Brandwein Institute Programs : Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve : Sundays

Sundays at the Preserve

Fall 2017

On Site Donation $5.00 family

Sunday October 1, 2017 - 1:00- 2:30 PM

“A GeoCaching Adventure”

presented by Kevin DeVizia, “Captain Math”

Geocaching is a popular activity all over the world, combining outdoor adventure with commonly accessible technology (handheld GPS unit or smart phone) for individuals and families. It is a modern version of a treasure hunt. Using your phone or GPS, you navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates. Once you arrive at your destination, the hunt begins. Using clues provided by the geocache’s owner, you have to search the area to find the hidden container of some sort, which may have trade items and includes a log to sign. Once you sign in, you can log your find on geocaching.com as a sort of journal of your adventures. There are many geocaches placed all over the immediate area and all over the country and world. In this presentation, you will discover how to use a GPS and then go out on the Brandwein Nature Preserve to find your treasures! Equipment Provided for those who do not have a GPS receiver.

Sunday October 15, 2017 - 1:00-3:30 PM

“Become a Bottle Rocketeer

Presented by Marc R. Koenig, “Rocketeer and astronomer”

Learn to build and fly Bottle Rockets. Participants will work in teams to build bottle rockets out of everyday materials and get an opportunity to see how high your design can fly. Bottle Rockets are a great opportunity to enhance your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and have loads of FUN! All supplies will be provided.

 

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED

To register you must complete registration form at https://waiver.fr/p-atUvJ .

Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve
400 Minisink Turnpike
Port Jervis, NY 12771