This page is set aside to provide a list
of various fun and/or educational programs. It is a new page to the APPLE
Family & Homeschool Group site.
As many parents involved with APPLE are of an attachment style
parenting (of various forms), we have noted when programs include parents,
and when they may not.
York State Parks Nature Programs
Address: Environmental Administration
NYSOPRHP - Long Island Region
PO Box 2417, Babylon, NY 11702
A pamphlet is put out by NYS Parks. It may be found at your
local library. You may also call or write, and ask to be put on their mailing
The pamphlet lists program by age range:
"Tiny Tots" = Programs for age 3-5
"Fun for Kids" = children Ages 5-12
"History Programs" = Not recommended for young
"Family Adventures" = ...ideal for people of all
"Adult Ed-ventures = "Not recommended for children
**** We give this a four
star approval! Not only are parents "allowed", but "children
must e accompanied by an adult."
Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park, New York Aquarium, etc. All offer
programs for children. HOWEVER, due to requests by parents that they be permitted
to stay with their children (the Bronx Zoo, did not allow parents to stay
with their children), they now "allow" parents to stay, if they
pay full price for themselves as well as their children. The New York Aquarium,
last we checked, welcomed parents to stay with their children. The Prospect
Park, last we checked, allowed parents to stay for certain programs.
Offers interesting science courses. Call for more information.
Some program instructors "allow" parents to stay. Some don't like
parents to stay. The key here, is parents, if you are "permitted"
to stay, don't "do" what is intended for your children. One mother
from APPLE who attended a program with her child, was complimented by a teacher.
The teacher said that she would not mind parents staying, if more were like
her. Too often, the parents "interfere", rather than merely assist.
But, we homeschool mom's know the difference, don't we!
Museum of Long Island
A Science Activity Center
1526 North Plandome Road
PO Box 908
Plandome, NY 11030
email: SMLI@ compuserve.com
You can call, write or email to request a calendar of events.
Note: Charted by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963.
The Science Museum of Long Island, offers variety of programs.
Some designed for children and their parents, some where parents stay, some
where parents pay extra to stay, some where parents do not stay. The programs
are designed to be during non-school hours (when public schools are off for
holidays, after school, and Saturdays).
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