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Mud Pond Hike
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Enjoy a hike along the nature trail and around mud pond. A naturalist will point out some of our beautiful wetland birds, wildlife and spring plants. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Mud Pond Hike
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Enjoy a hike along the nature trail and around mud pond. A naturalist will point out some of our beautiful wetland birds, wildlife and spring plants. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, April 3, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, April 3, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Egg-tacular
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Meet some egg-layers that live right here at Connetquot! Then learnsome new ways to color eggs, and finish with an egg hunt. Don't forget to bring 3 hard boiled eggs!

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Required
Time Travel Through NY State Parks: How Past Events Influence Current Events
Saturday, April 4, 2015 11:00 AM
Clark Reservation State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1590

Imagine you have traveled back to the last time New York State was covered by glaciers. As those glaciers begin to recede they leave clues to the past and begin to form a path into the future. Come take a journey through time to see how the past and the present connect. Learn how our unique landscape was carved by ice and what clues were left behind.

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Saturday, April 4, 2015 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1590

Come out to Clark Reservation to learn about the edible and medicinal properties of plants in the Central New York region! Through the program you will also be able to learn about the native cultures that once thrived on these plants. Meet at the Nature Playground.

Full Moon Walk
Saturday, April 4, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Join the Park Naturalist on a full moon evening hike around Moreau Lake. Participants will learn about the Full Moon of April and some nightly sounds of our lake. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

 Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Full Moon Walk
Saturday, April 4, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Join the Park Naturalist on a full moon evening hike around Moreau Lake. Participants will learn about the Full Moon of April and some nightly sounds of our lake. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

 Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Reptile Wake Up
Monday, April 6, 2015 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Spring is right around the corner! Join the Park Educator for a class that will talk about the difference in hibernation and brumation and which animals do each. You'll have the chance to see and learn about some native reptiles, and learn about their natural habitats and habits. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Reptile Wake Up
Monday, April 6, 2015 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Spring is right around the corner! Join the Park Educator for a class that will talk about the difference in hibernation and brumation and which animals do each. You'll have the chance to see and learn about some native reptiles, and learn about their natural habitats and habits. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Signs of Spring
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Join the Park Educator as we learn and observe the changes that come with the spring season. This program is designed for children. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Signs of Spring
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Join the Park Educator as we learn and observe the changes that come with the spring season. This program is designed for children. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Signs of Spring
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and theirparents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

 Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Slitherin' Snakes
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Snakes are fascinating creatures if you can get past the fact that they are not fuzzy and cute (and they have no legs)! Discover their unique abilities to hunt and survive in the wild.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Slitherin' Snakes
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Snakes are fascinating creatures if you can get past the fact that they are not fuzzy and cute (and they have no legs)! Discover their unique abilities to hunt and survive in the wild.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Oh, Deer
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about white-tailed deer and how their populations affect resources, followed by an interactive game.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Oh, Deer
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about white-tailed deer and how their populations affect resources, followed by an interactive game.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Tantalizing Trees
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about the trees in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve and your backyard, followed by a walk on our trails.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for adults and children accompanied by adults.

Registration: Required
Tantalizing Trees
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about the trees in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve and your backyard, followed by a walk on our trails.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for adults and children accompanied by adults.

Registration: Required
Morning Bird Walk
Thursday, April 9, 2015 07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

The birds are singing at Green Lakes! Join Environmental Educator Katie Mulverhill on a morning bird walk exploring different locations throughout the park. Who knows what great birds we will find! Remember your binoculars. Meet at the Bath House for the first walk; after that check the Explore NY State Parks-Central Region Meetup for meeting locations.

Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Colorful Rainbows
Thursday, April 9, 2015 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.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k.Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Colorful Rainbows
Thursday, April 9, 2015 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.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k.Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses.

 

Registration: Required
Spring Break Stroll
Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Enjoy our trails on this casual stroll that will give us a chance to enjoy our surroundings during the spring break.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

 Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for anyone who does or is interested in non-formal or formal education.

Registration: Required
Spring Break Stroll
Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Enjoy our trails on this casual stroll that will give us a chance to enjoy our surroundings during the spring break.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

 Meets at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve's Interpretive Center (2351 Veteran's Road West). Appropriate for anyone who does or is interested in non-formal or formal education.

Registration: Required
Pine Valley Trail Hike
Thursday, April 9, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Come join us on this short hike as we look for signs of wilderness in a predominately pine habitat. Registration is necessary with 24 hour advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Pine Valley Trail Hike
Thursday, April 9, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Come join us on this short hike as we look for signs of wilderness in a predominately pine habitat. Registration is necessary with 24 hour advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Wearable Art
Friday, April 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Design your own personal ‘nature shirt' using colorful paint, a super cool collection of nature stamps and your own imagination. We will show you how to make the most unique prints for your shirt. Please bring one light colored t-shirt and a large paper bag.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Wearable Art
Friday, April 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Design your own personal ‘nature shirt' using colorful paint, a super cool collection of nature stamps and your own imagination. We will show you how to make the most unique prints for your shirt. Please bring one light colored t-shirt and a large paper bag.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Snazzy Seeds
Friday, April 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about seeds native to Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve. We will learn all about how the different ways seeds travel and disperse during the spring season, followed by a hike to see what dispersing seeds may hitch a ride on us.

 Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Snazzy Seeds
Friday, April 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about seeds native to Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve. We will learn all about how the different ways seeds travel and disperse during the spring season, followed by a hike to see what dispersing seeds may hitch a ride on us.

 Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Spring Overlook Hike
Friday, April 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This short, moderate snowshoe hike has a few steep sections, which will take participants to the top of the Palmertown Range. This overlook presents spectacular views of the Luzerne Mountains and Hudson River. Bring snack, H20 or a lunch to enjoy at the overlook. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Spring Overlook Hike
Friday, April 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This short, moderate snowshoe hike has a few steep sections, which will take participants to the top of the Palmertown Range. This overlook presents spectacular views of the Luzerne Mountains and Hudson River. Bring snack, H20 or a lunch to enjoy at the overlook. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, April 10, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, April 10, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Sensory Walk
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Let's get outdoors and explore the preserve in a new way. Using our sense of touch, sight, smell and hearing, we will discover all the park has to offer.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Sensory Walk
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Let's get outdoors and explore the preserve in a new way. Using our sense of touch, sight, smell and hearing, we will discover all the park has to offer.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventures: Beautiful Birds at Bayard
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Can you imagine traveling over 1000 miles just to come home? Joinus as we welcome the early arrivals home on this beginners birdwalk. We will learn some fascinating features about these featheredfriends along the way.

 RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Tremendous Turtles
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about our reptilian friends and meet some, followed by a craft.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

 

Registration: Required
Tremendous Turtles
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about our reptilian friends and meet some, followed by a craft.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

 

Registration: Required
Signs of Spring
Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:00 AM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

Spring is around the corner! Come join us at Green Lakes State Park to search for signs of spring. We will guide you on a quest through the park for signs of emerging life. You will be provided with materials to create your own nature journal so you can carry this experience with you. With your new observation tools, you can explore independently and then share your findings with the group. Bring your family and friends! This program is great for all ages. Meet us near the bathing area by the playground.

Cottage Park Trail Hike
Saturday, April 11, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

About 5 miles round trip this steep climb will prove to be a good work out. We will enjoy a comfortable pace as we climb to the top and as we walk along we will see some great views overlooking the Hudson River. Please bring a lunch and water to enjoy on the trail. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

 Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Cottage Park Trail Hike
Saturday, April 11, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

About 5 miles round trip this steep climb will prove to be a good work out. We will enjoy a comfortable pace as we climb to the top and as we walk along we will see some great views overlooking the Hudson River. Please bring a lunch and water to enjoy on the trail. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

 Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Deer Detectives
Saturday, April 11, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about white-tailed deer and how to search for signs of their presence followed by a walk on our trails.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Deer Detectives
Saturday, April 11, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about white-tailed deer and how to search for signs of their presence followed by a walk on our trails.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Time Travel Through NY State Parks: How Past Events Influence Current Events
Saturday, April 11, 2015 02:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111
Imagine you have traveled back to the last time New York State was covered by glaciers. As those glaciers begin to recede they leave clues to the past and begin to form a path into the future. Come take a journey through time to see how the past and the present connect. Learn how our unique landscape was carved by ice and what clues were left behind.
Nature Trail Hike
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Take a walk on the Nature Trail and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. While you are out and about look and listen for signs that spring is here. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Nature Trail Hike
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Take a walk on the Nature Trail and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. While you are out and about look and listen for signs that spring is here. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Knee High Naturalists
Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 593-0511

Come out for our new knee high naturalist class! This class is intended for children ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians. We will discover different themes of nature with a short story and hands on experiences. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Knee High Naturalists
Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 593-0511

Come out for our new knee high naturalist class! This class is intended for children ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians. We will discover different themes of nature with a short story and hands on experiences. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Homeschooler Programs: Amphibian Search
Thursday, April 16, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Waterfowl ID Hike
Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Have you ever wondered what kind of waterfowl is in the area? Come out with one of our park naturalist on a short hike and learn about local waterfowl. Registration is necessary with 24 hour advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

 Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Waterfowl ID Hike
Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Have you ever wondered what kind of waterfowl is in the area? Come out with one of our park naturalist on a short hike and learn about local waterfowl. Registration is necessary with 24 hour advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

 Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, April 17, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, April 17, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Sly as a Fox
Friday, April 17, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

On this hike we will look for signs of fox activity and keep an eye outfor this elusive creature. Along the way we'll discuss the habits andhabitat of the fox.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Nature Photography Workshop & Walk
Saturday, April 18, 2015 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Join nature photographer Bob Labuski's workshop to learn valuabletips for taking great photos of Connetquot's beautiful landscapes,plants, and wildlife. Bring your cameras (SLR or point and shoot) forhands-on experience. There will be a short indoor talk followed by awalk to practice new techniques!

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

 

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Heckscher State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Nature hides things in plain sight every day. Using your 5 senses and a keen eye, can you find the items on the list to complete the scavenger hunt?

