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Sun 30 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 30 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 29 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 29, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 29 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 29, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 23 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 23, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 23 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 23, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 22 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 22 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Thu 20 Apr
Fulton County Myths & Legends
Thursday, April 20, 2023 07:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
As part of the 3rd Annual Third Thursday Winter Lecture Series, Fulton County Historical Society Executive Director, Samantha Hall-Saladino will discuss the legends, myths, and lore of some of the county's most intriguing history. No spoilers here, but these tales need telling. Free and open to the public. No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 6:50pm. Virtual via WebEx.
Sun 16 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 16, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 16 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 16, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 15 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 15, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 15 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 15, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Mon 10 Apr
Museum Monday
Monday, April 10, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join us for the return of Museum Monday.  We'll be open during the off season for a couple hours on select Monday's while offering refreshing discussion on a topic relevant to the month. April we'll look some humor and poetry, especially Mark Twain's wonderful poem, "The Aged Pilot." Be sure to check out the Pathway to Empire exhibit. Short presentation/reading is at 11:30am. 
Sun 09 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 9, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 09 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 9, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 08 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 8, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 08 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 8, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 02 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 2, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 02 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, April 2, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 01 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 1, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 01 Apr
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, April 1, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 26 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, March 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 26 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, March 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 25 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 25, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 25 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, March 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 25 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, March 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 19 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, March 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 19 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, March 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 18 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 18 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 18 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Fri 17 Mar
Fat Tire Bike Fun Rides
Friday, March 17, 2023 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department and the Western New York Mountain Bike Association (WNYMBA) are excited to host another season of Fun Fat Bike Rides with the ride starting at 6:45 PM. Bring warm clothes, a helmet, a head light, and sense of adventure. Check in will be at Camp Allegany. Although pre- registration is not required, if you are interested in borrowing a bike for the evening, please call (716) 379-6939, as bike availability is limited. 

The 5–8-mile fun ride is for all levels and will last up to 2 hours, depending on the weather. Riders will wind through the Red House area of the park. If there is no snow, any bike is welcomed. 

For more information contact the Environmental Education and Recreation Dept. at 716 379-6939 or email adele.wellman@parks.ny.gov
Thu 16 Mar
Palatine Germans in the Mohawk Valley
Thursday, March 16, 2023 07:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
As part of the 3rd Annual Third Thursday Winter Lecture Series, Kathryn Weller of the NYS Museum will discuss the emigration of German families from the Palatine region of Europe into the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys of New York during the early decades of the 1700's. Discover the impact of this immigration into colonial America and its lasting impact on the region. Free and open to the public. No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 6:50pm. Virtual Via WebEx.
Mon 13 Mar
Museum Monday
Monday, March 13, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join us for the return of Museum Monday.  We'll be open during the off season for a couple hours on select Monday's while offering refreshing discussion on a topic relevant to the month. march we'll look at Molly Brant and the role of women in the Haudenosaunee while you check out the Pathway to Empire exhibit. Short presentation is at 11:30am.
Sun 12 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, March 12, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 12 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, March 12, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 11 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 11, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 11 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, March 11, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 11 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, March 11, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Wed 08 Mar
Lunchbox Lesson on Canal Women w/ Nellie Ludemann of Seneca Falls Historical Society
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Nellie Ludemann, Director of the Seneca Falls Historical Society will present on women along the famous Erie and Seneca Canals.  We recognize International Women's Day by offering a look at the crucial role women filled along the canals of New York State. Free and open to the public. No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 11:50am. Virtual Via WebEx.
Sun 05 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, March 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 05 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, March 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 04 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 4, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 04 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, March 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 04 Mar
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, March 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Tue 28 Feb
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 28 Feb
Frosted Forests
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Golden Hill State Park
What happens to the forests when they freeze? Come find out while taking a naturalist guided walk in the woods! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 26 Feb
Geology Rocks
Sunday, February 26, 2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Discover how rocks are formed and what makes each one unique! With an educator, we'll learn how to identify different types of rocks and put our skills to the test with a hands-on sorting activity. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 26 Feb
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 26, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 26 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, February 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 26 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, February 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 26 Feb
Sounds of the Season
Sunday, February 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
This program focuses on the sounds of your environment. Take a short hike and find somewhere nice to sit and listen. Bring your own nature journal or one will be provided. Make a sound map or take note of all the different sounds you hear. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 25 Feb
The Art of Invasion: Zebra and Quagga Mussels
Saturday, February 25, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Reservoir State Park
What is striped, shelled, and found all over? Zebra and quagga mussels! Learn about these aquatic invaders (and how to paint them) during an entertaining and informative program with an enthusiastic naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 25 Feb
Geology Rocks
Saturday, February 25, 2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Discover how rocks are formed and what makes each one unique! With an educator, we'll learn how to identify different types of rocks and put our skills to the test with a hands-on sorting activity. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 25 Feb
OPEN TOUCH TANK
Saturday, February 25, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator and meet marine creatures face-to-face!
