Hands-On Composting: A Sensory Playdate for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


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Discover how kitchen scraps can help save the world! Engage in sensory, hands-on activities meant to introduce families to the basic principles of composting using wriggle worms. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Free with registration.

Families are encouraged to bring their own food scraps to be composted. This is a low waste workshop – please bring your own refillable/ reusable bottle to enjoy a drink during snack time. 

Activities are designed for children, ages 4–7, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings.

These free playdates provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together.

Materials will include visual schedule and a social story. Snacks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring a snack to enjoy with your family.

Register by July 26. For more information or to register, call 718-683-9366 or email dmeza@nysci.org.

This program is free for families and is made possible through generous support from the Jesse and Joan Kupferberg Foundation.

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