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
North Country Earth Day at the Thompson Park Zoo
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 782-6180

Come join the Earth Day celebrations at the Thompson Park Zoo! Learn about the natural world around you and the importance of protecting our natural resources. Discover new places and ways to enjoy the outdoors. There will be numerous family friendly activites and many different organizations will be at the event, including the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center. For additional information, call the Thompson Park Zoo at 315-782-6180

 

Lake Ann Hike
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This special hike will take hikers to a rare community found in New York State; a high bush blueberry bog thicket. Although we may not see blueberries, this is still great habitat for turkeys. If you think you know Moreau like the back of your hand, think again! We will be eating lunch on the trail so make sure to bring a bagged lunch or a few snacks. Please call with 24 hours advanced notice to make reservations 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Lake Ann Hike
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This special hike will take hikers to a rare community found in New York State; a high bush blueberry bog thicket. Although we may not see blueberries, this is still great habitat for turkeys. If you think you know Moreau like the back of your hand, think again! We will be eating lunch on the trail so make sure to bring a bagged lunch or a few snacks. Please call with 24 hours advanced notice to make reservations 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
North Country Earth Day at the Thompson Park Zoo
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 782-6180

Come join the Earth Day celebrations at the Thompson Park Zoo! Learn about the natural world around you and the importance of protecting our natural resources. Discover new places and ways to enjoy the outdoors. There will be numerous family friendly activites and many different organizations will be at the event, including the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center. For additional information, call the Thompson Park Zoo at 315-782-6180

 

Signs of Spring
Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:00 AM
Clark Reservation State Park
Phone: (315) 492-1590

How can you tell that winter is almost over and spring is on its way? This hour long guided hike will lead us through different ecosystems and allow us to discuss the multiple answers to this question. We will focus on different adaptations that we can see, and some that we cannot see, with plants and animals during this transitional period between winter and spring. Many of these adaptations are shared between species, while others are very unique. Please visit our program at Clark Reservation State Park on Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 am to learn more!

Please meet us at the entrance of the nature center near the parking lot

 

Alpaca Wool Crafts with Home Again Farms
Saturday, April 18, 2015 02:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join Home Again Farms, a local alpaca farm from Theresa, to learn about alpacas and create useful items from left over alpaca fur. Participants will have the opportunity to make nesting feeders and dryer balls.

There is a $5 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies. Preregistration is required. To register or for additonal information, please call the Nature Center at 315-482-2479

Registration: Required
Alpaca Wool Crafts with Home Again Farms
Saturday, April 18, 2015 02:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

Join Home Again Farms, a local alpaca farm from Theresa, to learn about alpacas and create useful items from left over alpaca fur. Participants will have the opportunity to make nesting feeders and dryer balls.

There is a $5 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies. Preregistration is required. To register or for additonal information, please call the Nature Center at 315-482-2479

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Bring Back the Butterflies
Sunday, April 19, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1005

Join us to discover the lives of our native butterflies with funhands-on activities! Plant flowers and learn all about how youcan help protect our native butterflies.

Fees: This Program is Free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

"Salamanders" Presentation at Hubbard Lodge
Sunday, April 19, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 534-5506
Presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Event takes place at Hubbard Lodge, part of Fahnestock State Park. The lodge is located just off the east side of Rt. 9, just north of the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 301. For adults with or without children and for children ages 5 and up. For more info, visit the Nature Museum website or call (845) 534-5506. 

General Admission: $7/adults, $5/children
Museum Member Admission: $5/adults, $3/children

As winter fades, these fascinating, seldom seen creatures emerge from hibernation and return to their vernal pools. Do you know which species is most common: red-backed, yellow spotted or marbled? Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller to discover the answers as you learn about salamanders! Then take a guided walk in search of these spring time residents.


"Salamanders" Presentation at Hubbard Lodge
Sunday, April 19, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 534-5506
Presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Event takes place at Hubbard Lodge, part of Fahnestock State Park. The lodge is located just off the east side of Rt. 9, just north of the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 301. For adults with or without children and for children ages 5 and up. For more info, visit the Nature Museum website or call (845) 534-5506. 

General Admission: $7/adults, $5/children
Museum Member Admission: $5/adults, $3/children

As winter fades, these fascinating, seldom seen creatures emerge from hibernation and return to their vernal pools. Do you know which species is most common: red-backed, yellow spotted or marbled? Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller to discover the answers as you learn about salamanders! Then take a guided walk in search of these spring time residents.


Red Oak Ridge Hike
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This is moderate hike with some short steep sections. Participants will learn about the unique Appalachian forest community found along this ridge. Registration is necessary with 24 hour advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Red Oak Ridge Hike
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This is moderate hike with some short steep sections. Participants will learn about the unique Appalachian forest community found along this ridge. Registration is necessary with 24 hour advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Baby Animals
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and theirparents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses

Registration: Required
Earth Day/Western Ridge Hike
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Join the Park Educator on a 5.6 mile hike. We will be traversing the Palmertown Range viewing beautiful overlooks of the Hudson River and the dam. Please bring a lunch and plenty of water to enjoy on the trail. Registration is necessary with 24 hour advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Earth Day/Western Ridge Hike
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

Join the Park Educator on a 5.6 mile hike. We will be traversing the Palmertown Range viewing beautiful overlooks of the Hudson River and the dam. Please bring a lunch and plenty of water to enjoy on the trail. Registration is necessary with 24 hour advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Celebrate Earth Day
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Come enjoy some fun, family earth day activities! Then, join us for a hike as wemake the park a cleaner place with a beach clean-up.

No fee.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Lost Treasure of Connetquot
Thursday, April 23, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Have you ever wished to be a pirate searching for treasure? Thenthis program is for you! You will learn compass basics and thenfollow the "ancient" map to find the Lost Treasure of Connetquot!Good luck, matey!

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, April 24, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, April 24, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Carnivorous Plants Workshop
Friday, April 24, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Sit down with Eric Kunz of Seemore Carnivorous Plants as he reveals how to put nature's bug zapper to work in your own home. Plant and raise your very own Venus Fly Trap or Cape Sundew in a pot to take home!$10 materials fee per person.

