Summer Classes

SUMMER VIRTUAL ENRICHMENT CLASSES 

Cooking * Nutrition * Food & Race * Hip Hop * Yoga * Animal Sanctuary Tours * Food & the Environment

We know that parents and caregivers are looking for ways to keep their children busy and learning.  Our focus is on plant-based nutrition, exercise, and intersectional issues including race, the environment, and kindness to animals. Your child(ren) are welcome to take the entire series of classes or just come to some of them, with the exception of the Food & Race classes which are a 4 week class and require a commitment to attending all sessions. 

Please note that you agree to supervise your child in our cooking and exercise courses for safety reasons and that our classes are recorded for others to view and learn. 

While we offer these classes for free* to make it easy to participate, it is helpful for us to know how many people to expect. If you can’t make it, please email us to let us know. 

  * There is a small fee for 2 of the classes, details below.

  To reserve, please fill out this form

Note: If you are already participating in classes and indicated your child would participate in the summer, we still need you to re-fill out the form. Thank you!

Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25

Meet the Animals at Catskill

Meet the animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary with a private group tour. Find out why “farmed” animals are really so much like our dogs and cats! While the tour is geared to elementary students, all ages are welcome.  

11 AM – Noon US EDT.

 

Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 

Hip Hop & Health 

Join Major King of 5 Crew Dynasty and learn fundamental hip hop moves, have fun and get inspired to eat right!

3 – 4 PM US EDT.

 

Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 OR August 5, 12, 19, 26

Food & Race: A Discussion for Middle & High School Students

This four-part discussion group for middle and high school students. We ask that anyone signing up commit to all four sessions. More details here. There is a course fee for this class of $10 for all four sessions. Scholarships are available with no questions asked, just email us and let us know that you need a scholarship.

1 – 2 PM US EDT.

Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 OR August 5, 12, 19, 26

A Family Discussion About  Food & Race

This four-part discussion group is for 8 – 11-year-olds plus at least one adult family member. We ask that anyone signing up commit to all four sessions. More details here. There is a course fee for this class of $10 for all four sessions. Scholarships are available with no questions asked, just email us and let us know that you need a scholarship.

7 – 8 PM US EDT.

Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26

Healthy Cooking with Darshana

Learn healthy cooking and nutrition with Chef Darshana from Forks Over Knives! First we’ll have a simple nutrition lesson, and then we’ll be making dinner together. A parent or caregiver must participate with the child(ren) for safety reasons. 

5 – 6 PM US EDT.

Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27

Animal Pose Yoga with Emani

Have fun doing animal pose yoga with Emani Parsons, MS. Also meet Finney, the dog who loves to do “Downward Dog”, and learn how to eat healthy!

11:00 AM – Noon US EDT.

Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

Food & the Environment: A Class for Middle & HS Students

Learn the biggest action you can take to address climate change, and learn how to make climate-friendly food. 

3 – 4 PM US EDT.

 

Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27

Italian Cooking with Esther

Learn simple Italian words and phrases while preparing authentic Italian dishes with Esther who is from Italy! Each week we will make a main dish for your dinner. A parent or caregiver must participate with the child(ren) for safety reasons. 

5 – 6 PM US EDT.