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Sat 25 Mar
Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Preserve
Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

This opportunity is being offered at 11:00 a.m. every Saturday in January, February and March, weather permitting. It is designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing as a new winter activity. Each session will be run by a Sam's Point employee who will provide instruction on how to properly wear and adjust the snowshoes, as well as work with you until you are ready to head out on your favorite trail with confidence. The lesson may last up to one hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person at the Sam's Point Visitor Center.

Sun 26 Mar
Project FeederWatch at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Become a citizen scientist and help us learn more about the beautiful birds that visit the feeders at the Sam's Point Visitor Center! At the end of winter, we will send our data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help other scientists learn about these birds as well. During the program, we will use binoculars to observe birds and learn how to identify them as they visit our feeders. Then we will make starter feeders for you to take home so you can continue your observations in your own yard. This program is recommended for beginner and experienced bird watchers of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. This program is being offered at the Sam's Point Area in Cragsmoor. Pre-registration is recommended by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sun 26 Mar
Project FeederWatch at Sam’s Point
Sunday, March 26, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Become a citizen scientist and help us learn more about the beautiful birds that visit the feeders at the Sam's Point Visitor Center! At the end of winter, we will send our data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help other scientists learn about these birds as well. During the program, we will use binoculars to observe birds and learn how to identify them as they visit our feeders. Then we will make starter feeders for you to take home so you can continue your observations in your own yard. This program is recommended for beginner and experienced bird watchers of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. This program is being offered at the Sam's Point Area in Cragsmoor. Pre-registration is recommended by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Apr
Project FeederWatch at Sam's Point - Last Chance
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Become a Citizen Scientist and help us learn more about the beautiful birds that visit the feeders at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. On April 7th we will send our data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help other scientists learn about these birds as well. During this program, we will use binoculars to observe birds and learn how to identify them as they visit our feeders. Then we will make starter feeders for you to take home so you can continue your observations in your own yard. This program is recommended for beginner and experienced bird watchers of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is recommended by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Registration: Required
Sun 09 Apr
Loop around the Lake for Families at Sam's Point
Sunday, April 9, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join a Sam's Point educator for this three mile hike to view magnificent Lake Maratanza. On our way back toward the Visitor Center, we will stop at the Sam's Point Overlook, where on a clear day there is a great view of the Wallkill Valley, the Catskills, and much more. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 15 Apr
Preschoolers in the Park at Sam's Point: Amazing Amphibians
Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Bring your preschoolers and join Laura Davis, Sam's Point Interpretive Ranger, for a fun filled morning learning about amphibians! We will make a frog inspired craft, play a game, and learn about the amazing life cycle of these cool creatures. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 22 Apr
Earth Day Volunteer Event at Sam's Point
Saturday, April 22, 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Celebrate Earth Day at Sam's Point with a day of service and stewardship. There's no better way to celebrate Earth Day than by serving the planet and working hard while enjoying beautiful scenery. This year, our project will be to clear brush from a mile long section of the High Point Footpath and restore the trail from effects of the recent wildfire. After breaking for lunch we will hike out by way of the Verkeerderkill Falls Footpath. This strenuous, five mile hike is recommended for experienced hikers over the age of 15. Please bring plenty of water (two liters is recommended), lunch, snacks, and appropriate work clothes. This event will take place rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 22 Apr
Earth Day Adventures at Sam’s Point
Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join Zach Pollock, Interpretive Ranger Intern, for a nature walk up to the Sam's Point Overlook. Along the way, we will improve our observation skills while searching for various signs of wildlife along the trail. During the program we will discuss the principles of Leave No Trace and brainstorm ways that we can help protect our parks together. Please bring water and food. This program is open to people of all ages, but children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sun 23 Apr
Earth Day at Sam's Point Continued: Fungi in the Forest
Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Join us for a new workshop where we will debunk the mysteries of mushrooms and learn about how to grow your own. We will be exploring how native fungi function in the ecosystem and some of the unique characteristics of the forest at Sam's Point. During the program, we will take a walk to look for fungi along the trail and make spore prints from any fresh finds. Then, we will learn about and experience the process of growing mushrooms via log inoculation. The logs will be placed in our garden so visitors can return and watch them flourish. We will also have mushroom kits for you to take home. This program is open to all ages and levels of experience. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 29 Apr
Nature Journals for Children at Sam's Point
Saturday, April 29, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Bring your child to Sam's Point to make their very own nature journal. After the journals are made, we'll take a short walk to look for leaves and other natural items to include in their book. Children of any age are welcome to join us, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.

Registration: Required
Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Project/Event Description: Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve is hosting its first I Love My Park Day on May 6th, 2017! I Love My Park Day is all about getting outdoors and showing your appreciation for New York State Parks. We will be partnering with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the Long Distance Trails Crew to improve the Verkeerderkill Falls Footpath. The goal is to prevent erosion of our fragile soils and allow hikrers to keep their feet dry on the way to the Falls. Volunteers will sharpen their tools and their trail maintenance skills as they help install bog bridges, water bars, stepping stones and rock staircases. There are also opportunities for less strenuous service such as clipping brush back from the edge of the trail. Sam's Point will also be hosting a picnic afterwards to show their appreciation for volunteers! This is an appropriate volunteer opportunity for adults and children who are at least seven years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.
Meeting Location:  Sam's Point Visitor Center

Register: http://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day

Registration: Required