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Sun 28 Aug
Mobile Homes
Sunday, August 28, 2016 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

No RVs please! Can you imagine cramming everything you own into an itty bitty space and carrying that space everywhere you go? That's what many animals have to do to survive. Join us as we pry into the cramped lifestyle of shell dwelling animals. Live animals will be on display.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Registration: Required
Sun 28 Aug
Mobile Homes
Sunday, August 28, 2016 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

No RVs please! Can you imagine cramming everything you own into an itty bitty space and carrying that space everywhere you go? That's what many animals have to do to survive. Join us as we pry into the cramped lifestyle of shell dwelling animals. Live animals will be on display.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Registration: Required
Sun 28 Aug
Search for Hidden Creatures
Sunday, August 28, 2016 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Flippin' logs and lookin' for frogs! Join us on an exploratory walk as we search for the little known residents of Knox Farm. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Tue 30 Aug
Stream Safari
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 06:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2000 ext 116

Spend an hour in Geyser Creek getting to know the aquatic creatures that call it home! Please wear water shoes and clothes that can get wet. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family.
Registration: Required
Sat 03 Sep
Mid-Tide Splash
Saturday, September 3, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Get ready to get wet! We are taking you down to the bay to seine, collect, and identify animals that live in the bay. Make sure you wear shoes and clothes that are good for water.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $4.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Sep
Mid-Tide Splash
Saturday, September 3, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Get ready to get wet! We are taking you down to the bay to seine, collect, and identify animals that live in the bay. Make sure you wear shoes and clothes that are good for water.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $4.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Sat 03 Sep
History Stroll Tree Wander
Saturday, September 3, 2016 12:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join a docent for a short walking tour to discover the history surrounding the park and how it continues to shape the region today. Then, identify several key tree species that are historically significant to the park and learn why they grow where they do.
Sat 03 Sep
Saving the Springs
Saturday, September 3, 2016 02:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Learn about the historic struggle to save the mineral springs of Saratoga and how it impacts the park today.

Walks will meet near bathrooms down by Geyser Picnic Area

Sat 03 Sep
History Stroll
Saturday, September 3, 2016 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join a docent for a short walking tour to discover the history surrounding the park and how it continues to shape the region today.

Tours will meet in the arcade outside the administration building, 19 Roosevelt Drive.

Sat 03 Sep
Springs Tour
Saturday, September 3, 2016 04:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Enjoy a refreshing springs walk that describes the different springs, how they came to be, and why they taste different from each other.

Walks will meet near bathrooms down by Geyser Picnic Area

Sun 04 Sep
Springs Tour
Sunday, September 4, 2016 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Enjoy a refreshing springs walk that describes the different springs, how they came to be, and why they taste different from each other.

Walks will meet near bathrooms down by Geyser Picnic Area

Sun 04 Sep
Trails of the Park
Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Take a moderate hike around Saratoga Spa Park with a park docent.
Sun 04 Sep
History Stroll Springs Tour
Sunday, September 4, 2016 12:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join a docent for a short walking tour to discover the history surrounding the park and how it continues to shape the region today. Then, enjoy a refreshing springs walk that describes the different springs, how they came to be, and why they taste different from each other.
Sun 04 Sep
Beautiful Butterflies Springs Tour
Sunday, September 4, 2016 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Walk into one of nature's unique ecosystems right here in our park and learn why it's home to the Federally Endangered Karner Blue Butterfly. Then, learn about the historic struggle to save the mineral springs of Saratoga and how it impacts the park today.
Sun 04 Sep
Streamside Walk
Sunday, September 4, 2016 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Learn about the unique qualities that make Geyser Creek an important part of the park ecosystem.

Walks will meet near bathrooms down by Geyser Picnic Area

Sun 04 Sep
Springs Tour
Sunday, September 4, 2016 04:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Enjoy a refreshing springs walk that describes the different springs, how they came to be, and why they taste different from each other.

Walks will meet near bathrooms down by Geyser Picnic Area

Mon 05 Sep
Springs Tour
Monday, September 5, 2016 10:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Enjoy a refreshing springs walk that describes the different springs, how they came to be, and why they taste different from each other.

