Park Naturalist and Community Programs

Dutchess County Parks offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year. Our programs provide children and adults an opportunity to experience, share and have hands on learning time within our parks. Our programs focus on various aspects of environmental awareness, prehistoric Native American culture, and survival skills. Our goal is to give youth and adults a deeper understanding and appreciation of nature within a fun and entertaining park atmosphere. We also try to instill a sense of personal responsibility and teamwork during each program offered. We hope you join us for some of our programs throughout the year.

If you have any questions regarding Dutchess County Park Naturalist Programs, please contact the Park Naturalist at 845-298-4602 or by email at parknaturalist@dutchessny.gov. If you have any questions regarding Dutchess County Parks Community Programs, please contact the Parks Office at 845-298-4600.

Dutchess County Parks Programs are on a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to check back often for new opportunities and register early.





2023 Winter Public Park Palette Session 2 White Tailed Deer
Calling all students ages 10-18! Have you always wanted to explore nature painting but didn't know where to start? Now is your opportunity to learn. Park Naturalist -Jess Steinbach, will lead a three-week series on how to paint native animals and sunset landscapes using acrylic. Classes will follow a step by step format, and will take place at Bowdoin Park -Pavilion 5 from 3:30-4:30pm. All supplies will be provided, and students will be able to take their artwork home. Choose one workshop or take all three! Fee is $12 per classs and capacity will close out at 10 participants. Youth will learn basic blending of colors and how to create highlights, shadows and textures. subject will be a White-Tailed Deer!
Location: BOWDOIN PARK
Dates: 1/31/2023 - 1/31/2023
Price: 12.00
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Seats Remaining: 5
Seats Remaining: 5

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2023 Winter Public Park Palette Session 3 Beach Sunset
Calling all students ages 10-18! Have you always wanted to explore nature painting but didn't know where to start? Now is your opportunity to learn. Park Naturalist -Jess Steinbach, will lead a three-week series on how to paint native animals and sunset landscapes using acrylic. Classes will follow a step by step format, and will take place at Bowdoin Park -Pavilion 5 from 3:30-4:30pm. All supplies will be provided, and students will be able to take their artwork home. Choose one workshop or take all three! Fee is $12 per classs and capacity will close out at 10 participants. Youth will learn basic blending of colors and how to create highlights, shadows and textures. Subject will be a Beach sunset!
Location: BOWDOIN PARK
Dates: 2/14/2023 - 2/14/2023
Price: 12.00
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Seats Remaining: 6
Seats Remaining: 6

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