Sat 25 Feb
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, February 25, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 25 Feb
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 25, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sat 25 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, February 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 25 Feb
Frozen Falls Walk
Saturday, February 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Embark on a winter snowshoe to enjoy a frozen Knox Falls. This hike is designed for those who enjoy the thrill of a more demanding nature walk. Bring a bagged lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 25 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, February 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 25 Feb
Art of Invasion: the Spotted Lantern Fly
Saturday, February 25, 2023 until Wednesday, January 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reservoir State Park
Learn what a spotted lanternfly is, what it does, and how to paint one! No art experience or equipment is necessary to attend this fun and fact-filled program! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 25 Feb
Overwintering Wonderland
Saturday, February 25, 2023 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Golden Hill State Park
Enjoy Lake Ontario while searching for overwintering birds. Learn about winter ecology and experience Golden Hill State Park. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 24 Feb
Astronomy Night
Friday, February 24, 2023 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join Dr. Bennington for a night of winter skies! The program will start indoors for a brief talk on the fall sky before heading outside. On our back deck, we will use a telescope to focus on the Moon, the brighter stars, and their constellations.
Fri 24 Feb
Tiny Tots: Space
Friday, February 24, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Thu 23 Feb
Birding Platform
Thursday, February 23, 2023 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
The barrier island is a major migratory bird corridor. Stop by the new birding platform located off the bike path by the Center to see what feathered friends fly by! Wheelchair & low-mobility accessible. Binoculars not provided, but an educator will be stationed with a birding scope. No fee, All ages welcome. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Wed 22 Feb
Winter Weeds and Wildflowers
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Evangola State Park
The greens of summer have long been gone yet many of our favorite plants still remain, do you recognize them? Join us for a hike to learn some of our common winter weeds and wildflowers. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Wed 22 Feb
Tiny Tots: Space
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 21 Feb
Trivia Tuesday: Nature Jeopardy
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
Put your mind to the test and compete with friends and family during a game of nature jeopardy! Answer questions and win small prizes. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Tue 21 Feb
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 21 Feb
Frosted Forests
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Golden Hill State Park
What happens to the forests when they freeze? Come find out while taking a naturalist guided walk in the woods! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 19 Feb
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 19, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 19 Feb
OPEN TOUCH TANK
Sunday, February 19, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator and meet marine creatures face-to-face!
Sun 19 Feb
Winter Wonders
Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
While the beach may be known to be the hot spot during the summer months, winters at Jones Beach are just as wonderful! Join an educator to learn about identifying the animal tracks from our winter critters and explore how to harvest seeds from the dormant plants. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 19 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 19 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 18 Feb
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 18, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sat 18 Feb
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 18 Feb
Space Craft
Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come explore our galaxy through a space craft to acknowledge the work of Katherine Johnson, Mae Jemison, and other scientists and engineers of color. Children (Ages 7-10), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 18 Feb
Birds of Buffalo Harbor
Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Celebrate our winter birds as we take a walk along the park promenade and look for waterfowl, gulls and hopefully snowy owls! Dress for the weather and bring spotting scopes and binoculars if you have them. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 18 Feb
Birds on the Niagara - Feathers on Lake Ontario
Saturday, February 18, 2023 until Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Fort Niagara State Park
Join a naturalist with a spotting scope on the sun lawn in Fort Niagara to view the migrating waterfowl over Lake Ontario! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 18 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 18 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 18 Feb
Birds on the Niagara - Feathers on the Niagara River
Saturday, February 18, 2023 until Sunday, February 19, 2023 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island Nature Center
Join a park naturalist with a spotting scope to view the migrating waterfowl on the Niagara River. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 18 Feb
Birds on the Niagara - Feathers on the Niagara River
Saturday, February 18, 2023 until Sunday, February 19, 2023 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
Join a park naturalist with a spotting scope to view the migrating waterfowl on the Niagara River. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 18 Feb
Birds on the Niagara at Goat Island
Saturday, February 18, 2023 until Sunday, February 19, 2023 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Come join the Birds on the Niagara birding extravaganza on Goat Island. Search for Gulls and other over wintering sensations! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 17 Feb
Fat Tire Bike Fun Rides
Friday, February 17, 2023 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department and the Western New York Mountain Bike Association (WNYMBA) are excited to host another season of Fun Fat Bike Rides with the ride starting at 6:45 PM. Bring warm clothes, a helmet, a head light, and sense of adventure. Check in will be at Camp Allegany. Although pre- registration is not required, if you are interested in borrowing a bike for the evening, please call (716) 379-6939, as bike availability is limited. 

The 5–8-mile fun ride is for all levels and will last up to 2 hours, depending on the weather. Riders will wind through the Red House area of the park. If there is no snow, any bike is welcomed. 

