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Thu 30 Sep
After School- Junior Naturalist Series
Thursday, September 30, 2021 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Pre-registration by phone required!

Do you have a child that loves the outdoors? Have them become a Junior Naturalist! This year's theme animal is the fisher. Join on hikes, participate in activities, and complete the Jr. Naturalist booklet to earn a NYS Junior Naturalist 2021 patch! No charge. Ages 7-12. Must be accompanied by an adult. Must attend at least the first or second session and the last session to earn the patch.

Thursday, Sept 16th: After School- Jr. Naturalist: What is a Fisher?

Thursday, Sept 23rd: After School- Jr. Naturalist: Using Our Senses

Thursday, Sept 30th: After School- Jr. Naturalist: Patch Ceremony

Programs will be held on Thurs., Sept 16th, 23rd, & 30th. No charge. Ages 7-12. Must be accompanied by an adult. Must attend at least the first or second session and the last session to earn the patch. Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.

Registration: Required
Fri 01 Oct
Black as a Bat
Friday, October 1, 2021 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Pre-registration by phone required!

What better way to welcome in the Halloween season?! Do you love bats? Fear them? Admire from afar? This program is great for all ages. Bring a blanket and a warm layer!

Program will be held on Friday, Oct 1st, 7:30pm. $2/ person, $5 for families of 3 or more. Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Oct
Spidey Senses
Saturday, October 2, 2021 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Pre-registration by phone required!

Do spiders give you the heebie jeebies? Do you shriek in terror when you see one in your house? Spiders are an integral part of ecosystems and help to keep insect populations at bay. Join this program to learn about what special senses spiders have and why you shouldn't be afraid of them.

Program will be held on Saturday, Oct 2nd, 2:30pm. $2/ person, $5 for families of 3 or more. Good for all ages. Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.

Registration: Required
Sun 03 Oct
Cemetery Walk
Sunday, October 3, 2021 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Pre-registration by phone required!

The park has a few cemeteries located within its bounds. Take a journey to less frequented parts of the park, see tombstones dating back over 100 years, and learn about the first settlers of Grafton.

Program will be held on Sunday, Oct 3rd, 2:30pm. $2/ person, $5 for families of 3 or more. Good for all ages. Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.

Registration: Required