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Sat 23 Oct
Stellar Spiders!
Saturday, October 23, 2021 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

Do spiders give you the heebie-jeebies? Come learn about why spiders are a super species and nothing to be scared of! We will also be making a spider craft to take home. Great for families and children!

Limit 15 people for in-person programs

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Nature’s Creepy Mystery Trail
Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

Take a walk on the Nature Center Trail and discover cool and creepy natural objects and oddities along the way. Use the clues to complete the challenge and win a prize! Wear your Halloween costume if you like. This fun (not scary) program is appropriate for all ages.

Limit 15 people for in-person programs

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Nov
School House Tour at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 6, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Ever wonder what it was like to attend school in the early 1900's? We'll take a walk back in time to visit a historic one-room schoolhouse. Trade your markers and computers for ink and quills and prepare for a mini lesson on ‘The Three R's'. Call 518-872-0800 to register
Registration: Required
Sat 13 Nov
Animal Adaptations: Mammals at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 13, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join us to explore how our wild animal neighbors can live where they do, and how they survive and thrive! We will be examining a variety of species, fur, skulls, bones, and tracks to gain an understanding of their unique adaptations. Plus taking a short walk to see where one of our local mammals call home! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 14 Nov
Project FeederWatch at Thacher Nature Center at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, November 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Interested in learning to identify birds? Ever wonder how you can help scientists conserve birds just by watching out your window? Come learn about Project Feederwatch! Develop new birding skills or brush up while learning how scientists use observations from citizen scientists like you. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Nov
Turtle Talk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, November 20, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Meet the two live animal ambassadors at Thacher Nature Center! Learn about their amazing adaptations and what makes them unique. What do turtles eat? Do they have teeth? Can they leave their shells? Let's find out! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Wed 24 Nov
Trail Trek at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center

Take an adventure with Environmental Educator and explore the Nature Center trails! The beginning of winter may seem bleak- but the lack of leaves makes observing animals and birds much easier! Call 518-872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 04 Dec
Holiday Craft Bazaar at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys, and stocking stuffers in our gift shop, too. Attend both Holiday Bazaar and Open House to receive a free prize! (No Registration Needed). Call 518-872-0800 for more information.
Sat 04 Dec
Holiday Open House at Thacher Visitor Center
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Take a break from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the peaceful beauty of Thacher Park. Join friends around the fireplace, enjoy live music, make a holiday craft, and relax with hot drinks and sweet treats. Attend both Holiday Bazaar and Open House to receive a free prize! (No Registration Needed)
Sun 05 Dec
Holiday Craft Bazaar at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, December 5, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Shop for unique hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters, including jewelry, pottery, wooden wares, framed artwork, soaps and beauty products, fleece and woolen items, original artwork, soy candles, wildlife ornaments, pine needle baskets, honey products, wildlife photography, delicious foods and snack items and much more. Find nature books, wooden toys, and stocking stuffers in our gift shop, too. Attend both Holiday Bazaar and Open House to receive a free prize! (No Registration Needed). Call 518-872-0800 for more information.
Sat 11 Dec
Signs of Wildlife at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Ever wonder where all the wild animals are in winter? You may not see them, but if you observe closely enough, you can find the signs they've left behind. Learn all about these ‘wildlife signatures' and go outside and look for signs of our wild neighbors! We'll even try to build our own shelter in the woods! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sun 12 Dec
Winter Tree Identification at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, December 12, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Learn to identify trees in winter! Leaves aren't the only way to tell trees apart. Take a walk and learn to use bark to identify trees. We'll also talk about how trees can be used to read the landscape. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 18 Dec
Winter Birds and Bird Feeder Craft at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, December 18, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Make a pinecone bird feeder to give as a gift or hang in your yard. We will explore ways birds have adapted to winter survival, view birds at our observation window. Come prepared to explore the wintry world of our feathered friends! Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Thu 23 Dec
Winter Break Walk to High Point at Thacher Nature Center
Thursday, December 23, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Get outside and stretch your legs by joining us for a hike to high point! We'll discuss our observations of the landscape and enjoy the scenery of the park. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required