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Paul Smith's Science, Art, and Music Fest

April 26, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center
8023 New York 30
12970 Paul Smiths, New York
Paul Smith's College, TAUNY, and NCPR host the first annual Science, Art, and Music in the Mountains Festival on Saturday, April 26th at the Paul Smith's VIC. This year's theme is The Land, The People, The Climate of the Adirondacks. Follow the link below for a full schedule of great "Ted-Axe" talks, live music, vendors, and showing of the award winning documentary Green Fire.

Spring Birding Trip #1

April 27, 2014 - 7:30am
Indian Creek Nature Center Main Entrance
County Route 14
Rennselaer Falls, New York
Phone: 315-268-0150
Come enjoy a spring bird walk at Indian Creek Nature Center. Participants will view a wide variety of species on a hike through shrubland, marsh, wetland, and forest habitats along the Tower and Succession Trails. A spotting scope will be used to view birds on Lower Lake from the top of the observation tower. Bring binoculars! Please RSVP with the trip leader prior to the walk!

Canton Canoe Weekend

May 3, 2014 - 9:30am to May 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
Taylor Park
Miner Street
Canton, New York
This weekend there are events appropriate for the local recreational racer and teams of recreational paddlers in the relay. And, there is top-level international level competition in solo and tandem racing canoes and kayaks. The 12 and 14- mile courses are among the most challenging on the marathon race circuit. All races are on the Grasse River, with the start and finish (except the Downriver Rushton) at Taylor Park, Canton NY. There is a children’s playground on site, race T-shirts, concession, ample parking, overnight camping, awards.

Trees and Blooms: Wildwood Ramble

May 3, 2014 - 9:30am
Indian Creek Nature Center East Entrance
County Route 14
Rennselaer Falls, New York
Phone: (315)393-5137
Meeting at the East Entrance parking lot, we'll hike through a natural woodland area to observe the trees, spring wildflowers and whatever else pops up during our ramble along the Wildflower Loop and adjacent environs. Call to register or to get an alternate date in case of bad weather. Dress appropriately for trail and weather conditions.

Spring Birding Trip #2

May 14, 2014 - 7:15am
Indian Creek Nature Center Main Entrance
County Route 14
Rennselaer Falls, New York
Phone: (315)268-0150
Come enjoy a spring bird walk at Indian Creek Nature Center. Participants will view a wide variety of species on a hike through shrubland, marsh, wetland, and forest habitats along the Tower and Succession Trails. A spotting scope will be used to view birds on Lower Lake from the top of the observation tower. Bring binoculars! Please RSVP with the trip leader prior to the walk.

Jr Earth Keepers

May 17, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Massena Nature Center
19 Robinson Bay Rd RobertMoses State Park
13662 Massena, New York
Phone: (315) 705-5022
Kids 5 - 12 years old! Become stewards of the Massena Nature Center. Jr.Earth Keepers will participate in some simple spring clean-up activities to show environmental preservation skills, and develop an understanding of what it takes to be an environmental ambassador in their community. Following the spring clean-up activity, kids will explore nature's shapes. First, they will review flash cards showing a variety of geometric shapes in nature (This will allow them time to identify various geometric shapes).

Exploring Moth Diversity

May 24, 2014 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Indian Creek Nature Center Main Entrance
County Route 14
Rennselaer Falls, New York
Phone: (315)261-4159
Jim Schulte, Biology Professor at Clarkson University, will lead a survey of moth diversity at the Indian Creek Nature Center. We'll set up a blacklight and discuss the major features of the many different groups of moths we may see.

Pond Exploration

May 31, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Indian Creek Nature Center Main Entrance
County Route 14
Rennselaer Falls, New York
Phone: (315)268-8230
Join naturalist Pat Burdick and Jan Trybula of SUNY Potsdam in a pond exploration using dip nets to capture amphibians and macro invertebrates. We'll use magnifiers and field guides to learn about the animals we capture.

Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Educational Presentation

June 7, 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
Join the team from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge out of Wilmington, NY in an educational presentation on birds of prey and other predators. Learn more about these beautiful creatures and about wildlife rehabilitation efforts in the North Country. Meet a Red Fox, an Arctic Fox and various birds of prey up-close. All ages welcome! Free event. Donations are accepted.

Jr Earth Keepers

June 7, 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! Join our Free Nature Club! Join the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge team as they talk about the importance of predators, and how they make a positive impact on man. Meet live animals including various birds of prey, a Red fox and an Arctic fox. Following the educational presentation, Jr.Earth Keepers will play the "Feed the Wild Animal" game. Teams will match-up various food groups to the animals that consume them.