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Eagle Watch
Saturday, January 31, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Grab a pair of binoculars and join park staff on their weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park's section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us!

Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced noticed, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. If there are no participants signed up with 24 hours advanced notice of the program, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Eagle Watch
Saturday, January 31, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Grab a pair of binoculars and join park staff on their weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park's section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us!

Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced noticed, please call 793-0511.

Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location. Participants should be prepared to spend time outside and are encouraged to wear adequate clothing and footwear. There is a program fee of $2 for adults and children and $1 for seniors. If there are no participants signed up with 24 hours advanced notice of the program, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Adult Adventures: Maple Sugaring
Sunday, February 1, 2015 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Learn to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Great Grandma's Kitchen
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore what a late 1800s kitchen was like with hands-on demonstrations of "modern" gadgets like swizzle sticks, cherry stoners, soap savers, and fluters.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Arm Knitting Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Knit a scarf using your arms as knitting needles! Bring 1-2 skeins of chunky yarn, bulkiness number of at least #5 (greater is better). One skein will make one scarf, but longer scarves require two skeins. Prior knitting experience is helpful but not necessary. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; please register by calling 872-0800. Participants should bring scissors and yarn needles, and wear sleeves that can be pushed up to the elbows.
Registration: Required
Arm Knitting Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Knit a scarf using your arms as knitting needles! Bring 1-2 skeins of chunky yarn, bulkiness number of at least #5 (greater is better). One skein will make one scarf, but longer scarves require two skeins. Prior knitting experience is helpful but not necessary. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; please register by calling 872-0800. Participants should bring scissors and yarn needles, and wear sleeves that can be pushed up to the elbows.
Registration: Required
Picture Perfect
Saturday, February 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Paint a picture frame of your own! Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift for Valentine's Day. Bring a 2x2 picture to put in your frame! A $3 donation is suggested for materials.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Picture Perfect
Saturday, February 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Paint a picture frame of your own! Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift for Valentine's Day. Bring a 2x2 picture to put in your frame! A $3 donation is suggested for materials.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Scrap the Winter Blues Away
Sunday, February 8, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

It's cold outside, let us bring nature inside to you. We will create a scrapbook using fun, nature-related themes. Please bring some photos you would like to scrap with.

Fun for Kids programs are geared toward ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Scrap the Winter Blues Away
Sunday, February 8, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

It's cold outside, let us bring nature inside to you. We will create a scrapbook using fun, nature-related themes. Please bring some photos you would like to scrap with.

Fun for Kids programs are geared toward ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Heart 2 Heart
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am & 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Heart 2 Heart
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am & 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries: To Nature With Love
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect young children and their parents with the natural world through short walks, activities and crafts. (Ages 3-5)

Two sessions are held each Wednesday: 10-11am and 1:30-2:30pm

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Roaming the Rainforest
Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Roaming the Rainforest
Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Just Desserts: Coffee and Creations
Thursday, February 12, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Create an art project for your sweetheart with your sweetheart! Join Hudson Valley artist Jill Obrig as she leads an acrylic painting class inspired by the work of Jim Dine Heart. An arrangement of desserts and hot beverages for you to sip on while you paint and all painting supplies will be provided.

No experience is needed. Space is limited. Please pre-register by Thursday, February 12 to 518-828-1872 x109 or shasbrook@olana.org.

For adults. $30/person; $50/two
Snow date: Sunday, February 15, 2-4pm

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Astronomy - Planets
Friday, February 13, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Discover the fascinating planets that share our sky. With fun hands-on activities, we will gain an understanding of how big the solar system is.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Adult Adventures: Maple Sugaring
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

Learn to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

 

Registration: Required
Winter Fun at the Park
Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:00 PM
Chenango Valley State Park
Phone: (607) 648-5251

Join us for some an afternoon of Winter Fun! The sledding hill and ice skating will be open all day (weather and conditions permitting). Remember to dress warm! All activities will start from the Pine Room Area.

