Feb 04 Saturday
During this slow, mindful, and quiet walk, June will provide a series of relaxing invitations to engage all your senses, release your mind chatter, and deepen connections to nature, allowing you to connect with yourself and others through nature in new ways. You will have opportunities throughout for both individual reflection and to come together as a group to listen and share what we are noticing. The walk ends with a tea ceremony with wildcrafted tea foraged from the area and snacks as we gather around an outdoor fire where we start and end this 2-hour walk.
This program is designed for ages 14 and up and adults.Cost: $30
Feb 09 Thursday
CNY ATD will explore the lessons of blending five generations to bring success in the workforce.
Feb 10 Friday
Plants and animals meet the challenges of winter in some surprisingly weird ways. Let’s take a spin around the Valley Trail in search of winter spiders, stoneflies, and small mammals to discover how embracing weird solutions can be quite wonderful.
This program is designed for adults.Please dress for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided if necessary.
Feb 17 Friday
Corvids such as crows, ravens, and jays are known for their intelligence, adaptability, and social nature. On this walk around the preserve, we will search for corvids, learn about their behavior, and discover how they are similar to us humans.
This program is designed for teens and adults.Please dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them; snowshoes will be provided if necessary.This program will involve a brief hike on moderately hilly terrain.
Feb 18 Saturday
Water’s uniqueness defines winter. Through hands-on activities, we will learn about how water’s special properties create the beautiful, crystalline snowflakes of this season, and we will explore how the difference of only a few degrees in temperature can mean the difference between manageable rain and an unwieldy foot of snow. Join us for this family program as we discover the science behind one of the most important substances on Earth.
This program is designed for ages 7 and up.Please dress for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided if necessary.
Feb 23 Thursday
A series of visiting professionals talking about their work, careers, and experiences 'making it' in the arts.
"I create images as instruments to probe the past in order to reveal an immediacy to what is occurring today. To remark on a universal struggle within various socio-political arenas and eras. I am alarmed by the denial of history. I will continue to create counter-images, to impede the social amnesia that incites our fateful desire to repeat it. I offer this work as a report—-my visual testimony about a struggle for transformation, hope, love and survival in twenty-first century America."
Zoom Address:https://oswego-edu.zoom.us/j/99198000415Meeting ID: 991 9800 0415
Feb 25 Saturday
Tracking uses the skills of observation and deduction to tell the story of life in the woods. In this program, we’ll learn how to identify and interpret signs of animals. Then, we’ll put our skills into practice to get to know the daily lives of animals at Baltimore Woods.
This program is designed for adults.Please dress for the weather. Snowshoes are available to use during the program.This program will involve a hike with moderate hills.
Mar 10 Friday
Join us for a wild goose chase during one of the most exciting periods of waterfowl migration at Montezuma! Possible sightings include large numbers of Snow Geese, along with a variety of other goose, duck, and swan species.
This program is designed for teens and adults.Please meet us at the Montezuma visitor center.Bring binoculars if you have them and dress warmly. Extra binoculars and spotting scopes will be available.
Mar 18 Saturday
Woodcocks are among the first birds to help us welcome the spring season. These well-camouflaged, rotund shorebirds are known for their dramatic dance across the sky at sunrise and sunset. On a special field trip to the Central New York Land Trust’s Pleasant Valley Preserve, which provides ideal woodcock habitat including fields and brushy areas, we will learn about how these resourceful birds survive and thrive.
We hope to observe the male’s elaborate skydance courtship display, and we will also play some games to help us learn about how woodcocks catch their prey and hide from predators.
This program is designed for ages 5 and up.Please meet us at Pleasant Valley Preserve and carpool, if possible, due to limited parking.
Mar 23 Thursday
Silver Run Ceramics is a collaborative line of functional ceramic ware created by artists Michelle Lyn Strader & Frederick Bartolovic. On their small farm in the Appalachian foothills of Eastern Kentucky, Michelle & Frederick put forth their unique strengths as ceramic artists into collaborative works which speak to their shared experiences on the farm. These manifest through contemporary forms that are highly functional and versatile, embellished with primitive and sometimes mythical imagery depicting animals and nature. A narrative is always honored within the work, whether it is the relationship between predator and prey, the intricate balances observed in the natural world, or modern interpretations of ancient symbolism or folklore. Each piece composes allegorical motifs with decorative symbolism and serves as a thoughtfully conceived work of functional art.
Join via Zoom at https://oswego-edu.zoom.us/j/99198000415Meeting ID: 991 9800 0415