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Tue 16 Apr
Drop-in Feeder Watch
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Stop by to see which birds are enjoying our feeders! An educator will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about native birds, bird feeders, and FeederWatch—a citizen science initiative that allows you to contribute to real-life research projects. No registration required. Meet at the Nature Center.
Sat 20 Apr
Back From the Brink: Bald Eagles
Saturday, April 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
How did America's national symbol almost disappear? Learn about the history of Bald Eagles on an easy 1-mile hike through prime eagle habitat. We'll observe an active eagle nest and, if we're lucky, see young bald eagles with their parents! Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Nature Center. Ages 8 and up.
Registration: Required
Sun 21 Apr
Drop-in Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, April 21, 2024 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Celebrate Earth Day by stopping by the Nature Center between 9am and 3pm to pick up an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt. Bring the completed scavenger hunt back to the Nature Center for a prize! Note: trails are often muddy in the spring; dress for the weather. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Thu 25 Apr
Drop-in Play Time
Thursday, April 25, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center offers many self-guided opportunities for little hands to explore! Dig for fossils in the kinetic sand table, build a beaver dam in the stream table, or roast a pretend marshmallow on the plush campfire with some new friends. The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. No registration is required. For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
Sat 27 Apr
Vernal Pool Exploration
Saturday, April 27, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Come explore this temporary wetland brimming with life – a vernal pool! We'll examine amphibians and encounter egg masses as we dip our toes into the diversity of this important habitat. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet! Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at Hop Field.
Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
Wildflower Walk
Saturday, May 11, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Celebrate spring on a walk around the Nature Center to search out wildflowers. There will be a 1 hour break between this walk and the Watercolor Wildflowers program; participants attending both programs are invited to bring their own lunch. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Nature Center.
Sat 11 May
Line and Wash a Different Way
Saturday, May 11, 2024 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Practice watercolor techniques as you paint wildflowers with professional artist Diane Steele. $20 per person, cash payable at the time of the program. Meet at the Nature Center. All skill levels. Ages 18+. Registration required. Call 518-872-0800. Meet at the Nature Center.
Registration: Required