Olana Wagon House Education Center

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Olana Wagon House Education Center

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5720 Route 9G, Hudson , NY 12534 United States

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January 2015

Build a Terrarium

January 2, 2015 @10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A terrarium is a type of miniature ecosystem of plants; they are often kept as decorative or ornamental items. The first terrarium was developed by a botanist in 1842 and became a curiosity in many Victorian homes. This is such a fun project for little ones. We will work on the floor, with dirt and rocks and plants in the dead of winter. Let’s add some summer into our rooms and get messy and then monitor a little world inside…

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Armchair Travel Series: “The Iceberg Rider”

January 17, 2015 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This series is designed to celebrate Church’s love of travel and exploration, for those of us who are too busy (or broke) to get away. To start the series, and break the ice so to speak, we will begin in Greenland with Dutch artist Ap Verheggen, who is also a Cultural Ambassador of UNESCO-IH. Verheggen was interested in making a piece of art that explored the direct link between climate and culture. Following the film screening we will Skype with…

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Snowshoe Walk at Olana

January 18, 2015 @1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of winter along the scenic carriage drives at Olana State Historic Site. Break in your new snowshoes, or test out a pair of ours on a guided snowshoe walk led by environmental educator Fran Martino. Perfect for beginners and families. If there is a lack of snow, this will become a walk without snowshoes. Snowshoe supply is limited; please register by preceding Thursday. $10/adult, $5/child; All ages. Snow date: Monday, January 19, 1-3pm

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Armchair Travel Series: Indian Cooking with Chef Julie Gale

January 24, 2015 @10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Don’t let the winter weather let you get the blues. Join local chef-instructor Julie Gale for a hands-on cooking demonstration. Julie is the owner of At the Kitchen Table Cooking School, a teaching kitchen in Hillsdale, New York. This hands-on class will feature three delicious recipes: Lamb meatballs with almonds in curry, vegetable biryani rice, and cucumber yogurt raita. The class includes the prepared meal and recipes. Come as an individual or bring a friend. Space is limited. Please register…

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February 2015

Deep Air Art Series: Human Ecologies/Changing Landscapes Peter Lamborn Wilson and Tanya Marcuse

February 7, 2015 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for this first of several events designed to use the Wagon House space and grounds of Olana to highlight artistic practices and conversations about ecology, local geography and landscape. The title of the series plays on the language of a book owned by Frederic Church, titled A Fairy Land of Science, by Arabella B. Buckley and published in 1882. Buckley’s text, written as popular natural and life science for all ages, invites us to imagine a view…

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