Refreshments will be served

Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Registration: Required
TILT's 2nd Annual "For the Trees" Arbor Day Community Event
Saturday, April 25, 2015 09:30 AM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 686-5345
To celebrate our 30 years of conserving the place we love, TILT plans to plant 30 new trees along our Lois Jean and John MacFarlane Trail, with the help of volunteers. Bring the whole family and also enjoy workshops, hikes and exhibits from TILT and our partner organizations! This event will take place at TILT's Zenda Farms PReserve in Clayton. For additional information, call TILT at 315-686-5345.
TILT's 2nd Annual "For the Trees" Arbor Day Community Event
Saturday, April 25, 2015 09:30 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 686-5345
To celebrate our 30 years of conserving the place we love, TILT plans to plant 30 new trees along our Lois Jean and John MacFarlane Trail, with the help of volunteers. Bring the whole family and also enjoy workshops, hikes and exhibits from TILT and our partner organizations! This event will take place at TILT's Zenda Farms PReserve in Clayton. For additional information, call TILT at 315-686-5345.
Fun For Kids: Astronomy Fun!
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

To celebrate National Astronomy Day (later in the month), we will explore our solar system, then create a solar system of our own.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Fun For Kids: Astronomy Fun!
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

To celebrate National Astronomy Day (later in the month), we will explore our solar system, then create a solar system of our own.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Earth Day 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Bear Mountain State Park
Phone: (845) 786-2701 ext 293

Join staff and volunteers from Trailside Museums & Zoo for the annual Earth Day celebration. This year, on Saturday, April 25, there will be a number of family-friendly activities with an Earth-friendly focus!

Come at 10:30am to help make treats for Trailside's bears. They will come out of their dens to gobble them up at 11. Take home a native tree seedling, take part in nature-related displays and activities, and see spring-themed animal enrichment!

For more information, please contact Chris O'Sullivan at (845) 786-2701 ext. 293 or visit www.trailsidezoo.org

St. George Day
Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the St. George Day Festival in Tompkinsville Park (Victory Blvd, 10301)!

Find us in the Earth Zone and learn about Arbor Day while creating an Arbor Day themed craft with us!More information can be found at: stgeorgedaysi.com

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

St. George Day
Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the St. George Day Festival in Tompkinsville Park (Victory Blvd, 10301)!

Find us in the Earth Zone and learn about Arbor Day while creating an Arbor Day themed craft with us!More information can be found at: stgeorgedaysi.com

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

Explore Spring Flowers Along Bash Bish Brook
Saturday, April 25, 2015 01:00 PM
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area
Phone: (518) 672-7994
Friends of Taconic State Park invites nature lovers and citizen scientists to explore Spring Flowers along Bash Bish Brook with ecologists Claudia and Conrad Vispo of the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. Join them for an Earth Day exploration of the spring flora and associated insect life along a new, but easy trail in Taconic State Park. This program is appropriate for families with children of all ages. 

Participation is free, but please reserve a space with Claudia Vispo (claudia@hawthornevalleyfarm.org or 518-672-7994) as the number of participants will be strictly limited to avoid trampling of delicate flowers.  Location will be provided upon registration.  

Conrad’s acclaimed new book, The Nature of the Place: A History of Living with the Land in Columbia County, NY will be available for purchase before and after the program.
Registration: Required
Signs of Spring
Saturday, April 25, 2015 02:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
Phone: (315) 637-6111

How can you tell that winter is almost over and spring is on its way? This hour long guided hike will lead us through different ecosystems and allow us to discuss the multiple answers to this question. We will focus on different adaptations that we can see, and some that we cannot see, with plants and animals during this transitional period between winter and spring. Many of these adaptations are shared between species, while others are very unique. Please visit our program at Green Lakes State Park on Saturday, April 25th at 2:00 pm to learn more!

Please meet us at the Lakeview trailhead at the parking lot near the boat house

Adult Ed-venture: Spring Stroll
Sunday, April 26, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Join Lane and Joan Smith for a scenic hike through the preserve. Along the way, discover the plants and wildlife that are renewing forthe spring.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

Registration: Required
Wetland Walk-Hike
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

A beautiful walk around a small wetland is sure to impress. While enjoying an easy hike you will have the opportunity to listen and look for wild animals. Our Park Naturalist will be leading the hike and will be sure to slip in some educational facts. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Wetland Walk-Hike
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

A beautiful walk around a small wetland is sure to impress. While enjoying an easy hike you will have the opportunity to listen and look for wild animals. Our Park Naturalist will be leading the hike and will be sure to slip in some educational facts. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

 

Registration: Required
Wildflower Walk
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 05:00 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 829-7516

Dave Behm of Curious By Nature will be here to lead a Wildflower Walk starting at 5pm at the Visitor Center. Come experience a guided wildflower tour of the towpath trail as the brilliant colors of spring emerge. The walk will be followed by a slideshow presentation and discussion on spring wildflowers at the Enders House on site.

Behm is a nature photographer who uses a "documentary" style; capturing nature as observation, beauty and discovery. He hopes that his photographs reveal details otherwise unnoticed about the natural world around us, and his passionate enthusiasm is present in every image.

The Friends of Schoharie Crossing will conduct their monthly meeting immediately after the presentation. All are welcome to stay for the meeting and refreshments.

