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Eagle Watch
Saturday, January 31, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Grab a pair of binoculars and join park staff on their weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park's section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us!

Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced noticed, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. If there are no participants signed up with 24 hours advanced notice of the program, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Eagle Watch
Saturday, January 31, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Grab a pair of binoculars and join park staff on their weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park's section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us!

Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced noticed, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. If there are no participants signed up with 24 hours advanced notice of the program, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Seal Walk
Saturday, January 31, 2015 11:00 AM
Montauk Point State Park
Phone: (631) 668-5000

Join us for a 2-3 hour program. There will be a short overview and then we will walk to discover the seals that visit our area each winter.

Reservations are required and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program; please call (631) 668-5000.

Family Adventure programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, program fees are as follows: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under 3 are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (dates vary at different parks).

Registration: Required
Ice Bridge of Niagara
Saturday, January 31, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Come see Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the visitor center with a display and to answer questions.

For information, call (716) 282-5154.

Mysterious Mammals
Saturday, January 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Ever wonder what mammals are doing over the long winter months? Learn how to read the clues they leave behind to uncover their secret lives. If there is enough snow (at least 6 inches) we will use snowshoes for this winter trek. Otherwise warm winter boots will do. Dress to be outdoors for this fun winter outing!

Registration is required to reserve snowshoes (315-492-1756). Meet at the Sunset Shelter.

Registration: Required
Cold Feathered Friends
Saturday, January 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Short, brisk days and long, cold nights are characteristics of winter. Join us to learn about what feathered friends come this time of year to share our chilly surroundings.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for all ages.

Registration: Required
Cold Feathered Friends
Saturday, January 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Short, brisk days and long, cold nights are characteristics of winter. Join us to learn about what feathered friends come this time of year to share our chilly surroundings.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for all ages.

Registration: Required
Mysterious Mammals
Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glimmerglass State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Ever wonder what mammals are doing over the long winter months? Learn how to read the clues they leave behind to uncover their secret lives. If there is enough snow (at least 6 inches), we will use snowshoes for this winter trek. Otherwise warm winter boots will do. Dress to be outdoors for this fun winter outing!

Registration is required to reserve snowshoes (315) 492-1756. Meet at the Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Adult Adventures: Maple Sugaring
Sunday, February 1, 2015 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Learn to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

Registration: Required
Mysterious Mammals
Sunday, February 1, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Gilbert Lake State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Ever wonder what mammals are doing over the long winter months? Learn how to read the clues they leave behind to uncover their secret lives. If there is enough snow (at least 6 inches) we will use snowshoes for this winter trek. Otherwise warm winter boots will do. Dress to be outdoors for this fun winter outing!

Meet at the Briggs Shelter. Registration required to reserve snowshoes (315-492-1756).

Registration: Required
Night Sounds of the Park
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 05:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Phone: (914) 631-1470 ext 0
Stephen Sciame, Rockefeller State Park Preserve's Environmental Educator, will present a public program on the nocturnal inhabitants of the park. The program will include a night hike on the park trails to listen for some of the park's night-time residents. The hike will touch on the topics of:
- What nocturnal animals are in the park
- Owl behavior and adaptations
- Different types of owls that live in the park

Meet at the Visitors Center. $7/person (free parking)
Registration required. Please call 914-631-1470 ext. 0 to register.
Registration: Required
Wetland Hike
Thursday, February 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

A beautiful walk around a small wetland is sure to impress. While enjoying an easy hike you will have the opportunity to listen and look for wild animals. Our Park Naturalist will be leading the hike and will be sure to slip in some educational facts. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Wetland Hike
Thursday, February 5, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

A beautiful walk around a small wetland is sure to impress. While enjoying an easy hike you will have the opportunity to listen and look for wild animals. Our Park Naturalist will be leading the hike and will be sure to slip in some educational facts. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Mud Pond Hike
Thursday, February 5, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Enjoy a hike along the nature trail and around Mud Pond. A naturalist will point out some of our local wintertime flora and fauna. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Mud Pond Hike
Thursday, February 5, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Enjoy a hike along the nature trail and around Mud Pond. A naturalist will point out some of our local wintertime flora and fauna. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership Lecture Series - Bears
Thursday, February 5, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Matthew Merchant, Senior Wildlife Biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will teach you about black bear biology and how humans can coexist with these gentle giants on the Shawangunk Ridge and in the Catskills. This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Hall 102.

