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Fri 10 Feb
Moonlit Walk
Friday, February 10, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-1087

Enjoy the park trails at night, under the light of the nearly-full Snow Moon. Please call the Park at (518) 732-1087 to register for this guided walk, and check-in at the program. We will leave at 7pm, so please come early enough to check-in. Refreshments will follow with a campfire. The walk will cover about two miles of fairly easy terrain. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Feb
Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 18, 2017 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Join bird experts from the Audubon Society of the Capital Region for a family-friendly introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count. On this outdoor foray, beginning birders will learn all about the Count's history, methodology and contribution to conservation science, and learn how to conduct a bird count in their own backyard. Afterwards, field parties will re-group at the pavilion to compare notes and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and coffee. Please call the Park Office at 518-732-0187 by c.o.b. February 15 to register or for more information. In case of inclement weather, this program may be cancelled. If in doubt, please call the Park office or consult www.capitalregionaudubon.org. For more information about the count, go to www.gbbc.birdcount.org

Registration: Required
Fri 10 Mar
Moonlit Walk
Friday, March 10, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-1087

Enjoy the park trails at night, under the light of the nearly-full Worm Moon. Please call the Park at (518) 732-1087 to register for this guided walk, and check-in at the program. We will leave at 7pm, so please come early enough to check-in. Refreshments will follow with a campfire. The walk will cover about two miles of fairly easy terrain. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes.

Registration: Required
Fri 19 May
Picturing Nature: A Practical Guide to Nature Photography – Part One
Friday, May 19, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

"There is incredible beauty in nature: from magnificent birds, flowers and landscapes to the tiniest insects. Suitable for all levels of photographers with a variety of equipment, this program covers the basic elements of nature photography including light, composition, and focus, and we discuss how these elements apply to close-ups, landscapes, and wildlife photography. We also cover aspects of simple editing, and where to photograph nature in upstate NY. Along the way we illustrate our points with some of our favorite photos of the beauty of nature." – Naturelogues

Denise Hackert-Stoner will give the first of two sessions on Friday night, with the second on Sunday afternoon. The first session will cover basics, and during the second session, students can have their work critiqued and receive feedback on how to better their skills. The Park will offer photo-printing services for a fee over the course of the weekend. There will be no program fee for guests who are camping Friday and Saturday night at Schodack Island State Park, however; for non-campers, there will be a $10 fee for the first session, and a $5 fee for the second session. Visit Naturelogues online at www.naturelogues.com.  

Sun 21 May
Picturing Nature: A Practical Guide to Nature Photography – Part Two
Sunday, May 21, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

"There is incredible beauty in nature: from magnificent birds, flowers and landscapes to the tiniest insects. Suitable for all levels of photographers with a variety of equipment, this program covers the basic elements of nature photography including light, composition, and focus, and we discuss how these elements apply to close-ups, landscapes, and wildlife photography. We also cover aspects of simple editing, and where to photograph nature in upstate NY. Along the way we illustrate our points with some of our favorite photos of the beauty of nature." – Naturelogues

Denise Hackert-Stoner will give the first of two sessions on Friday night, with the second on Sunday afternoon. The first session will cover basics, and during the second session, students can have their work critiqued and receive feedback on how to better their skills. The Park will offer photo-printing services for a fee over the course of the weekend. There will be no program fee for guests who are camping Friday and Saturday night at Schodack Island State Park, however; for non-campers, there will be a $10 fee for the first session, and a $5 fee for the second session. Visit Naturelogues online at www.naturelogues.com.