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Wed 10 Aug
Archery for Beginners
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thacher State Park
This program covers the basics of Archery, including equipment, safety, range commands, and shooting techniques. Max of 10 registered participants. Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited for: Ages 13-16 Registration is required. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Fri 12 Aug
Full Moon Hike
Friday, August 12, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thacher State Park
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up.
Sat 13 Aug
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, August 13, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 13 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 13, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sun 14 Aug
Young Artists Watercolor Class
Sunday, August 14, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Calling all young painters! Artists ages 8 to 18 are invited to try their hand at watercolor painting with artist Diane Steele. Learn a variety of techniques for painting realistic butterflies and other insects! No experience is necessary but note this is a class for children interested in art and would not be a good fit for kids looking for general crafting opportunities. Registration is required. Call 518-872-0800 to register. $20 materials fee. Located at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center. Best Suited for: Ages 8 to 18
Sat 20 Aug
Caves and Karst
Saturday, August 20, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting with the karst display, participants will come to understand the development of Thacher Park's unique landscape and the terms associated with them. We will carpool to the east end of the Indian Ladder Trail and descend to the Minelot Falls area to observe the limestone layers and the resurging underground streams. Next, we will drive up to the Beaver Dam Road and visit the active sinkhole and other unique areas. Best Suited For: Ages 16 and up.
Sat 20 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 20, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 27 Aug
A Walk Through the Paleozoic
Saturday, August 27, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thacher State Park
Starting at the Visitor Center, participants will be introduced to the rock layers of the Indian Ladder Trail and the fossils found within them. We will descend through the entrance to the Indian Ladder Trail to follow the base of the escarpment and observe the various Devonian Period rock layers and the effects of weathering and erosion that have formed the escarpment. We will return to the Visitor Center along the top of the escarpment that offers spectacular views of the valley and mountains north and east. Best Suited For: All Ages.
Sat 27 Aug
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, August 27, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 03 Sep
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, September 3, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages
Sat 10 Sep
Get to Know Thacher Park!
Saturday, September 10, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Join educators for a guided walk in the park! These walks will provide a great introduction to the trails and ecology of Thacher Park. Best Suited For: All Ages