Spring Overlook Hike
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This short, moderate snowshoe hike has a few steep sections, which will take participants to the top of the Palmertown Range. This overlook presents spectacular views of the Luzerne Mountains and Hudson River. Bring snack, H20 or a lunch to enjoy at the overlook. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Spring Overlook Hike
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

This short, moderate snowshoe hike has a few steep sections, which will take participants to the top of the Palmertown Range. This overlook presents spectacular views of the Luzerne Mountains and Hudson River. Bring snack, H20 or a lunch to enjoy at the overlook. 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Potter Point Hike & Litter Pickup
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Phone: (518) 793-0511

We will be taking an easy hike at Potter's Point where we will examine the coves as well as the flow of the river, while keeping a look out for signs of otters, beaver and other wildlife associated with wet habitat. During our hike we will also be collecting any litter we may find to help preserve this beautiful, pristine area. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

 Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Potter Point Hike & Litter Pickup
Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
Phone: (518) 793-0511

We will be taking an easy hike at Potter's Point where we will examine the coves as well as the flow of the river, while keeping a look out for signs of otters, beaver and other wildlife associated with wet habitat. During our hike we will also be collecting any litter we may find to help preserve this beautiful, pristine area. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, 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 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

 Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. If there are no participants signed up, classes can be cancelled at the discretion of the park.

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 1, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 1, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Fun: I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Join us for a fun time working together to improve the quality ofyour state park. We have a wide variety of projects you canchoose from. Call for more information. No fee.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees:  Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Terrific Turtles
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and theirparents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses

Registration: Required
Wildflower Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us and appreciate the flowers in May through various activities.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Wildflower Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us and appreciate the flowers in May through various activities.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Homeschoolers Program: Beautiful, Beloved Birds
Thursday, May 7, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 8, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 8, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Moon River Walk
Friday, May 8, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the meandering moonlit trails of the preserve. This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy thefresh air!

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Signs of Spring Hike at the Indian River Lakes Conservancy
Saturday, May 9, 2015 01:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-4757
Celebrate spring on Grand Lake Reserve as we look for the birds, blooms and bugs that return with warmer weather! Call the IRLC at 315-482-4757 for additonal information to preregister.
Signs of Spring Hike at the Indian River Lakes Conservancy
Saturday, May 9, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-4757
Celebrate spring on Grand Lake Reserve as we look for the birds, blooms and bugs that return with warmer weather! Call the IRLC at 315-482-4757 for additonal information to preregister.
Wildflower Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us and appreciate the flowers in May through various activities.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Wildflower Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us and appreciate the flowers in May through various activities.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 15, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 15, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

 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: May Sounds of the Night
Friday, May 15, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

As the sun sets, come listen and enjoy natures nighttime symphonywhile walking the paths of Bayard Cutting Arboretum. We willdiscuss the creatures who make these noises on this nighttime stroll.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Wildlife Up Close and Personal: Erik Callender’s "Reptiles and Amphibians of L.I. and the East Coast"
Saturday, May 16, 2015 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

You'll be amazed by the diversity of these animals from Long Island, New York andthe East coast! Learn about the importance of these intriguing animals in our own backyards!

Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Refreshments will be served

Presented by the Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve

 

Registration: Required
Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest
Sunday, May 17, 2015 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 265-3773
Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Donations graciously accepted. 
Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest
Sunday, May 17, 2015 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 265-3773
Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Donations graciously accepted. 
Butterfly House & Gardening Training
Sunday, May 17, 2015 01:00 PM
Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
Phone: (315) 482-2479

We are always in need of volunteers interested in gardening. Come learn about native plants and the importance of pollinators while helping us maintain the Nature Center's many gardens.

Call 315-482-2479 to pre-register

Butterfly House & Gardening Training
Sunday, May 17, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2479

We are always in need of volunteers interested in gardening. Come learn about native plants and the importance of pollinators while helping us maintain the Nature Center's many gardens.

Call 315-482-2479 to pre-register

Fun for Kids: Totally Tidal
Sunday, May 17, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Captree State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Did you know some animals that live in the water can survive beingleft high and dry? Discover the fascinating features that help animalslive in the "tidal zone".

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Beautiful Butterflies
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and theirparents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses

Registration: Required
Wildflower Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us and appreciate the flowers in May through various activities.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Wildflower Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us and appreciate the flowers in May through various activities.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 22, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 22, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Slime Time!
Saturday, May 23, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Let's discover the many creatures that produce slime and thereasons why. Then make some slime of your own.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Slime Time!
Saturday, May 23, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Let's discover the many creatures that produce slime and thereasons why. Then make some slime of your own.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Registration: Required
Wildflower Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us and appreciate the flowers in May through various activities.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Wildflower Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Come join us and appreciate the flowers in May through various activities.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 29, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, May 29, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Firefly Fun
Friday, May 29, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Discover the world of lightning bugs through exciting activities and a walk to catch and release fireflies. We will loan nets, books, and temporary cages.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Adult Fun: Discovery the Beauty of the South Side
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We will take a meandering walk on the south side of the propertywhere the Nissequogue River flows. We will revel in all of nature's splendor.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

 

Registration: Required
Adult Fun: Discovery the Beauty of the South Side
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

We will take a meandering walk on the south side of the propertywhere the Nissequogue River flows. We will revel in all of nature's splendor.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Night of the Frogs
Saturday, May 30, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

You are in for an intriguing night hike in our preserve! We will startoff with a presentation about frogs and then venture into thepreserve to enjoy the sounds of the various frogs that call Connetquot home.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Tadpole Expedition
Sunday, May 31, 2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Dig into the world of frogs and discover some fun facts withhands-on activities including a pond scoop. We will hop on downto Willow Pond and check out which creatures are visiting ourobservation pools.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Tadpole Expedition
Sunday, May 31, 2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Dig into the world of frogs and discover some fun facts withhands-on activities including a pond scoop. We will hop on downto Willow Pond and check out which creatures are visiting ourobservation pools.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Nature's Harmony
Sunday, May 31, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

The same way music needs rhythm, tempo, and beats, nature needs producers, consumers, and decomposers to sync in"harmony"! Join us in a fun filled adventure to discover how everything around us is connected.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
"Owls" Presentation at Hubbard Lodge
Sunday, May 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)
Phone: (845) 534-5506
Presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Event takes place at Hubbard Lodge, part of Fahnestock State Park. The lodge is located just off the east side of Rt. 9, just north of the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 301. For adults with or without children and for children ages 5 and up. For more info, visit the Nature Museum website or call (845) 534-5506. 

