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Water Sampling at Hart’s Falls

Event date and time
July 24, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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Hart's Falls Preserve, Pyrites Russel Rd
Hermon, NY 13652
United States

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Join Nature Up North and St. Lawrence Land Trust to help sample water quality at Hart’s Falls. The focus at this session will be on macroinvertebrate sampling using the DEC’s WAVE (Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators) method. Volunteers, contact info@natureupnorth.org to rsvp. Please bring closed-toed shoes that can get wet. Volunteers of all ages and experience levels welcome. All volunteers below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Waterfall Yoga

Event date and time
July 20, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Harpers Falls
Clare , NY 13684
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Imagine practicing yoga with the peaceful, grounding sound of a waterfall in the background. Curious? Come explore nature through yoga with us at the beautiful Harper’s Falls. Practicing yoga outside connects us to nature in a special way. This is a great opportunity for people of all experience levels to share the joy of outdoor yoga together. Shuttle available from Canton, meeting at the Brewer Bookstore at 8:45 am. RSVP by emailing info@natureupnorth.com or contacting @natureupnorth on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Community Paddle: Life on the River

Event date and time
July 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Little River Boat Launch, Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Want to learn more about rivers in the North Country? Join us for a community paddle on the Little and Grasse Rivers where we’ll explore beaver dams, otter slides, and try to find the places where turtles like to hang out. Free and open to all ages and all ability levels. Bring your own boat or borrow one from us for free. Never paddled before? No problem! We'll be happy to provide tips for newer paddlers. Meet at the Little River Boat Launch on Park Street/Rt.

Pollinator Workshop: Build a Bee House!

Event date and time
July 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Wachtmeister Field Station
Park Street, County Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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Join us for a free workshop building your own bee house to attract pollinator-friendly species. Honey bees aren’t the only types of bees buzzing around our gardens— solitary bees actually make up 90% of the bee population! Stings from these bees are rare, and they are even better pollinators than honey bees. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make a bee house using phragmites, an abundant and invasive reed. You’ll also learn about the Pollinator Protection Project, an initiative working to help establish more pollinator gardens at homes across the North Country. All materials provided.

Make a Fairy House!

Event date and time
July 19, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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1 Riverside Dr
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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info@natureupnorth.org
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Looking to get creative in the outdoors? Come learn how to build your very own fairy house at Heritage Park! Join us for an enchanting evening as we make whimsical fairy houses out of objects and plants found in nature. Included in the workshop is a 15-20 minute walk along the trails to gather supplies, which we will then use to build the fairy houses! No prior knowledge or skill is necessary - just bring your imagination. RSVP by emailing info@natureupnorth.com or contacting @natureupnorth on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Potsdam Summerfest: Plant based tie-dying and Bee House Workshop (free)

Event date and time
July 13, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Ives Park, 1 Main Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
United States

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Come see us at Summerfest on Saturday, July 13th for family friendly activities. Tye-dye: Using natural plant-based products to color textiles is an ancient practice. Most clothing today is dyed with synthetic dye.  Stop by to experience the magic of coloring a t-shits or bandana with plants you can find in your backyard! Time commitment, 10 minutes. Bee Houses: Pollinators such as solitary bees (non-stinging) need friendly places to live if you want them to pollinate your garden as well as nearby fields and forests. Stop by to make a bee house you can take home with you.

Community Campfire StorySlam: Outdoor Stories

Event date and time
July 18, 2019 - 7:00 PM to July 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM
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Wachtmeister Field Station, Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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Join us for a community campfire in Canton for some s’mores and storytelling. Come tell at 5 minute story of your choice about an outdoor experience, or just come to listen. Wachtmeister Field Station is located at the south end of the SLU campus in Canton. Proceed south down Park St. approx. 1/4 mile past the campus athletic fields. The drive will be on the left coming from the SLU campus and right if coming from Route 27. This event is free and open to all ages. Water and restrooms available.

Family Frog Walk

Event date and time
July 5, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Wachtmeister Field Station, Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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Love frogs? Join us for an afternoon walk on the St. Lawrence University Kip Trail discovering the amphibians in the North Country. Throughout the walk we'll discuss the characteristics and life cycle of amphibians and search for frogs along the trail. Be prepared to get a little wet - shorts and close-toed sandals or old sneakers are great options for walking by the water. We'll meet at the Wachtmeister Field Station off Route 27 in Canton. Bug spray provided.

Papermaking with Plants

Event date and time
July 6, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Wachtmeister Field Station
Canton , NY 13617
United States

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Imagine making paper from plants in your backyard! Guess what, you can! Come and explore the ancient art of papermaking with us this Saturday! In this workshop, you’ll learn about the entire papermaking process, from identifying effective paper making plants to making and decorating your own paper. We’ll provide all the materials. RSVP by emailing info@natureupnorth.com or contacting @natureupnorth on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.