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Nature Up North

Fall Trails Series - Bike Parade on the Remington Recreation Trail (Partridge Run)

Event date and time
October 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Email
recreation@cantonny.us
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Event description

The Canton Recreation Department is partnering with Nature Up North to provide a Canton Trails Series this fall. Join us each Friday afternoon in October as we feature one of Canton’s beautiful trails! Each Trails Series event will begin with a guided activity (30-45 minutes) after which you will be invited to continue to explore the trail on your own. This family friendly program is open to all, and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Young Scientist Workshop - cancelled

Event date and time
October 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Email
natureupnorth@gmail.com
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Event description

Nature Up North invites interested 10th-12th graders to participate in a free field-based workshop. St. Lawrence University senior and local to Northern New York, Jessica LaMay, will be incorporating fundamentals of conservation biology, nature-based learning, and field research methodologies into this fun three-hour event. The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle that feeds on  Ash Trees, was recently discovered in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties.

Fall Trails Series - Community Ash Tree Survey on the Kip Trail

Event date and time
October 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Email
recreation@cantonny.us
Location
Event description

 

The Canton Recreation Department is partnering with Nature Up North to provide a Canton Trails Series this fall. Join us each Friday afternoon in October as we feature one of Canton’s beautiful trails! Each Trails Series event will begin with a guided activity (30-45minutes) after which you will be invited to continue to explore the trail on your own. This family friendly program is open to all, and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Fall Trails Series - Invasive Plant Pull, SUNY Canton Trail

Event date and time
October 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Email
recreation@cantonny.us
Telephone
Location
Event description

 

The Canton Recreation Department is partnering with Nature Up North to provide a Canton Trails Series this fall. Join us each Friday afternoon in October as we feature one of Canton’s beautiful trails! Each Trails Series event will begin with a guided activity (30-45minutes) after which you will be invited to continue to explore the trail on your own. This family friendly program is open to all, and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Fall Trails Series - Foliage Walk on the Saddlemire Trail

Event date and time
October 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Email
recreation@cantonny.us
Telephone
Location
Event description

 

The Canton Recreation Department is partnering with Nature Up North to provide a Canton Trails Series this fall. Join us each Friday afternoon in October as we feature one of Canton’s beautiful trails! Each Trails Series event will begin with a guided activity (30-45minutes) after which you will be invited to continue to explore the trail on your own. This family friendly program is open to all, and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Naturalist Festival - SLU Sustainability Site

Event date and time
September 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Address

1894 New York Route 68
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
natureupnorth@gmail.com
Location
Event description

Nature Up North and the St. Lawrence Sustainability Program invite you to an afternoon of back-to-back nature walks presented by a naturalists and professors at St. Lawrence, Clarkson, and Cornell Cooperative Extension.   Walks will range from 45 minutes to 1 hour and will focus on a range of topics, including mushroom identification, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and wild edible plants.This event is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Water and limited snacks provided.

Evening Paddle

Event date and time
August 3, 2017 - 6:30 PM to August 3, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Address

5840-5858 County Road 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
natureupnorth@gmail.com
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Location
Event description

Enjoy the evening on the water and join nature Up North for a paddle down the Grasse. At 6:30pm, meet at the Little River Boat Launch on outer Park Street, just past St. Lawrence University campus. You can bring your own boat, or borrow a canoe or kayak from us! 

RSVP at natureupnorth@gmail.com to reserve a canoe or kayak. 

Paper-making with Wild Plants

Event date and time
July 30, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Address

Wachtmiester Field Station County Road 27
St. Lawrence Univ.
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
natureupnorth@gmail.com
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Location
Event description

What if you could make paper with plants collected from your own backyard? In this workshop we'll guide you through the paper-making process, from collecting and processing the plants to pressing and drying the paper. We will start with a short walk on the St. Lawrence University Kip Tract, where we will identify good plant material together before returning to the Field Station to make our own paper. Screens and other materials for paper-making will be provided. Please email natureupnorth@gmail.com to RSVP.

Summer Campfire - Night Navigation!

Event date and time
July 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Address

Wachtmeister Field Station 5840-5858 County Road 27
Biology Dept. St. Lawrence Univ.
Canton, NY 13617
United States

Email
natureupnorth@gmail.com
Telephone
Location
Event description

Come along on a jaunt in the night with Nature Up North at Wachtmeister Field Station to learn about the animals who stay up in the dark! We'll play games and do activities which will give us a better perspective of what nocturnal animals experience every night while we are asleep.

We need darkness for some of these activities, so we're starting at 8pm and ending at 9:30, for a few more minutes of dark than our usual hours. 

It might be a little chilly and buggy, so long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended.