Date:  Saturday, July 13

Time:  1:00PM

Location:  Mid-Hudson Children’s  Museum Pavilion, 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY — Also, be sure to join MHCM for Garden Series: Fairy Houses, taking place earlier that morning from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. See below.

RrinBarrelDiagramRain barrels capture runoff from rooftops during storms to use later to water your lawn or garden.  Using a rain barrel can help save money on water bills, conserve water, and manage stormwater runoff.  At this hands-on workshop, we will provide a 55-gallon food-grade plastic barrel and all the materials you need to build your own!

There is a $45 fee and spaces are limited – please RSVP by contacting Angela Sullivan at or (845) 677-8223, extension 114. Your spot in this workshop is not held until we receive your payment!



Partial funding for this program was provided to Clearwater by US EPA in a Cooperative Agreement through the Urban Waters Small Grant Program.


Cornell Cooperative Extension in Dutchess County offers equal program and employment opportunities.  The County of Dutchess partially funds Cooperative Extension in Dutchess County.


Garden Series: Fairy Houses
This final session in the 4-part series encourages children to see gardens as magical places to enjoy and explore nature. Using “found materials” such as sticks, twigs, grass and rocks, museum visitors will build fairy houses in nooks and crannies outside, around the museum. The children’s gardening series is made possible with support from the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. All activities and materials are included with museum admission. Click here for more information.