emotional skills that are at the foundation of a child’s learning journey. Environmental Educators ensure that each child’s educational needs are met while nurturing more awe and wonder for the natural world. At each session, students will learn about a specific ecology topic and spend at least half the day outdoors (rain, snow, or shine) doing a combination of guided activities and free play. Guidelines from the State of New York, the CDC, Orange County Department of Health, and the ACA (American Camping Association) are followed to ensure that the program meets the highest standards for health and safety, and have modified policies and procedures to facilitate all recommended safe physical/social distancing practices. Visit hhnm.org/homeschool-naturalist for more information and call 845-534-5506 to register.