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Go Fish! Introductory Fishing Clinic at Eel Weir

July 26, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Eel Weir State Park
Eel Weir Rd.
13669 Ogdensburg, New York
Phone: (315) 244- 7110
Join the Nature Up North Team to learn about local fish and how to cast! No previous experience required! Fishing poles will be provided but feel free to bring your own gear. You may also want to bring sunscreen, water, and a camera (to post pictures of your catch on natureupnorth.org). You should be prepared to get a little wet. Shorts and close-toed sandals or old sneakers are ideal for wading in the water. Participants over the age of 16 are required to have a fishing license. Please RSVP as we have a limited number of fishing poles. We look forward to seeing you there!

Medicinal Plants Workshop

July 27, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Road
13662 Massena, New York
There are many plants growing wild in the north country that have medicinal and healing properties. Some plants speed the repair of damaged tissue, some soothe the nerves and others improve circulation, fight infections and nourish the immune system. Using wild plants in medicine has a long history, both in traditional and present day medicine. Come spend a couple hours learning how to identify, prepare and use these valuable local resources. You will learn the medicinal properties of several wild plants and learn how to make herbal teas, poultices and maybe even tinctures!

Evening Paddle on the Little River

August 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Little River Boat Launch
Park St.
13617 Canton, New York
Phone: 315-262-7325
Cool down during the dog days of summer with a relaxed evening paddle on the Little River in Canton. We will provide some basic canoe/kayak tips and spend an hour or two exploring the Little River and surrounding wetlands. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or borrow one from us for free! Boats are limited. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming! Adult-sized life jackets are provided, but if you are bringing kids, please bring your own kid-sized life jackets.

Survival Skills Workshop

August 14, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Road
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: 315-262-7325
While the best survival tool is good preparation, it is good to have a few skills on hand in case you are ever caught in a sticky situation! Join us for a fun afternoon to learn how to plan ahead and prepare, try your hand at fire building, test your compass skills, and learn some other backcountry basics. This event is for all experience levels, but is focused on beginner skills.

Fungus Walk with Claire Burkum

August 15, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
North Entrance of the Red Sandstone Trail Potsdam, New York
Phone: 315-262-7325
Join us for a fungi focused walk with local expert Claire Burkum, a biology instructor at St. Lawrence University. As we walk along the Red Sandstone trail we will discuss major characteristics used to identify fungal fruiting bodies, including mushrooms, shelf and bracket fungi, coral fungi and others. We will also talk about the various roles fungi play in a forest ecosystem and some ways humans use fungi. Wear comfortable walking shoes and you may also want a hand lens (or magnifying glass) and some bug spray.

Community Campfire Featuring Bill Smith

September 4, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wachtmeister Field Station
Park St.
13617 Canton, New York
Phone: 315-262-7325
Nature Up North is excited to announce that legendary Adirondack storyteller and folk singer Bill Smith will be joining us again this year for the final installment in this year's summer campfire series! Bill Smith is widely known throughout the Adirondacks and beyond as a master of various traditional arts of the region. A skilled storyteller and folk singer, Bill has also worked as a logger, hunter, trapper, fisherman, and guide. He performs for a variety of audiences with a wide repertoire of stories and songs about local life.