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River Keeper Training
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 10:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 686-2010

Learn more about how to protect the St. Lawrence River in this program by Save the River. Save the River advocates for the health of the River and works with volunteers to become its eyes and ears on the water. You will learn how to asses and report potential pollution problems, recognize wildlife die-offs, invasive species and subtle changes in the River that indicate a negative impact on water quality.

Volunteers will recieve an on-the-water guidebook and a free t-shirt. Please call Save the River at 315-686-2010 for additional information and to register for this program.

Registration: Required
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Thursday, July 9, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722
This beloved story written and illustrated by Eric Carle comes alive at the Nature Center! Children will listen to this story and participate in story activities: make a hat, and make a story telling kit to bring home. They will take a short hike to the butterfly house where they can learn about these beautiful creatures. Back at the Nature Center the children will decorate a buterfly cookie!
The Great Storyteller
Friday, July 10, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722
Professional storyteller, Lynn Morgan, tells traditional folktales from around the world. Many stories incorporate songs or other audience participation techniques. This event is fun for all ages.
Who Lives in that Hole?
Saturday, July 11, 2015 09:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722
Ever wonder what the eggs or chicks in your bird house look like? Ever wonder what is inside that hole in a tree you cannot see into? Then come with us and use our new endoscope to answer these questions and more!
Discovering Wild Mushrooms
Saturday, July 11, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Join us as Jean Fahey, President of the CNY Mycological Society, teaches us about wild mushrooms that grow on Wellesley Island.

Program to include: A brief discussion of mushrrom growth forms and an explanation of their cycle followed by a hike during which participants will search for mushrooms along our trails.

Registration: Required
Saturday Evening Kayak Tours
Saturday, July 11, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Come join us as we paddle along the shorelines of Wellesley Island State Park exploring shoreline communities, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning about aquatic plants.

Cost: $4 per person

Rentals from Boomerang Kayaks: Singles-$30, Tandems-$35
We will arrange to have your rented kayaks delivered to the Park

Meeting Place: Parking lot for the Eagle Area boat launch (E-loop)

Preregistration is required. If you need to rent a kayak, please register at least a day in advance.

Registration: Required
Painting Classes with Joan Senkowicz
Monday, July 13, 2015 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 686-3506

Joan works with vibrant watercolors and enjoys painting animals, people and landscapes. After the class you will have your own painting to take home with you! This is a great opportunity to see if you like painting before you buy any supplies. Four classes will be held in July and August with different painting subjects for each.

Cost: $35.00 per person--Ages 10 and older.

All supplies are included in the cost. Class is capped at 10 participants.

Registration: Required
Who Lives in that Hole?
Saturday, July 18, 2015 09:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722
Ever wonder what the eggs or chicks in your bird house look like? Ever wonder what is inside that hole in a tree you cannot see into? Then come with us and use our new endoscope to answer these questions and more!
Saturday Evening Kayak Tours
Saturday, July 18, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Come join us as we paddle along the shorelines of Wellesley Island State Park exploring shoreline communities, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning about aquatic plants.

Cost: $4 per person

Rentals from Boomerang Kayaks: Singles-$30, Tandems-$35
We will arrange to have your rented kayaks delivered to the Park

Meeting Place: Parking lot for the Eagle Area boat launch (E-loop)

Preregistration is required. If you need to rent a kayak, please register at least a day in advance.

Registration: Required
Boater Safety Course
Sunday, July 19, 2015 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 486-5230
The course will be held at the Nature Center. Adults and children are welcome to participate. There is no charge for the course but you will be expected to pay the $7 day use fee to enter Wellesley Island State Park. If you are 18 or older there is a $10 fee payable to NYS OPRHP for your certificate. Pleasecall Gary Kocher at 315-486-5230 to pre-register. Pre-register is required and space is limited.
Registration: Required
The Great Storyteller
Friday, July 24, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Professional storyteller, Lynn Morgan, tells traditional folktales from around the world. Many stories incorporate songs or other audience participation techniques. This event is fun for all ages.

Who Lives in that Hole?
Saturday, July 25, 2015 09:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722
Ever wonder what the eggs or chicks in your bird house look like? Ever wonder what is inside that hole in a tree you cannot see into? Then come with us and use our new endoscope to answer these questions and more!
Saturday Evening Kayak Tours
Saturday, July 25, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Come join us as we paddle along the shorelines of Wellesley Island State Park exploring shoreline communities, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning about aquatic plants.

Cost: $4 per person

Rentals from Boomerang Kayaks: Singles-$30, Tandems-$35
We will arrange to have your rented kayaks delivered to the Park

Meeting Place: Parking lot for the Eagle Area boat launch (E-loop)

Preregistration is required. If you need to rent a kayak, please register at least a day in advance.

Registration: Required
Painting Classes with Joan Senkowicz
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 686-3506

Joan works with vibrant watercolors and enjoys painting animals, people and landscapes. After the class you will have your own painting to take home with you! This is a great opportunity to see if you like painting before you buy any supplies. Four classes will be held in July and August with different painting subjects for each.

Cost: $35.00 per person--Ages 10 and older.

All supplies are included in the cost. Class is capped at 10 participants.

Registration: Required
Haas the Great Blue Heron
Thursday, July 30, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722
Meet the author, Julianne Flora, as she reads the delightful story about a parent waiting for the egg to hatch! Children will engage in activities that bring the book to life: how heavy is a heron? Stand eye to eye with a heron model and much more! Children will make their own story poster and take a short hike to learn where a heron looks for food!
Birds of Prey
Friday, July 31, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Rick West will be returning this summer with his Birds of Prey. Programs will be held outside if possible or inside the Nature Center in case of inclement weather.