  • 12pm: A light lunch will be served (numerous handmade soups, hot dogs, hot cocoa & some sweet treats!)
  • 12:30pm: Make a Mammal track (plaster)
  • 1:30pm: Snow shoe workshop - If you haven't tried this activity, it will be a good time to learn!
  • 1:30pm: Cooking Demo with the Kitchen Store: Come watch and taste what Sue Michaels whips up!
  • 2pm: Hike - Look for the clues mammals leave behind to help solve the mystery of how they spend the winter. Bring snow shoes; if there isn't enough snow this will be a hike.
  • 2pm: Story telling. Bring a blanket or something to sit on.
  • 2:30pm: Craft in the New Community Room
  • 3pm: Eagle Hike
  • 3:30pm: Newly Wed Game - Any couple dating or married, newly wed or married 50 years in invited to participate. Prizes for the winning couples. Talk your friends into coming and joining you to make up a team! Pre-registration is required: 607-648-5251
Registration: Required
Valentine's Day Candle Lantern Walk
Saturday, February 14, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
De Veaux Woods State Park
Phone: (716) 282-5154

Bring your friends, your significant other, or just yourself out for a fun-filled night. Sip some hot chocolate while making your own lantern, then go and discover the night through folklore and star gazing.

For information and registration, call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Winter Navigation with Map & Compass
Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Phone: (914) 631-1470
Head out into the snow for a day of hands-on navigation training with our REI Outdoor School. You will learn to see three dimensions of the land in the two dimensions of a topographic map. We will don our snowshoes and teach you how to read contour lines, landmarks and other map features. We'll also talk about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation, and help you make sense of it all. From there, you'll learn how to take a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can triangulate your position and plan a route even in the snow. Maps and compasses will be provided. Prior snowshoeing experience is recommended (Introduction to Snowshoeing Class or equivalent skills). This is not a snowshoeing skills class and students should be able to snowshoe for 2-3 miles.

$75/members, $95/non-members. To sign up for this and other classes, visit the website for REI Outdoor School
Family Adventures: Bayberry Candles
Sunday, February 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Discover the history of the candles and how early Long Islanders added bayberry. Each family will make their own candle to take home.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Bayberry Candles
Sunday, February 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Discover the history of the candles and how early Long Islanders added bayberry. Each family will make their own candle to take home.

These programs are usually ideal for children ages 5 and up along with their families. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
February Break: Olana's ARTic Adventure for Youth!
Monday, February 16, 2015 until Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Join us for a special vacation add-on to artist Robin Brickman's workshop for youth who want to make a play at Olana. Bag lunch, and good outdoor play clothes are required.

Pre-registration is required by the preceding Thursday. Call 518.828.1872 x109.

Schedule:
Monday, February 16: 9-3:30pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 17-18: 9-2pm

Ages 5-12 / $100 per child

Registration: Required
3D Underwater Worlds: Art Making with Robin Brickman
Monday, February 16, 2015 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Spend President's Day making art with Berkshire region/and NYS BOCES endorsed artist Robin Brickman. Ms. Brickman has been making 3D paper landscapes with youth for decades in addition to illustrating a number of award-winning children's books. This day-long retreat for young people will start by reading a children's book from the Church family library: Water Babies by Richard Kingsley (1860s). Students will also study a painting made by Church that is an underwater scene. Then the artist will lead sketching and planning for creating an underwater world like that in the Kingsley story. From the outline and sketch, students will create a 16x20" underwater scene using beautiful papers and supplies to layer their imaginary world. Students will also take a hike around Olana's lake, and snack on fish and gummy worms. (This program is perfect for a winter distraction, and for caregivers who want a holiday on the long weekend too!)

Pre-registration is required by the preceding Thursday - call 518.828.1872 x109 or email shasbrook@olana.org.

