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Elementary School


Pysanky Eggs

Saturday March 17, 2:30 – 4 p.m. Limited space remaining
Join talented artist and New Pond Farm member, Chanel Dupare, as she shares this traditional Ukrainian craft. Using a wax-resist dyeing method you will learn this delicate meditative art of Pysanky and leave with beautiful creations to enhance your home or to present as unique gifts

$15 per member child, $20 per non-member child

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Hot Air Balloons (ages 6-12)

Wednesday March 21, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Teams will create their own tissue paper hot air balloons and then head outside to launch them into the atmosphere.

$8 per member child, $12 per non-member child

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Easter Egg Trees

Wednesday March 28, 4 – 5 p.m. Limited space remaining
Create your own beautiful tree as you decorate hand-blown eggs. This is a perfect decoration for your spring table.

$12 per member child, $16 per non-member child

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Homeschool/Redding Elementary
conference early dismissal

Mask Making Workshop: Bird Masks

Tuesday April 3, 1 – 3 p.m.
Join world renowned puppeteer, Adelka Polak, as she guides you through the process of creating your very own bird mask that will be taken home at the end of the class.
All materials are provided.

$20 per member child, $25 per non-member child

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Making Frog Puppets

Thursday April 5, 1 – 3 p.m.
Join world renowned puppeteer, Adelka Polak, and celebrate “World Puppetry Day” by making and taking home a frog puppet that you create.
All materials are provided.

$20 per member child, $25 per non-member child

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Mother’s Day Craft

Wednesday May 9, 4 – 5 p.m.
Join our artist-in-residence, Kris Holm, in creating a special hand made gift for Mom.

$12 per member child, $16 per non-member child

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


The Amazing World of Birds

Tuesday May 22, 4 – 5 p.m.
Visit our Barred Owl, Bernard, and discover cool adaptations that allow owls to fly silently, to see at night, and to digest meals of mice and frogs! Become a “nature detective” and, using mounted specimens, figure out why birds look the way they do and what adaptations help them to survive..

$8 per member child, $12 per non-member child

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Tadpoles, Dragonflies, and Beetles

Wednesday June 6, 4 – 5 p.m.
Fun at the marsh! Using strainers and nets we will capture, observe, and then release specimens found in this fascinating habitat. Come see who is hopping, swimming, or diving in this body of water!

$8 per member child, $12 per non-member child

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Middle School/High School

Pysanky Eggs

Saturday March 17, 12 – 2 p.m.
Join talented artist and NPF member, Chanel Dupare, as she shares this traditional Ukrainian craft. Using a wax-resist dyeing method you will learn this delicate meditative art of Pysanky and leave with beautiful creations to enhance your home or to present as unique gifts.

$15 per member, $20 per non-member

Please Register Here or by calling (203) 938-2117


Helping the Honeybees

Saturday April 14, 10 – 11 a.m.
Join us for a Honey Bee conversation with our Apiary Manager, Ann Murray. We will share a day in the life of a beekeeper, challenges facing bees today, and ideas of how you can help these important pollinators.

$10 per member, $15 per non-member

Please register here or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Introduction to Fly Tying

Saturday April 28, 10 – 11 a.m.
Our Program Director Tim Laughlin, a veteran fly-tyer, would like to introduce you to the art of fly tying. Join him and make a “Woolly Bugger” that you will take home once it is finished. Once started
this could become a lifelong hobby!
All equipment and materials will be provided.

$15 per member, $20 per non-member

Please Register Here or by calling (203) 938-2117


Rocketry

Saturday June 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Come build a rocket and then launch it outside in the pasture. Watch it soar high in the sky and then take it home once it returns to Earth.
All materials will be provided.

$20 per member, $25 per non-member

Please Register Here or by calling (203) 938-2117