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Birds of Prey
Friday, August 29, 2014
State Park at the Fair
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Experience Birds of Prey with the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center! It runs daily from 8/21-9/1 with shows at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Porcupine Adventure
Friday, August 29, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Have you ever wondered where porcupines live? Do they throw quills? What do they eat? Do they have predators? If you have questions about the elusive porcupine, please join us on this adventure half way up the mountain. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

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.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Porcupine Adventure
Friday, August 29, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Have you ever wondered where porcupines live? Do they throw quills? What do they eat? Do they have predators? If you have questions about the elusive porcupine, please join us on this adventure half way up the mountain. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

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.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Birds of Prey
Saturday, August 30, 2014
State Park at the Fair
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Experience Birds of Prey with the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center! It runs daily from 8/21-9/1 with shows at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Adult Ed-venture: Cliff Hike
Saturday, August 30, 2014 09:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this new 6 mile, very hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing and socializing. Bring lunch and drinking water. For safety reasons, no one under 18 will be permitted to attend.

Adult Ed-ventures are appropriate for ages 18 & older.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Monarch Watch
Saturday, August 30, 2014 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Join us as we explore the life cycle and migration of the amazing monarch butterfly. We'll touch on some of the recent challenges facing these butterflies and how you can help, from the plants you grow to the food you eat. Additionally, we'll search for evidence of monarch butterflies on trails near Lake Minnewaska. This program is recommended for children between the ages of six to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Siblings of any age are welcome; however, younger siblings may need parental assistance.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Pond Explorations
Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We will scoop pond water into observation pools where children can safely explore pond life up-close. Please wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a towel.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. 

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Pond Explorations
Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We will scoop pond water into observation pools where children can safely explore pond life up-close. Please wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a towel.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. 

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Turtles, Snakes, and Frogs, Oh My!
Saturday, August 30, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Meet Myrtle the Turtle and her friends during this interactive program introducing turtles, snakes and frogs. Then, enjoy a short hike to explore the habitats of the animals that call Connetquot home.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Storytelling at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, August 30, 2014 06:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Join us as we say goodbye to summer vacation. Enjoy s'mores and entertaining tales with storyteller Claire Nolan as you relax by a crackling campfire. Fee for supplies is $1 per person. This program is appropriate for all ages, so bring the family!

Registration: Required
Storytelling at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, August 30, 2014 06:30 PM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Join us as we say goodbye to summer vacation. Enjoy s'mores and entertaining tales with storyteller Claire Nolan as you relax by a crackling campfire. Fee for supplies is $1 per person. This program is appropriate for all ages, so bring the family!

Registration: Required
Birds of Prey
Sunday, August 31, 2014
State Park at the Fair
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Experience Birds of Prey with the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center! It runs daily from 8/21-9/1 with shows at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Wild for Wildlife
Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Calling all wildlife detectives! Join us at the Minnewaska Nature Center for an introduction to wildlife detection and to make a plaster cast of an animal track to take home. While these tracks are solidifying, we'll meander through the site of the former resort golf course in search of wildlife activity in the form of browse, scat, and tracks. This program is recommended for children seven to ten years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Mid-Tide Splash
Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Get ready to get wet! We will take you down to the bay to seine, collect and identify animals that live in the bay. Make sure you wear shoes that can go in water and protect your feet, as well as a bathing suit.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older (ages 5 & up). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Mid-Tide Splash
Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Get ready to get wet! We will take you down to the bay to seine, collect and identify animals that live in the bay. Make sure you wear shoes that can go in water and protect your feet, as well as a bathing suit.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older (ages 5 & up). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Live Wildlife Program at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Meet some wild neighbors up close and personal with wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin. See and learn about the birds of prey and other animals in her care and why they are with her. Find out how you can help protect wildlife from harm. Donations are appreciated. Call for more information.

Live Wildlife Program at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Meet some wild neighbors up close and personal with wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin. See and learn about the birds of prey and other animals in her care and why they are with her. Find out how you can help protect wildlife from harm. Donations are appreciated. Call for more information.

Birds of Prey
Monday, September 1, 2014
State Park at the Fair
Phone: (315) 492-1756

Experience Birds of Prey with the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center! It runs daily from 8/21-9/1 with shows at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Meet the Animals
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-3614

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

Two sessions: 10:30-11:30am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Reservations are required, please call (516) 785-3614 or (516) 780-3295. Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses. Fees: $4 per person, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Meet the Animals
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 785-3614

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

Two sessions: 10:30-11:30am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Reservations are required, please call (516) 785-3614 or (516) 780-3295. Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses. Fees: $4 per person, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays: Fence Lizards
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Interpretive Center to learn about fence lizards, our featured wildlife of the week. After our talk, we will take a nature walk to look for the featured species.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 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. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays: Fence Lizards
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Interpretive Center to learn about fence lizards, our featured wildlife of the week. After our talk, we will take a nature walk to look for the featured species.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 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. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Fern Walk
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. This walk will focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.

Meet at Museum for this 1 mile, 2 hour walk.

Shelf Island Hike: Scenic Loop
Thursday, September 4, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

General nature hike utilizing trail, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley.

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot for this 2 mile, 3 hour hike.

Don't forget to bring a lunch!

Fern Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Ferns are some of the oldest living organisms on the earth and their graceful fronds decorate the cool shady forests. Explore the woodland trails at the Nature Center and discover a variety of ferns with botanist Ed Miller. Call for more information.

Fern Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Ferns are some of the oldest living organisms on the earth and their graceful fronds decorate the cool shady forests. Explore the woodland trails at the Nature Center and discover a variety of ferns with botanist Ed Miller. Call for more information.

Flower Power: Germination Dissection
Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Lets take a closer look and see what is inside seeds. We will dissect and investigate the growing power behind our favorite flowers and plants. With hands on experiments and examples, we will delve into the world of botany.

Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Flower Power: Germination Dissection
Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Lets take a closer look and see what is inside seeds. We will dissect and investigate the growing power behind our favorite flowers and plants. With hands on experiments and examples, we will delve into the world of botany.

Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Late Summer Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, September 7, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

On this short stroll (approx. 1.5 miles), one of a series designed to observe seasonal changes, we will witness summer's slow, subtle change, as she withers and goes to seed.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Adult Ed-ventures are appropriate for ages 18 & older.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Wonderful Wildflowers
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

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

Held Tuesdays 10-11am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Chubby Chipmunks
Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This 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.

Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Chubby Chipmunks
Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This 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.

Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Birds with Botany for Beginners
Saturday, September 13, 2014 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

During this program, geared for novice adult birders, we'll be searching for birds... no birds? We'll learn about plants! Bring binoculars.

Adult Ed-ventures are appropriate for ages 18 & older. Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: What Planet Are You From?
Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Envision an alien planet in our galaxy. What kinds of extraterrestrials would live there? We'll delve into the world of adaptations as each child gets to construct a cosmic creature. We will supply everything you will need, so just bring your active imagination and we will have some fun!

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: What Planet Are You From?
Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Envision an alien planet in our galaxy. What kinds of extraterrestrials would live there? We'll delve into the world of adaptations as each child gets to construct a cosmic creature. We will supply everything you will need, so just bring your active imagination and we will have some fun!

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Nature Quest
Sunday, September 14, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We've plotted an exciting scavenger hunt course for you and your family to follow at your own pace. You will be supplied with a clear, detailed map of the course, a seeker's list, clipboard and pencil. Hunt for the fascinating and humorous objects on our list.  Check in with us when you are done.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Nature Quest
Sunday, September 14, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We've plotted an exciting scavenger hunt course for you and your family to follow at your own pace. You will be supplied with a clear, detailed map of the course, a seeker's list, clipboard and pencil. Hunt for the fascinating and humorous objects on our list.  Check in with us when you are done.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Monarch Migration
Sunday, September 14, 2014 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Early autumn is the time of year to observe the amazing migration of the monarch butterfly. Explore the life cycle, migration, routes, and how you can help to save this species. A short walk in the park will give us a closer look into the world of these butterflies.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program. 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Butterflies & Moths
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-3614

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

Two sessions: 10:30-11:30am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Reservations are required, please call (516) 785-3614 or (516) 780-3295. Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses. Fees: $4 per person, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Butterflies & Moths
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 785-3614

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

Two sessions: 10:30-11:30am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Reservations are required, please call (516) 785-3614 or (516) 780-3295. Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses. Fees: $4 per person, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays: Waterfowl
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Interpretive Center to learn about waterfowl, our featured wildlife of the week. After our talk, we will take a nature walk to look for the featured species.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 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. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays: Waterfowl
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Interpretive Center to learn about waterfowl, our featured wildlife of the week. After our talk, we will take a nature walk to look for the featured species.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 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. Program is free of charge!

