Things to Do & Upcoming Public Programs

7/1 Discovery Series: Lake George Ecosystem

Friday, July 1 8:30-11:30 – Discovery Series: Lake George Ecosystem – Join a Naturalist on a hike up Thomas Mountain. On this out and back hike, you’ll learn about the flora, fauna, and the natural history of the area. Pre-registration required. Program takes place at Thomas Mountain.

7/8 Discovery Series: Birding at the Overlook

Friday, July 8 9:00-11:00 – Discovery Series: Birding at the Overlook – Take a hike up to the Godwin Preserve Overlook and check out some Adirondack birds close up. This overlook provides great views of soaring raptors and nearby songbirds. Binoculars and the free smartphone app “Merlin Bird ID” recommended. Pre-registration required. Program takes place at Godwin Preserve.

7/13 & 7/16 StarLab Planetarium Show

Wednesday, July 13 10:00-11:00 and Saturday, July 16 9:00-10:00 – StarLab Portable Planetarium Show – Join us in our planetarium to learn to identify some of the constellations in our sky and hear the mythology behind them. Participants will also become familiar with star patterns, star names and locations, and how stars are created.┬áPre-registration required, $5 per participant in addition to Day Use Fee. Members free.

7/15 Discovery Series: Becoming a Naturalist – Exploring with a Nature Journal

Friday, July 15 8:30-9:30 – Discovery Series: Becoming a Naturalist – Exploring with a Nature Journal – Naturalists are masters of observation. Sharpen your skills by creating a Nature Journal to record some of the things we’ll see on a visit to Edgecomb pond. Bring something to write in, and something to write with. Blank, unlined paper and pencils work best! Pre-registration required. Program takes place at Cat and Thomas Mountain Preserve.

7/20 Naturalist-led Hike

Wednesday, July 20 9:00-10:00 – Naturalist-led Hike – On this one mile hike we’ll talk about flora and fauna, the history of Up Yonda Farm, and anything else we find along the way! All participants should be able to walk a mile of gradual uphill easy to moderate terrain. Pre-registration required, $5 per participant in addition to Day Use Fee. Members free.

7/21 Recycled Arts

Thursday, July 21 2:00-3:00 – Recycled Arts – Come for a relaxing afternoon of art! Stations of DIY crayon melting, bee hotel decorating, magazine bead creation, and tie dye bookmark design will be available to participants. Pre-registration required, $5 per participant, in addition to Day Use Fee. Members free.

7/22 Discovery Series: “Neat”ure Hike

Friday, July 22 8:30-10:00 – Discovery Series: “Neat”ure Hike – Nature is pretty neat, come see some of the interesting things out there on a hike up to Bradley’s Lookout. Pre-registration required. Program takes place at The Pinnacle Preserve.

7/23 Orienteering for Scouts

Saturday, July 23 9:00-10:30 – Orienteering for Scouts – Work towards badge completion as you learn how to use a compass as you find North, navigate a string trail, and complete a challenge course! Scout groups and members of Scout groups only, please. Best for Scouts aged 10 and up. Pre-registration required, $5 per participant in addition to Day Use Fee. Members free.

7/29 Discovery Series: Leave No Trace & Stewardship

Friday, July 29 9:00-10:30 – Discovery Series: Leave No Trace & Stewardship – The Adirondacks is a unique and special place that we can all work together to protect. Learn about the best practices for outdoor recreation and some of the history behind the Adirondack Park. Pre-registration required. Program takes place at Amy’s Park.

Saturday, July 30 10:00-2:00 – 25th Anniversary Celebration!