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Sat 08 Aug
Bees!
Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Join a park naturalist to find out how bees find food, why they make honey, and why they are so important to people. Learn how to dance like a bee, how to make a bee house, and hoe to attract bees to your garden! All ages and abilities welcome.

The maximum number of participants is 9.

A mask is required to attend.

Registration: Required
Sun 09 Aug
Introduction to Hiking Series
Sunday, August 9, 2020 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Would you love to start hiking but don't know how to start? Are you intimidated by trying to decide where to go, what to bring, and what to expect? Would you like to meet other hikers at the same experience level as you? Join the Park Naturalist for a series of programs aimed at the beginner hiker. Each week will cover a different topic such as basic packing and gear, outdoor and hiking safety, basic map and compass, increasing your nature observation skills, and more! We'll have a short lesson and then head out for a hike together. Come for one session or for them all! All ages and abilities are welcome.

The maximum number of participants for this program is 9.

Participants are advised to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and a mask.

Registration: Required
Sat 15 Aug
Pond Exploration
Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Join a park naturalist to visit the pond near the Nature Center and see what aquatic life, large and small, we can find! Then we'll collect some samples and bring them back to examine more closely under the microscope. All ages and abilities welcome.

The maximum number of participants is 9.

A mask is required to attend. Participants are advised to bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Registration: Required
Mon 17 Aug
Little Explorers - Turtles!
Monday, August 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Join a park naturalist for our nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! This week we'll be exploring our reptile friends, the turtles! Join in for stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime!

The maximum number of participants for this program is 9.

A mask is required to attend. Please bring clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather.

Registration: Required
Sat 22 Aug
Family Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Join a park naturalist for a guided scavenger hunt along the trails of the park. All ages and abilities are welcome! Walk will be 1 mile or less on easy trails.

Unable or unwilling to join a group right now? Pick up a Scavenger Hunt at the Nature Center (open weekends 12-3pm) and go with just your family!

The maximum number of participants is 24.

A mask is required to attend. Participants are advised to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and proper footwear.

Registration: Required
Sun 23 Aug
Introduction to Hiking Series
Sunday, August 23, 2020 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Would you love to start hiking but don't know how to start? Are you intimidated by trying to decide where to go, what to bring, and what to expect? Would you like to meet other hikers at the same experience level as you? Join the Park Naturalist for a series of programs aimed at the beginner hiker. Each week will cover a different topic such as basic packing and gear, outdoor and hiking safety, basic map and compass, increasing your nature observation skills, and more! We'll have a short lesson and then head out for a hike together. Come for one session or for them all! All ages and abilities are welcome.

The maximum number of participants for this program is 9.

Participants are advised to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and a mask.

Registration: Required
Thu 27 Aug
Nature Book Club for Adults
Thursday, August 27, 2020 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Meet at the Nature Center and join in for the next meeting of The Nature Book Club! This month we are reading Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille. Come join in the discussion even if you haven't read the book!

This program is aimed at adults. The maximum number of participants for this program is 9.

A mask is required to attend.

Registration: Required
Sat 29 Aug
Invaders in Our Space
Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Join a park naturalist for a short nature walk. Learn to identify some of the common plant and animal invaders that live in this area. You may even discover that you have some in your own backyard! Explore what the presence of invasive species means for our local habitats, and what you can do to help. All ages and abilities welcome.

The maximum number of participants is 9.

A mask is required to attend. Participants are advised to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and proper footwear.

Registration: Required
Mon 31 Aug
Little Explorers - Owls
Monday, August 31, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Join a park naturalist for our nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! Come for stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week's theme will be owls!

The maximum number of participants for this program is 9.

A mask is required to attend. Please bring clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather.

Registration: Required