No pre-registration is required, free of charge.

Snowy Owl: The "Ghost of the Arctic!"
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Another winter invasion of Snowy Owls is expected along the waterfront of Buffalo Harbor State Park! Snowy Owls are active during the day and this will be a good chance to see them and discover why they made the long journey from their arctic tundra breeding grounds!

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Great Grandma's Kitchen
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore what a late 1800s kitchen was like with hands-on demonstrations of "modern" gadgets like swizzle sticks, cherry stoners, soap savers, and fluters.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Ice Bridge of Niagara
Saturday, February 7, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Come see Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the visitor center with a display and to answer questions.

For information, call (716) 282-5154

 

Owl "Love" Calls
Saturday, February 7, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

Meet at the Community Room at the Beach for a guided hike focusing on the owls of Green Lakes.

In case of severe weather a backup date of February 27th has been scheduled.  For questions contact honesty.rohrer@parks.ny.gov  This event is free and open to the public.

Winter Wildlife Survival - Rescheduled
Sunday, February 8, 2015 01:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 446-2134

How is it that deer, wood frogs or even praying mantis's survive the winter? Come to Fort Montgomery State Historic Site and discover how our backyard neighbors endure the winter with no clothing, grocery stores, or furnaces!

This program will involve an outdoor nature trek, hands-on furs, and games. A family-friendly program, it is suited for children 10 and up.

Registration is required. To enroll, contact Peter Cutul by phone at (845) 446-2134 or by email at: peter.cutul@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Scrap the Winter Blues Away
Sunday, February 8, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

It's cold outside, let us bring nature inside to you. We will create a scrapbook using fun, nature-related themes. Please bring some photos you would like to scrap with.

Fun for Kids programs are geared toward ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Scrap the Winter Blues Away
Sunday, February 8, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

It's cold outside, let us bring nature inside to you. We will create a scrapbook using fun, nature-related themes. Please bring some photos you would like to scrap with.

Fun for Kids programs are geared toward ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Heart 2 Heart
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors, and crafts.

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am & 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Heart 2 Heart
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors, and crafts.

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am & 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries: To Nature With Love
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect young children and their parents with the natural world through short walks, activities and crafts. (Ages 3-5)

Two sessions are held each Wednesday: 10-11am and 1:30-2:30pm

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Roaming the Rainforest
Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Roaming the Rainforest
Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership Lecture Series - Ecological Functions of Fungi
Thursday, February 12, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Bill Bakaitis, mycology educator and expert, will lead an interactive illustrated lecture examining the role that mushrooms and other fungi play in the ecosystem. Ecosystem concepts will be presented and an examination of the functions served by fungi, those members of the Fifth Kingdom, will be discussed.

This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Hall 102. No pre-registration is required, and the program is free of charge.

Family Adventures: Astronomy - Planets
Friday, February 13, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Discover the fascinating planets that share our sky. With fun hands-on activities, we will gain an understanding of how big the solar system is.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Loving CPPSPP
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Fall in love with the forest and the animals that live here. We will discuss animals that stay together and others that have more than one mate. If the weather allows, we will take a short hike.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Loving CPPSPP
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Fall in love with the forest and the animals that live here. We will discuss animals that stay together and others that have more than one mate. If the weather allows, we will take a short hike.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Lake Erie Ice Volcanoes!
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Sculpted by wind, waves, and snow, the frozen surface of Lake Erie is a bizzare and twisted icescape that is constantly changing. Ice Volcanoes erupt and then freeze over leaving an ice surface of "inactive" cones, vents, mounds, ice caves and craters to discover! Take a guided walk to see these very unique Lake Erie ice formations!