General Admission: $7/adults, $5/children
Museum Member Admission: $5/adults, $3/children

Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to learn about the fascinating natural history of owls. Meet a live owl from the Museum's collection.
"Owls" Presentation at Hubbard Lodge
Sunday, May 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
Phone: (845) 534-5506
Presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Event takes place at Hubbard Lodge, part of Fahnestock State Park. The lodge is located just off the east side of Rt. 9, just north of the intersection of Rt. 9 and Rt. 301. For adults with or without children and for children ages 5 and up. For more info, visit the Nature Museum website or call (845) 534-5506. 

General Admission: $7/adults, $5/children
Museum Member Admission: $5/adults, $3/children

Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to learn about the fascinating natural history of owls. Meet a live owl from the Museum's collection.
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Darling Dragonflies
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and theirparents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about the different wildlife that dwells in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through various activities each week.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about the different wildlife that dwells in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through various activities each week.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Homeschoolers Program: Micro-Forest
Thursday, June 4, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, June 5, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, June 5, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Firefly Fun
Friday, June 5, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Discover the world of lightning bugs through exciting activities anda walk to catch and release fireflies. We will loan nets, books, and temporary cages.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Registration: Required
Fun For Kids: Jr. Angler Catch & Release Tournament
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This ‘Catch and Release Tournament' is sponsored by the Friends ofCaleb Smith. We supply the bait. If you have equipment, bring it, ifnot, we have a limited supply. Reservations are required and spaceis limited.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 The event will be held from: 9-11am (Ages 5-8) and 1-3pm (Ages 9-12)

Registration: Required
Fun For Kids: Jr. Angler Catch & Release Tournament
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

This ‘Catch and Release Tournament' is sponsored by the Friends ofCaleb Smith. We supply the bait. If you have equipment, bring it, ifnot, we have a limited supply. Reservations are required and spaceis limited.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 The event will be held from: 9-11am (Ages 5-8) and 1-3pm (Ages 9-12)

Registration: Required
Outdoor Girls Day
Saturday, June 6, 2015 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 232

Allegany State Park presents the opportunity for girls in grades 6-12 to experience and enjoy nature and science in a fun and interesting way with Outdoor Girls' Day on June 6, 2015.

The day will include banding songbirds, learning how to draw them, and looking for creek creatures and things that can be eaten in the woods. These hands-on nature programs will be presented by women in the natural science fields, such as Sharon Dehn from the Zaefel Nature Sanctuary; Jennifer Miller, Wildlife Artist; Jennifer Schilck with Jamestown Audubon; Dr. Mary Puterbaugh Mulcahy from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; and Adele Wellman, Katie Vecellio, and Heidi Tschopp from Allegany State Park.

Schedule of Events:

9:00-9:15am Registration at Camp Allegany

9:15-9:25am Welcome

 9:30-11:40am Groups rotate every 40 minutes through Stations 1-3

11:45-12:15pm Panel Discussion and Questions

12:15-12:45pm LUNCH – Bring your own lunch and drink

12:50-3:00pm Groups rotate every 40 minutes through Stations 4-6

3:30pm Closing Remarks

3:30-4:00pm Meet and Mingle with the Pros

 Teachers and parents are welcome to attend. The event will be held rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.

Registration: Required
Outdoor Girls Day
Saturday, June 6, 2015 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 232

Allegany State Park presents the opportunity for girls in grades 6-12 to experience and enjoy nature and science in a fun and interesting way with Outdoor Girls' Day on June 6, 2015.

The day will include banding songbirds, learning how to draw them, and looking for creek creatures and things that can be eaten in the woods. These hands-on nature programs will be presented by women in the natural science fields, such as Sharon Dehn from the Zaefel Nature Sanctuary; Jennifer Miller, Wildlife Artist; Jennifer Schilck with Jamestown Audubon; Dr. Mary Puterbaugh Mulcahy from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; and Adele Wellman, Katie Vecellio, and Heidi Tschopp from Allegany State Park.

 Schedule of Events:

9:00-9:15am Registration at Camp Allegany

9:15-9:25am Welcome

 9:30-11:40am Groups rotate every 40 minutes through Stations 1-3

11:45-12:15pm Panel Discussion and Questions

 12:15-12:45pm LUNCH – Bring your own lunch and drink

12:50-3:00pm Groups rotate every 40 minutes through Stations 4-6

3:30pm Closing Remarks

3:30-4:00pm Meet and Mingle with the Pros

Teachers and parents are welcome to attend. The event will be held rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Dragons and Damsels
Saturday, June 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Join us for a kid friendly introduction to dragonflies and damselflies indoors, followed by a hike in search of these beautiful and delicate insects.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
YAK: Your Adventure Kit
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1005

Bring your family and Explore the park together using the excitingactivities in Your Adventure Kit!

