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Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join a guided snowshoe walk on the Nature Center trails. If there is not enough snow, we'll have a winter walk and choose our route depending on conditions. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoe rentals, and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Arm Knitting Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Knit a scarf using your arms as knitting needles! Bring 1-2 skeins of chunky yarn, bulkiness number of at least #5 (greater is better). One skein will make one scarf, but longer scarves require two skeins. Prior knitting experience is helpful but not necessary. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited; please register by calling 872-0800. Participants should bring scissors and yarn needles, and wear sleeves that can be pushed up to the elbows.
Registration: Required
"First People of New York and the Northeast" at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 7, 2015 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Native Americans - known to archaeologists as Paleoindians - first explored New York about 13,000 years ago, as this region was emerging from the Ice Age. Dr. Jonathan Lothrop, NYSM Curator of Archaeology, reviews current archaeological research on how and when Native Americans colonized and adapted to the changing Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene landscapes of New York and the broader Northeast, from 11,000 to 8000 B.C.

Call 872-0800 for more information.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Hike in Thacher Park
Sunday, February 8, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join Jim and Bonnie Schaller, our trail team extraordinaire, on a 3.5-4 mile winter hike from Carrick Road to Hang Glider Point and back, with a stop for views and a snack. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes, and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Preschool Snowshoe Program at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Come visit the Nature Center and find out what animals are up to this winter! We'll watch songbirds at the feeders and visit our resident honeybees and turtles to observe how they stay warm in the coldest months. Then, we'll bundle up for a winter snowshoe walk. Program is appropriate for ages 3-5. Please call 872-0800 to register and reserve snowshoes.
Registration: Required
"Ecological Dimensions of Hydraulic Fracturing in New York's Marcellus Shale" at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 14, 2015 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Protection of water resources has been a main concern when considering environmental impacts of natural gas extraction through hydraulic fracturing.  Researchers have developed a method for assessing broader ecological impacts that considers forest fragmentation, stream contamination, and disturbance to wildlife of conservation significance. Dr. George Robinson will discuss this research and the resulting model that was developed as a tool for site selection.

Call 872-0800 for more information.

Registration: Required
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join a guided snowshoe walk on the Nature Center trails. If there is not enough snow, we'll have a winter walk and choose our route depending on conditions. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoe rentals, and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Snow Day at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Take a break from school break and join us for some winter fun! Activities for school-ages children include snowshoe races and an outdoor scavenger hunt, and MYO animal tracks and scat cookies to take home. Materials fee of $3 will be collected per person. This program fills up fast, so please call 872-0800 to register and reserve your snowshoes.
Registration: Required
Zebra Mussels at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 21, 2015 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Zebra Mussels are an agressive invasive species that severely impacts the health of freshwater systems. Anyone who enjoys swimming, fishing, or other water recreation will be interested in this presentation by Dr. William Harmon, SUNY Oneonta biologist and member of the NYS Invasive Species Advisory Committee. Dr. Harmon will discuss the biology, problems and potential control of zebra mussels and other aggressive aquatic introductions. Call 872-0800 for more information.
Registration: Required
Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join a guided snowshoe walk on the Nature Center trails. If there is not enough snow, we'll have a winter walk and choose our route depending on conditions. Snowshoes are available to rent and may be reserved in advance. Call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
Moonlight Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Park
Saturday, February 28, 2015 05:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Snowshoe by the light of the Snow Moon. On a clear and bright night, we can leave the flashlights behind. Walk will traverse level terrain and last about 1 hour. Snowshoes are available to rent for $5 per pair. Please call 872-0800 to register, reserve snowshoes and confirm conditions.
Registration: Required
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