For more information contact the Environmental Education and Recreation Dept. at 716 379-6939 or email adele.wellman@parks.ny.gov
Fri 17 Feb
Seal Walk
Friday, February 17, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Fri 17 Feb
Winter Tree I.D
Friday, February 17, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Identifying tree species in winter can be an exciting challenge. Hone your skills and learn to identify trees based on their shape, bark, and twigs. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Fri 17 Feb
Tiny Tots
Friday, February 17, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Fri 17 Feb
Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday, February 17, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Get your binoculars ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count! Sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this annual community science project invites bird watchers of all ages to count birds and help create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Thu 16 Feb
Myers and the Underground Railroad
Thursday, February 16, 2023 07:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
As part of the 3rd Annual Third Thursday Winter Lecture Series, Mary Liz and Paul Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center in Albany, NY will discuss Harriet and Stephen Myers. The Myers were black abolitionists, whose residence was a headquarters for Underground Railroad activity in the Capital Region in the mid 1850's. They serve as a lasting-legacy for social justice and reform. Their home is now a museum and community place of gathering that serves as a reckoning space with the past, and also inspires future generations. Free and open to the public. No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 6:50pm. Virtual via WebEx.
Thu 16 Feb
Teachers' Workshop
Thursday, February 16, 2023 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
The Teachers' Academy at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center provides educators with an immersive experience at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center. Teachers are placed in the role of students, and learn about how to use the building and site to teach students about environmental design, dune ecology, climate change, coastal resilience, and more. Participants can receive CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) hours through the New York State Education Department. $4 fee per teacher. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Wed 15 Feb
Tiny Tots
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 14 Feb
Valentine's Day Candle Lantern Walk
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
Happy Valentine's Day! Make a lantern and discover the park at night with a walk through the old growth woods. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Tue 14 Feb
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 14 Feb
Gull-entines Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Niagara Falls State Park
Fall in love with birds on Valentine's Day on Goat Island! Learn bird identification and fun facts while focusing on the gulls of the Niagara River. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Mon 13 Feb
Museum Monday
Monday, February 13, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join us for the return of Museum Monday.  We'll be open during the off season for a couple hours on select Monday's while offering refreshing discussion on a topic relevant to the month. February we'll look at slavery in the Mohawk Valley and the lack of evidence showing black labor on the construction of the Erie Canal while you check out the Pathway to Empire exhibit. Short presentation is at 11:30am.
Sun 12 Feb
Geology Rocks
Sunday, February 12, 2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Discover how rocks are formed and what makes each one unique! With an educator, we'll learn how to identify different types of rocks and put our skills to the test with a hands-on sorting activity. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 12 Feb
OPEN TOUCH TANK
Sunday, February 12, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator and meet marine creatures face-to-face!
Sun 12 Feb
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 12, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 12 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, February 12, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 12 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, February 12, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 11 Feb
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 11, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sat 11 Feb
OPEN TOUCH TANK
Saturday, February 11, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator and meet marine creatures face-to-face!
Sat 11 Feb
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 11 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 11 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 11 Feb
Bird Walk with Audubon
Saturday, February 11, 2023 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
You don't need to be a birder to enjoy the breathtaking sight of Snowy Owls on our beaches in winter! These regal visitors from the north are attracted to the tundra-like setting to hunt and rest. Join us to find them and other winter raptors, shorebirds, and waterfowl, and to learn about the dynamic coastal ecosystem in play during off-season. Photo opportunities abound! Please note, there is no walk if it rains or snows or the temperature is below 25 degrees. All ages welcome. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 11 Feb
Overwintering Wonderland
Saturday, February 11, 2023 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Golden Hill State Park
Enjoy Lake Ontario while searching for overwintering birds. Learn about winter ecology and experience Golden Hill State Park. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Fri 10 Feb
Creature Feature
Friday, February 10, 2023 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center is home to several educational animals—come and meet them! Learn about our reptile species, hear their individual stories, and spend time with them in person. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Fri 10 Feb
Tiny Tots
Friday, February 10, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Wed 08 Feb
Lunchbox Lesson on John Brown w/ Brendan Mills of John Brown Farm SHS
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Brendan Mills, Historic Site Manager at John Brown Farm will discuss the lasting impact of Brown, his efforts toward emancipation of Blacks in America, and what his homestead in the Adirondacks of NY continues to offer as a focus toward social change. Free and open to the public. No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 11:50am. Virtual via WebEx.