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Adult Adventures: Maple Sugaring
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Learn to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

 

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Adventures
Sunday, February 15, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Get out of your house this winter and come explore nature's outdoor wonders! Learn about the history of the snowshoe and then join us on a hike as we look for the tracks and scat that animals leave behind, and the dens they depend on during our cold winter months. Snowshoes will be provided.

For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Presidents Week Hike
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a casual hike through the park, while enjoying the winter break.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Presidents Week Hike
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a casual hike through the park, while enjoying the winter break.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Tracks and Traces
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Children will become nature detectives as they unravel the clues left behind by the preserve's wildlife. Children will make a tracking book to take home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Tracks and Traces
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Children will become nature detectives as they unravel the clues left behind by the preserve's wildlife. Children will make a tracking book to take home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Meet the Animals
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over the winter break! During this session, meet the animals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Meet the Animals
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over the winter break! During this session, meet the animals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Creature Creations
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Meet some live animals and discover the variety of ways that they survive in their habitat.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Indoor Ed-ventures
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn more about the history of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through completion of an indoor scavenger hunt.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OCOnnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Indoor Ed-ventures
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn more about the history of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through completion of an indoor scavenger hunt.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OCOnnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Fearsome Jaws of Dinosaurs
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover how truly awesome dinosaurs were through hands-on demonstrations. Explore how fossils were formed, then create a unique craft.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Fearsome Jaws of Dinosaurs
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover how truly awesome dinosaurs were through hands-on demonstrations. Explore how fossils were formed, then create a unique craft.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Weather Wizards
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Have you ever wondered how a cloud forms or why a tornado starts? Uncover weather secrets with activities and demonstration.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Marine Mammals
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over Winter Break! During this session, learn about marine mammals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Marine Mammals
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over Winter Break! During this session, learn about marine mammals.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Owl Pellet Dissection
Friday, February 20, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over winter break for an owl pellet dissection.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure Week: Owl Pellet Dissection
Friday, February 20, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us over winter break for an owl pellet dissection.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Animal Tracking with the Family
Friday, February 20, 2015 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Fisher, fox and other creatures live in the park! Learn how to spot their tracks and signs, and then join us as we look for the stories they've left in the snow.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. $2 each or $5/family.

Fun for Kids: Flying Feathers!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Children will discover the world of local birds at our feeders while taking a short walk. The program will be followed by a craft.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Flying Feathers!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Children will discover the world of local birds at our feeders while taking a short walk. The program will be followed by a craft.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Nature Tour on Skis!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Cross-country skiing is a wonderful way to enjoy winter and can be done at nearby parks without a long drive. Learn how to cross-country ski or improve your technique as we ski Evangola's wooded and lakeside trails on this cooperative program led by the Buffalo Nordic Ski Club and the New York State Parks.

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Wild Winter
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Animals adapt to winter differently. Learn more about what animals native to Staten Island do to survive the winter, followed by a short walk on the green trail, weather permitting.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Wild Winter
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Animals adapt to winter differently. Learn more about what animals native to Staten Island do to survive the winter, followed by a short walk on the green trail, weather permitting.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Solar Viewing
Saturday, February 21, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

Meet at the Park Office to see the Sun like you never have before!  Learn about the Sun from local astronomers while viewing it through specialized telescopes.

In case of clouds or rain there is a backup date of February 22nd scheduled.  For questions contact honesty.rohrer@parks.ny.gov  This event is free and open to the public.

Ice Bridge of Niagara
Saturday, February 21, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Come see Niagara Falls in the winter! A park naturalist will be in the visitor center with a display and to answer questions.

For information, call (716) 282-5154.

