FRIENDS OF THE HEMPSTEAD PLAINS - Activities, Special Events, Educational Programs Get Started at One of Our Regular Activities: Just Come See
Friends of Hempstead Plains holds scheduled tours and volunteer community workdays in the fall and spring.
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Get Started at One of Our Regular Activities: Just Come See
Friends of Hempstead Plains holds scheduled tours and volunteer community workdays in the fall and spring. These events are free and open to everyone: members, supporters, students, and the general community. Dates are published in our newsletter and on the website.
Scheduled Walks (See Sidebar) or Ask for a Special Day and Time
Endangered Species Day -date to be announced soon.
Poetry and Art Workshops are offered in spring and fall.
Teacher training workshops are also available - just ask.
Lectures and programs are also held off site at throughout the year.
Educational programs, classes, tours and workshops are available for all grade levels.
Get Involved: Lend a Helping Hand
Our team of prairie management volunteers do normal backyard gardening. Trim the shrubs (to the ground). Get out the weeds. Mow the trails. Gather seeds in the fall. Run a special event in your area of expertise. Help with the web site. Run a science project. Recruit new donors. Whichever gift you want to share, we can find a home. More info
Some of our Favorite Programs
Girl and Boy Scout Activities
Troop members can earn badges, connect with nature, explore the prairie, and make the world a better place. Call 516-572-7575 x26531 to set up a program for your troop.
Concept Mapping Using "Yeahs and Boos" (Teacher Resource)
We tried this out at the Nassau BOCES Conservation Day at the Cradle of Aviation Museum and the fifth graders loved it. Please contact us if you download our resources to let us know - we love to hear success (and improvement) stories!
Download: 1. Labels (Size - Full Sheet Label) 2. Words (Size 1'x4' or Avery 5161) 3. Directions
David Stolarz Building a Concept Map With Engaged Students