July 21st NHCP/VLT joint walk Mullen's Head Park
NHCP Sponsored Summer Workshops through NHA&E
Drawn to Nature with Claire Leslie Walker on August 8th & 9th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This workshop will be for ages 16+. Claire is a renowned author, artist, naturalist, and educator specializing in creating illustrated journals of nature. Students will begin the project by venturing onto NHCP trails and properties to sketch nature as they see it, culminating in a small, illustrated journal of their own. Students will supply their own field guides, art supplies, and outdoor clothing.
Found Art workshop lead by Rachael Garbowski will be held on July 23rd & 24th from 9 to 11 a.m. The workshop will be for ages 16+. Rachael will walk NHCP trails with students to gather "found" objects such as leaves, branches, shells, rocks, soils, and even various littered items if available (beer/soda cans, wrappers, etc.) The gathering process will retain a strict rule not to disturb thriving plant, animal, and sea life. These items will be contructed into their more artistic forms on site or at Waterman's.
Bird Watching workshop will be lead by Terry Goodhue on July 2nd, 3rd, & 4th at 8 a.m. This workshop is available for ages 6 and up (under 12 accompanied by an adult). Local Renaissance man and teacher Terry Goodhue will guide families and kids along NHCP trails, to catch glimpses of birds in their natural (and often unnatural) habitats on North Haven. Identifying and studying these birds will be the primary focus of the class. Students can document their sightings in a journal with words and pictures to be presented at the end of the workshop. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras and binoculars.
Ocean Explorers: Clamming with Kate Quinn & Foy E. Brown workshop will be held on July 9th, 10th, & 11th from 9 to 11 a.m. Available for ages 6 and up (under 12 accompanied by an adult) Join Kate and Foy for a wonderful experience clamming at low tide. Destinations are yet to be determined, but will be at low tide (according to regional and official tide calendars). Kate and Foy are very knowledgeable and skilled outdoors persons and will not only guide you through the clamming process but will also help you understand various aspects of the ecosystem and habitat in which these incredible creatures thrive. Kate may be better known as the NHCS and North Haven Library Librarian. Students should bring waterproof boots (preferably hip-boots) and gloves.
Into the Deep Woods workshop with Glen Marquis on July 18th & 19th from 8 to 10 a.m. Available for ages 6 and up (under 12 accompanied by an adult) Not many people in town know the woods of North Haven like Glen. Students will be guided through the deep woods near between the South Shore and Middle Road to examine and follow deer runs and trails, identify tree and shrub species, and explore parts of North Haven woods that most people never experience. Students should wear long sleeve shirts, decent footwear (preferably with water-resistant layer), and tick deterrent.
If you are interested in attending any of the above workshop, please register with NHA&E at 867-2100 or go to watermans summer programs registration page. NHCP’s sponsorship allows these workshops to be provided free of charge.P
For more information about our upcoming walks, please visit our upcoming events page. For more information about our summer programs, please contact Waterman's Community Center at 867-2100.
2010 Turner Farm Walk with VHLT