So take an adventure at Connetquot River State Park Preserve. Rental is $10.00. (A refundable deposit is required.)

Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

 

Adult Ed-Venture: Birds with Botany for Beginners
Sunday, June 7, 2015 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 besearching for birds... no birds? We'll learn about plants! Bring binoculars. (approx. 2 miles)

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

Registration: Required
Conservation Celebration
Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Staten Island Zoo (614 Broadway Ave, 10310) to learn about conservation and why it's important for our species! For more information check out: statenislandzoo.org

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

 

Conservation Celebration
Sunday, June 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us at the Staten Island Zoo (614 Broadway Ave, 10310) to learn about conservation and why it's important for our species! For more information check out: statenislandzoo.org

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

 

Fun For Kids: Life In A Shell
Sunday, June 7, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Explore the world of creatures who make and live in the shells youfind on the beach, in rivers and even on land. There will be handsonactivities and games as well as many specimens to observe.Before the end of the program, we will make a craft using shells.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Fun For Kids: Life In A Shell
Sunday, June 7, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Explore the world of creatures who make and live in the shells youfind on the beach, in rivers and even on land. There will be handsonactivities and games as well as many specimens to observe.Before the end of the program, we will make a craft using shells.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about the different wildlife that dwells in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through various activities each week.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about the different wildlife that dwells in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through various activities each week.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, June 12, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, June 12, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Bat Safari
Friday, June 12, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Enter the mysterious world of these misunderstood animals! Enjoy humorous indoor activities that separate myths from reality. As thesun goes down, we will take an outdoor walk around the buildings to observe bats as they begin their evening hunt.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Turtles, Snakes, and Frogs, Oh My!
Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

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

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Oh, Deer
Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about white-tailed deer and how their populations affect resources, followed by an interactive game.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Oh, Deer
Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about white-tailed deer and how their populations affect resources, followed by an interactive game.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Butterfly Safari
Saturday, June 13, 2015 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover a butterfly's life cycle, metamorphosis and survivaltechniques. We will take an expedition into the fields of Caleb Smithto catch, observe close up and release these beautiful insects.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Registration: Required
Family Fun: Butterfly Safari
Saturday, June 13, 2015 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Discover a butterfly's life cycle, metamorphosis and survivaltechniques. We will take an expedition into the fields of Caleb Smithto catch, observe close up and release these beautiful insects.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up.Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Registration: Required
Summer Safety Saturdays
Saturday, June 13, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Start summer off right by learning about potential natural hazards such as ticks, sun damage and poison ivy. Also learn preventative measures.

 Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Summer Safety Saturdays
Saturday, June 13, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Start summer off right by learning about potential natural hazards such as ticks, sun damage and poison ivy. Also learn preventative measures.

 Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Seashore Circular
Sunday, June 14, 2015 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

During this hilly, moderately paced walk through fields and woods,on our way to leisurely exploration of Caumsett's shore, we'll discussgeological and social factors that have influenced nature on LongIsland. Since we will walk approximately 4.5 miles, we suggest youbring drinking water.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

 

Registration: Required
Seining with Jan Porinchak
Sunday, June 14, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Enjoy discovering the wonderful variety of local residents living in and on Willow Pond using a seine net and pool.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

 

Registration: Required
Seining with Jan Porinchak
Sunday, June 14, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
Phone: (631) 265-1054

Enjoy discovering the wonderful variety of local residents living in and on Willow Pond using a seine net and pool.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

 

Registration: Required
Fun for Kids: Butterflies Flutterby
Sunday, June 14, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Discover the amazing life of a butterfly. Giggle through a funpresentation with some surprises. Afterwards, we will take a walk tosearch for these beautiful creatures. We will loan nets, books, andtemporary cages.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Tiny Tots: "Nature Discoveries"-Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and theirparents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Tiny Tots: Programs for pre-k through k. Ages 3 - 5. Parents and children areencouraged to learn about the natural world around them by using their senses

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about the different wildlife that dwells in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through various activities each week.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about the different wildlife that dwells in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through various activities each week.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, June 19, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, June 19, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Celebrate Nature at the Heckscher Outdoor Festival
Saturday, June 20, 2015 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heckscher State Park
Phone: (631) 581-2100

Live Animals! Pony Rides! Fun Games! Arts & Crafts! Music! Earth Friendly!

Free Admission! (There is an $8.00 Vehicle Use Fee)

Summer Safety Saturdays
Saturday, June 20, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Start summer off right by learning about potential natural hazards such as ticks, sun damage and poison ivy. Also learn preventative measures.

 Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Summer Safety Saturdays
Saturday, June 20, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Start summer off right by learning about potential natural hazards such as ticks, sun damage and poison ivy. Also learn preventative measures.

 Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Sunday, June 21, 2015 09:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

You can survive on your own at Caumsett. In this hands-on program,geared for adults, we'll teach you how to find food, start a fire andbuild shelter. Approximately 1 mile. For reasons of safety, no childrenunder 16 will be permitted.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

 

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about the different wildlife that dwells in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through various activities each week.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn about the different wildlife that dwells in Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve through various activities each week.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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: Seashore Explorers
Friday, June 26, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Celebrate summer! Visit the water's edge to explore life in and around the sound. Bring sunscreen, a towel, and water shoes.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted for elementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, June 26, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Friday Hikes
Friday, June 26, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Join us for a weekly nature walk and get outside to enjoy the fresh spring air!