Zebra Mussels at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 21, 2015 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Zebra Mussels are an agressive invasive species that severely impacts the health of freshwater systems. Anyone who enjoys swimming, fishing, or other water recreation will be interested in this presentation by Dr. William Harmon, SUNY Oneonta biologist and member of the NYS Invasive Species Advisory Committee. Dr. Harmon will discuss the biology, problems and potential control of zebra mussels and other aggressive aquatic introductions. Call 872-0800 for more information.
Registration: Required
Zebra Mussels at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 21, 2015 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Zebra Mussels are an agressive invasive species that severely impacts the health of freshwater systems. Anyone who enjoys swimming, fishing, or other water recreation will be interested in this presentation by Dr. William Harmon, SUNY Oneonta biologist and member of the NYS Invasive Species Advisory Committee. Dr. Harmon will discuss the biology, problems and potential control of zebra mussels and other aggressive aquatic introductions. Call 872-0800 for more information.
Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Moon River Walk
Saturday, February 21, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Enjoy the fresh winter air with a leisurely walk along the meandering moonlit trails of the preserve.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Erie Ice Sculptures!
Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Last chance in 2015 to take a guided walk to see the amazing nature-designed icescape sculptures on Lake Erie!

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Niagara's Nature
Sunday, February 22, 2015 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Reservoir State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

If you are at the park sledding or ice skating, stop in the warming pavilion to learn about some of the wildlife found in the Niagara Region. If winter activities are not available due to weather conditions, then the display will not be available.

For information call (716) 282-5154.

Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Shapes
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors, and crafts.

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Shapes
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors, and crafts.

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries: Nocturnal Critters
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect young children and their parents with the natural world through short walks, activities and crafts. (Ages 3-5)

Two sessions are held each Wednesday: 10-11am and 1:30-2:30pm

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Who's Been Walking in the Snow?
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Who's Been Walking in the Snow?
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: "Ecology of the Eastern Hog-nosed Snake on a Barrier Island"
Friday, February 27, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Eastern Hog-nosed snakes are in decline in the Northeast, but are surprisingly common in some parts of their range. Based on an ongoing study, the presentation will include current findings about their habitat use and natural history. Join us for an informative program about the curious habits of this charismatic species.

Ages 18 & up. Fees: $4 per person. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: "Ecology of the Eastern Hog-nosed Snake on a Barrier Island"
Friday, February 27, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Eastern Hog-nosed snakes are in decline in the Northeast, but are surprisingly common in some parts of their range. Based on an ongoing study, the presentation will include current findings about their habitat use and natural history. Join us for an informative program about the curious habits of this charismatic species.

Ages 18 & up. Fees: $4 per person. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Birding on the River
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Join us as we search for migratory waterfowl and other wintering birds found along the shores of the Niagara River. We will visit the lagoon overlook as well as a few of the many viewing areas you will find in our state parks on Grand Island.

For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Birding on the River
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Buckhorn Island State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Join us as we search for migratory waterfowl and other wintering birds found along the shores of the Niagara River. We will visit the lagoon overlook as well as a few of the many viewing areas you will find in our state parks on Grand Island.

For information and registration, call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Staten Island OutLoud Presents Black History Month
Sunday, March 1, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us as Staten Island OutLoud, a community reading project, presents a reading from a novel by an African writer in celebration of Black History Month, followed by a children's story. Afterwards, join us for a walk in the woods, weather permitting.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Staten Island OutLoud Presents Black History Month
Sunday, March 1, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us as Staten Island OutLoud, a community reading project, presents a reading from a novel by an African writer in celebration of Black History Month, followed by a children's story. Afterwards, join us for a walk in the woods, weather permitting.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Winter Stroll
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Enjoy the green trail on this casual stroll that will give us a chance to explore the woods in the beauty of the winter season.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Winter Stroll
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Enjoy the green trail on this casual stroll that will give us a chance to explore the woods in the beauty of the winter season.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Adult Adventures: Evergreen Baskets
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Discover fascinating facts about evergreens as you create your very own evergreen basket to take home.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Niagara's Nature
Sunday, March 8, 2015 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Reservoir State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

If you are at the park sledding or ice skating, stop in the warming pavilion to learn about some of the wildlife found in the Niagara Region. If winter activities are not available due to weather conditions, then the display will not be available.

For information call (716) 282-5154.

Family Adventures: Super Heroes!
Sunday, March 8, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover how incredible animals can be with activities, games and a craft. You may dress as your favorite Super Hero!

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Super Heroes!
Sunday, March 8, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover how incredible animals can be with activities, games and a craft. You may dress as your favorite Super Hero!

