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Sat 20 Oct
ROCKY’S 5K (Hosted by the Friends of RSPP)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Hosted by the Friends of Rockefeller State Park Preserve, this event is a classic that everyone loves! With the beautiful fall foliage, Rockefeller Preserve provides the perfect backdrop for an autumn run. With challenging hills and wide carriage roads, this is the perfect race for experienced trail runners and first timers. If you are familiar with the Rockies, test your stamina and charge those uphills! First 5K? The well marked course and friendly volunteers will make it enjoyable from start to finish. Overall and age group awards, t-shirts, and refreshments. Please visit www.friendsrock.org/rockys-5k to learn more and register for this event!

Saturday | 9 AM | Rockefeller State Park Preserve | Early registration: $30 and day of registration: $35 | All ages

Registration: Required
Sun 21 Oct
Fall Photo Walk
Sunday, October 21, 2018 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470 ext 107

Heidi Fuhrman is our special guide for this fall photo walk. She will not burden the walk with an instructional class; rather, she will help point out photographic opportunities and approaches during a 1-2 hour walk on our carriage trails, with both broad vistas and close-ups.Heidi's enthusiasm has guided numerous photography groups through natural settings. Trained as a lawyer, she displays attention to detail and nuance in her photography. As a long-distance runner, she also uses her cell phone to photograph sunrises and wildlife deep in the woods.Heidi has exhibited in many private and public venues in Westchester and NYC. Most recently, she has focused on projects photographing "fog" and "ice," and these large collections both have been exhibited in public gallery spaces. Several of her images were recently on view at the New York Hall of Science's exhibit on forest birds and at the Rockefeller Preserve's Gallery exhibit on carnivores. Locally, her photographs are routinely featured in Rockefeller State Park Preserve web and print publications. Heidi is also co-president of the 100-member Color Camera Club of Westchester.

Please contact Julia at Julia.jardine@parks.ny.gov or register online at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com.

Meet at the Park's Main Office.

Registration: Required
Sun 21 Oct
Stewardship Volunteer Events
Sunday, October 21, 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
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