$45 per person (limited to 25) / Ages 5-12 / Bag lunch required
Snow date: Saturday, February 21, 9-3:30pm

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Tracks and Traces
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Children will become nature detectives as they unravel the clues left behind by the preserve's wildlife. Children will make a tracking book to take home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Tracks and Traces
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Children will become nature detectives as they unravel the clues left behind by the preserve's wildlife. Children will make a tracking book to take home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Snow Day at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Take a break from school break and join us for some winter fun! Activities for school-ages children include snowshoe races and an outdoor scavenger hunt, and MYO animal tracks and scat cookies to take home. Materials fee of $3 will be collected per person. This program fills up fast, so please call 872-0800 to register and reserve your snowshoes.
Registration: Required
Snow Day at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Take a break from school break and join us for some winter fun! Activities for school-ages children include snowshoe races and an outdoor scavenger hunt, and MYO animal tracks and scat cookies to take home. Materials fee of $3 will be collected per person. This program fills up fast, so please call 872-0800 to register and reserve your snowshoes.
Registration: Required
Indoor Ed-ventures
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn more about the history of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through completion of an indoor scavenger hunt.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OCOnnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Indoor Ed-ventures
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn more about the history of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through completion of an indoor scavenger hunt.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OCOnnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Weather Wizards
Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Have you ever wondered how a cloud forms or why a tornado starts? Uncover weather secrets with activities and demonstration.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Flying Feathers!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Children will discover the world of local birds at our feeders while taking a short walk. The program will be followed by a craft.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Flying Feathers!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Children will discover the world of local birds at our feeders while taking a short walk. The program will be followed by a craft.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Adult Adventures: Birding Basics for Beginners
Sunday, February 22, 2015 02:30 PM - 04:15 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

This hands-on program will introduce adults to birds and adaptations on a 1 mile walk.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Shapes
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Shapes
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries: Nocturnal Critters
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect young children and their parents with the natural world through short walks, activities and crafts. (Ages 3-5)

Two sessions are held each Wednesday: 10-11am and 1:30-2:30pm

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Who's Been Walking in the Snow?
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Who's Been Walking in the Snow?
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Trout Unlimited Casting Clinics
Saturday, March 7, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

An indoor presentation will be followed by an equipment demonstration and casting on the lawn. Bring your own equipment or borrow ours. The program is for ages 16 and up.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Trout Unlimited Casting Clinics
Saturday, March 7, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

An indoor presentation will be followed by an equipment demonstration and casting on the lawn. Bring your own equipment or borrow ours. The program is for ages 16 and up.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Adult Adventures: Evergreen Baskets
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Discover fascinating facts about evergreens as you create your very own evergreen basket to take home.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Going Green
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Going Green
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries: Lucky Rainbows
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect young children and their parents with the natural world through short walks, activities and crafts. (Ages 3-5)

Two sessions are held each Wednesday: 10-11am and 1:30-2:30pm

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Animal Tales
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: Animal Tales
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Clinic
Saturday, March 14, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of fly fishing. An indoor lecture will be followed by demonstrations and practice on the lawn. No equipment necessary.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Family Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Bring your family and search together as a team using your 5 senses to find fun things that nature hides in plain sight.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Winter Hike: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Using your senses, check off and complete your scavenger hunt, while you explore the woods of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 14 & up.

Registration: Required
Winter Hike: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Using your senses, check off and complete your scavenger hunt, while you explore the woods of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 14 & up.

Registration: Required
Backyard Maple Sugaring
Saturday, March 14, 2015 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Do you long to set up a family-scale syruping operation in your backyard? Join us for a short film, demo and samples of sap and fresh syrup.

$2/person and $5/family

Fun for Kids: Sunsational!
Saturday, March 14, 2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover fun facts about the sun, then create a unique craft that will capture rays from the sun and transform them into many brilliant colors to brighten up your home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Sunsational!
Saturday, March 14, 2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover fun facts about the sun, then create a unique craft that will capture rays from the sun and transform them into many brilliant colors to brighten up your home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Leprechaun's Rainbow
Sunday, March 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

To learn about rainbows, we need to understand light and color. With experiments and activities we can discover together how rainbows appear.

For ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

 

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Leprechaun's Rainbow
Sunday, March 15, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

To learn about rainbows, we need to understand light and color. With experiments and activities we can discover together how rainbows appear.

