Upcoming Public Programs


Orienteering

Wednesday, July 17
10:00am-11:30am

You can’t always rely on your technology in the backcountry (or even some areas in the front country)! In our 90 minute Orienteering Course, you’ll learn the basics of compass and map reading, practice your new compass skills on a short string course before heading out onto Up Yonda Farm’s orienteering course.

This program is best for learners ages 10 and above that are interested in learning how to navigate the outdoors. Participants should be able to walk 1 mile over uneven (uphill and downhill) terrain.

Compasses, maps, and instruction will be provided, and young participants will pair with their adult chaperones as teams on the orienteering course.

$5 per person in addition to the per vehicle Day Use Fee. Members Free.


Naturalist Snapshot: Squirrels

Friday, July 19
10:00am-10:15am

Naturalist Snapshots are a quick (15 minute) look at something interesting from nature included with Day Use. Learn about the life cycle of squirrels, their behaviors, and how they developed color variations. Meet at Farmhouse.

Naturalist Snapshot: Butterflies

Friday, July 19
1:00pm-1:15pm

Naturalist Snapshots are a quick (15 minute) look at something interesting from nature included with Day Use. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies in our Butterfly Garden. Meet at Farmhouse.

An orange and black Monarch butterfly perches on a pink flower against a garden background


Night Sky

Tuesday, July 23
11:00am-12:00pm

Join us in our inflatable planetarium to learn to identify some of the constellations in our sky and hear the mythology behind them. You will become familiar with star patterns, their names and locations, and even how they are created.

Please note that the StarLab is a small space that requires crawling into with seating on the floor. With it’s acoustics, participants will need to be able to sit quietly for the duration of the program. Recommended for those 7 years of age and older.

$5 per person in addition to the per vehicle Day Use Fee. Members Free.


Paint With Patrice: “Sailboats at Sunset”

Thursday, July 25
1:00pm-3:00pm

Create your own lake painting with Patrice. While you paint, learn from a Naturalist about wind through a demonstration of convection currents.

Paint with Patrice classes are geared for beginners, but open to all ages and artistic abilities. Participants will use acrylic paints on an 8×8 or 8×10 inch stretched canvas and take home a finished painting.

Pre-registration required. $12 per person in addition to the per vehicle Day Use Fee. Members $7 per person.


Silent Wings

Tuesday, August 13
12:30pm-1:30pm

Featuring live birds of prey, learn about their remarkable adaptations and skills for survival in the wild. Find our about their different behaviors, habitats, and conservation issues.

Presented by the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York.

$5 per person in addition to the per vehicle Day Use Fee. Members Free.


Discovery Series: Found and Seek with iNaturalist

Saturday, August 24
9:00am-11:00am
at The Pinnacle Preserve, Edgecomb Pond Rd, Bolton Landing, New York 12814

Be a Citizen Scientist when out on the trails and contribute to scientific research! While hiking along the trail to Bradley’s Lookout, you will learn how to use the apps* iNaturalist and Seek by iNaturalist to record your nature observations along the way.

This hike is rated easy/moderate with several steeper sections. 1.6 miles round-trip.

*Please download the apps and make a free account prior to the hike. Visit iNaturalist.org for app links.

Free. Pre-registration required with the Lake George Land Conservancy at least 24 hours in advance.