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Budding junior naturalists and their families are invited for monthly themed programs at Rice Creek Field Station, involving nature walks and related activities. Environmental educators, current/retired K-12 teachers, will be your guides to exploring the change of seasons, animals and plants, habitats and natural communities of Rice Creek Field Station, a 350-acre natural area and wildlife preserve operated by SUNY Oswego.
Programs take place on the first Saturday of each month, at 10 am and 1 pm, and last around 1.5 hours. Once children attend 10 programs, they will be inducted as a "Rice Creek Junior Naturalist."
Participation is free for children and their families, and all are welcome. Please note that children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children should dress to be comfortable for about 1.5 hours spent both indoors and outdoors. Rain boots are highly encouraged in late fall, winter, and spring due to variable and muddy trail conditions.
January 2024: Feeding Feathered Friends. Join Ms. Linda while we create pine cone bird feeders with vegetable shortening and birdseed. Then, we'll watch our feathered friends visiting the Rice Creek bird feeders and learn how to identify some of our common backyard visitors.
Allergy note: although this is a nut-free activity, birdseed is sometimes processed in facilities that also process nuts. Please use caution if you or your children have nut allergies.