Registration: Required
Edible Plant Walk
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. This 2 hour, 1 mile walk will focus on edible and medicinal plants.

Meet at Snake Hill Overlook, on flat of Main Park Road, between Great Bend and Wolf Creek.

Walk is 2 hours, 1 mile.

The Herb Fair
Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Phone: (914) 232-5651

Sponsored by the New York Unit of the Herb Society of America. Plant and craft demonstrations, great food, and herb-related merchandise on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Free admission; food and merchandise available for purchase.

Adult Ed-venture: Traditional Nature Walk
Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

We'll take a slow walk (approx 3 miles), exploring nature in the woods and tall grass meadows of the southeastern section of the park.

Fees: $4 per adult. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Adult Ed-ventures are appropriate for ages 18 & older.

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots, Nature Discoveries: Tiny Turtles
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

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

Held Tuesdays 10-11am AND 1:30-2:30pm.

Tiny Tots programs are specially designed for ages 3-5. Parents and children are encouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Prehistoric Hysteria
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Journey back in time to explore our prehistoric past. What kind of creatures lived then and how do we know what they did? Discover what it is like to be a paleontologist during our fossil hunt. Enjoy finding and making a fossil to take home.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older (ages 5 & up). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Prehistoric Hysteria
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Journey back in time to explore our prehistoric past. What kind of creatures lived then and how do we know what they did? Discover what it is like to be a paleontologist during our fossil hunt. Enjoy finding and making a fossil to take home.

Fun for Kids programs are conducted for elementary age children and older (ages 5 & up). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fees: $4 per adult, $3 for children ages 3-17, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season.

Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program.

Registration: Required
Mushroom Foray
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

The public in invited to attend this annual fall gathering of the Rochester Mycological Society that will focus on autumn fungi. There will be a morning forway followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon. 

Meet at Parade Grounds Shelter for this four hour event!

Family Adventures: Mighty Migrator
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Monarch butterflies are making their way down south. They fly our east coast shore line this time every year migrating one way only to have their offspring return. Come learn about these amazing flyers and how they make their long trip.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Mighty Migrator
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Monarch butterflies are making their way down south. They fly our east coast shore line this time every year migrating one way only to have their offspring return. Come learn about these amazing flyers and how they make their long trip.

Family Adventure programs are ideal for children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees: $4 per adult, children under three are free. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

 

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Monarchs
Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

Migration time has begun, and the monarch butterfly is making its way south. Come learn about this exciting adventure, the story of the monarch butterfly and what you can do to help.

Adult Ed-ventures are appropriate for ages 18 & older. Fees: $4 per adult. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Monarchs
Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

Migration time has begun, and the monarch butterfly is making its way south. Come learn about this exciting adventure, the story of the monarch butterfly and what you can do to help.

Adult Ed-ventures are appropriate for ages 18 & older. Fees: $4 per adult. Vehicle use fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season. Reservations are required for all programs and will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program, call 516-780-3295 or 516-785-3614.

Registration: Required
A Tour of Olana's Geological Landscape
Sunday, September 28, 2014 01:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-1872 ext 109

Join Robert Titus, Hartwick College geology professor in an exploratory walking tour of the Ice Age forces that shaped the 19th Century artists' landscape. Learn too, about the bedrock geological history of the site. Space is limited, please pre-register by calling 518-828-1872 x109 or emailing shasbrook@olana.org.

East Lawn / Adults only, please / $10 per person

Registration: Required
Mushroom Walk
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
This mushroom walk will highlight autumn fungi! Meet at Highbridge parking lot and bring a lunch! Walk is 1 mile and will take about 3 hours.
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