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Geology Walk in Thacher Park
Saturday, August 1, 2015 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237
Rocks in the park hold evidence of ancient mountain building events. Explore some of this lesser known geology of the park with Thom Engel. Meet at Hop Field picnic area. Please call 872-1237 to register and confirm walk.
Registration: Required
Thompson's Lake Paddle at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, August 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Bring your canoe or kayak for a morning paddle on Thompson's Lake. We will go over the basic parts of the boats, and basic paddling strokes before exploring wildlife along the lake. Sightings of the resident Bald Eagles will be a bonus. There are two kayaks available to rent from the campground. Call 872-0800 to register and reserve a kayak.
Registration: Required
Finding Insects
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Join us for a fascinating look at the world of insects. Explore the field habitat to find who's buzzing, hopping, and flying under the hot summer sun. This program is appropriate for ages 5 and up and all collection equipment will be provided. Wear sun protection and bring water. Please call 872-0800 to register. 
Registration: Required
Early Morning Hike in Thacher Park
Saturday, August 8, 2015 09:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Beat the summer heat by hitting the trail early! This guided walk will be on the Fred Schroeder Memorial Trail, about 2.75 miles in length. Bring a snack and water to enjoy as you take in views from the escarpment. Call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Muskrat Mania at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, August 9, 2015 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Explore the biology and behavior of these furry mammals. Take a walk around the water's edge looking for signs of muskrats and their den sites along the way. Call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Insect Adventure at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, August 15, 2015 09:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Learn about the six-legged creatures that inhabit the planet in this hands-on program. Join us on a scavenger hunt through the woods and fields searching for these awesome critters. Wear sun protection. Call 872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Hike to Hang Glider at Thacher Park
Sunday, August 16, 2015 09:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800
Observe nature in the varied habitats of meadow, pond, and woods on a hike in the northern part of the park. We will hike on the Perimeter Trail past Bullfrog Pond and out to Hang Glider Point, where we will take a break for a snack and enjoy the view, then return on the Long Path. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and a snack. Call 872-0800 to register and for meeting place.
Registration: Required
Honeybee Program at Thacher Nature Center
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Take a look at our observation hive to see what all "the buzz" is about! Learn about bee biology, communication, honey production and much more through a fun quiz game. This program is appropriate for all ages, so bring the family!

Please call 872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Thacher Park Running Festival
Sunday, August 23, 2015 08:30 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Join us on Sunday, August 23 for the second year of this special event. All abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Races include: 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, and 50K. For registration & more information, please visit: http://www.thacherparkrunningfestival.com/

Registration: Required
Karst Geology Walk at Thacher Park
Saturday, August 29, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 827-1237
Explore the geology of the park's caves and sinkholes on this easy to moderate walk with Thom Engel. Meet at Hop Field Picnic Area and caravan to site of walk. Call 872-1237 to register and confirm walk.
Registration: Required
Campfire Storytelling at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, September 5, 2015 06:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-0800

Enjoy stories with Claire Nolan as you relax by a crackling campfire. S'more fixins' provided. Materials fee of $1 per person. Feel free to bring a blanket or camp chair. Appropriate for all ages, so bring the family! Call 872-0800 to register.

Registration: Required
Hawk Migration Watch at Thacher Park
Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Phone: (518) 872-1237
Hawk watch leader Will Aubrey will be on hand to answer any questions, provide background material on hawk migration, compile migration statistics, and assit with raptor identification. Come see live raptors and learn about wildlife rehabilitation. Children will enjoy the butterfly station and face painting. Refreshments available at the Overlook concession stand. Please call 872-1237 for additional information.
Registration: Required
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