Putnam County

BREWSTER – FREE Animals in Space! @ Brewster Public Library

Come meet animals that have gone into space with the astronauts. See Tortoises, snakes, geckos and more! By Repco Wildlife Encounters.

COLD SPRING – 2019 Connected Kindness Summer Program @ Topfield Eqestrian Center

 

Topfield’s Connected Kindness program is an inclusive program designed for children living with challenges/varying ability levels as well as neuro-typical children that is focused on providing Animal-Assisted Humane Education.

 

 

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 am – 1 pm

 

Week 1:   7/15 & 7/17

Week 2:  7/22 & 7/24

Week 3:  7/29 & 7/31

Week 4:  8/5 & 8/7

 

Ages 8 – 12

 

$100 per week

 

 

Connected Kindness aims to create an awareness of the connection between humans and animals and how kindness bridges the gap between individuals of all ages, abilities, and species. The emphasis for Connected Kindness is on mutual understanding and awareness of our actions when interacting with others, whether those “others” are human or animal. Utilizing components of a nationally recognized humane education curriculum, Topfield’s “Connected Kindness” curriculum interweaves social justice and humane education aspects into a larger ecological perspective of the connection between all living beings, including the equines with whom Topfield partners in all our activities daily.

 

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

 

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BREWSTER – Town of Southeast Fireworks Extravaganza @ Independent Way

Celebrate America in the Town of Southeast, Putnam County, New York!!!

BREWSTER – FREE! Stories and Songs with Miss Lynn @ Brewster Public Library

 

 

Join Miss Lynn for an exciting program filled with fun stories and lively songs! Dancing and laughing are guaranteed when the bubble machine begins!

 

Mondays through July 1, 2019

11 am – 12 pm

For children up to age 3 and their caregivers

 

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

BREWSTER – Volunteer Orientation (Ages 13+) @ Pegasus Therapeutic Riding

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

 

10 am – 1 pm

 

 

Director of Volunteer Services Lynn Peters will be holding an orientation for new volunteers that includes clinics on horse leading, sidewalking and general volunteer responsibilities.

 

The goal of the sidewalker/horse leader clinic is to ensure everyone working with our horses and students knows and consistently uses the proper techniques. This attention to quality and consistency allows us to run safe programs and maintain the high standards we strive for as a PATH International Premier Accredited Center. We also want to make sure your important role as an assistant to our students is a rewarding one for both of you.

 

The sidewalker clinic will cover every aspect of correct sidewalking methodology. We will explore the physical aspects of working with our students, including performing emergency dismounts. The clinic also addresses how sidewalking relates to student behavior and student/volunteer interaction.

 

The horse leader clinic will be a practical, hands-on workshop in which we will work directly with our horses, address specific problems and standardize the way we approach our horse-leading practices at Pegasus. You will be working with other volunteers under the direction of our staff. Lynn will also discuss all other volunteering opportunities at Pegasus.

 

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

Please pre-register by contacting Director of Volunteer Services Lynn Peters at  lpeters@pegasustr.org or (845) 669-8235 x109. We occasionally need to reschedule an orientation due to weather or other unforeseen factors, and we cannot contact you to alert you unless you have pre-registered. Please also check our Facebook page that day if there is bad weather.

 

 

Find out more about VOLUNTEERING at Pegasus HERE

 

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