Wed 08 Feb
Tiny Tots
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 07 Feb
Trivia Tuesday
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
Come one, come all to compete with friends and family alike in a game of Nature Bingo! Figure out clues to fill in spaces and win small prizes! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Tue 07 Feb
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 07 Feb
Frosted Forests
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Golden Hill State Park
What happens to the forests when they freeze? Come find out while taking a naturalist guided walk in the woods! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 05 Feb
Seal Walk
Sunday, February 5, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sun 05 Feb
Winter Wonders
Sunday, February 5, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
While the beach may be known to be the hot spot during the summer months, winters at Jones Beach are just as wonderful! Join an educator to learn about identifying the animal tracks from our winter critters and explore how to harvest seeds from the dormant plants. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 05 Feb
Snowshoe & Ice Volcano Walk
Sunday, February 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
Embrace the winter season on a guided snowshoe walk through the forested trails of Evangola. If present, we will end the hike exploring the frozen phenomenon of Lake Erie ice volcanoes! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sun 05 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, February 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 05 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, February 5, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 04 Feb
Seal Walk
Saturday, February 4, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Sat 04 Feb
Winter Writing: A Journaling Journey
Saturday, February 4, 2023 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Reservoir State Park
The quiet of winter can be conducive to enhancing our powers of observation. Exercise your body and mind on a short walk, followed by an interactive indoor journaling activity with us! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 04 Feb
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 04 Feb
Geology Rocks
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Discover how rocks are formed and what makes each one unique! With an educator, we'll learn how to identify different types of rocks and put our skills to the test with a hands-on sorting activity. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 04 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 04 Feb
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 04 Feb
Winter Watercolors
Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reservoir State Park
Celebrate the outdoors by making nature-inspired art indoors! No prior art experience is necessary to attend and enjoy this creativity-boosting event. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 04 Feb
Overwintering Wonderland
Saturday, February 4, 2023 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Golden Hill State Park
Enjoy Lake Ontario while searching for overwintering birds. Learn about winter ecology and experience Golden Hill State Park. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Fri 03 Feb
Seal WalK
Friday, February 3, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free.
Fri 03 Feb
Tiny Tots
Friday, February 3, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Thu 02 Feb
Senior Craft
Thursday, February 2, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Beat winter boredom by learning to make a new winter craft. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Thu 02 Feb
Winter Wetlands
Thursday, February 2, 2023 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Joseph Davis State Park
Did you know the Niagara River Corridor is the only designated wetland of international importance in New York State? Learn more and celebrate World Wetlands Day with us on a walk! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Wed 01 Feb
Animal Evidence
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Joseph Davis State Park
Take a short hike and see if you can find any evidence of the animals of the Niagara Region. Work on your track and scat identification skills! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Wed 01 Feb
Tiny Tots
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 31 Jan
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 31 Jan
Gorge-ous Trees
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
Learn about the winter ecology of the gorge and about its very old and very special trees, along the path from Devil's Hole State Park to Whirlpool State Park and back. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 29 Jan
Winter Wonders
Sunday, January 29, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
While the beach may be known to be the hot spot during the summer months, winters at Jones Beach are just as wonderful! Join an educator to learn about identifying the animal tracks from our winter critters and explore how to harvest seeds from the dormant plants. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 29 Jan
Seal Walk
Sunday, January 29, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 29 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, January 29, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 29 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, January 29, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 28 Jan
Snowy Owl Craft
Saturday, January 28, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join us for a fun seasonal craft! Create your very own snowy owl pinecone craft. Children (Ages 6-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 28 Jan
OPEN TOUCH TANK
Saturday, January 28, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator and meet marine creatures face-to-face!
Sat 28 Jan
Snow Falls
Saturday, January 28, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Learn about the local and natural history of Goat Island on a guided walk to the falls. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 28 Jan
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, January 28, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 28 Jan
Seal Walk
Saturday, January 28, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 28 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, January 28, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 28 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, January 28, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Fri 27 Jan
Snowshoe Hike
Friday, January 27, 2023 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Beginner snowshoe hike, perfect for elementary schoolers. We will take a short hike out to our observation area on Long Pond, and back to the Welcome Center (1/2 mile). We will go over how to take snowshoes on & off. Rentals included in program price. $2/person. $3/person if snowshoes are needed
Fri 27 Jan
Tiny Tots
Friday, January 27, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Wed 25 Jan
Tiny Tots
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Wed 25 Jan
Off the Beaten Trail
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Evangola State Park
An off-trail adventure designed for those who enjoy the thrill of a more demanding nature walk. Bring a bagged lunch and be prepared for the weather during the several hours outing. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Tue 24 Jan
Trivia Tuesday: Nature Jeopardy
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
Put your mind to the test and compete with friends and family during a game of nature jeopardy! Answer questions and win small prizes. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Tue 24 Jan
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 24 Jan
Gorge-ous Trees
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
Learn about the winter ecology of the gorge and about its very old and very special trees, along the path from Devil's Hole State Park to Whirlpool State Park and back. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 22 Jan
OPEN TOUCH TANK
Sunday, January 22, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator and meet marine creatures face-to-face!
Sun 22 Jan
Discover the Dunes
Sunday, January 22, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 22 Jan
Seal Walk
Sunday, January 22, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 22 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, January 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 22 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, January 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 22 Jan
Sounds of the Season
Sunday, January 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
This program focuses on the sounds of your environment. Take a short hike and find somewhere nice to sit and listen. Bring your own nature journal or one will be provided. Make a sound map or take note of all the different sounds you hear. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Sat 21 Jan
What's going on in winter?
