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Nature Up North

Mother's Day Frog & Salamander Walk

Event date and time
May 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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SLU Living Lab
2383 Hwy 68 W
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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It's a great time of year to find frogs and salamanders! Join us for a fun Mother's Day outing at SLU Environmental Studies Department's Living Lab site to on Hwy 68 to explore the secret world of amphibians. Guest naturalist Kristine Hoffmann will lead the group to the vernal pools at the site in search of spring amphibians that come to these special, temporary pools to breed, like wood frogs and spotted salamanders.

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (movie)

Event date and time
March 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM to March 26, 2019 - 9:00 PM
Address

Romer Room, Canton Unitarian-Universalist Church
3½ Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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Everyone is invited to a showing of the movie “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. The movie will be shown in the Romer Room at the Canton Unitarian-Universalist Church, 3½ Main Street, in Canton. 

Peter Rabbit in the Park, Canton

Event date and time
April 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Village Park
Canton , NY 13617
United States

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The Canton Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Peter Rabbit in the Park event on April 13th! There will be free activities for kids from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at noon. Children under 6 can participate with a chance to grab up to 12 eggs. There will be a chance to win some prizes during the egg hunt as well.

Please remember to return all plastic eggs at the end of the hunt so they can be reused next year. 

 

Conservation in Clay Art & Science Reception

Event date and time
April 4, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Nature Up North
Launders Science Library, Madill Hall
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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khoffmann@stlawu.edu
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Conservation in Clay: natural history and modern threats to New York’s native amphibians and reptiles

Community members are invited to a free art and science exhibition at Launder's Science Library on the St. Lawrence campus. Enjoy ceramic sculptures featuring some of New York State’s most exciting amphibians and reptiles. Hidden inside each work is a smaller sculpture that tells the story of the animal’s ecology or causes of population declines for a truly educational exhibition.

Winterfest Film: "Look & See"

Event date and time
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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pin Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton
3 1/2 East Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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bridget@gardenshare.org
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"Look & See is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind's eye of writer, farmer, and activist, Wendell Berry."

St. Lawrence Land Trust 5th Annual State of the River Talk (new date!)

Event date and time
February 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Address

30 Court St.
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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stlawlandtrust@stllawlandtrust.org
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St. Lawrence Land Trust 5th Annual State of the River Talk: North Country Rivers Provide Training Grounds for Yukon River Race Presenter: Dr. Eileen Visser, St. Lawrence University.

Co-sponsored with Grasse River Heritage and Nature Up

Annual Winterfest Cardboard Sled Races

Event date and time
February 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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SUNY Canton
Canton , NY 13617
United States

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Join us for the 2nd annual North Country Cardboard Sled Race! Come on over to the SUNY Canton Sledding Hill and race on sleds you create yourself from cardboard. Teams or individuals are invited to enter, and each sled must carry one team member. Registration and sled judging will run from 9:30 - 10:00, with the races beginning at 10:30. Sleds will be judged overall for special categories and by division for fastest time.

*instructions for parking at SUNY Canton the day of the race will be announced leading up to the event.

Winterfest Snow-stravaganza!

Event date and time
February 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Nature Up North
Wachtmeister Field Station, County Route 27
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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An afternoon of winter play for all ages! Join Nature Up North and friends for an open house with many of your favorite winter activities including: snowshoeing, animal tracking, cross country ski clinic, and an indoor cardboard sled building workshop (cardboard sled races Sat 2/16). We will also enjoy an ongoing campfire including free hot cocoa and hot cider. 

Winter Snowshoe Hike to Mt. Arab

Event date and time
January 6, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Nature Up North
Arab Mountain
Piercefield, NY 12986
United States

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Join Nature Up North for a winter hike up Mount Arab to celebrate the new year. Just north of the town of Tupper Lake, Mount Arab is one of the most scenic easily-accessed peaks in the Adirondacks. We will enjoy a wooded hike and expansive views from the fire tower at the summit. This hike is 2 miles round trip (1 mile to the summit) with some steep sections and a rocky, root covered trail. Please wear warm layers and pack water, a snack or lunch, and an extra layer, as it gets windy on top! Depending on conditions the trail may be snowy or icy.