Walks will meet near bathrooms down by Geyser Picnic Area

Mon 05 Sep
Bike with a Docent
Monday, September 5, 2016 11:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Learn about the park from a docent on a leisurely ride along our trails. Bring your own bicycle. Helmets are required for children under 14.
Mon 05 Sep
History Stroll Springs Tour
Monday, September 5, 2016 12:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join a docent for a short walking tour to discover the history surrounding the park and how it continues to shape the region today. Then, enjoy a refreshing springs walk that describes the different springs, how they came to be, and why they taste different from each other.
Mon 05 Sep
Beautiful Butterflies Whose Habitat?
Monday, September 5, 2016 03:00 PM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Walk into one of nature's unique ecosystems right here in our park and learn why it's home to the Federally Endangered Karner Blue Butterfly. Then, explore three different habitats within the park and understand why each is important to different species.
Fri 09 Sep
Erie Bats
Friday, September 9, 2016 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1050

An exhilarating evening hike to search for migrating tree bats where on a September night the highest count of migrating bats in the Great Lakes was recorded! Explore our Evangola Nature Center then try the "bat detector" over starlit Lake Erie skies. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Sep
Bird & Breakfast
Saturday, September 10, 2016 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a continental breakfast (courtesy of the Friends of Connetquot and the Great South Bay Audubon Society) and a presentation introducing the local and migratory birds seen in our area. Afterward, take a walk through the preserve led by experienced birders from the Great South Bay Audubon Society. Binoculars and identification books will be available for loan.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating.

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Sep
I Spy A Dragonfly
Saturday, September 10, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Discover the dragonfly's many beautiful colors, life-cycle and unique behaviors. Dragonflies don't sting and love to eat mosquitoes. Enjoy hands-on activities followed by outdoor capture, observation, and release of these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Sep
I Spy A Dragonfly
Saturday, September 10, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Discover the dragonfly's many beautiful colors, life-cycle and unique behaviors. Dragonflies don't sting and love to eat mosquitoes. Enjoy hands-on activities followed by outdoor capture, observation, and release of these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Registration: Required
Wed 14 Sep
Wildlife Wednesday
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 06:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Join us September 14th for the program "A Birds Life" with environmental educator George Steele. There is a $3.00 Suggested Donation for this program. Contact the site for more information

Sat 17 Sep
Biodiversity Celebration
Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park
(845) 786-2701

Celebrate NYS native animals & plants! Enjoy nature crafts, games & activities. Visit the animals & museums & enjoy fall!

Sat 24 Sep
Camouflage Commandos
Saturday, September 24, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-104

Everyday creatures are engaged in mortal combat. Mother Nature has equipped each side with specific adaptations to help them stay alive. An indoor training session will be followed by an outdoor recon mission as we search for the highly skilled, ever elusive camouflage commandos.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Sep
Camouflage Commandos
Saturday, September 24, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-104

Everyday creatures are engaged in mortal combat. Mother Nature has equipped each side with specific adaptations to help them stay alive. An indoor training session will be followed by an outdoor recon mission as we search for the highly skilled, ever elusive camouflage commandos.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Sep
Citizen Science! Fire Monitoring at Sam’s Point
Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

In April, a wildfire burned over 2,000 acres at Sam's Point. Sam's Point is home to a globally rare ecosystem, and we are very interested to see how it will respond to the fire over time. Will it ever look the same? Will different plants find a new home here? There are twenty plots, in various locations, at Sam's Point and we need your help to monitor them! If you are interested in science, plants, learning new skills, or volunteering to help out the Park Preserve, this program is for YOU! No previous knowledge is required. Wear sturdy shoes, clothes that can get sooty, and bring plenty of food and water. This program is recommended for adults and children over the age of 12, who must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. This program is being offered at the Sam's Point Area in Cragsmoor.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Sep
Amazing Monarch
Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Monarch butterflies are making their way south. They fly along the shore line this time every year; migrating thousands of miles. Come discover these amazing insects and how they make their long trip to Mexico.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $4.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Sep
Amazing Monarch
Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Monarch butterflies are making their way south. They fly along the shore line this time every year; migrating thousands of miles. Come discover these amazing insects and how they make their long trip to Mexico.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $4.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Sep
River Walk (World River Day)
Sunday, September 25, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Come celebrate "World River Day" with us by taking a walk discovering the Connetquot River. We will discuss the habitat and the creatures that call it home.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating.

Registration: Required
Sun 25 Sep
Visit a Beaver Pond
Sunday, September 25, 2016 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals. Focus on the habitat created by beavers. Brush and mud.

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a supper.

Sun 25 Sep
Visit a Beaver Pond
Sunday, September 25, 2016 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals. Focus on the habitat created by beavers. Brush and mud.

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a supper.

Tue 25 Oct
Boo at the Zoo
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park
(845) 786-2701

Rain date: Sunday, October 25th

Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to make spooky snacks for the black bears. At 11:00, watch the zookeepers let the bears loose to enjoy the tasty Halloween decorations. Touch real animal skulls, see stuffed specimens in the Nature Study museums, make Autumn crafts and learn about bats and our not-so-scary owls and vultures. Lots of family-friendly fun and activities.

Sat 17 Dec
Beary Merry Holiday
Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:30 AM
Bear Mountain State Park
(845) 786-2701

Rain date Sunday, December 18th

Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 and make tasty holiday snacks for the black bears. We'll celebrate the holiday season at 11:00 when we let the bears out to unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious treats! Bundle up and come out for a festive, family-friendly winter experience.