Saturday, January 21, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Whirlpool State Park
Discover strategies organisms use to survive the seasons on a guided walk with a naturalist! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 21 Jan
Ski-mour Knox - Intermediate
Saturday, January 21, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Enjoy an afternoon of cross-country skiing along the beautiful rolling hills of the former Knox family estate. This outing is best for intermediate level skiers and we have a limited number of skis available to borrow. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 21 Jan
Snow Falls
Saturday, January 21, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Learn about the local and natural history of Goat Island on a guided walk to the falls. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 21 Jan
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, January 21, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 21 Jan
Seal Walk
Saturday, January 21, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 21 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, January 21, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 21 Jan
Ski-mour Knox – Beginners
Saturday, January 21, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Enjoy a relaxing morning of cross-country skiing along the beautiful rolling hills of the former Knox family estate. This outing is best for beginner skiers and we have a limited number of skis available to borrow. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 21 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, January 21, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 21 Jan
Bird Walk with Audubon
Saturday, January 21, 2023 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
You don't need to be a birder to enjoy the breathtaking sight of Snowy Owls on our beaches in winter! These regal visitors from the north are attracted to the tundra-like setting to hunt and rest. Join us to find them and other winter raptors, shorebirds, and waterfowl, and to learn about the dynamic coastal ecosystem in play during off-season. Photo opportunities abound! Please note, there is no walk if it rains or snows or the temperature is below 25 degrees. All ages welcome. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 21 Jan
Squirrel Stroll
Saturday, January 21, 2023 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
It's National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Celebrate these (and other) wonderful rodents by going for a walk in woods they may have helped regenerate. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Fri 20 Jan
Stars Over Snow
Friday, January 20, 2023 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Four Mile Creek State Park
Ponder the winter sky and swap astronomical ideas with a park naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Fri 20 Jan
Creature Feature
Friday, January 20, 2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center is home to several educational animals—come and meet them! Learn about our reptile species, hear their individual stories, and spend time with them in person. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Fri 20 Jan
Tiny Tots
Friday, January 20, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Thu 19 Jan
Yankee Galvanized Yankee w/ Ben Kemp of Grants Cottage
Thursday, January 19, 2023 07:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
As part of the 3rd Annual Third Thursday Winter Lecture Series, Ben Kemp of Grants Cottage State Historic Site will be discussing Yankee Galvanized Yankee. Kemp shares the incredibly unusual tale of Hugh Clemons. Find out the circumstances that brought a man born and raised in the Southern Adirondacks of New York into the service of the Confederate army and how he eventually ended up on the other side of the fight. Discover how he was regarded when he returned to the North after the war and his interesting connection to General U.S. Grant. Free and open to the public. No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 6:50pm. Virtual via WebEx.
Thu 19 Jan
Birding Platform
Thursday, January 19, 2023 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
The barrier island is a major migratory bird corridor. Stop by the new birding platform located off the bike path by the Center to see what feathered friends fly by! Wheelchair & low-mobility accessible. Binoculars not provided, but an educator will be stationed with a birding scope. No fee, All ages welcome. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Wed 18 Jan
Teachers' Workshop
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
The Teachers' Academy at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center provides educators with an immersive experience at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center. Teachers are placed in the role of students, and learn about how to use the building and site to teach students about environmental design, dune ecology, climate change, coastal resilience, and more. Participants can receive CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) hours through the New York State Education Department.$4 fee per teacher. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Wed 18 Jan
Tiny Tots
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 17 Jan
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 17 Jan
Gorge-ous Trees
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
Learn about the winter ecology of the gorge and about its very old and very special trees, along the path from Devil's Hole State Park to Whirlpool State Park and back. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Mon 16 Jan
Creature Feature
Monday, January 16, 2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center is home to several educational animals—come and meet them! Learn about our reptile species, hear their individual stories, and spend time with them in person. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 15 Jan
Snowshoe & Ice Volcano Walk
Sunday, January 15, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Embrace the winter season on a guided snowshoe walk through the forested trails of Evangola. If present, we will end the hike exploring the frozen phenomenon of Lake Erie ice volcanoes! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sun 15 Jan
Seal Walk
Sunday, January 15, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 15 Jan
NYSOA Waterfowl Count
Sunday, January 15, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Every January since 1955 the New York State Ornithological Association has conducted an annual waterfowl count throughout the state. In most years, more than a quarter of a million birds are tallied. Be a part of this community science project as we tally birds along the Lake Erie shore at Evangola. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sun 15 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, January 15, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 15 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, January 15, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 14 Jan
OPEN TOUCH TANK
Saturday, January 14, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator and meet marine creatures face-to-face!