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Going Green
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and crafts.

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Going Green
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors and crafts.

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries: Lucky Rainbows
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect young children and their parents with the natural world through short walks, activities and crafts. (Ages 3-5)

Two sessions are held each Wednesday: 10-11am and 1:30-2:30pm

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Animal Tales
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Animal Tales
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Family Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Bring your family and search together as a team using your 5 senses to find fun things that nature hides in plain sight.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Winter Wilderness Walk
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

The forest and fields are still very much alive in winter. Join us to examine the signs of life and survival during nature's toughest season!

For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

 

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: Adult Seal Walk
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Come join us for a short talk about seals and then bundle up as we walk along the shoreline to see these amazing mammals.

Ages 18 & up. Fees: $4 per person. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-ventures: Adult Seal Walk
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Come join us for a short talk about seals and then bundle up as we walk along the shoreline to see these amazing mammals.

Ages 18 & up. Fees: $4 per person. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Winter Hike: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Using your senses, check off and complete your scavenger hunt, while you explore the woods of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 14 & up.

Registration: Required
Winter Hike: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Using your senses, check off and complete your scavenger hunt, while you explore the woods of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 14 & up.

Registration: Required
Backyard Maple Sugaring
Saturday, March 14, 2015 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Do you long to set up a family-scale syruping operation in your backyard? Join us for a short film, demo and samples of sap and fresh syrup.

$2/person and $5/family

Fun for Kids: Sunsational!
Saturday, March 14, 2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover fun facts about the sun, then create a unique craft that will capture rays from the sun and transform them into many brilliant colors to brighten up your home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Sunsational!
Saturday, March 14, 2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover fun facts about the sun, then create a unique craft that will capture rays from the sun and transform them into many brilliant colors to brighten up your home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Leprechaun's Rainbow
Sunday, March 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

To learn about rainbows, we need to understand light and color. With experiments and activities we can discover together how rainbows appear.

For ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

 

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Leprechaun's Rainbow
Sunday, March 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

To learn about rainbows, we need to understand light and color. With experiments and activities we can discover together how rainbows appear.

For ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

 

Registration: Required
First Day of Spring Walk
Friday, March 20, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere! Emerge from winter hibernation and join us on a walk through the park to rediscover the beauty of spring.

For information and registration, call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Spring Blooms
Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us to welcome spring and paint a small flower pot to take home with marigold seeds.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Spring Blooms
Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us to welcome spring and paint a small flower pot to take home with marigold seeds.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Backyard Maple Sugaring
Saturday, March 21, 2015 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Savor a delicious sign of Spring and learn how to make syrup in your backyard.

$2/person and $5/family

Family Adventures: What Goes Bump in the Night
Saturday, March 21, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the sights, sounds and smells of the night. Learn how nocturnal animals find their way in the darkness with several hands on activities.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Adult Adventures: Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Sunday, March 22, 2015 10:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

In this hands-on program, discover how to find food, start a fire and build a shelter.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Spring Nature Quest
Sunday, March 22, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We've plotted a scavenger hunt course for you and your family to follow at your own pace.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Spring Nature Quest
Sunday, March 22, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We've plotted a scavenger hunt course for you and your family to follow at your own pace.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Water Olympics
Sunday, March 22, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

This fun series of competitions will explore and explain the 'wonders of water' from surface tension to buoyancy. Celebrate World Water Day with us!

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Whales Tale
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors, and crafts.

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Whales Tale
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors, and crafts.

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries: Outer Space
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect young children and their parents with the natural world through short walks, activities and crafts. (Ages 3-5)

Two sessions are held each Wednesday: 10-11am and 1:30-2:30pm

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Night Sounds
Friday, March 27, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
Phone: (716) 549-1050

Night Sounds is a journey through dusk into the world of night! Listen for the sleigh bell serenade of Spring peepers under shooting stars and a copper Mars. Will the Wood Frogs quack and the Timber Doodles twitter? Do Screech Owls whinny and can Barred Owls call for dinner? A quiet sensory walk through the evening forest trails.

