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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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June 2015
$5/person, Free/members

History of Science Series: Exploring Church’s Library and 19th Century “Evolution” Writings

June 13 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This lecture is part of an on-going series of programs that derive from Frederic E. Church’s bookshelf.  Dr. Lloyd Ackert, Professor in History of Science at Drexel University and a resident of Valatie, NY presents the first of three lectures on the Church’s understanding of the debates on evolution, concepts that relate to the origin of species, and scientific agriculture.  Upon review of Church’s book collection Dr. Ackert has discovered that Church was reading a wide range of books and…

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, $5/person, Free/members

21st Century Damsels and Dragons

June 20 @10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Larry Federman, Audubon NY education coordinator, for a fun-filled outing with dragonflies and damselflies. Larry will present an introduction to these creatures, dispel some myths, and give an overview of the New York State Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey. We will then attempt to catch these beautiful insects – catching them is as much sport as it is science! With speeds recorded at 30 mph catching the little critters can be very challenging; an expert will demonstrate. Pre-registration is required…

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July 2015
$70/person, $65/members

Excavating History

July 1 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join School of the Art Institute of Chicago Art professor, artist, writer, and museum educator Rebecca Keller for a daylong workshop. This workshop focuses on the idea of history, and specifically personal history, and guides participants through the process of turning personal histories into writing and artworks. This is an art-making workshop designed to help participants generate themes and ideas for both art and writing (and is productive for both professional and novice artists/writers). The session will start with learning…

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Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 6 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 7 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 8 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 9 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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Week One Panorama: Elements of Art

July 10 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2015

Calling young artists! Youth will explore the eight elements of art through the prism of Frederic E. Church’s art, landscape, and architectural masterpiece Olana. Stretch your imagination and be inspired to create original projects through a variety of media focused on these themes. Learn techniques from artists and work with one of the artists featured in Olana’s En Plein Air Paint Out. Space is limited to 25. To download a registration form click here.

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“Meet the Artists” Reception, Exhibition and Live Auction Creating Landscapes within the Landscape: Fourth Annual Plein Air Paint-out and Festival

July 11 @4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the grand finale of our three-day plein air festival! Enjoy refreshments and listen to live music as you chat with the artists who were selected to paint in the spectacular Olana landscape. View the newly completed works on exhibition. Bid up in the live auction and take home your own piece of Olana in a wonderful work of contemporary art. Help select the winner of the “Viewers’ Choice Award” to be given to one of these deserving artists.…

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 13 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 14 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 15 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 16 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers

July 17 @9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every day until July 17, 2015

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana’s 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). This camp is place-based learning, with a whole lot of play. Space…

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Build Your Own Terrarium

July 18 @3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A terrarium is a type of miniature ecosystem of plants; they are often kept as ornamental decoration, like an aquarium. 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 provide all the materials and work on the floor, with dirt, rocks, and plants. Pre-registration is required by July 16.

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Mycology Walk: Identifying Local Edibles, Session 1

July 26 @2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Mid-Hudson Mycological Association will introduce participants to foraging and the ecology of forest mushrooms. Long pants and sturdy walking shoes required. Harvesting is prohibited. Pre-registration is required by July 23. Session One: 2:00-3:00pm; Session Two: 3:30-4:30pm

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Mycology Walk: Identifying Local Edibles, Session 2

July 26 @3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Mid-Hudson Mycological Association will introduce participants to foraging and the ecology of forest mushrooms. Long pants and sturdy walking shoes required. Harvesting is prohibited. Pre-registration is required by July 23. Session One: 2:00-3:00pm; Session Two: 3:30-4:30pm.

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