Sat 14 Jan
Snow Falls
Saturday, January 14, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Learn about the local and natural history of Goat Island on a guided walk to the falls. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 14 Jan
Appreciating Apricity
Saturday, January 14, 2023 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
Apricity is an old word that describes warmth of the sun in winter. Savor this sensation on a stroll with an enthusiastic naturalist. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 14 Jan
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, January 14, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 14 Jan
Seal Walk
Saturday, January 14, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 14 Jan
Winter Birding Walk
Saturday, January 14, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come down to Jones Beach each week to visit diverse habitats to look for waterfowl, shorebirds, and elusive owls. Bring your hat, gloves, and a warm drink! Binoculars provided. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 14 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, January 14, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 14 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, January 14, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 14 Jan
Evergreen Extravaganza
Saturday, January 14, 2023 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
Take a fact-filled walk with a naturalist to learn about the fascinating foliage of plants who retain their leaves for multiple growing seasons. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Fri 13 Jan
Fat Tire Bike Fun Rides
Friday, January 13, 2023 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department and the Western New York Mountain Bike Association (WNYMBA) are excited to host another season of Fun Fat Bike Rides with the ride starting at 6:45 PM. Bring warm clothes, a helmet, a head light, and sense of adventure. Check in will be at Camp Allegany. Although pre- registration is not required, if you are interested in borrowing a bike for the evening, please call (716) 379-6939, as bike availability is limited. 

The 5–8-mile fun ride is for all levels and will last up to 2 hours, depending on the weather. Riders will wind through the Red House area of the park. If there is no snow, any bike is welcomed. 

For more information contact the Environmental Education and Recreation Dept. at 716 379-6939 or email adele.wellman@parks.ny.gov
Fri 13 Jan
Tiny Tots
Friday, January 13, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Wed 11 Jan
Animal Evidence
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Joseph Davis State Park
Take a short hike and see if you can find any evidence of the animals of the Niagara Region. Work on your track and scat identification skills! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Wed 11 Jan
Lunchbox Lesson on the Conklingville Dam w/ John Callaghan of HRBRRD
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
John Callaghan, Director of the Hudson River Black River Regulating District will be presenting on the fascinating history of the Conklingville Dam and the Great Sacandaga Reservoir.  He will speak to the District's mission as a regulatory agency and how its operation extends across regions of New York State. Free and open to the public. No registration required. WebEx free web meeting platform, link goes live at 11:50am. Virtual via WebEx.
Wed 11 Jan
Tiny Tots
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 10 Jan
Trivia Tuesday: Nature Bingo
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
DeVeaux Woods State Park
Come one, come all to compete with friends and family alike in a game of Nature Bingo! Figure out clues to fill in spaces and win small prizes! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Tue 10 Jan
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 10 Jan
Gorge-ous Trees
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
Learn about the winter ecology of the gorge and about its very old and very special trees, along the path from Devil's Hole State Park to Whirlpool State Park and back. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Mon 09 Jan
Museum Monday
Monday, January 9, 2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Join us for the return of Museum Monday.  We'll be open during the off season for a couple hours on select Monday's while offering refreshing discussion on a topic relevant to the month. January we'll look at the tea trade, tea customs in colonial NY, and enjoy a hot cup of tea while you enjoy the Pathway to Empire exhibit. Short presentation is at 11:30am.
Sun 08 Jan
OPEN TOUCH TANK
Sunday, January 8, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator and meet marine creatures face-to-face!
Sun 08 Jan
Seal Walk
Sunday, January 8, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 08 Jan
Discover the Dunes
Sunday, January 8, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Get a taste of Jones Beach with a beautiful and easy walk. Take a guided walk down to the ocean and back to see what plants, animal tracks, and other features of the landscape there are to be seen on a given day, and learn about what makes Jones Beach unique. The walk consists of a there-and-back trail (1 mile). All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sun 08 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, January 8, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sun 08 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Sunday, January 8, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 07 Jan
“SALUTATIONS OF THE SEASON!”
Saturday, January 7, 2023 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
An evening of merriment! Once again, Schuyler Mansion and the Friends of Schuyler Mansion will welcome visitors in person for our annual Twelfth Night Celebration, "Salutations of the Season!" From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. the site will host an open house, replete with 18th century holiday fare, live music, bonfires (weather permitting!), period reenactors, and wassail toasts! Admission: $7.00 Adults / $6.00 Seniors & Students / $2.00 Children (12 and under) / $5.00 Friends members. Then cross the river, where the celebration continues at Crailo State Historic Site with Yuletide decorations, hearthside cooking, live music, re-enactors and other festive traditions of the 17th century! Both events run concurrently and a Combination ticket, which includes both historic houses, is available. Twelfth Night, or the Feast of Epiphany, was one of the traditional holidays celebrated by the Dutch and English of 17th and 18th century New York. Falling on January 6th, Twelfth Night was the final holiday of the season, marked by unsurpassed feasting and revelry. Come and celebrate with us! Snow date: Sun., Jan 8th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sat 07 Jan
Snow Falls
Saturday, January 7, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Learn about the local and natural history of Goat Island on a guided walk to the falls. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 07 Jan
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, January 7, 2023 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in December (except Christmas Eve), January, February, and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sat 07 Jan
Seal Walk
Saturday, January 7, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
In the winter, Jones Beach welcomes back its winter seal population. Learn about these incredible marine mammals and their migration to Jones Beach, and go for a walk to spot Harbor and Gray Seals feeding in our bay. Please book in advance, capacity is limited. Meet at JBENC. All Ages, Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 07 Jan
Winter Birding Walk
Saturday, January 7, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come down to Jones Beach each week to visit diverse habitats to look for waterfowl, shorebirds, and elusive owls. Bring your hat, gloves, and a warm drink! Binoculars provided. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Sat 07 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, January 7, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Sat 07 Jan
PROJECT FEEDERWATCH
Saturday, January 7, 2023 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 30th.
