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Fri 28 Jan
Animal Shapes
Friday, January 28, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children 3-5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sat 29 Jan
Missing Maple Sap
Saturday, January 29, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Our maple trees are missing sap! Become detectives and investigate the park for clues to help find the missing maple sap.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sun 30 Jan
Tracks and Traces
Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Search the park for different tracks left by our winter residents. Discover many types of animals, their tracks, and the adaptations that help them survive in the winter.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Fri 04 Feb
Groundhogs Day
Friday, February 4, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Feb
Fish Dissection
Saturday, February 5, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Through a scientific dissection we will observe the anatomy of a fish and discover the different organs that help fish survive.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sun 06 Feb
Fishy Facts Trivia
Sunday, February 6, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

What makes a fish so fishy? Challenge yourself with a fun trivia game to see how much you really know about our fishy friends.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Feb
The Sweet Life
Saturday, February 12, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

The northeast has a unique climate for making maple syrup. Turning sap into syrup is quite a feat! Investigate the maple syrup process and observe how sap is collected from trees.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Feb
Winter Nature Sketching
Sunday, February 13, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Nature sketching is a great way to familiarize yourself with things in nature. Before photographs, naturalists used their pencils to illustrate their findings. Explore the park for different plants and animals. Create a sketch of your findings.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Fri 18 Feb
Dino-mite Dino's
Friday, February 18, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents through short nature walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Feb
The Sweet Life
Saturday, February 19, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

The northeast has a unique climate for making maple syrup. Turning sap into syrup is quite the feat! Investigate the maple syrup process  and observe how sap is collected from trees.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Feb
Wintering Waterfowl
Sunday, February 20, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Winter is here and so are our feathery friends! In this series we will discuss waterfowl that make New York their "winter vacation" spot. Let's take a look into the lives of the diving ducks who spend part of the winter at Hempstead Lake.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Feb
Snowflake Safari
Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

What do snowflakes look like up close? How many kinds of snowflakes are there? Become a scientist and search for the secrets behind snow.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Feb
Feathered Friend Feeders
Sunday, February 27, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

How do birds stay warm in the winter? Discover winter birds that make their homes in Hempstead Lake State Park. Create your very own pinecone bird feeder to take home and feed feathery friends where you live!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Fri 04 Mar
Green Thumbs Up
Friday, March 4, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with natural through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Mar
Creature Creations
Saturday, March 5, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Birds are some of the most diverse creatures on the planet. Let's discover how birds adapt to different environments around the world. Discover what behavior and physical features are important to birds and build your own bird for show and tell.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sun 06 Mar
March Mad Science
Sunday, March 6, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

How do scientists conduct experiments? Together we will create fun experiments and predict the results! Who knows what kinds of things we will discover in our Mad Science Lab?

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sat 12 Mar
Winter Waterfowl
Saturday, March 12, 2022 10:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Winter is here and so are our feathery friends! In this series we will discuss waterfowl that make New York their "winter vacation" spot. Let's take a look into the lives of the long distance migrants who spend part of the winter at Hempstead Lake.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Mar
Scoot and Scavenge
Sunday, March 13, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Follow each nature clue until you complete the Scoot and Scavenge challenge! The answers to the questions will help you navigate through the challenge with ease.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Thu 17 Mar
Rainbow Connection
Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Do you love solving puzzles and completing challenges? Let's challenge ourselves while we discover the properties of light. See if your family can solve our light challenges and escape our classrooms before the time runs out.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Fri 18 Mar
Rainbows
Friday, March 18, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sat 19 Mar
Weather Wizards
Saturday, March 19, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Weather is constantly changing. Together we will experiment with weather and observe our findings! How do tornados work? Find out the answer to this question and others as we conduct weather science experiments.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Mar
Poisonous Plants and Feared Fungi
Sunday, March 20, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Enjoy an indoor presentation about different types of feared fungi, poisonous plants and their look-a-likes.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sat 26 Mar
Signs of Spring Stroll
Saturday, March 26, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

It's that time of year again, the snow is starting to melt. Explore the seasonal changes at Hempstead Lake State Park and stroll through the park to observe the many seasonal changes around us.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Mar
Turtle Time
Sunday, March 27, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
(516) 766-1029

Do you like turtles? Discover the differences between the many turtles that can be found on Long Island. Meet our live turtle ambassador and enjoy a turtle themed craft!

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited.

To register, please visit Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure

Registration: Required