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Autumn on the Hill – Week 1 – Trail Blazing

September 22, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This session takes place Tuesday, September 22 and/or Thursday, September 24

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Meet new friends, make art, and enjoy the outdoors!

Balance your child’s screentime with some outdoor fun at Hill-Stead’s fall afterschool program. Young artists can explore Hill-Stead’s natural property, blaze the trails, learn to identify local plants and animals, create natural artworks, and much more! Each session introduces a new theme and is filled with new adventures, games, and challenges.

Week 1: Trail Blazing
Explore Hill-Stead’s beautiful grounds and learn about the origins CT’s first trail systems. Get introduced to cartography and participate in a property-wide scavenger hunt!

Register for one day (Tuesday OR Thursday), an entire session (Tuesday AND Thursday), or multiple sessions

The program runs Tuesdays and/or Thursdays through October 22 with bonus weeks added, as long as the warm fall weather holds. 

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Cost

One day (Tuesday OR Thursday)  |  $50
Entire session (Tuesday AND Thursday)  |  $100
Siblings or learning pod |  10% discount
Artists-in-training*  |  $35/day or $70/week
*For artists ages 15+. Please apply (space limited)
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Program details

  • For students ages 9 to 14
  • 14 students maximum
  • Campers must dress appropriately for outdoor activities and bring snacks. Hill-Stead will provide water bottles and art supplies. All campers must wear masks, keep at least six-feet apart from other campers and staff, and wash hands regularly.
  • Questions?  Contact ebnerk@hillstead.org.

Autumn on the Hill

Spend this autumn outdoors with your friends on the hill! Hill-Stead Museum’s fall program Autumn on the Hill invites young artists to explore Hill-Stead’s natural property.  Blaze the trails, learn to identify local plants and animals, create natural artworks, and much more! Each week introduces a new theme and is filled with adventures, games, and challenges.

This course runs 5 weeks with bonus weeks added, as long as the weather holds.

REGISTER NOW

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Autumn on the Hill – Week 2 – Local Plants and Animals

Autumn on the Hill – Week 2 – Local Plants and Animals

Meet the sheep and learn about the animals that lived at Hill-Stead. Practice plant and animal identification on the trails.

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29 September 2020 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Autumn on the Hill – Week 3: Natural Art

Autumn on the Hill – Week 3: Natural Art

Get inspired by nature. Explore a labyrinth art installation in the field at Hill-Stead and create your own natural artwork.

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06 October 2020 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Autumn on the Hill – Week 4: Stonewalls and Gardens Galore

Autumn on the Hill – Week 4: Stonewalls and Gardens Galore

Investigate nature in the Sunken Garden and the pollinator garden. Learn about wild and garden flowers and bees and the role they play in our environment. Trace the trail of the historic stone wall.

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13 October 2020 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Autumn on the Hill – Week 5: Tiny Worlds

Autumn on the Hill – Week 5: Tiny Worlds

Unlock the mysteries of the small ecosystems at Hill-Stead. Say hello to the tiny plants and animals that live there and bug out over our insect investigations.

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20 October 2020 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

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