Fri 06 Jan
Snowy Owl Craft
Friday, January 6, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join us for a fun seasonal craft! Create your very own snowy owl pinecone craft. Children (Ages 6-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Fri 06 Jan
Tiny Tots
Friday, January 6, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Thu 05 Jan
Senior Craft
Thursday, January 5, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Beat winter boredom by learning to make a new winter craft. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+), Ages 3 and up: $4, 2 and younger: Free. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Wed 04 Jan
Tiny Tots
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Come to Jones Beach and join us for an exciting new activity every week. Your little one will get creative, get moving, and start learning about the fun of the outdoors and of science. RSVP required. Children (Ages 3-6), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 03 Jan
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center
Join an educator each week to explore a different topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics through experiments, art projects, and more. RSVP required. Children (Ages 8-12), Ages 3 and up: $4. To RSVPs please go to jonesbeachenc.org/programs.
Tue 03 Jan
Gorge-ous Trees
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Devil's Hole State Park
Learn about the winter ecology of the gorge and about its very old and very special trees, along the path from Devil's Hole State Park to Whirlpool State Park and back. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike: First Sunset Stroll
Sunday, January 1, 2023 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Niagara Falls State Park
Enjoy the first sunset of 2023 on an entertaining and informative walk with a park naturalist. This walk can't be mist! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike: First Day at the Fort
Sunday, January 1, 2023 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Fort Niagara State Park
Join us for a tour of the Officer's Club to view the stunning murals and museum displays, followed by a walk to view the War of 1812 Cemetery, the lighthouse, and Old Fort Niagara from the parking lot. (The Fort is Closed on New Year's Day.) For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike Nunda
Sunday, January 1, 2023 02:00 PM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
Join Martha Blair & Jennie Flint from Be Well in Nunda on a 2.8 mile hike along Genesee Valley Greenway State Park. Afterwards, all hikers are invited to drive to the Nunda Historical Society, 24 Portage Rd, Nunda, for refreshments and warmth. Please meet at Town of Nunda new Maintenance Facility, Hay Rd. In case of severe weather, please check Genesee Valley Greenway State Park on Facebook for event status. Parking is available at the meet site. Please follow all current Covid-19 guidelines for indoor/outdoor activity. Dress weather appropriate. If there is snow, feel free to bring your snowmobile, snowshoes and/or skis.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike: A Golden Beginning
Sunday, January 1, 2023 02:00 PM
Golden Hill State Park
Enjoy the first day of the new year with a stroll through Golden Hill State Park. Please dress appropriately for the weather. For more information please call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Chenango Valley State Park
Come join us for an afternoon of hiking! We'll be offering two hikes of varying difficulty and distance. Our first hike will be a shorter walk of approx. 2-3 miles. It will take you through some of our easier trails and we'll talk about the park and its history along the way. The second hike will be a bit longer, covering approx. 4 miles and will take you on some more difficult trails. Nothing too serious, but the hills may get your heart pumping a bit more. You may even break a sweat. We'll have everyone meet at the large stone building near our beach parking area, where we'll have some drinks and snacks to get you fueled up before the hikes. Any questions, please call 607-648-5251 for more information. we will provide some drinks/snacks, but bring your own if you would like something specific. Hike will take place in any weather conditions. 
