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Sat 22 Jan
Beginner Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, January 22, 2022 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Interested in learning to snowshoe? Join Park staff in learning the basics of snowshoeing on a one mile walk through mature hardwood forests. Snowshoes will be provided!
Registration: Required
Sun 23 Jan
Winter Wildflower Sowing
Sunday, January 23, 2022 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Looking forward to spring? Learn an easy seed-starting technique that will add colorful native flowers to your yard. Whether you're new to gardening or a long-time native plant grower, this program is for you! Bring your own native wildflower seeds or choose seeds from our collection. It's never too early to start gardening!
Registration: Required
Sat 29 Jan
Junior Naturalist Story and Craft
Saturday, January 29, 2022 12:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Bring your young naturalist (recommended ages 3-6 years old) for a fun, interactive program about owls, those amazing night-flying birds of prey! After reading an owl storybook or two, we'll examine talons and feathers of our mounted models, and learn about owls' amazing adaptations for hunting at night!
Registration: Required
Sat 05 Feb
Beginner Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, February 5, 2022 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Interested in learning to snowshoe? Join Park staff in learning the basics of snowshoeing on a one mile walk through mature hardwood forests. Snowshoes will be provided
Registration: Required
Sun 13 Feb
Needle-Felted Birds
Sunday, February 13, 2022 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Make birds from colored wool! Learn about a few of our common winter birds while creating soft-sculpture versions to take home. No experience required, but due to the sharp needles used this program is best for ages 10 and up.
Registration: Required
Sat 19 Feb
Winter Life of Bald Eagles
Saturday, February 19, 2022 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
A mated pair of Bald Eagles can be found almost year-round at Thompson's Lake. Join this program to learn about their almost extinction, and their incredible come back. We will be taking a short walk up the NC trail to the eagle observation site.
Registration: Required
Sun 20 Feb
Great Backyard Bird Count
Sunday, February 20, 2022 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
It's time for the Great Backyard Bird Count! We'll start at the Nature Center's bird observation window, then move outdoors for a walk through field and forest to count winter birds for this long-running Cornell Ornithology Lab program.
Registration: Required
Wed 23 Feb
School’s Out! Winter Fort Building
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Join Park staff in building winter forts and snow creations! This program is great for all ages who are looking to get outside and have fun! If there is no snow we will go on a hike around the Nature Center.
Registration: Required
Sat 26 Feb
Helderberg Homesteading Day
Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
The Helderbergs are full of history! Learn skills that were important to early settlers with a day of demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. Carpentry, open-fire cooking, spinning, soap-making and more!
Registration: Required