For information and registration, call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Stargazing Hosted by AOS
Friday, March 27, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join the Amateur Observer's Society this winter as we observe the stars and constellations. Together we'll discover more about these diamonds in the sky.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Stargazing Hosted by AOS
Friday, March 27, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join the Amateur Observer's Society this winter as we observe the stars and constellations. Together we'll discover more about these diamonds in the sky.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Help Protect the Endangered Piping Plover
Saturday, March 28, 2015 09:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us! Volunteer to help protect the endangered Piping Plover!

9am at the Nature Center
Please call to register: 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614

Registration: Required
Help Protect the Endangered Piping Plover
Saturday, March 28, 2015 09:00 AM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us! Volunteer to help protect the endangered Piping Plover!

9am at the Nature Center
Please call to register: 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Family Nature Walk
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Join us for a walk as the winter winds down and spring starts to rev-up! Dress for the weather.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Family Nature Walk
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Join us for a walk as the winter winds down and spring starts to rev-up! Dress for the weather.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Meet the Animals
Saturday, March 28, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Meet face-to-face with some amazing animals that live on Long Island. Learn who may be living in your own backyard!

Ideal for children ages 5 & up / Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Wind Catchers
Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of the wind through hands-on activities and games. Then you'll create your own unique wind catcher to take home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Wind Catchers
Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of the wind through hands-on activities and games. Then you'll create your own unique wind catcher to take home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
"Salamanders" Presentation at Hubbard Lodge
Sunday, April 19, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 534-5506
Presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Event takes place at Hubbard Lodge, part of Fahnestock State Park. The lodge is located just off the east side of Rt. 9, just north of the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 301. For adults with or without children and for children ages 5 and up. For more info, visit the Nature Museum website or call (845) 534-5506. 

General Admission: $7/adults, $5/children
Museum Member Admission: $5/adults, $3/children

As winter fades, these fascinating, seldom seen creatures emerge from hibernation and return to their vernal pools. Do you know which species is most common: red-backed, yellow spotted or marbled? Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller to discover the answers as you learn about salamanders! Then take a guided walk in search of these spring time residents.


"Salamanders" Presentation at Hubbard Lodge
Sunday, April 19, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 534-5506
Presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Event takes place at Hubbard Lodge, part of Fahnestock State Park. The lodge is located just off the east side of Rt. 9, just north of the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 301. For adults with or without children and for children ages 5 and up. For more info, visit the Nature Museum website or call (845) 534-5506. 

General Admission: $7/adults, $5/children
Museum Member Admission: $5/adults, $3/children

As winter fades, these fascinating, seldom seen creatures emerge from hibernation and return to their vernal pools. Do you know which species is most common: red-backed, yellow spotted or marbled? Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller to discover the answers as you learn about salamanders! Then take a guided walk in search of these spring time residents.


Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest
Sunday, May 17, 2015 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 265-3773
Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Donations graciously accepted. 
Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest
Sunday, May 17, 2015 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 265-3773
Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Donations graciously accepted. 
"Owls" Presentation at Hubbard Lodge
Sunday, May 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 534-5506
Presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Event takes place at Hubbard Lodge, part of Fahnestock State Park. The lodge is located just off the east side of Rt. 9, just north of the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 301. For adults with or without children and for children ages 5 and up. For more info, visit the Nature Museum website or call (845) 534-5506. 

General Admission: $7/adults, $5/children
Museum Member Admission: $5/adults, $3/children

Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to learn about the fascinating natural history of owls. Meet a live owl from the Museum's collection.
"Owls" Presentation at Hubbard Lodge
Sunday, May 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 534-5506
Presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Event takes place at Hubbard Lodge, part of Fahnestock State Park. The lodge is located just off the east side of Rt. 9, just north of the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 301. For adults with or without children and for children ages 5 and up. For more info, visit the Nature Museum website or call (845) 534-5506. 

General Admission: $7/adults, $5/children
Museum Member Admission: $5/adults, $3/children

Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to learn about the fascinating natural history of owls. Meet a live owl from the Museum's collection.
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