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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.

Learn about the Earth's Water Cycle

August 9, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center for an afternoon of learning all about the Earth’s Water Cycle including hands-on science projects demonstrating evaporation, condensation and precipitation. Kids will take a guided hike while identifying clouds, rivers, and ponds. They will observe record and document the changes that take place in areas where water collects. Findings will be documented with digital cameras and in journals. Photos will be uploaded onto the Jr. Earth Keepers Facebook page.

Wolf Lake Hike

August 10, 2014 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Wolf Lake Forest Edwards, New York
Phone: 315-713-5284
Join us on a hike to visit 3 of the most beautiful Lakes in the north country. This is an 8mile RT hike. Easy to Moderate hiking. Bring a small lunch/snack, and plenty to drink. When: Aug 10 9:30am Where to meet- Canton, Park Street across from the Park

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.

Meadow Adventures

August 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinosn Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

Wetland Wonders

August 26, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

Forest Finds

August 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

Tiny Treasures

August 28, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

Community Campfire JAM featuring Barb Heller

August 28, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Wachtmeister Feild Station
Park Street
Canton, New York
We’re delighted to announce we’ll be hosting another community campfire jam featuring Barb Heller! Bring your guitar and your friends and family for a campfire sing /play -along jam. Expertise NOT required...just 4 or 5 basic chords will do it. Barb will guide you through the chord changes, so just come and have a good time. We'll be playing and singing traditional campfire songs, with a few requests added. No pressure -just fun! S’more supplies are on the house. Come a few minutes early if you need help tuning up.

Changing Rivers

August 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinbson Bay Rd Robert Moses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12-years-old are invited to Robert Moses State Park Nature Center in Massena for a free nature day camp from 10am - 1pm, Monday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 29th. Each day a different topic will be explored. Kids will take a guided hike through the trails and learn something new about nature. Fun, hands-on activities and games are planned daily. Bring a lunch and a drink. Parents can drop off at 10am and pick up at 1pm. Dress for weather, wearing closed-toed shoes & bug spray. Call ahead to sign-up. Class size is limited. (315) 705-5022.

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.