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Sat 29 Jan
The Bear Snores On
Saturday, January 29, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellesley Island State Park

Bring your snow gear for a fun day outside! Come listen to a fun story about a bear and his friends spending time together during the winter. After our story, we will explore and build what you think might be a good shelter for the winter. Creativity, imagination, and snow gear required.

Sat 05 Feb
Ice Fishing Clinic
Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park

Join local fishing guide Aziel Snyder for a step-by-step instruction of ice fishing on Eel Bay! Augering the ice, tip-up setup, and baiting will be demonstrated. Meet at Eel Bay boat launch, near Campsite Area H. No restrooms on site, Nature Center is a 2 minute drive away.

Sat 12 Feb
Free Snowshoe Days
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Wellesley Island State Park


Gear up – for free! Take a pair of snowshoes out on our trails and explore winter! Weather permitting: seven inches of snow is needed to take our snowshoes out on the trail. Please call for conditions. Visit the Nature Center during open hours to sign out your shoes.

Sat 12 Feb
Winter Explorations
Saturday, February 12, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park


The winter months provide some of the best opportunities for viewing wildlife along our trails. Come brave the cold and the wind and learn about plant and animal adaptations to winter, winter tree identification, and more! Snowshoes will be provided if there is enough snow.

Sat 19 Feb
Bird Feeder Programs: Project Feeder Watch
Saturday, February 19, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park


Become a citizen scientist and help us identify and count birds at our feeders! All data will be submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project Feeder Watch.

Sat 19 Feb
Bird Feeders Programs: Feathered Friends
Saturday, February 19, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park


Every winter the Nature Center builds a bird feeder station to help the wintering bird population. Birdseed will be provided. Our feathered friends may even land and take seed from your hand, or your head! All ages are welcome.

Sat 26 Feb
Trails Tales
Saturday, February 26, 2022 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park


Perfect for pre-school aged children (3-5 years old), accompanied by an adult. A naturalist will first read two stories to the children and then lead the group in an activity (weather dependent: hike or craft) themed to match the stories.

Sat 05 Mar
Nature's Paintbrush
Saturday, March 5, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wellesley Island State Park

Pine boughs, acorns, icicles, oh my! Come make a beautiful painting using natural materials as paintbrushes. All ages and abilities are welcome, bring your imagination and creativity.

Sat 12 Mar
Free Snowshoe Days
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Wellesley Island State Park


Gear up – for free! Take a pair of snowshoes out on our trails and explore winter! Weather permitting: seven inches of snow is needed to take our snowshoes out on the trail. Please call for conditions. Visit the Nature Center during open hours to sign out your shoes.

Sat 12 Mar
Scat & Skulls
Saturday, March 12, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park


Have you ever wondered how to identify scat (animal poop) or asked whose skull is that? Try our interactive scat and skull game. Guess what animal it is and learn how to identify it.

Sat 19 Mar
Bird Feeder Programs: Project Feeder Watch
Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park


Become a citizen scientist and help us identify and count birds at our feeders! All data will be submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project Feeder Watch.

Sat 19 Mar
Bird Feeders Programs: Feathered Friends
Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park


Every winter the Nature Center builds a bird feeder station to help the wintering bird population. Birdseed will be provided. Our feathered friends may even land and take seed from your hand, or your head! All ages are welcome.

Sat 26 Mar
Little Hands, Wild!
Saturday, March 26, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park


Explore the spring! We'll be outside investigating this muddy season. The snow might still be around, so be prepared for all kinds of conditions! Recommended for Pre-K and under, but all ages welcome.