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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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