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Spend New Year's Day the right way—in the woods! An educator will lead you on our annual "First Day" 2-mile hike on our trails and point out various plant and signs of wildlife. Dress for weather and be ready to hike up to 2 miles starting at the nature center with us. For more information please call (347) 215-0225.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Spend New Year's Day the right way—in the woods! An educator will lead you on our annual "First Day" 2-mile hike on our trails and point out various plant and signs of wildlife. Dress for weather and be ready to hike up to 2 miles starting at the nature center with us. For more information please call (347) 215-0225.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Come to the Connetquot River State Park Preserve to visit and tour the Main House and Od Grist mill. Hear about the history of this park and the buildings. Come prepared for rain or shine. For more information please call (631) 581-1072.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike Scottsville
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
Begin the year off right with a self-guided walk along the newly resurfaced Genesee Valley Greenway State Park! Hiking is all day but join us between the hours of 1-3 to warm up by the campfire. Head south to the Lehigh Valley Trail and Genesee River Bridge overlook for a 5-mile round trip, or, if you prefer, head north or south to the next crossroad for a shorter 2-mile roundtrip. Please meet at Canawaugus Park. In case of severe weather, please check Genesee Valley Greenway State Park on Facebook for event status. Hike participants are invited to the fire pit at Canawaugus Park before starting their self-guided hike along the Greenway. Parking is available at the meet site. Please follow all current Covid-19 guidelines for indoor/outdoor activity. Dress weather appropriate. If there is snow, feel free to bring your snowmobile, snowshoes and/or skis.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike Cuba
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
Enjoy a delightful 2.5 mile roundtrip walk along Genesee Valley Greenway State Park with the one and only Mike Landowski! Hikers are invited to The Palmer Opera House, 12 Main St, Cuba (1/2 mile from Bull St), afterwards for refreshments, warmth, and restrooms! Please meet at Bull St at gazebo. In case of severe weather, please check Genesee Valley Greenway State Park on Facebook for event status. Parking is available at the meet site. Please follow all current Covid-19 guidelines for indoor/outdoor activity. Dress weather appropriate. If there is snow, feel free to bring your snowmobile, snowshoes and/or skis.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Start the new year out right enjoying nature and getting outdoors. Hike is moderate, although it is open to any age group. About 2 miles. No charge. No strollers.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Come take your 1st hike of 2023 at Green Lakes State Park! Due to the possibility of large crowds, we will be offering a leisurely self-guided hike around one or both of our lakes (Green and Round Lake). Green Lake is 1.9 miles and if you do both, it's 2.9 miles. Dress appropriately for the weather. Be sure to stop by our environmental education center to learn more about these rare meromictic lakes and our beautiful park! Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. For more information please call (607)338-2021.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Please join us for a two-mile trek on the Erie Canal Trek and enjoy the magic of nature in the winter season! ? Please dress for the weather. Feel welcome to wear snowshoes! For more information please call (315)823-0398.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
See the Mount Morris Dam as only a winter hiker can, with hard-to find views exposed by bare trees. Hear stories of the creation of the Mount Morris Dam and its importance to communities on the Genesee River, including some of the most productive farmland in New York and the City of Rochester. Enter the Mount Morris gate, near 130 North Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510. Parking lot near the swimming pool will be on your left. For more information please call (585)493-3680.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Join us for a hike to Middle Falls and Upper Falls, two of Letchworth State Park's largest waterfalls. This easy hike over mostly flat surfaces offers incredible views and explores exotic trees, as well as state and national champion trees, plus the Glen Iris fountain, known to some as the "Ice Volcano" in the winter. Due to the possibility of temporary road closures for winter weather, please use the Castile gate at 6787 Denton Corners Road, Castile, NY. For more information please call (585)493-3680.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Kick-start your New Year's resolutions with a Self-Guided Historic Landscape Tour of John Jay Homestead. John Jay began to inherit his land near Bedford, New York in 1785, three years after his father died. He began developing the land as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first. He developed it further in the late 1790s, to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived into the 1950s, and as you walk around the property, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Check www.johnjayhomestead.org after 10am for weather-related cancellation. For more information please call (914) 535-0024.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
See the Mount Morris Dam as only a winter hiker can, with hard-to find views exposed by bare trees. Hear stories of the creation of the Mount Morris Dam and its importance to communities on the Genesee River, including some of the most productive farmland in New York and the City of Rochester. Enter the Mount Morris gate, near 130 North Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510. Parking lot near the swimming pool will be on your left. For more information please call (585)493-3680.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Join us for a hike to Middle Falls and Upper Falls, two of Letchworth State Park's largest waterfalls. This easy hike over mostly flat surfaces offers incredible views and explores exotic trees, as well as state and national champion trees, plus the Glen Iris fountain, known to some as the "Ice Volcano" in the winter. Due to the possibility of temporary road closures for winter weather, please use the Castile gate at 6787 Denton Corners Road, Castile, NY. For more information please call (585)493-3680.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Kick off the New Year in the outdoors! Join us for this annual event held across New York State. Choose your own adventure with two hike options: a guided family-friendly hike around half-mile North Field Loop (1:00 pm) or a self-guided hike on trails of your choice (10:00 am–2:00 pm)! We have 5 miles of winter trails open. Snowshoes will be provided if conditions allow. Preregistration is recommended in case of cancellation due to inclement weather. For more information please call (315) 482-2479.
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike at Minnewaska: Frozen Waters
Sunday, January 1, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Welcome the new year with an invigorating hike to see the Peter's Kill stream as it rushes beneath an icy blanket of frozen water and snow. Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, as we hike first to the bridge across the Mossy Glen Footpath, where we will observe the icy cascades of the winter stream. Next, we'll retrace our steps and continue on to see Awosting Falls in all its winter glory. When conditions are cold enough, a volcano-like structure of ice forms beneath the waterfall. A constant stream of green water flows down the sides of this ice cone, carving out new routes along the icy base every few minutes. The total distance for this outing is approximately three miles on a combination of a footpath, which is more narrow, and wide carriage roads. Although the walking is mostly flat, surfaces may be very icy, so participants are encouraged to bring Micro Spikes or other ice traction devices and to dress appropriately for the cold. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Lower Parking Lot. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.