For ages 6 & up. Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

 

Registration: Required
Spring Blooms
Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us to welcome spring and paint a small flower pot to take home with marigold seeds.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Spring Blooms
Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us to welcome spring and paint a small flower pot to take home with marigold seeds.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information. Registration opens two weeks prior to the program.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Registration: Required
Backyard Maple Sugaring
Saturday, March 21, 2015 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Savor a delicious sign of Spring and learn how to make syrup in your backyard.

$2/person and $5/family

Family Adventures: What Goes Bump in the Night
Saturday, March 21, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the sights, sounds and smells of the night. Learn how nocturnal animals find their way in the darkness with several hands on activities.

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Adult Adventures: Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Sunday, March 22, 2015 10:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

In this hands-on program, discover how to find food, start a fire and build a shelter.

For ages 18 & up. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee must be paid during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted beginning two weeks prior to the program. To register, please call (631) 423 – 1770 between 8:00 – 4:30 pm. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend. Outdoor programs will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Spring Nature Quest
Sunday, March 22, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We've plotted a scavenger hunt course for you and your family to follow at your own pace.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Spring Nature Quest
Sunday, March 22, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We've plotted a scavenger hunt course for you and your family to follow at your own pace.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Water Olympics
Sunday, March 22, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

This fun series of competitions will explore and explain the 'wonders of water' from surface tension to buoyancy. Celebrate World Water Day with us!

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Whales Tale
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Whales Tale
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

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

Held Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3-5. Fees: $4 per person, children under 3 are free (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted beginning two weeks in advance of the program. Please call (516) 780-3295 or (516) 785-3614 to make reservations. Space is limited.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries: Outer Space
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect young children and their parents with the natural world through short walks, activities and crafts. (Ages 3-5)

Two sessions are held each Wednesday: 10-11am and 1:30-2:30pm

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots Let's Discover Nature Hour: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. (Ages 3-5)

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Help Protect the Endangered Piping Plover
Saturday, March 28, 2015 09:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us! Volunteer to help protect the endangered Piping Plover!

9am at the Nature Center
Please call to register: 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614

Registration: Required
Help Protect the Endangered Piping Plover
Saturday, March 28, 2015 09:00 AM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Join us! Volunteer to help protect the endangered Piping Plover!

9am at the Nature Center
Please call to register: 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Meet the Animals
Saturday, March 28, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Meet face-to-face with some amazing animals that live on Long Island. Learn who may be living in your own backyard!

Ideal for children ages 5 & up / Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling the Environmental Office at (631) 581 – 1072. There will be a fee of $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child and children under 3 are free. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged during the fee collection season. Advance reservations are required and are accepted starting two weeks prior to the program. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Wind Catchers
Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of the wind through hands-on activities and games. Then you'll create your own unique wind catcher to take home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Wind Catchers
Sunday, March 29, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of the wind through hands-on activities and games. Then you'll create your own unique wind catcher to take home.

Fees for programs are $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office at (631) 265 – 1054. An $8.00 parking fee per car will be charged between and including Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. All programs conducted on the North Side of the Park unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

Registration: Required
Paper-Light Sculpture Workshop: Art Making with Draga Susanj
Friday, April 3, 2015 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

This class will explore making shapes and objects from willow branches and transparent Mulberry Paper. A Catskill-based artist will lead participants to consider multiples, placement, and light as elements of composition. We will practice making smaller structures and a paper covering technique before constructing our piece that we will take home. Students are encouraged to think of a specific place for their work (will it hang in the window, on the wall, or mobile style). Ms. Susanj encourages participants to bring a drawing or a photo of patterns or designs that attendees collect as it may be used as a point of departure (we will provide some for Olana as well). Frederic Church loved colored and painted glass, as well as filigreed metal, and while this workshop uses simple and safe paper and wood, it is designed to explore and create objects that play with light and patterns as art & home decor.

This program is a perfect school break activity, and assists parents who want a holiday or have work demands!

Pre-registration is required by the preceding Thursday. Call 518-828-1872 x109 / Ages 6-16 / $45 per person (limited to 25) / Bag lunch required

Registration: Required
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