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

Registration: Required
Deer Detectives
Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about white-tailed deer and how to search for signs of their presence fol-lowed by a walk on our trails.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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

 

Registration: Required
Deer Detectives
Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Phone: (718) 605-3970 ext 201

Learn all about white-tailed deer and how to search for signs of their presence fol-lowed by a walk on our trails.

Please contact Elisabetta O'Connor, Environmental Educator, at (718) 605-3970 x 201 or email Elisabetta.OConnor@parks.ny.gov for more information.

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: Underwater Wonders
Saturday, June 27, 2015 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Discover what's living in a pond! You will be amazed how active it is. Wear old shoes– it gets muddy!

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Fun for Kids: Programs are conducted forelementary age children and older. Ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-venture: Traditional Nature Walk
Saturday, June 27, 2015 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

We'll take a slow walk (approx. 1 mile), exploring nature in the woodsand tall grass meadows in the southwestern section of the park.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

Registration: Required
Family Adventure: Moon Walk
Saturday, June 27, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Heckscher State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1072

Take advantage of the fresh evening air with a pleasant walk alongthe moonlit trails of the preserve. This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy a delightful summer night.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the fee collection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Family Adventures: These programs areusually ideal for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Registration: Required
Adult Ed-Venture: Just a Hike (Periphery)
Sunday, July 5, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Phone: (631) 423-1770

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this 6-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing andsocializing.

RESERVATIONS are required for most programs. Call the number listed with each park to make reservations. Reservations will be accepted starting two weeks prior to each program for all facilities.

Fees: $4.00 per adult, $3.00 for children ages 3 - 17, Children under 3 are free. Vehicle Use Fees are due upon arrival during the feecollection season (Vehicle use fees vary among the parks).

Adult Ed-ventures: All programs areconducted on an adult level. Ages 18 and up.

 

Registration: Required
Week Two Panorama: Environmental Science for Explorers
Monday, July 13, 2015 until Friday, July 17, 2015 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-0135

The Olana Partnership works in collaboration with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to bring you this camp for aspiring scientists and explorers. Frederic E. Church loved natural history, nature, and ecology. This camp will be led by seasoned environmental educators who have a number of fun-filled experiments, play and expeditions planned inside Olana's 250 acres. Youth will be engaged with water, forests and meadows (just like Church was). Space is limited to 25. To register visit www.olana.org or e-mail ahufnagel@olana.org.

Wagon House Education Center; Ages 7-13

Panorama takes place during the whole month of July. Families can choose to participate for one week or all the weeks. Visit www.olana.org for additional information and to download camper registration forms and to make payment online. Forms and payment can also be mailed to The Olana Partnership, Attn: Amy Hufnagel PO Box 199 Hudson, NY 12534 registration, online or by mail must be received by Monday March 16th to qualify for the discounted rate. Registration for all camps will close June 12.

Pricing BEFORE March 15: ONE WEEK $160/child, TWO WEEKS $300/child, THREE WEEKS $460/child, FOUR WEEKS $600/child

AFTER March 16: ONE WEEK $200/child, TWO WEEKS $380/child, THREE WEEKS $560/child, FOUR WEEKS $740/child 

Registration: Required
Week Three Panorama: Farming and its Hudson Valley Roots
Monday, July 20, 2015 until Friday, July 24, 2015 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 828-0135

Explore the rich history of Olana as a working farm in the 19th Century! Youth will engage in a variety of place-based, hands-on learning activities and art projects to develop their understanding of farming- both historical and current. Cultivate an appreciation for food and farming with workshops led by local ecologists and farmers. Space is limited to 25. To register visit www.olana.org or e-mail ahufnagel@olana.org.

Wagon House Education Center; Ages 5-12

Panorama takes place during the whole month of July. Families can choose to participate for one week or all the weeks. Visit www.olana.org for additional information and to download camper registration forms and to make payment online. Forms and payment can also be mailed to The Olana Partnership, Attn: Amy Hufnagel PO Box 199 Hudson, NY 12534 registration, online or by mail must be received by Monday March 16th to qualify for the discounted rate. Registration for all camps will close June 12.

Pricing BEFORE March 15: ONE WEEK $160/child, TWO WEEKS $300/child, THREE WEEKS $460/child, FOUR WEEKS $600/child

AFTER March 16: ONE WEEK $200/child, TWO WEEKS $380/child, THREE WEEKS $560/child, FOUR WEEKS $740/child

Registration: Required
Homeschoolers Program: Lake Monitoring
Thursday, September 3, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Homeschoolers Program: Apples
Thursday, October 1, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Homeschoolers Program: Trees and Papermaking
Thursday, November 5, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
Homeschoolers Program: Lenape Indians
Thursday, December 3, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come join other homeschoolers at Minnewaska State Park Preserve for an afternoon of nature discovery! Our homeschool family programs are offered the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., except for April (see below). And, homeschoolers are encouraged to join Minnewaska staff for the popular Junior Naturalist summer series for youth, offered in July and August. Come prepared to learn about a topic of natural history, play exciting games, take a hike, make crafty creations, and have fun with new friends!

The following public programs will be offered specifically for homeschool families at Minnewaska State Park Preserve during the months of April-June and September-December:

April 16th– Amphibian Search

May 7th – Beautiful, Beloved Birds

June 4th– Micro-Forest

September 3rd– Lake Monitoring

October 1st– Apples

November 5th – Trees and Papermaking

December 3rd– Lenape Indians

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens at 9:00 a.m. every day and closing times vary dependent on season. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise.

Registration: Required
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