Fishing Classes with Spider Rybaak
Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Join Spider on the Nature Center dock as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. Spider brings a limited number of fishing poles, hooks, boobers, and worms. If you can, bring your own tackle as it will allow for more participants in the program. This is a free program, but donations to the Friends of the Nature Center are welcomed to defray the cost of this and other programs.

Two programs are offered each day:

Bait and Lure: 11am-1pm
Basics of Fly Fishing: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Saturday Evening Kayak Tours
Saturday, August 1, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Come join us as we paddle along the shorelines of Wellesley Island State Park exploring shoreline communities, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning about aquatic plants.

Cost: $4 per person

Rentals from Boomerang Kayaks: Singles-$30, Tandems-$35
We will arrange to have your rented kayaks delivered to the Park

Meeting Place: Parking lot for the Eagle Area boat launch (E-loop)

Preregistration is required. If you need to rent a kayak, please register at least a day in advance.

Registration: Required
The Great Storyteller
Friday, August 7, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Professional storyteller, Lynn Morgan, tells traditional folktales from around the world. Many stories incorporate songs or other audience participation techniques. This event is fun for all ages.

River Keeper Training
Saturday, August 8, 2015 10:00 AM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 686-2010

Learn more about how to protect the St. Lawrence River in this program by Save the River. Save the River advocates for the health of the River and works with volunteers to become its eyes and ears on the water. You will learn how to asses and report potential pollution problems, recognize wildlife die-offs, invasive species and subtle changes in the River that indicate a negative impact on water quality.

Volunteers will recieve an on-the-water guidebook and a free t-shirt. Please call Save the River at 315-686-2010 for additional information and to register for this program.

Registration: Required
Saturday Evening Kayak Tours
Saturday, August 8, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Come join us as we paddle along the shorelines of Wellesley Island State Park exploring shoreline communities, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning about aquatic plants.

Cost: $4 per person

Rentals from Boomerang Kayaks: Singles-$30, Tandems-$35
We will arrange to have your rented kayaks delivered to the Park

Meeting Place: Parking lot for the Eagle Area boat launch (E-loop)

Preregistration is required. If you need to rent a kayak, please register at least a day in advance.

Registration: Required
Painting Classes with Joan Senkowicz
Monday, August 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 686-3506

Joan works with vibrant watercolors and enjoys painting animals, people and landscapes. After the class you will have your own painting to take home with you! This is a great opportunity to see if you like painting before you buy any supplies. Four classes will be held in July and August with different painting subjects for each.

Cost: $35.00 per person--Ages 10 and older.

All supplies are included in the cost. Class is capped at 10 participants.

Registration: Required
Birds of Prey
Friday, August 14, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Rick West will be returning this summer with his Birds of Prey. Programs will be held outside if possible or inside the Nature Center in case of inclement weather.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Saturday, August 15, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

This beloved story written and illustrated by Eric Carle comes alive at the Nature Center! Children will listen to this story and participate in story activities: make a hat, and make a story telling kit to bring home. They will take a short hike to the butterfly house where they can learn about these beautiful creatures. Back at the Nature Center the children will decorate a buterfly cookie!

Saturday Evening Kayak Tours
Saturday, August 15, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Come join us as we paddle along the shorelines of Wellesley Island State Park exploring shoreline communities, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning about aquatic plants.

Cost: $4 per person

Rentals from Boomerang Kayaks: Singles-$30, Tandems-$35
We will arrange to have your rented kayaks delivered to the Park

Meeting Place: Parking lot for the Eagle Area boat launch (E-loop)

Preregistration is required. If you need to rent a kayak, please register at least a day in advance.

Registration: Required
The Great Storyteller
Friday, August 21, 2015 01:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Professional storyteller, Lynn Morgan, tells traditional folktales from around the world. Many stories incorporate songs or other audience participation techniques. This event is fun for all ages.

Saturday Evening Kayak Tours
Saturday, August 22, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Come join us as we paddle along the shorelines of Wellesley Island State Park exploring shoreline communities, looking for signs of wildlife, and learning about aquatic plants.

Cost: $4 per person

Rentals from Boomerang Kayaks: Singles-$30, Tandems-$35
We will arrange to have your rented kayaks delivered to the Park

Meeting Place: Parking lot for the Eagle Area boat launch (E-loop)

Preregistration is required. If you need to rent a kayak, please register at least a day in advance.

Registration: Required
Painting Classes with Joan Senkowicz
Monday, August 24, 2015 12:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 686-3506

Joan works with vibrant watercolors and enjoys painting animals, people and landscapes. After the class you will have your own painting to take home with you! This is a great opportunity to see if you like painting before you buy any supplies. Four classes will be held in July and August with different painting subjects for each.

Cost: $35.00 per person--Ages 10 and older.

All supplies are included in the cost. Class is capped at 10 participants.

Registration: Required
Fishing Classes with Spider Rybaak
Saturday, September 5, 2015 11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Join Spider on the Nature Center dock as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. Spider brings a limited number of fishing poles, hooks, boobers, and worms. If you can, bring your own tackle as it will allow for more participants in the program. This is a free program, but donations to the Friends of the Nature Center are welcomed to defray the cost of this and other programs.

Two programs are offered each day:

Bait and Lure: 11am-1pm
Basics of Fly Fishing: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Fishing Classes with Spider Rybaak
Saturday, October 3, 2015 11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Wellesley Island State Park
Phone: (315) 482-2722

Join Spider on the Nature Center dock as he shares his knowledge and love of fishing. Spider brings a limited number of fishing poles, hooks, boobers, and worms. If you can, bring your own tackle as it will allow for more participants in the program. This is a free program, but donations to the Friends of the Nature Center are welcomed to defray the cost of this and other programs.

Two programs are offered each day:

Bait and Lure: 11am-1pm
Basics of Fly Fishing: 1:30pm-3:30pm

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