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Mon 01 Oct
CALL TO PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO SNAP! GALLERY EXHIBIT
Monday, October 1, 2018 until Monday, November 26, 2018
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

The theme for the exhibit is colors, patterns, and textures. We will accept up to 5 images from each photographer, taken within the boundaries of the Preserve, including the Rockwood Hall area (adjacent to the Hudson River), Pocantico Hills, and Stone Barns Farms. Applications and images must be received by November 26th (CD, flash drive or email images) to Julia.jardine@parks.ny.gov (please put “SNAP 2019” in the subject line). You can find an announcement and application for the exhibit at www.parks.ny.gov/parks/59.
Mon 01 Oct
GEOCACHE CHALLENGE
Monday, October 1, 2018 until Sunday, November 11, 2018
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Enjoy a hike combined with the fun of a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. While you are geocaching, take some time and see all that Rockefeller State Park Preserve has to offer, and remember take only pictures and leave only footprints. For more information and to sign up visit www.geocaching.com or call the park office and ask to speak with Julia.

Daily | Sunrise to Sunset | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | FREE | All ages

Mon 01 Oct
WILD LIFE: CARNIVORES OF ROCKEFELLER STATE PARK PRESERVE Gallery Exhibit:
Monday, October 1, 2018 until Sunday, November 11, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

From coyotes to opossums, bobcats to snakes, large mouth bass to praying mantis, carnivores play a vital role in our ecosystem, keeping it healthy, balanced, and alive! Learn about the diversity and ecological impact of our native carnivores in this multimedia exhibit. The exhibit features photography, trail camera images, taxidermy, and a touch table, and is curated by Susan Antenen.

Daily | 9 AM – 4:30 PM | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | FREE | All ages

Wed 24 Oct
Stewardship Volunteer Events
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Our forests, fields, and wetlands provide crucial habitat for birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, pollinators, and insects. Join our environmental stewardship team to combat the major threats to our environment head on! Whether you’re digging up invasives or planting native trees, you’ll be learning about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it every step of the way. This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have about our local plants and wildlife, or best practices for ecological management. No experience is necessary. Make a difference today by registering for this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com or by calling Julia at 914-631-1470 x107.

10 AM | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | FREE | All ages

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Oct
TREES OF ROCKEFELLER PRESERVE: Tree ID Walk with John McShane
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Have you ever wondered what kinds of trees you see when walking through the Preserve? John McShane will lead a ½ hour tree identification walk around the lake to discuss some key skills on how to identify them. John will also discuss how and why leaves change color in the fall. John taught “Tree Identification” at the New York Botanical Garden for many years and worked as a naturalist for several nature preserves in Westchester. He now lives in Washington, DC. Free and open to the public. Suggested for age 10+. Meet in the Preserve courtyard next to the Office and Gallery.

Saturday | 10 AM | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | FREE | All ages

Sun 28 Oct
ASK A NATURALIST: Pop Up Table
Sunday, October 28, 2018 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

If you’re taking a walk at the Preserve, stop by the courtyard outside the Office and Gallery to learn more about the Preserve and the living things around you. Our Natural Resource Specialist will be available to answer your questions about wildlife and plant life, this year’s environmental stewardship and habitat restoration programs, citizen science projects, and volunteer opportunities.

Sunday | 9 AM – 11:30 AM | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | FREE | All ages

Wed 14 Nov
VOLUNTEER STEWARDSHIP DAY
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Our forests, fields, and wetlands provide crucial habitat for birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, pollinators, and insects. Join our environmental stewardship team to combat the major threats to our environment head on! Whether you’re digging up invasives or planting native trees, you’ll be learning about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it every step of the way. This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have about our local plants and wildlife, or best practices for ecological management. No experience is necessary. Make a difference today by registering for this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com or by calling Julia at 914-631-1470 x107.

Wednesday | 10 AM | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | FREE | All ages