Full information about Homeshool and Fledgling (preschool) programs can be found in the tabbed pages just above this post.

September 14, 2008

Preschoolers, Homeschoolers, After-schoolers

High Point's autumn nature programs for preschoolers, homeschoolers, and after school treks begin in October.

For dates and program descriptions check out the Google calendar or the posts in the blog archive for the month of August. Remember, class size is limited and registration is required. Please call 973-875-1471 or email highpointprograms@gmail.com.

Check out this slideshow of the spring stream study program for preschoolers, courtesy of the Austin Family.

Yoga on the Mountain 2

In August the Friends of High Point hosted their first “Yoga on the Mountain” program which was well attended and enjoyed by all. (It didn’t hurt that the weather was perfect too!) See for yourself by following the link below to view a photo essay by Colleen Drache, a photographer for Straus News who joined us for the class.
http://strausnews.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=579392&CategoryID=1514

The Friends will be sponsoring another sunset yoga class at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2008. All are invited to enjoy the view while relaxing mind and body. The class is open to all levels, but class size is limited and registration is required. Please call 973-702-0488.

September 3, 2008

Open Hearth Cooking Day

The Friends of High Point State Park will be hosting their annual Open Hearth Cooking Day on Saturday, October 4 from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the Interpretive Center at High Point State Park.

Cooking demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day, so visitors are encouraged to stop by at any time and taste a sample of the food that has just come off the hearth. A variety of foods will be prepared, including snacks, soups, meats, and desserts.

There will also be cider pressing demonstrations at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM and a seasonal craft activity for children will be offered at 1:30 PM. Park souvenirs and hand-crafts will be available for sale in the afternoon (proceeds support the Friends of High Point).

The Friends of High Point State Park is a not-for-profit organization that supports historical, scientific, educational, recreational, and natural resource management activities within the Park.

October Programs

Annual Open Hearth Cooking Day
Saturday, October 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information, please see the Open Hearth blog post.

Mountaintop Talk
Sunday, October 5 at 12:30 p.m.
The Park Interpretive Specialist will give a brief talk about the history or the natural history of the mountaintop and the Monument. Maps and other park information will be available and the Interpreter will be on hand to answer questions for about an hour. Meet by the steps to the Monument Plaza.

Cedar Bog Walk/Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Adults/families with children ages 6 and up. Take a naturalist-guided walk through the Kuser Natural Area to see High Point’s unique forested bog habitat. Along the way we’ll be on the lookout for seasonal scavenger hunt items. This is an easy, 2.5 mile walk. Meet at the trailhead to the Cedar Swamp Trail.

Sunset Canoe/Kayak
Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m.
Come take a leisurely naturalist-guided paddle around Lake Steenykill. Bring your own non-motorized boats. Space is limited, registration is required. Please call 973-875-1471 or email highpointprograms@gmail.com.

Morning Canoe/Kayak
Saturday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Come take a leisurely naturalist-guided paddle around Lake Steenykill. Bring your own non-motorized boats. Space is limited, registration is required. Please call 973-875-1471 or email highpointprograms@gmail.com.

Scutes, Scales, and Turtle Tales
Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m.
For families with children ages 4 to 8. Come learn about the turtles, listen to a story about the changing seasons, Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back by Abenaki storyteller, Joseph Bruchac, and make a turtle shell calendar craft to take home.

Mountaintop Talk
Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m.
The Park Interpretive Specialist will give a brief talk about the history or the natural history of the mountaintop and the Monument. Maps and other park information will be available and the Interpreter will be on hand to answer questions for about an hour. Meet by the steps to the Monument Plaza.