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Sat 28 Apr
Moonlit Hike
Saturday, April 28, 2018 07:30 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Enjoy the park trails under the moonlight. Please call the Park at (518) 732-0187 to register, and check-in at the program. We will leave at 7:30pm, so please come early enough to check-in. The walk will cover about two miles of fairly easy terrain. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes.

Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187


Meeting location: Main Pavilion located in the park

Project 1:Clearing Portage Trails - cutting back & raking a new trail that will be used by kayakers & canoers. Trail is approximately 100 yards long. Bring gloves, brush clippers, and rakes if you want, otherwise the park will provide all necessary tools. Bug repellent is recommended. Multiple other fun projects possible - helping to beautify the park by picking up scattered ground litter, and trail work to potentially installing sign posts or fixing picnic tables. All ages welcome. Please bring gloves, brush clippers, rakes (recommended but not necessary)

Project 2: Playing in the Flowerbeds - multiple flowerbeds throughout the park to clean, remove winter debris and put down new mulch. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves. Rakes recommended but not necessary

Project 3:Fun with a brush - we have (5) Questar III art exhibit cabinets that need to be stained and we'd like someone to freshen up the volleyball posts with a fresh coat of yellow paint. Brushes will be provided by the park. Please consider wearing clothes that can take some brown stain or yellow paint. All ages welcome.

For questions about this event:
Call: 518-766-0561

Registration: Required
Sun 06 May
2018 Literacy 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, May 6, 2018 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Register for the Literacy 5K today! The race is at Schodack Island State Park on Sunday, May 6th. Here is the link to register:

The Race Day schedule includes a Story Walk for children, an 1.5 mile guided Nature Walk, a Youth Mile and the 5K Run/Walk followed by an Awards Ceremony. This is a family friendly event and will include children's activities, and health and educational activities provided by local businesses and/or agencies. In addition participants and families will have the opportunity to remain in the park and enjoy the many amenities it offers including the picnic areas, 8 miles of trails, biking, volleyball, horseshoes, and a kayak/canoe launch site. The park is designated as a State Estuary having a portion of the park sheltering a Bird Conservation Area that is home to bald eagles, cerulean warblers and blue herons that nest in the cottonwood trees.

Times and Fees
7:45 - Registration
8:15 - Guided Nature Walk: $10 Pre-registration*; $15 Race day
9:00 - Story Walk (ages 8 & under) Suggested $5 or donation in any amt.
9:30 - Youth Mile: $10 Pre-registration*; $15 Race day
10:00 - 5K Trail Run/Walk: $30 Pre-registration* (3/1 - 5/6) | $35 Race Day
11:15 - Awards Ceremony
10:30-1:00 - Music: Viewpoints
*All pre-registration fees include park entrance fee

Registration: Required
Sat 19 May
Raptor Fest
Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Schodack Island State Park
(518) 732-0187

Audubon Society of the Capital Region presents the second annual Raptor Fest at Schodack Island State Park. Guests of all ages will be fascinated by live birds of prey. Live music, food and beverage, and kids activities will make this a fun day for the whole family.

Main Event: 10am-4pm
Migratory Bird Walk: 8am
Raptor Walk: 9:30am
Live Eagle with Adirondack Wildlife: 11am
Migratory Bird Walk: 12pm
Hawks and Owls with Audubon Sharon: 12pm
Live Birds with Page Wildlife Center: 2pmSeining for Eagle Food: 3pm